Electrical distribution control

Manufacturer presents the Ability Electrical Distribution Control System as a breakthrough innovation for cloud-based energy management, remote supervision and diagnostics. The system connects a facility’s electrical equipment with the Internet of Things and leverages an ABB circuit breaker’s built-in sensing and connectivity to provide the information and control functions to reduce total operating costs by up to 30 percent.

ABB Ability is a range of digital, connection solutions allowing the company to support customers and optimize their assets. The system’s cloud-based platform analyzes data from a site’s equipment and makes recommendations to optimize electrical system performance. It enables the remote monitoring of plants, their energy consumption and costs at a glance to make it easier and faster to implement energy management strategies.

The Ability system provides direct supervision of electrical assets and reporting functions. With alerts, immediate access to documentation as well as remote diagnosis of devices, maintenance becomes simpler. When necessary, facility managers can take corrective action in a matter of minutes. — ABB North America, Cary, N.C., 919/856-2360; www.abb.com