Load Break Switch Market - Introduction

Load break switch refers to a disconnect switch whose function is to make or break the electrical connection at certain specified levels of current. A load break switch is generally used for medium voltage level systems for the purpose of switching and protection. In simpler terms, a load break switch is designed to cut off the healthy circuits or to disconnect the load in case of any faults or for maintenance purpose. As a safety measure, load break switches are turned on under no-load conditions. Hence, it has no making capacity unlike the Circuit Breaker which are designed to operate under abnormal conditions such as overcurrent or transients, in order to clear the fault and isolate the electrical system and the connected load.

In some cases, load break switches can be supplied with additional equipment in order to provide a limited load switching capability. Additionally, an air gap switch can be modified by connecting them with a series interrupter for making them capable of operating at high voltage and current levels. The series interrupters significantly increase the load break capabilities of the disconnect switch and hence, it can be used switching load or fault currents of the associated equipment.

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Load Break Switch Market – Competitive Landscape

  • The Key players providing load break switch are making concentrated efforts in the research and development of load break switches which are suitable for low voltage devices and having compact design. Furthermore, they are involved in providing customized solutions to the end users in a bid to gain a competitive edge and gain a greater market share in the Load break switch market.

ABB Ltd.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, ABB is a prominent digital company engaged mainly in the power and automation business. The key operating business segments of the company consist of power systems, power products, process automation, discrete automation and motion, and low voltage products. The load break switches occupy a major market share which can be attributed to their proven reputation for reliability, performance and long life. The company has presence in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Schneider Electric

The company which is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France, is a prominent players engaged in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. The company has presence in more than 100 countries and has emerged has a prominent player in power management and automation systems.  The company offerings pertaining to the low voltage segment includes circuit breakers, busses, enclosures, panel boards, switchboards, and among others.

Fuji Electric

Established in 1970 in Edison, New Jersey, Fuji Electric is engaged in the sales, marketing and distribution of the electrical systems across the globe. The company has a broad product portfolio which includes inverters, circuit breakers, and ring compressors. The company also provides solutions to increase productivity and save energy of industrial plants by combining its power electronics products with measuring instruments and the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has close to 120 offices in 21 countries across the globe.

Eaton Corporation

Eaton Corporation is a prominent power management company which is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The company was founded in 1911, the company provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. The electrical division of the company has a wide range of product offerings which includes circuit breakers, switchgear, power distribution units, panel boards, load centers, motor controls, sensors, relays and inverters, and among others. The company sells its products in more than 175 countries across the globe.

Siemens AG

Founded in 1847, Siemens AG is headquartered in the Munich, Germany. The company has its core activities in the field of electrification, automation and digitalization across the globe. The company has eight business divisions. Furthermore, the company has 289 major production and manufacturing plants which are located across the globe.

Some of the significant players in the Load Break Switch market are LSIS Co.,Ltd., Powell Electric, Rockwell Automation, Socomec, Legrand, Gozuk, Lucy Group Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Limited,  and among others.

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Load Break Switch Market - Dynamics

Growing demand for compact load break switches to fuel the market growth

Growth of the Load Break Switch market can be attributed to the growing demand for compact load break switches for low and medium voltage applications. Growing industrialization and increasing investments in the infrastructure and electrification developments across the globe have spurred the demand for load switches. Load break switches are increasingly being used to cut off power in electrical equipment during repairs, maintenance and emergency shutdowns. As a result, the growth of the Load Break Switch market is likely to grow at an impressive pace in the upcoming years.

High cost to impede the growth of Load Break Switch market

Due to the myriad of benefits the Load Break Switch, they are increasingly being adopted across various end use industries. However, Load Break Switch have are associated with higher cost and this might impact the growth of the load switch market. Further, high level of technical expertise is required for the development of advanced Load Break Switches. These factors might hinder the market growth of Load Break Switch.

Load Break Switch Market – Segmentation

The Load Break Switch market can be segmented based on:

  • Type
  • Voltage level
  • End-user
  • Installation Type
  • Geography

Load Break Switch Market Segmentation – By Type

Based on the type, the Load Break Switch can be fragmented into:

  • Gas insulated
  • Vacuum Insulated
  • Air Insulated
  • Oil-Immersed

Load Break Switch Market Segmentation – By Voltage Level

Based on the Voltage level, the Load Break Switch can be fragmented into:

  • Upto 11kV
  • 11kV to 33kV
  • 33kV and above

Load Break Switch Market Segmentation – By End-user

Depending on the end-user, the Load Break Switch market can be segmented into:

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Utility

Load Break Switch Market Segmentation – By Installation Type

Depending on the application, the Load Break Switch market can be classified into:

  • Indoor Installation
  • Outdoor Installation

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