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Southwest Energy to deliver Lutze power supplies, Nader products in Canada


Southwest Energy Control Systems of Canada Ltd., Pickering ON, is now supplying Lutze brand automation components in Canada, including a full selection of DIN Rail power supplies and LOCC Box products. 

”With a robust inventory on Canadian soil, delivery of Lutze components is now measured in days, not weeks. This is a huge benefit to our customers,” says national sales manager, Bob Ashmore.

Founded in 1958 in Weinstadt Germany, Lutz builds technologically advanced and reliable industrial power supplies with 1, 2 and 3-phase units. Both Lutze lines, Compact and Delta series, provide DIN rail mountable power supplies suitable for a wide variety of different applications.

“We’re especially excited to offer Lutze’s compact power supplies” adds Philip Hughes, general manager of Southwest Energy, “Lutze’s compact system is about 50% smaller than the standard, but offers more than 94% efficiency and operates at temperatures between -25C and +75C. This is game changing technical innovation for many critical applications.”

Intelligent dc circuit control protection reduces down time

Lutze LOCC-Box provides reliable load monitoring and protection in 24Vdc control circuits. Innovative features include adjustable trip current range (1-10A), adjustable characteristics (fast, med, slow 1, slow 2 and slow 3), output alarm signal at 90% of the load setting, remote reset and remote on/off functions. In addition to factory floor applications, LOCC-Box serves very well in remote locations and other hard to access applications. Narrow construction ensures compact design even with multi-channel configurations.

“When factory uptime is important, Lutze LOCC-Box monitors and protects the control circuits to minimize manufacturing downtime and keep equipment running,” Ashmore says. “With the real time output status indicators our customers are able to remotely and proactively monitor devices to ensure reliable operation on the plant floor. This results in a huge savings on service and maintenance costs while at the same time increasing operational reliability and plant safety.”

Southwest Energy to deliver value circuit breaker brand Nader

Southwest Energy has also reached an agreement that will bring Nader and its cost-saving circuit breakers to Canada. Nader is recognized around the world as a company providing exceptional quality and value in circuit breakers. Beating leading brand prices by as much as 30%, while still meeting or exceeding cULus standards for UL 489 and cURus standards for UL 1077 and offering current ratings of 1A to 63A.

“The reason Nader is one of the fastest growing terminal block brands in the world is that they’ve figured out how to produce high quality at a lower price – including on large scale projects,” Ashmore says.

Based in Shanghai and established in 1999, Nader adds high quality to Chinese production efficiencies. The firm has received ISO9001-2000 certificate since 2001 and now is one of the few companies that has a quality and environment protection system as ISO9001 plus ISO14000 and QC080000.