KUCHING: CHINT NEXT series products, which include the air circuit breaker (ACB), molded case circuit breaker (MCCB), terminal power distribution as well as motor control and protection series, was officially launched in Sarawak yesterday.

According to Tey Siang Leng, the executive director of Alpha Automation (Selangor) Sdn Bhd (Alpha Automation), the sole distributor for CHINT in Malaysia, the launch of the NEXT series products is not only a breakthrough but also an effort by CHINT to encourage the whole industry to return to an age where great importance is attached to product competitiveness.

It also aims to create a new chapter for high-quality products.

The advantage of the new series is that it can withstand an operating temperature range of between -35 degrees celsius and 70 degrees celsius.

“Reliability is extremely important for end-users and The Next Reliable Choice makes reliability the core feature of CHINT NEXT series products. Research and development (R&D) is important in ensuring product quality.

“For instance, the product has powerful applicability despite operating even in severe environments.

“The product also has reliable operations in service conditions with large fluctuations of grid voltage and higher service life. This will enable it to meet the requirements of end-users in terms of less current leakages and more accurate leakage protection,” Tey said.

A total of 150 million yuan has been invested in the CHINT NEXT series products project. More than 400 developers participated in the whole R&D of the new products which has resulted in 360 patents.

Over 7,860 reliability tests were conducted to realise the new series products’ high reliability and safety qualities.

CHINT electrical products can be found operational at various Mass Rapit Transit (MRT), Light Rapid Transit (LRT) stations and can also be found at Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) stations. These include the Kajang MRT, Gombak LRT and KTM Seremban.

Alternatively, CHINT switches can be found at several project sites including Setia Eco Hill in Semenyih, KL Gateway fronting the Federal Highway and D’Island in Puchong, among others.

Alpha Automation’s state-of-the-art production lines also supply PV cells from high quality silicon wafers that are assembled into solar modules of varying dimensions.

Its range of Astronergy represents the first large-scale producer of high-efficiency thin film PV modules in mainland China and has been a trusted provider of monocrystalline and polycrystalline PV modules since its founding in 2006.

Some of these solar projects are located at Top Glove Tower in Setia Alam, EPE Switchgear in Nilai and KL ECO City in Mid Valley City.

Syarikat NK Letrik is the distributor for CHINT products in Sarawak.