Mitsubishi Electric, one of the well-known brand in the manufacture and sales of electricals and electronic products. Its products have widely been used in various types of fields and applications. Mitsubishi’s latest product METTA- Low Voltage power switchgears and control gears Panels are 100% weld-free, giving consumers maximum flexibility to utilize switchboards. While talking with Nitisha from Bisinfotech, Sumeet Sharma, Assistant General Manager, Low Voltage Switchgear-Project Department of Automation & Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric India shares the benefits, special features of its product and ahead strategies.
- Please elaborate your latest product METTA- Low Voltage power switchgears and control gears Panels’, features, specs and benefits?
METTA Low Voltage power switchgear and control gear assembly is based on the latest IEC61439-1&2 standards. It is manufactured utilising Mitsubishi Electric’s world class-technology that factors in the present and future needs of the power distribution networks and establishments. They are design tested to IEC 61439- 1&2 with ASTA & ERDA certification. Moreover, customers benefit in various ways. There are a number of cost-saving functions. For example, modular construction of the Panels enables modification on-site, during, or after execution. They are built up to IP 54 degree of external protection. Also, built up to 5000A, 415 V AC power control panel and motor control panel, these are tested for short-circuit current (lcw) value up to 100kA 1 sec. Their Aluminium busbar design makes them internally safe.
2. Which markets and sectors in India are you targeting for these offerings?
The Modular design technology in panels is the need of all Industry segment users. Hence, the need is across the wide spectrum. It is being targeted at a wider spectrum of industries, including airports, residential and commercial buildings, data centres, government utilities, automobile industry, various process industries, shopping malls, hotels, and many more such installations.
3. Reliability and safety become pivotal while designing new products and solutions. What are the safety standards and reliability does this METTA design flaunt?
Mitsubishi Electric conforms to the highest standards of human safety as well as protection of materials and environment during the designing of METTA Panels. The internal partition separation class is up to Form 4b Type 7, according to standard BS EN 61439-2. This completely isolates the live parts and protects the users from any harm. This also gives them flexibility to work in one section of the panel while the rest of the panel is still live with power.
4. The preferences for automated switchgear over conventional operations are gaining considerable traction in recent years. Your solutions and words given the new transformation. Key benefits of its modular construction?
Modular construction of METTA brings forth several advantages making it flexible, user-friendly, safe, and reliable & also resulting in faster execution of Panels. We map the site-specific requirements of modular construction and thus the line of products is conceptualised in manner that they are 100% weld-free, modular bolted design. The modular construction also enables modification in panel enclosure on-site, during, or after execution, as per site conditions. The comprehensive design of METTA makes it easy to fasten with metric bolts and screws, helping to execute orders in time. To improve the flexibility and consumer aspirations, it can be built to any size in height, width, and depth.
5. Today different customers have different specifications. Is your METTA design and its flexibility catering to individual customer needs?
Yes, they are. As mentioned earlier, METTA designs, being modular, are 100% weld-free, giving consumers maximum flexibility to utilize switchboards as per their site or application requirements. And they do not have to compromise on technical specifications. We are always ready to support our customers from across industries.
6. Strategies to market the product in India and your channel partner strength in India?
Being closer to the customer is our mantra to ensure best services to them. With close to 20 sales office locations and an extensive Channels Partners network, we are ensuring that we can provide the best of our products, solutions and services to our valued customers. We are still perusing our business expansion models and to ensure that we keep address the needs of our customers.