With an increasing number of megacities evolving in India, the demand for space-saving electrical solutions such as easy to install, contemporary switches, is rising. The Indian Modular Switch market is expected to be $ 1 billion by 2022 with CAGR growth of 20%.
ABB’s latest Millenium and Zenit switches range is ISI marked offering control, functionality, and comfort to customers in smart buildings and premises that can be easily upgradable with the latest smart home automation solutions. These switches, tailored to both homes and commercial buildings, allow customers to switch from conventional lighting to an eco-efficient intelligent alternative.
The Zenit and Millenium range of switches will be manufactured in India at ABB’s state of the art Smart Buildings factory in Bengaluru. The factory is one of the first in India to introduce assembly of switches using ABB’s YuMi® cobot, a dual arm collaborative robot designed to work safely alongside humans without the need for fences. The factory has the capacity to manufacture over 1,000,000 switches in a year, owing to the increased efficiency achieved by the application of robotics and automation in the facility.
Kiran Dutt, President, Electrification business, ABB India Ltd, said, “Technological innovation and digitalization are playing an increasingly vital role in accelerating the shift to a low-carbon and eco-efficient economy. Customer needs now go beyond design, as they are also looking for increased functionality and value in all products. ABB’s Millenium and Zenit switches come in a sustainable design, are easy-to-install and suit any type of need, including homes, hotels, offices, and shops, owing to their modular concept. This smart range comprises of light and blind controls, hospitality solutions, international KNX standards for building control, and wireless control applications.”
The new range will also feature ABB-free@home solutions and the flexibility to combine all essential functions of home automation into a single wireless system. These premium ranges of switches are also compatible with ABB i-bus® KNX, a smart system through which all devices in a building can communicate with one another to ensure seamless and intelligent control of the building for improved comfort, safety, and energy savings.
The Millenium series offers an ultra slim design and sleek finish and more than 50 premium functions encompassing building and home automation solutions in the modular range.
Based on LED technology, ABB Millenium switches offer a striking design that also delivers up to 50% reduced energy consumption for the user. They include recyclable packaging options to reduce raw material consumption and have additional features such as access control for hotels and thermostats for building temperature control.
Zenit range of switches are available with additional features like multi-room audio solutions including FM radio and alarm options, and music from any device using Bluetooth. Available in four colors with more than 130 functions, Zenit switches blend into the building environment, are easy to use, energy-efficient, and incur minimal cost when compared to conventional electrical installations. Screwless and metallic mounting grids for conventional systems as well as home automation solutions make Zenit switches stand out and can be installed quickly. From medium-sized businesses to large corporations, Zenit can provide designs in any modern finish offering the best options in office design and space planning.
Both Zenit and Millenium range of switches come with ten years warranty on standard parts and two years warranty* on electronics.
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 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.
ABB’s Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. Our 55,000+ 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, including the integration of renewables and energy storage for smarter electricity distribution for utilities, industry, infrastructure and transportation. For more information visit https://go.abb/electrification
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