Ferraz Shawmut Quick Range Overview
F E R R A Z S H AW M U T
DY N A M I C S
“ A global presence to help our customers succeed,
close to them wherever they are.”
a group of global standing
Carbone Lorraine, the world's specialist in carbon and
graphite applications for over a century, has focused its
long experience on protection for motors and electrical
Today the group is active in two major fields:
- components for motors and electrical or electronic equipment;
- applications of graphite and other sophisticated materials.
With its worldwide network, Carbone Lorraine can offer high
performance, custom designed products and systems to all
its customers, predominantly high tech companies.
Ferraz Shawmut: the world's leader on the
circuit protection market
Ferraz Shawmut, Carbone Lorraine's Electrical Protection division, offers
novel solutions to enhance the safety of low and medium voltage
installations and equipment. Ferraz Shawmut's clients may be global
firms or purely local players, manufacturers of control equipment
for industrial assembly and process, telecommunications, traction or
power distribution markets. A wide network of electrical equipment
distributors carries the brand all over the global market of final users.
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A targeted international sales
It's important to be close to best serve each
individual customer, so Ferraz Shawmut has set
up a strong international network bringing
together the sales teams of all the Ferraz Shawmut
and Carbone Lorraine subsidiaries internationally, and
also many sales representatives, local agents and
conveniently located distributors to professionals.
All around the world, Ferraz Shawmut remains close
to the customer to offer all the services of a true
professional in electrical protection in compliance
with local standards. The Ferraz Shawmut brand is also
available directly to users through the 4500 points of
sale of our distributors.
Production facilities on every continent to optimize the offering
Since Ferraz and Gould Shawmut fused in 1999, our strategy of streamlining industrial operations
has resulted in a consistent industrial set-up around our processes:
- In North America, the Newburyport, Toronto and Juarez locations are focused
on manufacturing fuses and gear to UL and CSA standards.
- In Europe and around the Mediterranean, the Saint Bonnet de Mure and El Fahs locations
build fuses and gear to European and other international standards, while the Provins and La
Mure locations bring synergies with the high power switch, bogie protection and thermal
- In Asia, plants at Bangalore, Shanghai and Nagahama serve the major markets of that continent.
All of those locations are united around a global quality, safety and environment policy.
YO U R
GUARANTEE OF THE UTMOST IN SAFETY
“ Our day-to-day mission is to ensure the integrity of the
equipment our devices protect and the safety of the people
working around them. That can only be accomplished by
tried and proven solutions based on the right technical
and industrial decisions and a world-class organization.”
Electrical and thermal protection
solutions… to cut short any risk
Ferraz Shawmut has developed appropriate solutions to any
situation that may arise in circuit protection:
- current breaking in equipment at low or medium voltages as
soon as an overload or short-circuit occurs.
- live breaking and off load disconnection of lines at any time to make
sure installations, machinery or devices in the surroundings are dead and
can be worked on safely.
- fault detection on power distribution systems to improve the efficiency of both repairs
and preventive maintenance.
- thermal protection to get optimal performances out of electronic components or to lower temperatures
in bays or panels to improve their operation.
Fuse protection solutions to make your equipment more reliable
Cost, reliability, functionality and technical performance: these are the criteria that motivate the choice of an
electrical protection solution. But industrial buyers are also influenced by other factors:
- the vital need to ensure the safety of personnel,
- risks related to production.
A safe electrical installation is designed to avoid any fault occurring and to limit impact to a minimum if any
Thanks to its ability to limit short-circuit currents by quickly melting down, the fuse is the best answer to industrial
needs in terms of performances, reliability, ease of maintenance, availability and safety.
Focused on the requirements of standards
and customers for maximum reliability
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To gain complete mastery of all the many requirements of standards, Ferraz
Shawmut is an active participant in the work of standardizing bodies like the IEC and UL.
Technical experts systematically take those requirements into account throughout design and the product life
cycle. Our two test labs - in Newburyport in the USA and St Bonnet de Mure in
France - collaborate in the search for solutions to meet the severest conditions.
All the Standards
Extensive test resources are available there to check on the proper functioning
and limits of all components.
International certifications and listings,
That focus on the requirements of standards has resulted in international
recognition for all Ferraz Shawmut products. Independent agencies have
qualified the solutions we propose to UL/CSA and IEC standards. That means
customers can rest easy whatever the application.
C O N S TA N T
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“ As not only a leader but a reference in our sector,
we constantly seek out the best and most innovative
practice for all our industrial and business
development processes. ”
Innovative circuit protection
solutions for state-of-the-art
Smart Spot Fuses
With a concern to always meet our customers' needs, Ferraz
Shawmut anticipates their expectations and closely monitors
technological developments on the market at all times.
Two complementary organizations take part in this research and
- a multidisciplinary team of purchasers, technicians, marketing staff and
local salespeople, with the goal of proposing appropriate solutions to emerging
- a multinational team pulling together the know-how, standards and technologies to bring
world-class products into being.
Commercial resources to aid in decision-making
In the field of electrical protection, Ferraz Shawmut has developed a wide range of software to compute solutions and provide technical assistance, and makes it available to designers, industries, engineers
and inspection agencies:
- the SAF/ESI program to compute electrical installations and protection makes life easier for designers;
- the SAF/PE program provides expertise in power
- the new-comer to the SAF series, SAF/XREF offers a huge
database for fuse cross-referencing.
In addition, the Supplier One program helps streamline fuse
inventories in factories to optimize maintenance of
machinery and installations.
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First class testing resources at our
Design, development, approval and daily inspection
of the quality of all Ferraz Shawmut components are
processed through essential electrical, mechanical
and environmental tests.
Purchasers, technicians, designers, engineers,
insurance agencies can all turn to Ferraz Shawmut's
test laboratories to avoid the inconveniences of long
lead-times for test dates. Our goal is to bring them
the flexibility and expertise they need by providing
world-class testing resources for a wide range of
products and applications. The fact that Ferraz
Shawmut has two complementary test labs in the
United States and in France means we can do a.c. or
d.c. tests and run them to UL/CSA or IEC standards.
Active partnerships with the world’s leaders in electrotech
… and with university research labs
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Ferraz Shawmut has taken on the challenge of closely tracking all the technological mutations
in electrical protection in all its forms. We are in contact with all the key global players in
electrotech and actively participate in international seminars, meetings, training sessions and
conferences on the topic. And we also drive research on electrical protection through our
partnerships with university laboratories.
V E RY FA R AWAY
“ Our key aim in the business relationships we maintain
with our customers is to be an attentive, reactive partner.
Our objective: closer contact for greater efficiency. ”
Technical support staff for real-time counseling
A global team of experts is at every customer's service for personalized
service: to confirm or seek out a solution, do a study, develop an original
concept or customize a product.
A hot-line answers customers and distributors directly when they need
additional information, product cross-references, literature, etc. Technical
questions are sent on to and dealt with by specialists, bringing suitable
answers as quickly as possible.
Local sales teams for a personalized touch
Although a global organization, Ferraz Shawmut guarantees its customers local service wherever they
are around the world. Associates familiar with local requirements provide pertinent answers to
customers' queries in the local language. Through sales reps in the field, 4500 points of sale with
distributors, and the vast Carbone Lorraine sales network, Ferraz Shawmut can maintain close relations
with our customers around the world to become a preferred partner.
Global logistics for reactive,
4500 p istribution
throug the world
The same determination to be close to you is the basis
of our supply and delivery logistics. That reactiveness,
the guarantee of customer satisfaction, owes its
success to the creation of a global logistics system and
good coordination of all those involved. So Ferraz
Shawmut can inform you quickly of the availability of
high turn-over items. We also guarantee a fast response
for other product references and a highly efficient
break-down service. Finally, we offer our customers EDI
to reduce the cost of purchasing and provide
information on the status of orders.
Close collaboration with distributors to guarantee
Ferraz Shawmut collaborates fully with distributors, taking an active part in activities at
the point of sale. The policy of involvement developed by Ferraz Shawmut takes concrete
form in a number of ways: training for the distributor's sales force, presentation of
products at the point of sale, help in promoting products, display units for impulse
purchasing, appropriate packaging, and so on.
Above all, Ferraz Shawmut guarantees effective answers to all the problems distribution
encounters: keeping products in stock, shipping them rapidly, keeping distributors informed on what's going on, etc.
“ To guard our customers’ electrical equipment
and installations over the long term, we offer a full
range of safe, reliable electrical and thermal protection
All our customers are concerned with power:
- power generation and distribution for power utilities and companies working in
- use of power for railways and industry, as direct users for companies with
industrial facilities and the operators of transport systems, plus the
manufacturers of their electrical equipment and installations.
Ferrz Shawmut's electrical and thermal protection solutions are the right choice
for all of them, to:
Protect low voltage power distribution installations
Lead-free, cadmium-free NH
fuses built to DIN standard
Smart Spot fuses built to UL
standard with blown fuse
Fuse-holders for NF standard
cylindrical ferrule-style fuses
Finger Safe Power
Protect medium voltage distribution systems and detect faults on lines
Oiltight fuses for immersion
in MV/LV transformer tanks
Overhead line insulation fault
indicator using earth current
Directional fault indicator for
DIN standard fuses
for protection of MV lines
Protect the control and power electronics on electrical equipment
Fuses for semi-conductor
protection in a power cubicle
Fuses for protection
of extremely high power
Finned heat sinks for thermal
protection of IGBTs
Fuses to safeguard zinc oxide
varistors from explosion
Disconnect and break high currents in processing industries and rail transport systems
Very high current disconnector
breaking visibly for busbars
Cubicle for traction systems
with on-load d.c. switch
MV disconnector for pumping
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Provide bogie power supply and protection for rail transport systems
Current collector device with
side contact disc
D.c. fuse box for protection of
rolling stock power supply
Axial ground return unit
mounted on a train bogie
Ferraz Shawmut France
1 rue Jean Novel
69626 Villeurbanne Cedex
Phone 33 (0)4 72 22 66 11
Fax 33 (0)4 72 22 67 13
Ferraz Shawmut USA
374 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone 1 978 462-6662
Fax 1 978 465-6419