backup-power control system

Boost the reliability of your backup-power control system

Facility managers with backup-power systems are like skydivers; they can’t know if the backup actually works until they need it. Using smart devices in power-control-system panels greatly increases backup-power system reliability.

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automatic transfer switch

3 things to think about when selecting an automatic transfer switch

The automatic transfer switch has moved from a relatively mundane role in power distribution and control systems to being a major player. Read about three traits to consider to ensure you select the right ATS for your application.

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UL845 motor control centers panel

Could you get into the UL845 motor control centers panel market?

Providing UL845 motor control centers represents a step up the value chain for UL508 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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energy management systems

3 big benefits of an energy management system


Kevin Jordan
Market Development Manager
ABB AbilityTM

For facilities where power is critical and costly facility owners and managers rely on energy management systems (EMS) to better control their power distribution devices. Increased control is just one of three benefits of an EMS.

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Bigger motors need better protection

John Belshe
Product Marketing Manager
ABB Electrification Products Division

Your large (>400 HP) motors require special protection to ensure reliable operation and a long life. Learn how the features of today’s smarter motor-protecting circuit breakers are up to the task.

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The power of panels that can talk

William Lindstrom
Global Product Manager
ABB Electrification Products Division

Try to imagine doing business today without your cell phone. You probably can’t. In the same way, panel builders using communication-enabled devices like breakers and automatic transfer switches can’t imagine a panel without them. 

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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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