Are you making smart component choices?

Allen Austin
Market Development Manager-Americas – Renewable Energy & Power Generation
ABB Electrification Products Division

When selecting components for energy storage power control systems, traditional designs are the right choice in some cases. For automatic transfer switches and current monitoring systems, it’s a smart idea to consider today’s smarter digital devices.

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3 unexpected benefits of more-compact panels

Rich Gibson
Product Marketing Manager
ABB Jokab Safety Products

Actions to solve one problem often have other, unexpected consequences. Panel builders opt for digital components primarily to create more-compact panels. But they also discover other unexpected additional benefits of interest to both panel builders and buyers.

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Less is more when it comes to machine safety

Rich Gibson
Product Marketing
ABB Jokab Safety Products

Most machine builders have been going the wrong way on safety, adding more protective devices in their effort to reduce risks. Turns out that the right approach is to actually use fewer devices. Read how keeping things simpler actually makes machines safer.

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3 smart applications of smart technology in solar

Allen Austin
Market Development Manager
ABB Renewable Energy & Power Generation

Smart devices are proving to be very popular among solar developers and operators, it is expected that soon the adoption rate of digital technology in the solar industry will reach the adoption rate of general industry today.

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Push here for panel-building productivity

Chris Lovell
Product Marketing
ABB EPPC North America

The people who build panels spend a considerable amount of their time with screwdrivers in their hands. Push-in connections not only eliminate the need to tighten terminals but also result in more reliable, vibration-proof connections. Read about the benefits of push-in connections and ABB Push-in Spring solutions for motor starters.

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Build power system reliability with breaker coordination

Egon Hillermann
Building Products
ABB Electrification Products Division

Facility managers seek to isolate electrical outages to the smallest possible area. Current protective systems often don’t do that. Read this article to learn how breaker coordination limits faults to a branch closest to the fault while protecting the rest of the network.

Imagine the plumbing system in your home developing a leak in an outside spigot that requires attention. Instead of being able to turn off a stop valve controlling that spigot, your only option is to turn off the water main for the whole house. That would clearly be unacceptable.

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A new way to monitor and manage power

Kevin Jordan
Market Development Manager
ABB EP Protection and Connection

Many process and production plants, as well as power-critical facilities like data centers, have at least a basic system to warn them of power problems. A new cloud-based power monitoring solution can provide much more information and deliver measurable benefits. Panel builders or system integrators can build in this solution and build stronger customer relationships and new revenue streams in the process.

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