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ABB ReliaGear LV switchgear with Emax 2 and Ekip



July 26, 2021 – ABB says this low-voltage switchgear integrates its Emax 2 air circuit breaker (ACB) technology with GE Industrial Solutions’ AKD switchgear to satisfy demanding applications such as data centres, hospitals, food & beverage, water/wastewater, oil & gas, and infrastructure.

ABB’s Dick Jackman says the switchgear provides predictive maintenance functionality and connectivity “to understand, analyze, and predict breaker health for a safer, smarter, more reliable solution”.

All breakers can be racked in/out of the cubicle with the door closed, and all breaker cradles have a safety shutter mechanism as standard. The Ekip trip unit offers optional protection functions to help reduce arc flash incidents, such as dual protective settings, second instantaneous and Zone Selective Interlocking.

As an enhanced safety measure, a remote racking device can be used up to 20 feet away. When the breaker is fully removed, shutters can be padlocked for tagout operations.

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