The apps available to monitor, manage, and maintain power control and protection devices offer instant benefits to both panel builders and end users. These apps also represent a simple but strong first step toward digitalization.
Energy costs are becoming an increasingly important consideration for facility managers when selecting motors and related control components for their conveyor systems. OEMs are taking notice and designing in the capability to monitor and manage power.
The benefits of vertical farming are somewhat offset by the challenges of indoor agriculture. The need to optimize energy usage and reduce maintenance are increasingly being met with features found in digitalized control panel components.
Most panel builders and OEMs are missing out on a simple way to greatly enhance the functionality and value of your products. Consider capitalizing on the power of the simple software available to unlock the hidden power in your products.
John Belshe & Kevin Jordan
Product Marketing Managers
ABB Electrification Products Division
More and more panels are incorporating smarter breakers with sensors that can provide alerts and take action when they detect an issue. Panel builders can choose from 3 levels of device monitoring, taking a good/better/best approach to providing their customers with these benefits.