ABB Emax 2 circuit breaker helps panel builders downsize switchboards by 25%
Hanover, April 13, 2015 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, thanks to Emax 2 circuit breaker technology is driving a new era of switchboard optimization, by enabling panel builders to reduce switchboard sizes and material costs by up to 25%.
ABB Emax 2 is the first low-voltage air circuit breaker (ACB) that offers the maximum performance in the most compact frame dimension. To meet customer’s demands, ABB Emax 2 comes in four different sizes with a mechanical design that reduces the cubicle installation. In addition, thanks to the smart electronics on board, Emax 2 is enabling panel builders to remove components from the switchgear as well as external devices and sensors.
Global Head of ABB’s Breakers and Switches business, Giampiero Frisio said: “ABB’s Emax 2 is the first circuit breaker that can deliver cost savings in footprint, volume and copper of up to 25%. Panel builders are using Emax 2 to make their switchgears smaller, more intelligent and more cost-effective. In many sectors, including marine and critical power, switchboard downsizing adds significant value in order to reach the customer’s needs’’.