ABB & Solvere providing control panels for wind turbine service lifts

ABB (NYSE: ABB) said it is providing low-voltage power electronics equipment to North Carolina-based Solvere LLC, an engineering services company, for its electrical control panels used in wind turbines. These control panels will allow Georgia-based service lift maker Hailo LLC to build new UL-AECO compliant, wind turbine service lifts, allowing maintenance operators to work up to 110 yards (about 100 meters) high.

ABB solutions, embedded in Solvere’s electrical control panels, will enable service lift safety while maintenance personnel troubleshoot high up in the air. Because these wind turbines are extremely high, it is important for operators to have the ability to get up and down quickly in these service lifts, and ABB helps them run more efficiently.

ABB is providing multiple low-voltage, UL components, such as safety relays, elevator rated contactors pilot devices and circuit breakers. As a result, these electrical control panels provide the service lift with UL elevator control compliance and ASME 17.1 and 17.5 certification. The easy-to-use controls for powering up and down the lift are functional even in extreme weather conditions.

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