Rockwell Automation Introduces New Circuit Protection Device Meeting North American and IEC Standards
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 20, 2005 The new UL Listed Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1489 circuit protection device from Rockwell Automation provides 240 and 480 volt branch circuit protection and equipment protection that complies with North American and European standards. This circuit breaker also is approved by CSA to Canadian standards and by VDE to IEC standards.For todays OEMs building machines to be used throughout the world, the new Bulletin 1489 helps with compliance with the varied circuit protection requirements, said Jon Phillips, product manager, Rockwell Automation. "This versatility can reduce engineering costs and save time for OEMs, panel builders and end users." In North America, the Bulletin 1489 meets UL 489 and CSA 22.2 No. 5.1 standards for branch circuit protection as well as IEC 60 947-2 requirements for miniature circuit breakers used in international industrial applications. To address the needs of equipment protection that are installed in electrical control panels, the new device helps with the equipment protection circuit formally only associated with UL 1077. It provides users with circuit protection from 0.5 amps to 40 amps and up to 480 volts.As circuit protection standards evolve to meet application demands, the Bulletin 1489 gives users a safe, reliable option that protects personnel, equipment and facilities from electrical hazards. Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.For more information on the Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1489, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1854.Visit their website at www.rockwellautomation.com.
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