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GE Unveils GuardEon* — A Global Circuit Breaker Platform Built for the Digital Industrial Era

HANNOVER, GERMANY, Apr 25, 2016 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Today, GE's Industrial Solutions business GE, -0.71% introduced its new GuardEon* molded-case circuit breaker (MCCB) at Hannover Messe, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. From its smart, secure and reliable operation to the way it's manufactured, GuardEon is a global breaker platform built for the digital industrial era.

"GE's industrial customers operate in some of the most demanding environments -- from an offshore oil rig in the North Sea to a remote mining site in the Chilean Andes and beyond -- where operational reliability and safety are non-negotiable," explained Ruth Gratzke, global product line leader for circuit breakers, GE's Industrial Solutions business. "Our customers look to us to help see around corners and offer solutions for both current and future challenges. With features like advanced safety protection and on-board diagnostics, GuardEon is a critical element of a reliable power system that helps protect people, equipment and uptime."

Designed for tough, real-world applications, GuardEon offers:

--  A flexible, global platform: GuardEon offers a single, global platform
    to serve customers across industries and geographies -- no matter the
    application. The breaker family consists of four frame sizes featuring
    common components, interchangeable accessories and flexible options
    for field customization to meet changing electrical needs. GuardEon,
    along with GE's EntelliGuard* air circuit breakers, ArcWatch*
    technology and trip unit toolkit software, represents a key building
    block of a modern, integrated low-voltage distribution system.

--  A robust, user-friendly design: GE engaged more than 100 customers
    across 17 countries over a two-year development period from initial
    design to reviews of prototypes as part of an ongoing iterative design
    process. Many of GuardEon's simple yet smart enhancements are a result
    of direct customer feedback, including its rotating faceplate,
    ergonomic rotary handle and its streamlined design with fewer internal
    parts than GE's previous MCCBs. Through the GE...