Swiss engineering company ABB has launched an automatic transfer switch (ATS)— TruONE — with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications. ABB said the device is “the first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a single easy-to-install device”.
The company claims its ATS helps improve protection, “makes installation 80% faster and will cut cabling and commissioning times and costs by up to 90%.
“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,” ABB said.
TruONE is also the “first ATS with a built-in predictive maintenance functionality that monitors its own condition as well as its environment with temperature monitoring”, ABB said. “This ensures that when operations need to switch to backup power, ABB’s ATS is always ready to perform.”
ABB said TruONE offers increased protection during manual operation 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 needs to be connected to the door as the detachable HMI is completely isolated from the lines, resulting in significantly increased safety of the equipment operators”, ABB said.