The Emax 2 circuit breaker, an ABB innovation launched in 2013 has won the Red Dot Product Design Award for excellence in product design.
A low voltage circuit breaker with integrated power management, the Emax 2 from ABB replaces existing traditional breakers and has the potential to achieve annual savings equivalent to the electricity consumption of 1.4 million EU households per year or 5.8 million MWh.
Breakers are installed where protection and control of large amounts of energy are needed in low-voltage environments such as industrial and commercial buildings, data centres or ships. The breaker contains a protection trip relay with an integrated power controller that measures and evaluates energy consumption, and then manages the loads to maintain or reduce the peak power usage as determined by the user.
The Emax 2 breaker not only protects electrical circuits, but also reduces energy consumption based on user needs, lowering energy wastage and carbon footprint.
The development of the new Emax 2 breaker took several years and was led by ABB’s development centre in Bergamo, Italy. The Emax 2 circuit breakers are available for purchase in Australia.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.