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).
At the upcoming trade show InnoTrans in Berlin, ABB will launch a next generation battery charger based on silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors for use in all rail applications.
ABB has appointed Tauno Heinola as managing director of ABB Australia, effective October 1, 2016. He succeeds Axel Kuhr, who will become managing director in Japan.
ABB has launched a new customer drives test laboratory at its factory in Helsinki, Finland.
In a first for South Africa, ABB has commissioned an integrated solar-diesel microgrid installation at its 96,000 square metre Longmeadow facility in Johannesburg.
ABB has launched a plug-in communication module for its TVOC-2 Arc Guard System, which will provide operators with real time status updates and instant information on the location of any arcs.
A software-based innovation for ABB’s Emax 2 smart circuit breaker makes microgrid architectures simpler and more cost effective than ever, according to the company.
ABB and Aker Solutions announced today an agreement to build on their combined strengths in subsea, power and automation technologies.
“We welcome the COP21 Paris climate treaty. It is now the responsibility of all stakeholders to achieve these ambitious targets.”
ABB has won an order worth $US52 million to boost the flexibility and efficiency of Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd.’s new production facility in Harbin, China. The robots will be used to make Ford’s new Focus and Mondeo models.