Siemens Smart Infrastructure has introduced the new Alpha 3200 Eco power distribution board, which requires one-third less copper than its predecessors and features a main busbar in the middle of the board instead of at the top or the bottom, allowing devices to be attached directly (previously, additional connection rails made of copper were needed).
This new design significantly reduces material costs and installation efforts and allows for more flexible installation of the associated Alpha assembly kits with protection, switching and measuring devices.
Overall, this results in more room for valuable functions, such as collecting energy data and switching states, as well as for connecting the power distribution board to digital building management systems.
A new ventilation system with two cooling circuits provides optimal heat dissipation and energy yield.
Martin Moosburger, head of product management for low-voltage products at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, said: “Power distribution requirements in buildings are constantly growing — from planning to operations — and they require flexible systems that can communicate.
Time and cost pressures in switchgear manufacturing are also on the rise (www.new.siemens.com
"Our power distribution boards are designed specifically to meet these demands, and they assist switchgear manufacturers along the entire value chain.”
The Alpha 3200 Eco power distribution board is particularly suited for use in the cost-sensitive building infrastructure market, including shopping centres or office buildings.
In addition, switchgear manufacturers benefit from less complexity and shorter project lead times.
Together with communication-capable devices from the Siemens Sentron portfolio, the Alpha 3200 Eco creates a consistent harmonised system for reliable and efficient power distribution in buildings.