ABB announces Electrical Distribution Control System

  • May 10, 2018
  • ABB

May 10, 2018 - ABB is launching a turnkey digital low-voltage power distribution system. The solution, based on the ABB Ability cloud platform, brings together ABB’s smart power technologies in an installation for energy management, grid management and asset management.

With sensing, data is available to the algorithms that power the Electrical Distribution Control System, part of the ABB Ability cloud platform. Updates and alerts sent direct to smartphones and PCs help users to identify demand peaks. With load management hard-wired into the solution, typical savings can be up to 20 percent.

For facilities with renewable generation on-site, ABB’s digital low-voltage power distribution solution also works to provide a smart way of maximizing return on investment and uptime. An embedded automatic transfer switch function equips the system to manage different power sources and loads, with adaptive protection that recognizes network changes, connecting and disconnecting swiftly and intelligently.

ABB’s digital low-voltage power distribution solution also makes asset management smart, improving uptime and streamlining servicing costs. Bluetooth and Ethernet connectivity enable cloud-based predictive maintenance algorithms to monitor device performance and key environmental parameters in order to determine servicing intervals. Customers can drop routine annual maintenance, instead receiving regular status updates and intelligent alerts when servicing becomes necessary.

For designers, panel builders, and end-users, on-line configurator combined with the product architecture delivers sensing, monitoring and connectivity integrated in the hardware – with ABB’s Emax 2 smart air circuit breaker and the Tmax XT molded case circuit breaker – and packaged in ABB’s modular System Pro E Power cabinet enclosure.

The level of functionality for the solution is scalable. ABB’s online Marketplace offers over 50 software functionalities so the digital solution can evolve as customer requirements change.

About ABB

ABB is a specialist in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

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