ABB Expands Low-Voltage Lines

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 04:03 PM gHale

ABB launched the low-voltage ReliaGear family.

ABB launched the low-voltage ReliaGear switchgear, motor control center, SafeT switchboard, SafeT panelboard and busway.

The expansion of the range completes the full line, complementing ABB’s medium-voltage switchgear, which includes ReliaGear and SafeGear brands. The launches represent more than $25 million research and development investment.

The launch is part of ABB’s expansion of its power distribution equipment portfolio, in which all medium- and low-voltage solutions are branded as ReliaGear for standard equipment and SafeGear for arc-resistant equipment.

“With this significant investment in low-voltage power distribution solutions, ABB now has the complete range for a one-line solution, from substation equipment to a cable tie,” said Tarak Mehta, president, ABB Electrification Products division.

The extended low-voltage ReliaGear offering is now available in the United States and Canada and provides ABB circuit breaker technology, which is UL and cUL/CSA Listed and has American National Standards Institute (ANSI) certification.

The solution incorporates either ABB Tmax or Tmax XT UL489 molded-case circuit breakers (MCCBs), or Emax 2 UL 1066 power circuit breakers, which are among the most advanced in the world. These circuit breakers enable the ReliaGear family of power distribution equipment to employ the latest data communications and automation technology. They occupy less space, improve safety, and increase service life.

The launch of ReliaGear power distribution equipment comprises the following solutions:

UL 1558-Listed low-voltage switchgear: The switchgear offers a turnkey solution for ANSI C37.20.1-compliant power distribution in a critical application.

UL845-Listed low-voltage motor control center (MCC): With a draw-out mechanism that does not require mechanical shutters, this MCC sets new standards for safety, reliability and operator convenience. 

UL 67-Listed SafeT panelboard: With a finger-safe bus stack and plug-in branch devices, this panelboard offers improved safety and greater ease of use.

UL 857-Listed busway: The busway is designed to occupy less space and uses less material, making it a more economical and efficient solution.

UL 891-Listed SafeT switchboard: The switchboard design can use Emax 2, Tmax or Tmax XT circuit breakers. The switchboard also features an industry-exclusive finger-safe vertical bus in the distribution section for group-mounted breakers.

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