ABB Australia Pty Ltd
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 115,000 people.
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ABB is offering motor and gear unit packages that enable robot integrators to create custom solutions for workpiece positioners, robot carriers, track motions, servo guns and indexing conveyers. The motor and gear units are designed to optimise cost-efficiency and performance, and to simplify integration and operation.
ABB has announced the launch of its Symphony Plus distributed control system (DCS). Key user benefits are claimed to include improved plant productivity and energy efficiency, as well as enhanced operational security, plant safety and a lower total cost of ownership.
The ArcPack robotic welding package is designed to offer high-quality welds with minimum downtime. The package includes ABB’s fifth-generation IRC5 controller, the touch-screen interface FlexPendant, RobotWare Arc programming software and an IRB1410 industrial robot to deliver an integrated solution for arc welding. The package is also provided with the company’s RPC welding power source suited for metal inert gas (MIG) and metal active gas (MAG) welding automation.
ABB has introduced a USB disk drive replacement kit for its robot controllers models S4 to S4C. The kit is a package upgrade solution that replaces existing and often unreliable, hard to source floppy disk drive unit, and disks with a USB connection point. The kit lets users transfer all their stored programs and data to a standard USB memory stick and also provides a connection point for a PC.
ABB has announced that their electromagnetic WaterMaster flowmeter, designed specifically for the water, wastewater and effluent sewage markets, now has an in-situ flowmeter verification capability. Built into the flowmeter the VeriMaster system has the ability to perform in-situ verification across the full range.
Manufactured using a ceramic-to-steel bonding process, the Endura AZ20 combustion gas analyser offers improved resistance to thermal stresses and shocks compared to a conventional brazed design. This enables it to be used in a wider range of applications subject to sudden variations in process temperature, as well as offering a gas tight bond throughout its operating temperature range.
The ACS 2000 air-cooled general-purpose AC drive is designed for reliability, easy installation and fast commissioning. The drive is specifically targeted at fan, pump, compressor and other common applications in industries such as water, cement, minerals and mining, metals, oil and gas, pulp and paper, power generation and chemical.
ABB has introduced the IRB 2600, which features an optimised, design that offers a high payload capacity of up to 20 kg and an ultra-wide working range. The robot is designed to be suitable for machine tending, materials handling and arc welding; as well as other process applications.
ABB has launched its first robot combining the advantages of an articulated robot and a linear gantry for improved flexibility and cycle times.
ABB has launched its smallest ever multipurpose industrial robot, the compact and lightweight six-axis IRB 120. Available with a new compact version of the IRC5 controller, the robot weighs just 25 kg and can handle a payload of 3 kg (or 4 kg with a vertical wrist) with a reach of 580 mm.
The ACS850 drive features an in-built, energy-saving calculator, embedded Modbus and drive-to-drive link, intelligent user interface with a series of assistant wizards, integrated safety functions, modular hardware and software, and a removable memory unit.
Designed for standalone operation in smaller industrial applications and mechanical engineering, the AC500-eCo PLC can be adapted to meet individual requirements.
ABB has announced a low-voltage AC drive, specifically targeted at pump and fan applications ranging from 0.37 to 22 kW. Built-in PID controllers are used to vary the drive’s performance in response to changes in pressure, flow or other external data, modifying the performance according to the needs of the application. This can eliminate the need for an external PLC and helps to save energy.
ABB has introduced robotic bin picking technology that can locate and disseminate jumbled and randomly situated materials from bins.
The OriMaster compact orifice DP flowmeter is a one-piece flowmeter that comes fully factory configured and pressure tested, solving many of the problems associated with sizing, selection, installation and operation of conventional orifice plate installations.
The IRB 4600 features a compact and lightweight design with an upper arm of aluminium and spur gears of ABB’s own design. The robot incorporates QuickMove and TrueMove, ABB’s sharp motion technology that defines precise performance and path accuracy with the shortest possible rapid cycle time.
ABB has announced a range of IP55-rated enclosures and junction boxes. The enclosures are available in 10 sizes — with internal dimensions from 100 x 100 x 80 mm to 310 x 240 x 160 mm — and incorporate a time-saving quarter turn lid screw on some models.
ABB’s Extended Automation System 800xA is designed to provide a platform for unified operations to increase productivity and power reliability for process manufacturers in all industries. The combination of these systems into one yields significant savings for users in terms of costs and manpower.
The WaterMaster range of flowmeters is specifically designed for water, wastewater and sewage applications, and is available in the most commonly installed flowmeter sizes: 40-300 mm.
The DriveConFig kit is a PC configuration tool for ABB component drives ACS55, offering fast and safe configuration of unpowered drives.
The AC 700F controller is designed to close the gap between generic PLCs and complex process control systems.
ABB has announced that it has rounded off its product range of measuring technologies for the EasyLine series of continuous gas analysers with the addition of the zirconium dioxide sensor ZO23.
ABB Australia has launched low-voltage AC motors with improved energy efficiency and life cycle value. The motors are available from 0.06 to 95 kW while the frame size starts from 56, going all the way to 250. The range is classified into three ranges: general performance, industrial performance and process performance. Frame materials include cast iron and aluminium.
The flameproof housing of the EL3060 analyser fulfils the requirements of Category II 2G and due to its high safety standards can be used in plants with potentially explosive gas atmospheres of Zone 1 and Zone 2.
The HygienicMaster range of flowmeters is targeted primarily at the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The range provides accurate measurement in hygienic applications ranging from water through to fluids with extreme viscosities, high solid concentrations or low conductivity.
Part of ABB’s FlowMaster family, ProcessMaster incorporates features providing users enhanced performance with reduced complexity. Available in sizes 3 to 2000 mm, the ProcessMaster range offers a wide choice of liner and electrode options, enabling it to meet the needs of demanding applications.
ABB has enhanced its 364 series of differential and gauge pressure transmitters with the addition of all welded direct and remote-mounted diaphragm seals. The 364 series is designed to suit a wide range of industries, including those with aggressive or hazardous environments where performance needs to be optimised, such as those in chemicals or offshore oil and gas production.
ABB has upgraded its IRB 6640 robot to create a ‘clean room’ version. Working in close cooperation with strategic partners from the photovoltaic industry, the project was undertaken in response to the strict specifications for thin film production processes used in solar module manufacturing, where cleanliness is a critical factor.
ABB has announced a standard compact solution for solar cell manufacturing plants — the FlexPicker-System Solar. The standardised robotic cell was specially designed for loading, unloading and handling processes in automated production lines for solar cells.
ABB has announced that it has further enhanced its IRC5 controller operating system with the latest release of RobotWare. RobotWare 5.10 adds a host of improvements aimed at delivering greater levels of control and accuracy for robot applications.
ABB has announced the launch of a new stronger robot, IRB 6640. This new robot is perfect for various applications within material handling, machine tending and spot welding.
The IRB 6620 is a compact spot welding robot that can be mounted floor standing, inverted and in tilted positions. The low total weight of the robot (900 kg) makes it easy to install and handle without the need for heavy-lifting cranes. The low weight also means it can be put on top of a machine.
The C1300 advanced circular chart recorder combines established paper chart recording technology with the latest advances in electronic data collection, giving users more power to use recorded data to its full potential.
A key feature of the C1300 is its two LCD graphical display panels, each capable of carrying multiple lines of text, making the C1300 particularly suitable for totalisation applications.
Instead of using cryptic codes, the PST soft starter range speaks to operators in plain language (11 languages are available). It simply tells the operator what to do, step by step, whether it is about programming, daily operation or maintenance.
ABB has developed a patented technology for the comprehensive recycling of contaminated SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) gas, based on a new energy-efficient cryogenic process.
New concentrating solar power plants developed by ABB use 70% less material, require 40% less land and consume 80% less water per megawatt generated than parabolic trough designs.
ABB has agreed to acquire Powercorp, an Australian renewable power automation company.
ABB has signed an agreement with Shell to supply low- and medium-voltage motors and related services.
New ore hoisting system will support the transformation of Ernest Henry Mining’s existing open pit mine into an underground mining operation - extending the life of the mine.
ABB has agreed to acquire Mincom to broaden its software portfolio and strengthen its enterprise asset management (EAM) software and services.
ABB and Baldor Electric Company have agreed that ABB will acquire Baldor in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$4.2 billion, including $1.1 billion of net debt.
ABB has made a strategic investment in wind sensing technology company Pentalum Technologies.
ABB has announced that Robin Johnson Engineering will be its first medium-voltage (MV) drives technical partner in Australia.
ABB has announced that it has expanded its robotics service centre network to Adelaide.
ABB has announced that Axel Kuhr has been appointed as Country Manager for ABB in Australia.
ABB has announced it has completed its acquisition of Prairieville, Louisiana company K-TEK.
ABB has announced a recommended offer to acquire UK-based Chloride.
ABB and the University of Sydney’s School of Electrical and Information Engineering have officially opened the ABB Technology Centre at the university campus.
ABB has announced the opening of a new facility dedicated to supporting companies involved with developing the oil and gas sector in Queensland.
ABB has announced its Extended Automation System 800xA was recently registered as an initial Foundation fieldbus host system after it passed the Fieldbus Foundation’s rigorous new Host Profile Registration Process.