Press Release Summary:
Useful in industrial automation, Rockwell’s 140 G molded case current-limiting circuit breaker safeguards against overload, short-circuit and ground-fault conditions. Minimizing downtime, 140 G protects devices from damage during sudden current surge. Circuit breaker can reduce energy let through by more than 50 percent when there is high fault.
Original Press Release:
Current-Limiting Circuit Breaker Now Offered by Rockwell Automation
Industrial automation customers can improve their short-circuit protection with a new line of current-limiting, molded-case circuit breakers from Rockwell Automation. The line expands the Allen-BradleyBulletin 140G molded-case circuit breakers and offers more comprehensive, fast-acting, short-circuit protection.
The line expansion protects against overload, short-circuit and ground-fault conditions. The new line of circuit breakers is UL-listed as current limiting and reacts to circuit overloads two to three times faster than standard circuit breakers.
“While all molded-case circuit breakers provide some level of energy limitation, our new current-limiting option is a high-performance circuit breaker,” said Scott Lasko, global product manager, Rockwell Automation. “These current-limiting breakers have the ability to more quickly recognize and react to a short circuit – helping protect equipment from damage and expensive downtime when there is a sudden increase in current.”
The new line can help engineers achieve higher short-circuit ratings in the control panel as a result of their current-limiting ability. In areas where there is a high fault, the current-limiting circuit breaker can reduce the energy let through by more than 50 percent. This current limitation results in less stress and potential damage to downstream components.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis.,Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.