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OMRON will start providing PCF calculations based on global standards

22nd May 2024
Paige West
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OMRON Corporation will begin providing carbon footprint data of products (PCF) calculations based on global standards for high-capacity power relays for energy storage systems and other new equipment to customers from May 2024.

Next, the company will promote visualisation of GHG emissions throughout the supply chain in the electrical equipment industry and contribute to the acceleration of society’s decarbonisation globally.

In order to realise a decarbonised society, society as a whole is required to reduce GHG emissions, and countries around the world are strengthening regulations regarding PCF in order to promote the reduction of GHG emissions, especially in the manufacturing industry, where energy consumption is high. As a result, as a trend toward green procurement in the supply chain, the use of PCF disclosure as a policy for selecting suppliers has been increasing, and it is becoming necessary for companies to implement PCF calculations.

To strengthen the connectivity between non-financial and financial environmental impact, OMRON has introduced an ‘Environmental Evaluation Framework’ and is working to design and develop products that take the environment into consideration. In line with this system, OMRON has established its own calculation guidelines for PCF based on global standards. In the electronic components business, PCF is calculated based on the guidelines for the G9KB series of high-capacity power relays for new energy devices such as power conditioners and storage systems and will provide calculation data upon customer request from May 2024. The PCF for this product series is calculated based on ISO 14067 and has been certified by a third party.  OMRON will gradually provide data on a wide range of high-capacity power relays. In addition, the company will accelerate the deployment of PCF calculation models in conjunction with the demonstration experiment to determine GHG emissions in the supply chain (announced on January 29, 2024), which began in March 2024.

Main specifications of the G9KB series high-capacity relays

The G9KB-E is a new product that will go on general sale on June 1st, 2024.

The G9KB-E is a high-capacity version of the G9KB series, which has the same size and weight as the G9KB reference model, but with a maximum opening and closing voltage of 800V DC and a maximum current of 100A. The rated value of 800V DC 50 A and 600 V DC 100A is especially suitable for 15~40kW class battery related applications such as power storage systems and EV charger/V2X.

The smarter E Europe Exhibition, Stand B6.680, June 19-21, 2024

Omron will be demonstrating a range of products that support efficiency and reduction of energy losses for EV charging, electricity storage systems (ESS) and solar applications, including the new high-capacity G9KB-E relay.

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