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Life cycle management

Update for 2018/07

ABB low-voltage products are classified in four different product phases. These are outlined in the picture on the right, for your ease of knowledge.

Summary of main changes in this releases split in the tabs below.
Detailed LCM information can be found in the LCM status plan at the bottom of this page.

Our products

Breakers
Switches & Fusegear
Motor starters & Contactors
Arc Guard System
Pilot Devices
Electronic Relays and Controls
Safety Products
Power Enclosures
Power Protection

Breakers

  • Tmax T1-T2-T3-T4-Ts3 UL will change to Limited phase from Jan. 2019
  • Isomax S7 last buy opportunity is prolonged up to Dec. 2018

Switches & Fusegear

  • OFAX fusebases are now obsolete and have been replaced by the new OFAZ fusebases series.
  • A mix of different order codes have changed LCM status. Please see file " PG3097 LCM plan 2018 - 2019 dated 20180627 FINAL.xlsx" for detailed SKU level LCM information.

Motor starters & Contactors

Launches:

  • Motor starting solution with push-in spring terminals have been launched in H1 2018.
  • MS132-0,16 K …. 32K Manual Motor Starters, AF09 … 38 -..K Contactors up to 38 A AC-3, NF..K Contactor Relays and main accessories.
  • New range of Installation Contactors ESB16, 20, 25, 40, 63 and 100, as well as EN20, 25 and 40 including a common auxiliary contact EH04, have been launched in Q1 2018.
  • New 24 V DC (coil 30) operated AF09..38Z contactors, NFZ contactor relays and AFS09..38Z contactors for safety application have been launched in July 2018.

Active to Classic

  • The old range of Installation Contactors ESB20, 24, 40 and ESB63, EN20, 25 and 40 will enter classic in H1 2019 (full replacement by new range).
  • Limited to Obsolete.
  • A part of the Limit switches assortment entered Obsolete phase in January 2018.

Additional comments

  • The old range of Installation Contactors ESB20, 24, 40 and ESB63, EN20, 25 and 40 will enter classic in H1 2019 (full replacement by new range).
  • Limited to Obsolete.
  • A part of the Limit switches assortment entered Obsolete phase in January 2018.

Arc Guard System

  • Missing accessories added to the Active products list.

Pilot Devices

  • CL-1 and KA2 stay Active with no termination date
  • L-mark products (*-L) stay Classic until 2018-07
  • M4SS and CMEP become Classic 2018-01.

Electronic Relays and Controls

  • CM-IWN.4/5/6 entered obsolete phase.
  • CT-AWE entered classic phase.
  • Various types of CC-E/CC-U changed life cycle phase.

Safety Products

Following products are changed to classic phase from 2018-07-01:

  • Urax (all models).
  • Vital 2 and 3.
  • Tina 5A.
  • Spot 10.

Power Enclosures

  • TriLine added in active products list.
  • Artu K: kits for Tmax T4…T8 , Tmax XT, Formula and OT, frames, external covers, busbar & segregations will be available for sales until Dec. 2018.

Remarks:

Product phases classification could be different in the various countries.
The indications herewith given are valid for all countries, except China and India.

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