Fortune Magazine has selected ABB as Number 8 on its 2018 “Change the World” list, due to its E-Mobility initiative. This list is a global ranking of companies whose innovative work is making a significant, positive social impact around the world. ABB believes it is possible to run the world without consuming the Earth. Today, … Continue reading ABB listed as company that is “changing the world”
ABB announced it has completed its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS), GE’s global electrification solutions business on June 30, 2018. The transaction was announced on September 25, 2017, and is expected to be accretive to operational EPS in the first year. The $2.6 billion transaction offers substantial value creation potential within ABB, including growth … Continue reading ABB completes acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions
ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have showcased the world’s first common collaborative robot operating interface at automatica in Munich, Germany from June 19-22, 2018. The common interface will also help address the shortage of skilled workers in many industries. In Japan for example, one person in five is within a decade of retirement. Demand for … Continue reading ABB and Kawasaki create world’s first common interface for collaborative robots
By operating at powers of up to 350 kilowatts, Terra high-power charger, adds up to 200km of range to an electric vehicle in just eight minutes. The new charger is ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and petrol stations. ABB chargers are being installed around the world, and they have recently been selected … Continue reading ABB launches world’s fastest e-vehicle charger
ABB has supplied a containerized microgrid solution to support a gas-fired power station to optimize and automate its operations, increase energy efficiency, reduce fossil fuel consumption and enable uninterrupted power supply from Alinta Energy’s Newman Power Station, which supplies mining operations in the Pilbara. ABB’s microgrid solution includes a 30 megawatt (MW) battery energy storage … Continue reading ABB deploys microgrid with large battery energy storage
ABB has won an order to replace the control and protection systems for two vital high-voltage transmission links in Australia that achieved significant technical breakthroughs when ABB installed the systems nearly two decades ago. The order, worth approximately $30 million, will modernise the Murraylink and Directlink high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission links with the latest … Continue reading ABB wins $30 million order to upgrade two HVDC links
Under the theme, From Innovation to Transformation, ABB showcased its latest industrial digital solutions to improve operating efficiencies and empower the digital transformation of its customers across the utilities, industries, transport and infrastructure sectors. ABB presented its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB Ability at its inaugural ABB Customer World – Australia event held at … Continue reading Showcasing digital solutions to unlock customer value
ABB Ability Ellipse suite unveiled to help utilities maximise asset performance and fast-track their digitalisation journey. ABB today announced the Australian launch of the new ABB Ability™ Ellipse software solution delivering a cross-enterprise approach to connected asset lifecycle management at its ABB Customer World – Australia event in Melbourne. The solution suite will enable electric … Continue reading ABB’s optimisation software supports digital transformation
ABB has announced that its charging technology is now available in 95 percent of the worlds countries with an EV presence. This includes countries from Australia to Azerbaijan and India to Iceland. According to an ABB press release, the company’s sales of DC fast chargers has now exceeded 6,500, ranging from 50kW up to 450kW and includes … Continue reading ABB celebrates extended reach of EV charging infrastructure
ABB has set another pioneering innovation record with the successful testing of the low and high voltage units of the world’s most powerful ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transformer. The +/-1,100 kV (1.1 million volts) UHVDC transformer, developed and manufactured in close collaboration with State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), has successfully passed a series of … Continue reading World’s most powerful HVDC transformer
ABB has been named as the global market leader in SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems for the power transmission and distribution sector by ARC Advisory Group, a technology research and advisory firm for industry, infrastructure and cities. The accolade was made in ARC’s recenlty released report titled SCADA Systems for the Electric Power … Continue reading ABB market leader in SCADA according to report
ABB is previewing its newest collaborative robot, now with a single arm, at the International Robotics Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. As their name suggests, collaborative robots are designed to work alongside humans on the factory floor to raise productivity and support the transition to mass customization. The robot will be officially launched in 2018. … Continue reading ABB to showcase new collaborative robot at exhibition
South Australian-based machine builders HMPS was recently commissioned to design and automate a complete system for a flatbread producer Four different-sized flatbreads needed to be packed in five different-sized stacks. This needed to be done to fit the customer’s existing carton range and the application required a cycle rate of up to 110 packs per … Continue reading Robotic case packer offers flexibility for production lines
ABB is named Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Company of the Year thanks to its visionary innovation embodied by its distributed control system (DCS) offering and its impact on customer performance. The award recognises ABB’s digital leadership, not only when compared to other industrial automation suppliers, but also against non-industry peers. The award highlights how ABB … Continue reading ABB earns company of the year award
Even with the latest technologies and connectivity within the process and control space, when it comes to digitisation, no one company or person has enough expertise to know it all. This is not only because there is a lot to learn, but also because the landscape is changing so fast – sometimes on a monthly … Continue reading Embracing digitisation – collaboration is the key
ABB is embedding extended safety I/Os within its series of robot controllers to improve the flexibility, safety and reliability of collaboration between robots and people. The shift to low-volume, high-mix production in shorter cycles means that people need to work more frequently in closer proximity to robots – changing materials and programs, and inspecting new … Continue reading Enhancing man-machine collaboration
Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 percent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement could save approximately $500,000 in electrical energy costs over the course of a 20-year lifetime for … Continue reading Almost 100 per cent energy efficiency with synchronous motor
ABB has announced it has invested in Enbala Power Networks, a developer of software for managing power distribution networks.
ABB has announced the global launch of its next generation asset performance management (APM) solution, Asset Health Center 3.0.
According to ABB, annual cost savings of $300,000 can be achieved through improved uptime with its safety programmable logic controller (PLC).