ABB’s new portfolio of UK600 flush-mounted consumer units saves up to 10 percent on installation time

2018-03-19 - New UK600 series of consumer units is developed following extensive feed-back from customers.

ABB is replacing its popular UK500 range of consumer units for residential and small commercial buildings with the new and improved UK600 series.

The UK600 can accommodate a wide variety of installations, including media and combi enclosures. The units feature twice the wiring capacity of the UK500 range, enabling wholesalers to save shelf space and installers and panel-builders to save up to 10 percent on assembly time. The new series also offers an array of door styles to ensure the unit fits with the design of the room.

Available for flush mounted installation in either a brick or hollow wall with a metal door, the new product range has been designed following extensive customer market research from more than ten different countries. ABB has also built a new, highly-automated production line to satisfy bespoke customer configuration requests.

“We have interviewed many installers and wholesalers in different countries and listened carefully to their needs. The UK600 is the culmination of our many years’ experience combined with first hand feedback on what is most important to our customers -- ease of use, and a variety of solutions such as consumer units, media and combi enclosures,” said Kai Kilgus, Global Product Manager of ABB’s Distribution Enclosures. “We believe the UK600 series is the best-in-class, offering endless possibilities for design and creativity.”

The UK600 consumer unit has a choice of doors and designs to complement interior home styles. The media enclosure version combines the electrical installation with the latest media technology for installations with
limited space, such as in small apartments.

“At ABB we are focused on delivering first rate reliable products and solutions to distribute electricity safely and efficiently across homes and businesses all over the world,” continued Kai. “With the growth in digitalization and need for individualization, we have introduced the customizable and scalable UK600 consumer units to provide best-in-class design and quality solutions for modern homes and businesses.”

The new units deliver various functionalities and features like 'click-in’ assembly, an innovative cable guidance system and triple sockets with rotating outlets up to 120 degrees. It features a standard distribution enclosure up to 63A from one to five rows, a re-designed multimedia solution from two to five rows and an innovative ‘Combi enclosure’ to bring the two together. The various features on the UK600 series are aimed at delivering smarter and improved installation to pave the way for smarter buildings.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

For more information please contact:

Natalie Hodges

Media Relations ManagerAffolternstrasse 44
Electrification Products Division
Phone: +41 (0)43 317 54 04
8050 Zurich