Surge protection

Choose the right technology for your surge protection devices

There’s a surge in demand for surge protection, and it will only grow in the future. Panel builders and OEMs need to know the fundamental difference between the two most-common surge protection technologies.  

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Are you selecting and installing your rope-pull safety switches correctly?

Rope-pull safety switches remain a simple but effective approach to providing safety stops along conveyors and in other applications. Despite their simplicity, care is required to ensure these systems are designed and installed correctly.  

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Arc flash mitigation solutions

3 Approaches to reducing the danger and damage of arc flash

There are a number of ways to help reduce the damage and danger of arc-flash events. There’s also a way simply to help prevent them. Learn more about three common methods of arc-flash mitigation. 

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UL duel: UL 98 or UL 508 for disconnect switches?

Choosing panel components often comes down to “What’s the lowest-cost device that meets all application requirements?” Some OEMs and panel builders answer incorrectly without a good understanding of the differences between UL 98 and UL 508.

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3 ways to help make your control panels more competitive

When selecting panel components, OEMs can boost their competitive position by looking beyond price at three other factors that can elevate the quality, reliability, functionality, and price-competitiveness of your panels.

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UL845 motor control centers panel

Could you get into the UL 845 motor control center panel market?


Rebecca Stamps, Product Marketing Manager LV & MV Motor Control, ABB

Providing UL 845 motor control centers represents a step up the value chain for UL 508A panel shops. But that step up into a new and potentially profitable market requires a smaller step than you might think.

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Throw away your relays

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.

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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