The Integrated Facility System™ (IFS) is the latest innovation for electrical distribution equipment from Eaton Electrical
Corporation. This unique solution integrates Eaton electrical distribution equipment into one space-saving switchboard
structure while maintaining or expanding the available wiring space.
Four Times the Reduction
IFS has the ability to combine distribution switchboards, dry-type distribution transformers and panelboards into a single,
factory pre-wired system that:
- Reduces installation time
- Reduces installation space
- Reduces overall installed costs
- Reduces the number of pieces of equipment to handle
With IFS there are no panelboard cans to mount, and no conduit or wiring to run between panels and transformers. All
connections are made at an Eaton's Electrical facility. Everything comes pre-assembled at the factory to reduce total
cycle time, from the feeder devices to the transformer to the panelboards.
The IFS is leading the way by creating a new, more compact electrical room layout. By dramatically reducing the space required
for the electrical distribution equipment, owners gain valuable square footage while decreasing costs.
Reduced Overall Installed Cost
By reducing installation time and material handling, along with the reduction or elimination of interconnecting conduit, wire,
trough, and fittings, it's no wonder why installation costs are significantly reduced.
Reduced On-Site Material Handling
Typically, on-site electrical equipment handling consumes large amounts of time. Many jobs will have various pieces of
distribution equipment all headed to the same general area of the electrical room. Traditional panelboard construction
consists of three pieces: a back box, interior chassis, and trim. Multiplied by the number of panels in the electrical room,
and add the distribution switchboards and transformers, the time adds up. Along with product handling, the shipment
verification process (counting and confirming product pieces) can also take up valuable time. The IFS comes pre-configured,
reducing the number of pieces, in many cases, to just one or two.
By incorporating Smart BreakerTM technology into Pow-R-CommandTM lighting control products, the IFS provides a
high-performance controller that can be used in all major lighting areas. Reliable load control is achieved by integrating the
contactor function directly into the circuit breaker - these features make the IFS easier to use and maintain.
Standards and Codes
Each Integrated Facility System is designed, engineered, and manufactured to meet all standards and codes.
Eaton's Electrical Satellite Locations
Eaton's Electrical panelboard and switchboard facilities are located throughout the country. Each facility provides
Eaton IFS, as well as metering, surge, and transfer switch solutions. With an abundance of panelboard and switchboard
custom application assembly plants, we are well positioned to service your needs. Satellite plants offer direct plant
management teams to help schedule, track and input changes. This personalized service team is there with you from the
beginning of the project to make sure your customized IFS is everything you need; they will also be there for you in the
future if you ever have any questions. Fast track deliveries - Eaton's Electrical Business has developed a quick reaction time
team for IFS. Through standard designs that will be custom fitted, each time, every time, you will receive your equipment when
you need it.
Customer Designed Service
Eaton's Electrical Services and Systems (formerly CHESS) provides a full-range of on-site services including:
- Predictive Maintenance
- Systems Integration
- Power Systems Studies and Equipment Life Extension.
And, by choosing our Start-Up/Commissioning services on your Integrated Facility System, you will receive a one-year extension
to the factory warranty. Smaller, Simpler and Smarter…the IFS Way.