Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

TruONE™ Automatic Transfer Switch features human machine interfaces.

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TruONE™ Automatic Transfer Switch features human machine interfaces.

Dec 06, 2017 -

TruONE™ Automatic Transfer Switch comes with connectivity and monitoring functions. Unit allows user to switch automatically to the backup generator when the power is lost and is equipped with sensors and controllers. Product features seven communication protocols and built-in predictive maintenance functionality. Switch is suitable for hospitals, data centers and telecommunications installation applications and meets IEC and UL standards.

ABB Power T & D Co., Inc. - Raleigh, NC

Original Press Release

ABB Launches TruONE™, the World’s First True All-In-One ATS for Critical Power

Press release date: Dec 05, 2017

The ABB TruONE™ automatic transfer switch has built-in sensors, controllers and connectivity

ABB launches today TruONE, an all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications. TruONE is the world’s first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a single easy-to-install device that helps improve protection and makes installation 80 percent faster.

Critical power applications use an ATS to sense when power is lost and to switch automatically to the backup generator. The ATS is usually a complex installation with various sensors, controllers, switches and operator interfaces all wired together. Putting everything into a single package, including an integrated controller with detachable Human Machine Interface (HMI), the TruONE makes ATS installations faster, simpler and more reliable.

With seven communications protocols, the TruONE ATS is part of the ABB Ability™ portfolio of software-enabled and connected solutions that help customers to be more productive, with features including predictive maintenance and condition monitoring.

Wellington Rodrigues, Product Marketing Manager for ABB’s Protection and Connection business in the United States, said: “ABB has produced the solution everybody who works with ATS devices has been waiting for. The all-new TruONE ATS is the first to integrate everything that critical power applications need into one seamless unit. Designed and tested to exceed industry requirements, the TruONE ATS ensures the reliable delivery of critical power.”

The TruONE ATS is simple to install, requiring only a single wire and standard enclosures. Ergonomic studies indicate this will make installation up to 80 percent faster and will cut cabling and commissioning times and costs by up to 90 percent.

The TruONE’s all-in-one design is factory-assembled and fully tested to ABB’s exacting quality standards. Protection during manual operation is increased, even under load, with the elevated handle mounted to the ATS frame so there is no need to open the panel door. TruONE is also setting the new industry standard as dangerous line voltage no longer need to be connected to the door as the detachable HMI is completely isolated from the lines. TruONE is the first ATS with a built-in predictive maintenance functionality that monitors its own condition as well as its environment with temperature monitoring. This ensures that when operations need to switch to backup power, ABB’s ATS is always ready to perform.

The innovative device shares the same user interface and software environment as the ABB Emax 2 smart air circuit breaker. Its seven communication protocols provide maximum connectivity and together with the ability for cloud-based services via the ABB Ability™ Electrical Distribution Control System, TruONE, together with other ABB devices, is making remote plant management simple.

“Innovations like this are why ABB is the most trusted name in the industry,” said Dave Sterlace, ABB’s Global Head of Data Center Technology. “The all-new TruONE makes critical power a whole lot simpler with less wiring and more intelligence. Hospitals, data centers and telecommunications installations will be among the first to benefit from this technology.”

The brand new device features a host of design and engineering advances, including an ingenious contact construction that uses new materials and geometries to make load transferring more reliable – and to meet the demanding test requirements of both IEC and UL.

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 more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees. www.abb.com