Distribution Relays fit 1, 1 ½, and 2 breaker schemes.

Press Release Summary:

Intended for utility distribution and industrial applications, Relion® REF620, REM620, and RET620 protect and control feeders, motors, and transformers, respectively. Relays feature one programming tool with 3 standard open protocols, as well as customizable screens, cable fault detection, user-programmable pushbuttons, and digital I/O. For safety, devices offer delayed close breaker operation and arc-flash detection.

Original Press Release:

ABB Expands Relion® Distribution Relay Portfolio for North American Markets

Latest addition to the Relion® family of relays – the 620 series – offers flexible, adaptable, powerful solutions for utility distribution and industrial applications

San Diego, California, – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the worldwide release of three new Relion® 620 Series products for utility distribution and industrial applications.

The Relion® 620 series of Protection Relays is now available for North America and for all ANSI markets. This launch, with advanced designs for Feeder, Motor and Transformer protection, extends the Relion® portfolio for the ANSI markets. The 620 series is part of the larger Relion® product family of transmission and distribution protection and control Intelligent Electronic Devices.

The ANSI Relion® 620 series of distribution protection relays – the REF620, REM620, and RET620 – are perfectly designed to fit mid- to high-end distribution applications, including one, one-and-a-half, and two breaker schemes. The three products in the 620 series are designed for protection and control of feeders, motors and transformers.

These new protection relays feature the traditional Relion® ease of use with one programming tool and three standard open protocols, as well as customizable screens, cable fault detection, the highest number of user-programmable push buttons and digital inputs and outputs, and safety features such as delayed close breaker operation and arc-flash detection.

“With the addition of the 620 series, ABB continues its long-term commitment to the North American market and solidifies the breadth of the company’s relay portfolio,” said Jon Rennie, Vice President, ABB Distribution Automation. “These new products allow utility and industrial users to implement simple solutions to complex protection and control challenges in distribution applications. In addition, Relion® relays use only open protocols, which help customers avoid the single-supplier approach to proprietary protocols.

“We are excited,” Rennie continued, “to offer the 620 series now in North America, which, together with the field-proven 615 series for low- to mid-end applications, allow ABB to offer a solution for every distribution and industrial application.”

This announcement was made at the DistribuTech conference and exhibition, held this year at the San Diego Convention Center. ABB is exhibiting on the DistribuTech show floor in booth # 1201.

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 145,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Bill Rose

ABB Inc.

Manager, Media Relations

Power Products & Power Systems, North America

940 Main Campus Drive

Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606 USA

Phone: 1 919 807 5743

Mobile: 1 919 244 4879

email: bill.rose@us.abb.com   

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