New 3-Phase High Performance EMC Filter Features Screw Terminals for Safe Wiring

Press Release Summary:

  • FMBC EP series is designed for currents from 16 to 230 A at an ambient temperature of 50°C
  • Metal flange provides an good earth connection when screwed to the chassis
  • Suitable for industrial applications with leakage currents <4 mA

Original Press Release:

3-Phase High Performance EMC Filter Fits in Tight Industrial Spaces

Santa Rosa, California, December 11, 2020 – SCHURTER introduces the FMBC EP double-stage filter family for 3 phase systems. The filter packs in high performance in a compact package, ideally suited for today's space constrained machine and industrial plant construction. Versions with high nominal voltages are particularly suited for a wide field of applications.

Space is scarce in control cabinets for 3-phase industrial applications. SCHURTER has addressed this problem with downsizing its EMC filter range, which is much more compact than previous generations. The new, almost cuboidal design, makes optimum use of the space in the housing. The double-stage filter built with the highest quality components (generously sized film capacitors, chokes with highly permeable cores), provides exceptional broadband filter attenuation.

The double-stage filter family is therefore also appropriate for applications with particularly high EMC emissions, as is frequently encountered in machine operations. Typical applications include automatic production, motor drives and industrial plant machinery. These powerful filters are also the first choice for modern frequency inverters for motor control.

The FMBC EP series features screw terminals for absolutely safe wiring. A metal flange provides an excellent earth connection when screwed to the chassis. Standard types can be used over a wide temperature range from -40°C to 100°C. The filters are designed for currents from 16 A to 230 A at an ambient temperature of 50°C. They have both ENEC and cURus approval and are recommended for applications up to 520 VAC or even 760 VAC. The standard versions are designed for industrial applications with leakage currents <4 mA. Special variations, rated with <1 mA leakage current, are available for applications where minimizing leakage current is critical.

Pricing starts around $89.00 each for 50-piece quantities. Link to datasheet FMBC EP. For sales and product information, contact Cora Umlauf at (800) 848 -2600 or by email at info.sinc@schurter.com.

About SCHURTER Inc.

The SCHURTER Group is the world's leading Swiss technology company providing components and complex solutions that ensure safe power supply and simplified equipment operation. The company’s professional competence, financial independence, innovative strength and distinctive corporate culture, propel the SCHURTER Group, together with its customers and partners, into the digital future. The safe&easy brand claim not only refers to the products, but also the company’s business philosophy, which strives for sustainable success through innovation, high-quality products and service, flexibility and proximity to customers.

SCHURTER is known globally as an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, switches, EMC products, and input systems. Touch screens and touch panels, capacitive sensor keypads, membrane keypads and housing systems are developed in close cooperation with its customers. Within its business unit Solutions, SCHURTER combines all competencies and puts them at the customer's disposal. SCHURTER products and solutions are developed especially for specific industry segments – medical, data and communication, automotive, avionics & space, energy and the broader industrial market. SCHURTER considers the quality of its products and services as the key factor to the company's lasting success. Its management and improvement processes are designed and certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and IATF 16949, using the EFQM and Baldrige Excellence Models, as well as the application of Lean Management principles such as Value Stream Planning, Power Innovation, SSO, and Six Sigma.

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, California is the exclusive North America sales and distribution office for the SCHURTER Group.

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