Connecting low-voltage networks to the Internet of Things, Services and People

ABB is connecting electrical plants to the Internet of Things, Services and People to transform how industry monitors, manages and optimises its energy costs and power loads. The company’s new product Ekip SmartVision can increase reliability and boost energy savings by up to 30 percent, according to ABB.

The product combines the connectivity and sensing capabilities of ABB Emax 2 circuit breakers with a cloud platform to deliver actionable information for advanced energy management, remote supervision and diagnostics services. Power consumption, costs and electrical behavior are continuously monitored and analysed, making it easier and faster to implement energy management strategies.

The platform provides direct supervision of electrical assets across even the most complex electrical installations. With automatic alerts, immediate access to documentation from multiple devices and remote diagnostic functions, maintenance is also simplified. Due to its cloud-based architecture, the platform works from anywhere via a smart phone, tablet, or PC.