Schneider Electric, the global expert in electrical distribution, has extended its innovative Canalis range with the introduction of the Plug-on Distribution boards, designed to increase installation efficiency and improve performance. 

Canalis is a comprehensive system of busbar trunking for lighting and power distribution and provides a simple, flexible and efficient alternative to traditional cabling in any building or structure.  The new Plug-on Distribution board has been specifically designed for use with the Canalis KSR rising main busbar, which is suitable for medium power distribution applications.  The compact design of the product coupled with the fact that it replaces a tap-off unit, distribution board, cable tray and cabling, makes this product ideally suited for applications where space is limited and greatly reduces installation time and labour costs.

Due to the way power is distributed through a busbar trunking system, the Plug-on Distribution board, which is fully type tested and constructed to BS EN 60439-1, can be safely removed and handled under energised conditions and is available in 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18 and 24 outgoings.  For customers looking to monitor their energy usage, the product is available as an optional metered version fitted with a PowerLogic PM750 multifunction meter and Modbus communication.

The Plug-on Distribution boards complement the Canalis range, which has been enhanced to include features such as IP55 ratings as standard, halogen free materials and sprinkler proof testing. The ever evolving and improving product offering ensures the use of Canalis is wide ranging, from lighting distribution systems in retail, hotels and logistics centres, to high power links providing power distribution from a transformer. 

Lyndsey Perks, product manager for Schneider Electric, comments: “The Canalis system is integral to our solutions offerings, to provide contractors and customers alike with a safe, flexible and simple alternative for electrical distribution.  The new Plug-on Distribution board is an example of how we are continually developing and enhancing the range to improve its performance, increase installation efficiency and competitiveness.”

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