ABB revolutionizes switchgear with breakthrough technology for next generation of electricity distribution

ABB revolutionizes switchgear with breakthrough technology for next generation of electricity distribution

NeoGear™ low-voltage switchgear – a technological breakthrough by ABB – is safer, smarter and more sustainable, maximizing efficiency and reducing costs for tomorrow’s digitalized industries

ABB has reimagined switchgear– essential technology for safe energy distribution and motor control.

NeoGear is a future-proof, digital solution that brings new functionality, productivity and efficiencies to industrial infrastructure in an electrified future.

Breakthrough laminated bus plate technology, which until now could be found in aircraft, automobiles and on space stations.

Committed to writing the future of safe, smart and sustainable electrification, during 2020 ABB Electrification Innovation Week, ABB launched NeoGear in China: a revolution in low-voltage switchgear and the first the electrification industry has seen for more than three decades.

Pierre Comptdaer, Local Division Manager, China, Distribution Solutions
Pierre Comptdaer, Local Division Manager, China, Distribution Solutions

Successfully trialed at sites across Switzerland and China, NeoGear deploys ABB’s laminated bus plate technology, which replaces traditional horizontal and vertical busbar systems.

The innovative bus plate technology combined with the connectivity and digital capabilities of the ABB Ability™ platform, make it an unrivalled solution. NeoGear is the safest option for operators with no exposure to live parts. It reduces the physical switchgear footprint by up to 25 percent, increases cooling efficiency to reduce heat losses by up to 20 percent, and reduces overall operational costs by up to 30 percent, due to more efficient condition monitoring.

Alessandro Palin, President of ABB's Distribution Solutions Division
Alessandro Palin, President of ABB's Distribution Solutions Division

“Launching NeoGear marked the start of a revolution in power distribution” said Alessandro Palin, President of ABB's Distribution Solutions Division. “Switchgear systems are key to ensuring the safety of the electrified economy, but for more than 30 years they have seen little innovation. NeoGear is testament to ABB’s commitment and relentless drive to bring future-focused and sustainable alternatives to the market to help shape the infrastructure of tomorrow.”

This hardware development is complemented by advanced digital capabilities. Digitalization is changing how industries use electricity in their machinery, factories and operations: driving them to extend the lifecycle of their assets; modernize equipment to improve safety and efficiency; and to shift towards more sustainable and responsible business models.

Against this backdrop, the ABB AbilityTM enabled NeoGear provides a complete and scalable solution for new projects, system upgrades or migration from legacy systems, to innovate and prepare for the future of electricity distribution and motor control.

NeoGear’s digital capabilities include real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, remote assistance, fault and solutions diagnostics and data analytics for Industry 4.0. ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for on-site electrical systems is included, helping customers gain operational efficiency and bring unprecedented flexibility.

Marco Tellarini, Global Product Group Manager in ABB's Distribution Solutions business
Marco Tellarini, Global Product Group Manager in ABB's Distribution Solutions business

“We see rising demand in the market for more innovative switchgear solutions that help customers navigate increasingly challenging environments,” said Marco Tellarini, Global Product Group Manager in ABB's Distribution Solutions business. “NeoGear will give customers unrivalled safety, higher efficiency, better functionality, more flexibility, and as a result both resilience and value. We are proud to add this revolution to our globally established switchgear portfolio.”

NeoGear will help customers meet the increasing demands to keep working environments safe and reduce maintenance downtime and costs across sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, food and beverage, mineral and mining, and water treatment.

During the ABB Electrification Innovation Week, on November 17, NeoGear sales intention agreements with two local customers will be signed in the presence of Ella Jiang, head of digital, ABB Electrification in China, Alex Chen, Local Product Group Manager of Secondary Switchgear, and Roy Yang, Sales Manager of ABB Electrification in China.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 15,000 employees located in more than 130 cities, 28 local companies, and online and offline channels across around 700 cities. www.abb.com

ABB’s Electrification BusinessArea is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. Our 50,000+ employees are dedicated to delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification. With ABB AbilityTM enabled digital solutions at its core, our portfolio protects, connects and optimizes the flow of electrical energy for smarter electricity distributionfor utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure and mobility. For more information visit https://go.abb/electrification

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