ABB to showcase digital industry at Hannover Messe

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Monday, 01 April, 2019

ABB to showcase digital industry at Hannover Messe

At this year’s Hannover Messe, ABB will be showcasing its technologies in the areas of collaboration and digitalisation. The company has recently been streamlined into four businesses offering solutions in electrification, industrial automation, motion, and robotics and discrete automation. Each business will offer a single interface to customers, maximising proximity and speed.

This year, Sweden takes centre stage as the Hannover Messe 2019 partner country. With its Swedish heritage dating back to 1883, ABB will present its smart industry solutions at its own booth as well as at the Swedish Pavilion.

ABB will demonstrate a factory of the future featuring a model production line assembling wristwatches in lot sizes of one, in real time. An array of ABB’s digital manufacturing products will be demonstrated including YuMi collaborative robots for assembly operations, while the SuperTrak flexible transport system moves parts from one station to another.

ABB Ability, the company’s common digital platform offering across ABB businesses, will also be highlighted at Hannover. ABB Ability harnesses the powers of network connectivity and data analytics to unlock greater value for its customers.

Industry consumes more than 40% of the electricity produced. Today, one-third of the world's electricity is converted by motors into motion. There is huge potential to save energy by using state-of-the-art motion technology. In this context ABB recently released its new ABB Ability Smart Sensor for mounted bearings, as part of the ABB Ability Smart Sensor suite of products that will be showcased in Hannover. The new smart sensor makes it possible to perform a health check on bearings by simply attaching the sensor to the bearing.

The first joint solution of ABB’s global partnership with France’s Dassault Systèmes will be showcased at Hannover Messe this year. The partnership, announced in February, combines ABB Ability and Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative 3DEXPERIENCE platform to offer an end-to-end digital portfolio. This includes an advanced digital twin technology service where customers can test their operations and ABB solutions through virtual representations of factory models and product lines. The partnership completes a list of successful strategic alliances ABB already has with IBM, HPE and Microsoft.

ABB, which has been participating at the Hannover Messe for 70 years, has been shortlisted as one of the three nominees for the Hermes Award, which recognises excellence in industrial technology. The prize, which will be awarded during the opening ceremony of Hannover Messe, recognises outstanding products, innovations and solutions that are being displayed for the first time at the fair.

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