The new LoadBreak Autolink performs as an outdoor loadbreak switch as well as a sectionalizer for distribution systems. LoadBreak interruption is accomplished by means of a self-contained loadbreak arc chute which confines the arc and provides a de-ionizing action. This greatly improves the operation of the network on overhead lines, adding to the excellent features that Autolink already offers, allowing to isolate permanent faults, reducing unnecessary power outages and increasing network reliability and operators safety. The ABB single phase AutoLink was first introduced in 2008 for 15, 27 and 38kV applications.
The LoadBreak AutoLink expands ABB’s product portfolio for worldwide markets where utilities require the combined options it offers.
The configuration is similar to the Single-Phase AutoLink. Both the number of counts and the actuating current can be configured and reconfigured, according to the particular requirements of coordination.
LoadBreak AutoLink is a simple solution when the AutoLink is required to be opened under load and expands the product portfolio.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people. ABB’s Global Focused Feeder Factory for the AutoLink sectionalizer is headquartered in Valentin Alsina, Buenos Aires Argentina, employing about 900 people.
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