Successfully designing machines for the US market

There is a lot that companies need to know before exporting electrical machines or systems to the USA, as the country's standards, regulations and practices are very different from those in markets shaped by IEC standards. Every machine or system is checked by an inspector before it can be put into operation. For successful field acceptance, correct configuration and documentation according to the applicable standards are essential. One thing that helps is to have products certified to UL standards.
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SIRIUS Control

PCA Verpackungstechnik benefits from the global deployment capability of SIRIUS contactors and circuit breakers

When PCA Roboter- und Verpackungstechnik GmbH received an order from the USA for a new packaging system, the company's engineers only had a very short time to implement the latest US regulations for electrical equipment in the configuration of their machines. Their work was made easier by the decision to opt for SIRIUS 3RT2 contactors and SIRIUS 3RV2 circuit breakers, both of which possess the most important certificates for the global market and satisfy the UL standards mandatory for the USA. The contactors use vibration-proof spring-type terminals which speed up installation while also reducing the amount of wiring work for the special-purpose machine manufacturer and ensuring the safe shipping of the equipment. Siemens supported the company's configuration work with extensive expertise regarding the practical implementation of North American standards (UL508A and NFPA79).

We use these devices in all of our systems...The support from Siemens has not only saved us time and nerves in this project, it will also help us in just about all situations that we will encounter in conjunction with UL certification.

Thomas Albig, PCA Roboter- und Verpackungstechnik

What support does Siemens give in connection with the implementation of US standards?

SIRIUS Control, the largest switching and protection portfolio on the market, features more than 50,000 combination tests and approvals for worldwide deployment (e.g. CE, UL, CSA, CC). The CAx data, manuals and certificates (e.g. Certificate of Compliance for UL) required for configuration and documentation are available at all times, thus ensuring time-saving in electrical engineering. Furthermore, Siemens provides extensive information on North American market conditions in the form of manuals, white papers, training courses and webinars.