ABB, a leading global supplier of power and automation technologies, has won the prestigious Golden Amper 2014 Award for the most beneficial exhibit of the Amper trade fair. This new concept in MV switchgear – the UniGear Digital, has been completely developed in ABB production facility in Brno. The Brno production plant is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of MV switchgear and MV instrument transformers and sensors. Customers from a number of countries have already expressed their interest in this new MV switchgear concept. Along with a considerable operating cost reduction, the concept brings benefits in the area of operational reliability, delivery speed and the application of state-of-the-art communication systems.
The UniGear Digital concept is based on ABB’s traditional MV switchgear and is equipped with new integrated current and voltage sensors. For communication, it uses the IEC 61850 standard in connection with the latest ABB’s intelligent electronic devices for protection and control. The result is an original solution for demanding applications suitable also for Smart Grids. Thanks to a simpler process of specification and design, the manufacturing period will be considerably shortened. The system of electrical connections also reduces the time required for installation and commissioning of the switchgear.
The smart integration of state-of-the-art technologies in the switchgear increases the operability and safety of the device. The redundant communication interface increases data transmission reliability. UniGear Digital is based on time-tested ABB technologies and long-term expertise in MV switchgear manufacturing.
ABB (www.abb.cz) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. In the Czech Republic, it operates in 8 locations and employs more than 3,300 people.