FRAKO is an internationally active company with the special strengths typical of an uncomplicated medium-sized enterprise: maximum quality, flexible manufacturing schedules, team spirit and a highly skilled workforce are what make us stand out.
With over 120 employees plus sales representatives in many countries, we work with great commitment to our customers. Developing practicable, safe and reliable products that are fit for the future is just as important to us as the dependable delivery of our systems to the specified installation site. At the present time, FRAKO systems all over the world are safeguarding the daily flow of energy. As FRAKO is also in demand as an OEM manufacturer, our products are also sold in many countries under the brand names of our partners — yet further evidence of our outstanding quality.
FRAKO Power Capacitors
FRAKO power capacitors offer ‘Made in Germany’ quality and form the optimum basis for both fixed installed capacitance for specific duties and controlled power factor correction systems. Our power capacitors incorporate a fourfold safety system for maximum operational reliability. They are the first choice when consumers worldwide need to reduce reactive power, improve power quality and avoid charges for reactive demand.
Distinct advantages of our power capacitors:
- High overload capability
- Long service life
- Maximum operational reliability
The patented contact ring technology also enables FRAKO to produce completely lead-free capacitors and make yet another improvement to their operating reliability. They are available in Basic, Standard, Premium and Heavy Duty versions, so that you can specify the ideal power capacitor for your individual requirements in terms of ampacity, ambient temperature and expected service life.
Each FRAKO power capacitor can be uniquely identified by an individual serial number. It contains Information on data relevant for production and serves as a link to the test and measurement results of the type test.
FRAKO Reactive Power Control Relays
These reactive power control relays can be employed universally; they adapt themselves automatically to the power factor correction system to which they are connected and to the network requiring this correction. The patented control characteristic curve regulates cos phi to the selected target value and avoids overcorrecting under light load conditions. Charges for reactive power demand are therefore reliably eliminated and the risk of network disruption is reduced.
- High accuracy and sensitivity even in networks heavily contaminated with harmonics
- Detection of power fed back into the supply in networks with their own generating facilities
- No undue stressing of the components of the power factor correction system in operation
- Increased service life expectation for the system
The innovative patented control characteristics fulfil the requirements of present-day industrial networks, making the FRAKO control relay universally employable.
FRAKO Modules for Power Factor Correction
FRAKO power capacitors are renowned for their high quality. Our modules and mounting plates make the assembly of power factor correction systems particularly straightforward, since all the necessary components are already preassembled on them. They fit in all the usual makes of control cabinet, such as Siemens (SIVACON), Rittal (TS), Hensel (SAS 2000), KÖHL (ModuCon), NATUS (ENERGON) and Eaton (xEnergy, Modan).
FRAKO modules are particularly suitable for integrating power factor correction systems in type-tested low voltage switchgear designs. Our modules are therefore popular with control panel builders and OEM customers.
FRAKO ready-to-install Power Factor Correction Systems
FRAKO supplies ready-to-connect power factor correction systems in freestanding or wall-mounting cabinets - detuned versions for networks with harmonics, or systems without detuning for harmonic-free installations. Our ‘plug and play’ concept for the control relay makes system start-up child’s play.
FRAKO power factor correction systems are constructed with a variable number of modules in combination with control relay and fan assemblies. These systems are type-tested and are offered as standard and industrial units for manufacturing sites, commercial premises, banks, administration blocks or insurance offices, etc.
FRAKO Components for Efficient Energy Management
FRAKO offers a wide range of components to link individual instruments to management systems and establish effective intercommunication with higher-level building or energy automation systems.
FRAKO Measuring Instruments and Network Analysers
Complex manufacturing processes and growing levels of automation are making increasing demands on load ratios in electrical networks. For all electrical installations, machinery and other consumers to operate safely and reliably, they must have a safe and dependable supply of electrical energy. This is where our instruments for measuring and analysing network power quality come in. For only if the electrical parameters are known accurately can a facility operate reliably and efficiently.