With the Alpha 3200, Siemens has developed a new low-voltage power distribution board specifically to meet requirements in buildings like shopping malls, hotels, and office buildings. The distribution board can handle rated currents of up to 3,200 ampere and is therefore suitable for all buildings where large amounts of power are needed and distributed. Thanks to its compact design, the Alpha 3200 makes optimal use of existing space. In conjunction with existing distribution boards from the Alpha portfolio – including the proven communications-capable protection, switching, measuring, and monitoring devices from the Sentron portfolio – the Alpha 3200 ensures consistent, reliable power distribution from end to end. Under the motto “Make your building more livable,” Siemens will show at the light+building trade fair from March 13 to 18, 2016 how commercial buildings can be comfortable while also offering economical operation.

The development of this distribution board Alpha 3200 is Siemens’ response to current challenges in the field of low-voltage power distribution. For example, energy planners and panel builders need to meet increasingly complex standards when planning power distribution boards in buildings in today’s environment of ever-shorter project cycles. Therefore, Siemens provides the Simaris configuration software. The software supports the entire engineering process, from planning the power distribution board and costing to drawing up the bid and standard-compliant system documentation. This accelerates the complete engineering process. Corresponding test and inspection certificates in accordance with IEC 61439 are available in the software.

The trend toward the “smart building” also calls for more flexible and communications-capable power distribution in buildings. The Alpha 3200 power distribution board is coordinated to the Sentron protection, switching, measuring, and monitoring devices. In addition, the Alpha distribution board assembly kits can be integrated in the power distribution board.

The Alpha 3200 power distribution board combines Siemens’ many years of development expertise in the area of low-voltage switchboards with an innovative enclosure system. Siemens thus offers a complete portfolio of power distribution boards covering the entire range from 160 A to 3,200 A.

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