Renewables generate opportunities for panel builders

Renewables generate opportunities

Allen Austin
Market Development Manager – Renewable Energy & Power Generation
ABB Electrification Business

Both residential and commercial customers are increasingly turning to renewable energy sources that’s creating huge demand for energy storage systems. Panel shops should be looking at how they can be part of this growth. 

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Throw away your relays

John Belshe
Product Marketing Manager – Molded Case Circuit Breakers
ABB Electrification Business

If you appreciate the wisdom of combining the fax, scan, and copy functions into a single device, the benefits of combining the function of relays and meters in your breakers should be crystal clear. Read more about the benefits of smarter breakers and why you should throw away your relays.

Selecting control panel components

Jonathan Doncet
Product Marketing Manager
ABB Electrification Products Division

The latest panel technology often offers big benefits. But depending on the application, the older technology may be better. Here are some factors to consider when selecting control panel components and the applications where traditional NEMA components can be a better choice than newer IEC technology.

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Think twice about bolt-on solutions

Rich Gibson
Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV NORD)
ABB Jokab Safety Products

When faced with a new or changed machine-safety risk, bolt-on solutions may seem like the easiest, cheapest approach. In most cases, it makes sense to consider a safety PLC, which can provide a far superior, lower-cost solution.

Superior safety, from switches to sensors

Rich Gibson
Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV NORD)
ABB Jokab Safety Products

Superior safety, from switches to sensors. The first-generation safety interlocks, like the mechanical door switch, were the best available solution 50 years ago ‒ but were far short of perfect. Read how the technology evolved – not always smoothly – to today’s safer, more reliable sensors.

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Simplify panel building

Berea Janzen
Product Marketing Manager – EPR, Pilot Devices, Limit Switches
ABB Electrification Products

In every assembly process, simplicity saves time and money. Two simple technologies that simplify panel building are push-in connections and compact pilot devices. Learn more about how they can help improve your assembly process.

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Power control technology

See power control technology in action at ABB Customer World. ABB Customer World is a chance to learn, connect with peers, and find solutions. This year, it includes a remarkable simulation of the ABB Ability Electrical Distribution Control System, connecting devices throughout the showroom in working demo.

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Making smart component choices

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

Are you making smart component choices? 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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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. Here are 3 unexpected benefits of more-compact panels.

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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 less is more when it comes to machine safety and keeping things simpler actually makes machines safer.

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