New SafeT™ Interiors make power distribution boards safer for users

ABB’s new SafeT Interiors integrate the industry’s first finger-safe bus
 stacks and patented circuit breaker adaptors designed to improve 
workplace safety

ABB

ABB’s new SafeT Interiors integrate the industry’s first finger-safe bus stacks and patented circuit breaker adaptors designed to improve workplace safety

ABB has introduced a new range of SafeT interiors that improves the safety of UL67 panelboards and UL891 switchboards, widely used for lighting and interior power. Finger-safe bus stacks and a patented circuit breaker adaptor make installation, operation and maintenance of the power distribution systems safer for contractors and end-users.

Mike Dutoit, product marketing manager, ABB Electrification Products, said: “ABB innovations aim to make electrical distribtion boards as safe and easy-to-use as possible. The construction of the interior and the mounting of the circuit breakers are key to in-service performance, efficiency and workplace safety. ABB SafeT Interiors are a smarter way to build boards that we expect to become the solution of choice for informed contractors and end-users.”

SafeT Interiors are designed for low-voltage distribution UL67 panelboards and UL891 switchboards rated up to 600 volts. They come with an IP20 finger-safe vertical bus stack as standard, ensuring compliance with IEC Standard 60529. The safety bus stacks include a complete assembly of bus bars, insulators, IP20 shrouds and a mounting plate, installed on the back pan. 

SafeT Interiors also feature plug-on branch devices that are easier to install, requiring just a screwdriver and one or two screws. They can be flipped 180 degrees to allow onsite corrections to be made quickly and with no extra parts. A patented adaptor for the circuit breaker eliminates complex, labor-intensive strap kits, making boards easier and safer to service. The adaptor also provides phase separation, making it easier to replace circuit breakers; and, with fewer potential installation failure points, the SafeT Interior integrates higher levels of quality and robustness into installations.
SafeT Interiors are designed for low-voltage distribution panelboards that comply with UL67 and switchboards that comply with UL891. They are available for applications rated up to 600 volts and all come with an IP20 finger-safe vertical bus as standard.

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 a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com