Hanover, April 13, 2015 – ABB, a leader in power and automation, today outlined how cables can be safely and easily laid using new wiring ducts. The special production of the slotted profile ensures easy installation and a stable seating for the upper section. Effortless organizing and laying of cables is guaranteed by the Fix-O-Rapid quick mounting system – no drilling required, and no need for rivets or screws.
A special punching method eliminates burrs and sharp edges, and thus prevents skin injuries and damage to the cables. The ribs of the ducts can be easily and cleanly removed at predetermined breaking points – again avoiding the risk of injury.
Furthermore, the ABB wiring ducts offer particularly strong rigidity because of the special design of its lower part. This means that it requires fewer fixing points.
Nils Leenen, head of Sales Germany/Austria for ABB’s Industrial Components, said: “With its new wiring ducts, ABB offer the right version for every application in the field of cable management: halogen-free wiring ducts can be used in sensitive areas and areas with a high amount of traffic such as public buildings, airports, hospitals and railways. Flexible wiring ducts are particularly suitable for applications where cables are to be twisted or bent. The version with round outlets offers increased protection against external influences, as is necessary, for example, in elevator shafts. They also allow rigid pipes or corrugated conduit pipes to be branched off.”
ABB acquired Thomas & Betts in 2012 and has integrated the connection, protection and wire management portfolio within its Low Voltage Products division to create a broad range of complementary solutions that support electrical installers, original equipment manufacturers and panel builders.
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ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.