Abbreviated Switchgear helps DEMs with 1558-compliant designs.

Press Release Summary:

Developed to maximize functionalities of Emax power circuit breakers, Emax Link provides electrical Distribution Equipment Manufacturers (DEMs) with solution to design and build UL 1558 switchgears. Each section includes all frame members, panels, barriers, and bussing necessary for metal-enclosed construction. Available with main bus rated current up to 10,000 A at 600 V, solution comes in main/tie/feeder breaker configurations and auxiliary sections.

Original Press Release:

ABB LV Products Introduces the Emax Link, a New Concept Providing Distribution Equipment Manufacturers a Reliable Solution to Design and Build their Own UL1558 Switchgear

Developed to house Emax circuit breakers, the UR 1558 abbreviated switchgear offers the electrical community the flexibility and reliability required for themost demanding manufacturing environments

NEW BERLIN, Wisc. – The ABB Low Voltage Products division has introducedthe Emax Link, an abbreviated switchgear that provides electrical Distribution Equipment Manufacturers (DEMs) an advanced solution to easily design and build their own UL 1558 switchgears. Developed to maximize the functionalities of ABB's popular Emax power circuit breakers, the Emax Link is designed and constructed to provide superior power distribution, protection, and safety, providing DEMs with an advanced solution to withstand the mechanical, electrical and thermal stress found in a wide variety of manufacturing environments.

Each Emax Link abbreviated switchgear section includes all frame members, panels, barriers and bussing necessary for metal-enclosed construction, requiring only the addition of control devices, side covers, bus splices, wiring and the Emax breakers. The comprehensive ratings of the Emax Link allow DEMs to complete the switchgear lineup by simply adding the custom controls and wiring required for the specific application.

The Emax Link is available with a main bus rated current up to 10,000 amps at 600V. It is also available in many different configurations, such as main breaker, tie breaker, feeder breaker and auxiliary sections, which can be arranged and assembled to form complete switchgear lineups as required.

"ABB's Emax Link is an innovative concept that will allow our customers to design their own switchgear, providing them valuable flexibility to respond to theconstant design changes and stringent demands that are common in today's electrical construction environment," said Nazim Matmati, ABB product group manager, LV Breakers.

The Emax Link is targeted to DEMs serving the following markets: oil and gas, mining, utility and co-generation, power generation, steel mills, pharmaceutical, wastewater, food and beverage, healthcare, aerospace, critical power and data, semiconductor and marine.

Additional features of the Emax Link metal-enclosed abbreviated switchgear include:

• Modular frame design arrangements for flexibility

• Barriers for increased personnel protection

• High short circuit ratings

• Insulated bus options

• Standard connections to a full range of ABB products

• Ample room for adding controls

• Competitive footprint

The Emax Link is available to order as of August 1, 2013 with four to six weeks delivery time. More information is available at or by calling 888-385-1221.

About ABB

ABB ( 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 130,000 people.

About ABB Low Voltage Products

The ABB Low Voltage Products division ( manufactures low-voltage circuit breakers, switches, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cable systems to protect people, installations and electronic equipment from electrical overload.

Alex Miller

262- 236-3710

ABB, Inc.

Low Voltage Products

New Berlin, WI 53151


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