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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.


Website: http://www.abbaustralia.com.au
Email: abbhelp@au.abb.com
Phone: 03 8544 0000
Fax: 03 8544 0001
Address:
601 Blackburn Road , Notting Hill VIC 3168 (Directions)

Products

ABB LWT300 series GWR level instruments

The LWT300 series instruments are designed to eliminate the need for the high level of technical expertise normally needed to operate guided wave radars.

ABB Ability Optimold Control steel casting control system

Designed to bring real-time, automatic online control of mould fluid flow, the ABB Ability Optimold Control connects sensors and actuators in the continuous casting process.

ABB Dodge Food Safe mounted ball bearings

ABB's Dodge Food Safe mounted ball bearings are designed to withstand caustic, high-pressure cleaning and sanitation processes.

ABB Ability Data Analytics for metals

ABB Ability Data Analytics metals provides data integration, monitoring, data analytics and optimisation in a single platform.

ABB Food Safe motors and bearings

ABB has launched a full range of stainless steel IEC Food Safe motors and mounted ball bearings designed for the harsh washdown conditions in the food industry.

ABB Ability Smart Sensor for mounted bearings

The smart sensor technology provides an early indicator of any potential problems by assessing the condition of bearings from vibration and temperature information.

ABB Ability System 800xA 6.1

ABB Ability System 800xA 6.1 provides significant innovations to the entire DCS architecture and introduces technologies that shorten timescales for project execution.

ABB Ability mobile gas leak detection system

The ABB Ability mobile gas leak detection system mounted on drones is designed to improve the safety of gas distribution infrastructure.

ABB Ability System 800xA Power Control Library with PLC Connect

The ABB Ability System 800xA Power Control Library expands digital integration options for non-IEC 61850 substations.

ABB IRB 1100 small parts assembly robot

ABB has announced the IRB 1100, its smallest, lightest robot to date, as part of its growing range of solutions for small parts assembly.

ABB IRB 910INV invert-mount SCARA robot

By mounting the IRB 910INV on the ceiling, manufacturers can increase the space efficiency and flexibility of each cell and do more complex tasks even in confined spaces.

ABB PGC5000 gas chromatograph oven

The PGC5000 oven with an integrated controller enables the integration of a single-board computer (SBC) directly into the PGC5000B or PGC5000C gas chromatograph ovens.

ABB L&W Fiber Online system for monitoring pulp fibre properties

L&W Fiber Online is an online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling significant fibre quality variables in paper stock preparation and pulp production.

ABB IRB 1200 robot with SafeMove2

ABB Australia has announced that SafeMove2 is now available for IRB 1200, the smallest ABB robot to feature its safety-certified monitoring and control software.

ABB JDF200 Field Signal Indicator

The JDF200 Field Signal Indicator provides digital indication of a remote analog 4–20 mA signal on a wide and clear LCD display.

ABB LLT100 laser level transmitter

The LLT100 laser level transmitter provides continuous, non-contact level measurement of any solids or liquids, even clear liquids.

ABB TVOC-2 Arc Guard System plug-in communication module

The plug-in communication module for the TVOC-2 Arc Guard System provides operators with real-time status updates and instant information on the location of any arcs.

ABB smart motor condition sensor

ABB has announced sensor technology that attaches directly to the motor and supplies information regarding operating and condition parameters via wireless transmission.

ABB YuMi dual-arm collaborative robot

YuMi can operate in very close collaboration with humans thanks to its inherently safe design and is also compact — with human dimensions and human movements, which makes human co-workers feel safe and comfortable.

ABB RobotStudio Machining PowerPac software

The Machining PowerPac software is a RobotStudio add-in designed for the programming of applications such as machining, deburring, polishing, grinding and deflashing.

ABB Automation Builder 1.1 automation development suite

Automation Builder 1.1 provides an integrated development environment for solutions using the spectrum of automation components, including PLCs and safety PLCs, motion controllers, drives, robots and HMIs.

ABB ACS580 variable speed drives

ABB has extended its general-purpose ACS580 variable speed drives range with drive modules for cabinet installation and connectivity to mobile applications.

ABB MotiFlex e180 three-phase drive range

The MotiFlex e180 range of three-phase drives can be used without additional hardware in many types of applications - with many different control system architectures, communications and motor feedback schemes.

ABB Hoist Performance Fingerprint service

ABB has launched a service product called Hoist Performance Fingerprint to help its customers assess and optimise the condition of their mine hoists.

ABB IRC5C compact industrial robot controller

The IRC5C robot controller is more compact and therefore easier to integrate, allowing for 25% smaller rack-mounted solutions.

ABB cpmPlus Expert Optimizer v8.0

ABB has launched a version of cpmPlus Expert Optimizer (EO), its software application for deployment of advanced process control applications, to optimise system productivity and harmonise processes in the cement industries.

ABB System 800xA Minerals Library Release 5.1/5

System 800xA Minerals Library Release 5.1/5 offers enhanced control, routing, yard and port functionalities.

ABB MicroFlex e100 and e150 servo drives

Due to a redesign of the drives' power stage, the latest iteration of the MicroFlex e100 and e150 servo motor drives can now deliver peak current levels that are three times the continuous rated current.

ABB IRB 1200 robot family

The IRB 1200 robot family is designed to address the needs of the material handling and machine tending industries for flexibility, ease of use, compactness and short cycle times.

ABB TRX twin-robot parts transfer for high-speed presses

The Twin Robot Xbar (TRX) from ABB is a robot-based solution for loading and unloading of presses without the need for press modification that offers an output rate of up to 16 parts per minute.

ABB Integrated Vision robot guidance system

ABB Integrated Vision is a smart camera system that makes vision-guided robotics applications faster and easier to deploy.

ABB Integrated Force Control robot tactile feedback

With Integrated Force Control, the robot reacts to its surrounding and can deviate from its programmed path or speed based on feedback from the force sensor.

ABB IRB 6660-100/3.3 press-tending robot

ABB's latest press-tending robot, the IRB 6660-100/3.3 is up to 15% faster than its predecessors, and has an extended reach to 3.35 m.

ABB SafeStart low-voltage motor control centre

The modular SafeStart MCC has been engineered and developed in Australia based on direct feedback received from surveys in Australia and improves safety, equipment reliability and ease of maintenance.

ABB Product Screen robot HMI

The purpose of Product Screen is to bring about a cost-effective way for robot operators to interact with the robot directly from the FlexPendant.

ABB AC500-XC ruggedised PLC

ABB's 'extreme conditions' AC500-XC PLC is protected against a wide variety of threats including high and low temperatures, high humidity, low air pressure, salt mist and hazardous gases, and vibration and shock.

ABB low inrush current motors

ABB has identified the most common requirements for low inrush current (LIC) motors and created a set of pre-calculated motors based on enhanced designs.

ABB Automation Builder development software suite

ABB’s Automation Builder provides an integrated development environment for control and motion systems based on PLCs, safety PLCs, robotics, motion control and related automation components.

ABB IRB 360 FlexPicker with increased payload

ABB has increased the IRB 360 FlexPicker’s top payload from 3 to 8 kg, allowing it to now pick up heavier items, handling up to 100 cycles per minute.

ABB IRB 1600 robot

ABB has upgraded the IRB 1600 robot’s top payload from 8 to 10 kg, expanding the range of general industrial applications the IRB 1600 can serve.

ABB MicroFlex e150 servo drive

The MicroFlex e150 servo drive is designed to control a wide range of motion applications from simple point-to-point motion to advanced motion, and combines ethernet technology, advanced multitasking programming and single-phase operation in a compact package.

ABB SCADAvantage version 5.4

ABB has released the latest version of its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, SCADAvantage version 5.4.

ABB FCB330 and FCB350 compact Coriolis mass flowmeters

The FCB330 and FCB350 are part of the CoriolisMaster family of direct mass flow measurement products and provide accurate measurements of multiple variables with a single device.

ABB industrial ACS880 drive modules

The industrial ACS880 drive modules are part of ABB’s all-compatible drives portfolio. The industrial drives are designed to simplify user requirements because they are designed to tackle any motor-driven application, in any industry, whatever the power range.

ABB ACS800-38 low harmonic drive

The ACS800-38 low harmonic drive is designed to eliminate harmonic noise and includes a double-layer thermal lockable cabinet designed for temperatures up to 55°C.

ABB OTDC range of DC switch-disconnectors

OTDC switch-disconnectors have very high insulation voltage ratings and the DC-rated operational voltage can be scaled up to 1200 V.

ABB synchronous reluctance motor and drive packages

ABB’s range of synchronous reluctance motor packages consist of a low-voltage, super-premium synchronous motor matched with the appropriate ABB drive.

ABB ACS880 industrial AC drive range

ABB’s ACS880 series is available as single drives, multidrives and drive modules, with a wide range and voltage up to 690 V.

ABB IRB 1520ID arc welding robot

The IRB 1520ID arc welding robot has integrated process dressing technology, in which all power cables and necessary gas and pressurised air hoses are integrated into the arm of the robot.

ABB IRB120T robot

The IRB120T is a variant of the IRB120 robot that reduces cycle times by up to 25%.

ABB FCB330 and FCB350 CoriolisMaster mass flowmeters

The FCB330 and FCB350 are part of the ABB CoriolisMaster family of direct mass flow measurement products and provide accurate measurements of multiple variables with a single, compact device.

ABB PalletPack 460 pre-engineered palletising package

PalletPack 460 is a pre-engineered package of robotic palletising components featuring the IRB 460 robot designed specifically for the high-speed, end-of-processing-line palletising.

ABB panel-mounted IRC5 controllers

ABB now offers a panel-mounted controller variant for larger ABB robots, providing system integrators with easier and more flexible integration solutions.

ABB IRB 120 cleanroom robot

ABB has launched an ISO 5 (Class 100) cleanroom version of its smallest multipurpose industrial robot.

ABB custom robotic motor and gear unit packages

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 Symphony Plus distributed control system

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.

ABB ArcPack robotic welding package

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 USB disk drive replacement kit for robot controllers S4 to S4C

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 WaterMaster self-verifying electromagnetic flowmeter

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.

ABB Endura AZ20 combustion gas analyser

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.

ABB ACS 2000 air-cooled AC drive

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 IRB 2600 robot range

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.

Gantry-mounted robot

ABB has launched its first robot combining the advantages of an articulated robot and a linear gantry for improved flexibility and cycle times.

Compact robot

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.

Drives

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.

Entry-level PLC

Designed for standalone operation in smaller industrial applications and mechanical engineering, the AC500-eCo PLC can be adapted to meet individual requirements.

Pump and fan drive

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.

Robotic bin picking

ABB has introduced robotic bin picking technology that can locate and disseminate jumbled and randomly situated materials from bins.

Compact orifice DP flowmeters

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.

Lightweight robot

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.

IP55 enclosures

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.

Extended automation system

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.

WaterMaster flowmeters

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.

Drive configuration tool

The DriveConFig kit is a PC configuration tool for ABB component drives ACS55, offering fast and safe configuration of unpowered drives.

Small to midrange system controller

The AC 700F controller is designed to close the gap between generic PLCs and complex process control systems.

Oxygen sensor

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 low-voltage AC motors

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.

Hazardous area gas analyser

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.

Hygienic flowmeters

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.

Flow meter

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 pressure transmitters

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.

Clean room robot

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.

Solar cell production robot

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.

Robot software

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.

High payload robot

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.

Agile spot welder

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.

Circular chart recorder

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.

Chart recorder

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.

PST soft starters

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.

News

Industrial robots finding new roles in hospitals

ABB demonstrates the concept of the mobile laboratory robot for hospitals of the future.

ABB releases new-generation HMI for minerals plants

ABB's latest version of Minerals Process Control Library is claimed to be the first to display process information in its situational context.

ABB begins construction of new robotics factory in Shanghai

Factory to open early 2021, utilising latest automated and digital manufacturing processes.

ABB names Björn Rosengren as new CEO

Rosengren will join ABB on 1 February 2020 and succeed current CEO Peter Voser on 1 March.

The spread of robotics: ABB to develop solutions for hospitals

New facility at Texas Medical Center's innovation campus to focus on non-surgical medical robotics systems in the 'Hospital of the Future'.

ABB wins award for submersible inspection robot

ABB's free-swimming robot for transformer inspection services receives 'Power Product of the Year' award in the UK.

ABB non-invasive sensor wins German innovation award

ABB has received recognition by the German Design Council for its non-invasive temperature sensing technology.

ABB paint solutions for electric vehicle factory in China

ABB Robotics is to provide advanced robotics painting solutions to SAIC Volkswagen, including environmentally friendly paint technologies.

Digital application to optimise dry bulk material handling

ABB's stockyard management system enables fully integrated collaborative operation to optimise bulk material handling terminals and stockyards.

ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global microgrids cooperation

Partnership on microgrid solutions to integrate digital technology and efficient hybrid power systems.

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.

ABB and BP celebrate global MEC frame agreement

BP has appointed ABB as one of its global MECs for BP Upstream Major Capital Projects.

ABB launches digital mining portfolio

ABB has announced a portfolio of digital solutions aimed at comprehensive mine optimisation.

ABB and Dassault Systèmes enter global software partnership

Partnership to improve customer value through ABB Ability digital solutions combined with Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

ABB enables trial of remotely operated passenger ferry

A remotely piloted passenger ferry has been tested for the first time near Helsinki harbour.

ABB opens advanced innovation and manufacturing hub in China

The new hub integrates all of ABB's activities in Xiamen to create a state-of-the-art campus specialising in advanced technologies.

Industry analyst ranks ABB at the top for DCS globally

With a 20% market share across industries, the ARC Advisory Group has ranked ABB as the leader of digitally enabled control and automation.

OPC UA over TSN standard set to replace fieldbus technologies

Just as HTML spurred growth of the web, the new OPC UA interoperability standard will unlock the full potential of Industry 4.0.

ABB to build advanced robotics factory in Shanghai

ABB is to build what it says will be the world's most advanced robotics factory, where robots build other robots.

ABB appoints NEPEAN Conveyors as Authorized Value Provider

NEPEAN Conveyors to provide nationwide servicing of ABB's Dodge range of Controlled Start Transmission (CST), Dodge gearing and electric motors.

ABB named global leader in EAM across the power value chain

ARC Advisory market study declares ABB the world's top EAM software provider to power generation, transmission and distribution utilities.

ABB and Nobel Media announce international partnership

The partnership marks a joint investment in the power of ideas and the worldwide inspiration of The Nobel Prize.

ABB to enable world's largest digital substation in Belarus

ABB technology will improve efficiency, safety, security and reliability in the world's largest digital substation.

Smarter tech for safer food

Food safety has been a top priority for food manufacturers and consumers for many years, but in recent years, food safety recalls have been on the increase.

Automated cybersecurity asset inventory solution unveiled

ABB announces that manual cyber asset inventories are now obsolete due to a new automated solution.

ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

Following on from the dual-arm YuMi robot, introduced in 2015, ABB has developed a single-arm YuMi to expand its collaborative robot range.

ABB to grid-connect world's largest offshore wind farm

Key technologies and ABB Ability solutions will integrate wind energy from Hornsea Project Two to the UK grid, powering more than 1.3 million homes.

ABB to upgrade historic New Zealand HVDC link

Upgrade of North and South Island interconnection will enable the exchange of renewable energy.

ABB completes acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions

ABB has announced that it completed its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS), GE's global electrification solutions business, on 30 June.

ABB and Kawasaki create common interface for collaborative robots

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have demonstrated the world's first common collaborative robot operating interface at automatica in Munich, Germany.

ABB to install multipurpose microgrid in SA

Microgrid will help strengthen the power grid and improve power reliability.

ABB in agreement with INPEX to support Ichthys LNG Project

ABB to provide comprehensive support services for technology currently installed to enhance the efficiency and productivity of the Ichthys LNG facility.

ABB, HPE and Rittal unveil turnkey data centre for industrial plants

The micromodular data centre, purpose-built for rough environments, helps turn data into action in real time.

ABB and The Economist launch Automation Readiness Index

The report on global readiness for robotics, automation and artificial intelligence ranks Australia in the top 10.

Innovative electric water taxi using ABB technology

A futuristic, zero-emission new design of water taxi, called SeaBubbles, was recently demonstrated on Lake Geneva.

ABB to invest €100 million in innovation and training campus

One year after announcing its acquisition of B&R, ABB is to invest €100 million to build an innovation and training campus at the home of B&R in Austria.

Asset optimisation software to support digital transformation

Software suite unveiled to help utilities maximise asset performance and fast-track their digitalisation.

Baldor Electric Company is now ABB

ABB integrates Baldor Electric under the ABB brand.

ABB completes the tallest e-houses on a floating LNG facility

The world's tallest, single lift prefabricated electrical structures for offshore use are being installed on a Malaysian FLNG facility.

ABB to help strengthen Indonesia's power grid

Power plant upgrade and expansion boosts clean energy supply to the greater Jakarta area.

ABB to pioneer microgrid solution for offshore platform

ABB will provide Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore battery storage system that will be installed on Woodside's Goodwyn A platform off the coast of Western Australia.

ARC names ABB global leader in SCADA systems for the power sector

The latest ARC report says ABB's Grid Automation business is at the forefront of grid automation and digitalisation.

ABB and Hewlett Packard partner on IT/OT integration

Partnership to provide actionable insights across industrial plants, cloud and on-premises data centers for higher productivity and innovation.

ABB unveils single-arm YuMi cobot

ABB has unveiled a single-arm, smaller-footprint version of its YuMi collaborative robot.

ABB and Kawasaki announce cobot cooperation

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have announced that the companies will join forces to share knowledge and promote the benefits of collaborative robots, in particular those with dual-arm designs.

ABB earns Frost & Sullivan 2017 Company of the Year Award

ABB has been named Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Company of the Year. The award was given in recognition of ABB's digital leadership, not only when compared to other industrial automation suppliers, but also against non-industry peers.

ABB and Northvolt partner to build Europe's largest battery factory

Northvolt is going to build Europe's largest and most advanced lithium-ion battery factory in Sweden.

ABB to acquire GE Industrial Solutions for US$2.6bn

ABB CEO Ulrich Speisshofer called GE Industrial Solutions an "unloved child", but is confident that with the right attention from ABB it will flourish and reverse its waning market share.

ABB's YuMi robot conducts opera

ABB's collaborative robot YuMi will be conducting the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra in Pisa tonight, performing along with soloists Andrea Bocelli and Luigia Borsi.

ABB motor sets world record in energy efficiency

ABB has achieved almost 100% energy efficiency with its latest synchronous motor.

ABB acquires KEYMILE's communication networks business

Acquisition supports ABB Ability initiative for mission-critical power grid applications.

A peek at perfection

Porsche has used ABB robots to showcase its newest 911 model to fans around the world at an exclusive preview.

World's largest floating photovoltaic power plant test-bed

Experimental floating solar generation system may acheive 11% greater efficiency due to the cooling effect of water.

ABB and IBM partner on industrial AI solutions

ABB and IBM have announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB's digital industrial offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to offer new possibilities for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure.

ABB to acquire B&R

ABB has announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide.

ABB launches digital solutions offering

ABB has this week launched more than 180 new solutions and services around its ABB Ability brand.

ABB invests in Enbala Power Networks

Next-generation software solutions will enhance ABB Ability by giving grid operators control over the growing number of distributed energy resources.

How to turn your energy idea into a start-up

Enter ABB's Unlock Your Ability competition for free mentoring and a chance to win start-up funding.

ABB looks to the future of food

ABB will be exploring the changing nature of the food and beverage industry at its ABB Customer World show at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, 13–16 March 2017.

ABB acquires pioneer in 3D inspection technology

ABB has acquired Spanish start-up company NUB3D, a leading innovator of digital, 3D inspection and quality-control solutions.

ABB launches flexible 'plug-and-play' microgrid solution to boost use of renewables

Modular microgrid offers scalable, containerised solution for easy transport, as well as fast and safe installation and commissioning.

ABB elected to the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee

Eric Harper, a senior principal scientist specialising in software architecture and sustainable technologies at ABB's Corporate Research Center in the United States, will represent ABB in the IIC Steering Committee.

ABB software to support operational efficiency at one of the world's largest copper mines

Enterprise software upgrade to enhance asset management capabilities at Collahuasi mine in Chile.

ABB presents digital grid approach at leading power sector event in Paris

Digital substations as key elements in future-oriented power grids to improve efficiency, safety and system visibility.

ABB YuMi collaborative robot named 2016 Best Industrial Robot

ABB has been recognised for achievements in technical innovation and application development at the China International Robot Show (CIROS) in Shanghai.

Mincom inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame

Mincom has been recognised for its pioneering contribution to Queensland's information technology industry and for becoming a global technology leader through world-class innovation.

15-second flash charging enables CO2-free public transport in Geneva

Revolutionary technology requires no overhead lines and offers a silent and zero-emission mass transit solution as a viable alternative to diesel buses, providing a model for future urban transportation.

World's first portable hybrid microgrid

ABB Australia is providing a complete automation solution for the world's first portable solar-diesel/gas microgrid provider, SunSHIFT, which is a modular hybrid power system designed for quick installation that can also be easily dismantled and moved.

New managing director for ABB Australia

Tauno Heinola has been appointed managing director of ABB in Australia.

Remote condition monitoring service for ABB drives

Enabled by the IoT, a new service delivers accurate, real-time information about drive events and helps to predict maintenance needs, operational risks and possible system faults.

ABB acquires SVIA automation solutions

Headquartered in Jönköping, SVIA builds automated solutions for machine tending processes, using robots to feed components to lathes and mills, and to secondary processes like assembly, washing and part marking.

ABB and Aker Solutions to work together on subsea oil and gas

The business alliance will bring subsea solutions to the next level with ABB power and automation technology.

South African diamond mine to use ABB hoists

The Venetia Mine, South Africa's largest producer of diamonds, has engaged ABB to provide four hoists in order to help extend the site's operational life into the 2040s.

ABB opens testing laboratory for higher power solar inverters

ABB has opened a facility designed to test high-power central PV inverters that features a unique climate chamber capable of full power electrical testing in conditions simulating the arctic tundra to an equatorial rainforest.

ABB to improve uptime and reduce maintenance costs for unmanned oil platforms

ABB has won orders from National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for the delivery of electrical and telecommunication systems to the Al Nasr Full field Development Project in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

ABB delivers its 10 millionth variable speed drive

The 10 millionth ABB low-voltage drive rolled off the production line at ABB's Beijing factory in November. The 10 millionth drive is going to Wuhan Guide Electric Co., Ltd. in China, a system integrator manufacturing electric control systems for port cranes.

ABB's YuMi robot arrives in Australia

After a much anticipated wait, ABB's YuMi is now available in Australia.

ABB celebrates 60 years of transformer manufacturing in Perth

ABB hosted an event at its Malaga factory on 13 October to celebrate the significant milestone of 60 years of transformer manufacturing in Western Australia.

ABB to restructure divisions as part of Next Level strategy

ABB has announced that as part of the second stage of its Next Level restructure strategy, the divisional structure will be streamlined from five divisions to four.

ABB acquires full ownership of CGM

ABB has acquired the remaining shares of CGM to become its sole shareholder. Sweden-based CGM provides modern control room design and ergonomic solutions for maximum control room operator effectiveness.

ABB installs world's most powerful offshore converter platform in the North Sea

The DolWin beta offshore converter station in the North Sea, housed on an offshore platform, has a 916 MW power transmission capacity, making it the most powerful installation of its kind.

ABB to provide power infrastructure for UK wind farm

ABB will provide power infrastructure for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, including the offshore platform as well as the onshore substation to efficiently integrate the new wind farm into the UK's transmission grid.

ABB introduces YuMi, the first truly collaborative dual-arm robot

ABB has introduced YuMi, the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot at the Hannover Messe trade fair.

ABB introduces YuMi, the first truly collaborative dual-arm robot

ABB has introduced YuMi, the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot at the Hannover Messe trade fair.

ABB and Samsung SDI join forces to develop microgrids

ABB and Samsung SDI have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote microgrid solutions globally.

ABB partners with AIME mentoring

ABB has announced a new partnership with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) to support the educational aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

ABB to supply systems for one of the world's first floating LNG facilities

ABB has won a contract worth more than $50 million to supply the electrical system for one of the world's first commercial floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facilities.

ABB assists Solar Impulse in historic round-the-world flight

ABB and Solar Impulse have formed an alliance ahead of the plane's historic round-the-world journey championing the role of innovation and technology in reducing resource consumption.

ABB launches SmartVentilation for underground mines

SmartVentilation is a solution to the challenge of providing fresh air and venting toxic gases from subterranean mines while minimising energy use.

ABB donation drives learning in power electronics at Monash University

University bolsters teaching facilities for engineering students with automation equipment donation from ABB.

Thomson Reuters recognises ABB as one of 2014's Top 100 Global Innovators

ABB says innovation excellence is fully embedded into its Next Level strategy - and this commitment to innovation has been recognised by Thomson Reuters.

ABB to enable integration of renewables in Alaskan island microgrid

Innovative solution to enable Kodiak island to integrate more renewable energy and stabilise power supply across its remote and isolated microgrid.

ABB unveils human-friendly, dual-arm robot

YuMi is a human-friendly, dual-arm robot designed for a new era of automation, eg, in small parts assembly, where people and robots work hand in hand on the same tasks.

RMIT launches AICAUSE with industry partner ABB

RMIT has launched the Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE) with industry partner ABB.

ABB retains top spot in DCS outlook study

ABB has retained the top worldwide market position in ARC Advisory Group’s Distributed Control Systems Worldwide Outlook study.

ABB receives $2.7m cybersecurity grant

ABB has been awarded a $2.765 million grant by the US Department of Energy for a project that aims to improve cybersecurity in the energy sector.

Spiesshofer steps up to CEO role with ABB

Ulrich Spiesshofer has taken over as ABB's Chief Executive Officer. Spiesshofer will succeed Joe Hogan as CEO; Hogan will continue as advisor to the board until the end of March 2014.

Industry collaborates to develop deepwater subsea power and control

ABB and Statoil have entered into a joint industry program to develop solutions for transmission, distribution and power conversion systems designed to power and control subsea pumps and gas compressors at depths of 3000 m and over vast distances.

ABB to launch continuous hoist monitoring service

ABB has launched a new service product for continuous hoist monitoring: the Hoist Performance Monitoring Service, which will allow ABB experts to monitor and analyse a hoist system remotely.

ABB supplies fast chargers for Dutch EV project

ABB has been selected by Fastned to supply chargers for more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands. The project will place an EV fast charger within 50 kilometres for all Dutch residents.

ABB wins $100m oil and gas EPC contract in Algeria

Algerian oil and gas company Sonatrach has awarded ABB a $100 million contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new LPG pumping station to increase the capacity of LR1 pipeline in Algeria.

ABB Australia launches Reconciliation Action Plan

ABB Australia has launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan to advance opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

SCADA in the cloud for oil and gas companies

ABB has announced a partnership with GlobaLogix to provide a SCADA software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that is based on ABB’s SCADAvantage product. The partnership is aimed at providing a robust and open SCADA service to reduce operation risks and maintenance burden, while also lowering up-front costs.

Industrial robot demo at NMW 2013

ABB will showcase the IRB 2600 industrial robot in a plasma cutting demo cell using Hypertherm equipment at National Manufacturing Week (NMW) at stand 3517.

ABB named in MIT top 10 technology milestones

ABB has been recognised by MIT Technology Review for its hybrid high-voltage direct current (HVDC) breaker, placing it among the 10 most important technology milestones of the past year.

ABB wins $30 million oil and gas order in Australia

Power and automation technology group ABB has been appointed the main electrical contractor (MEC) for a new floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessel at the Ichthys oil and gas field in the Timor Sea off Western Australia.

ABB wins Chilean contract

ABB has won an order to provide the electrical equipment, including its new gearless conveyor drives, for Codelco’s largest operation in Chile.

ABB wins order for 2400 robots from BMW Group

ABB is poised to start the new year with a bang following the order of 2400 robots by BMW Group. Over the next three years, the robots will be installed at factories in Regensburg and Leipzig, Germany, as well as in Tiexi, China.

ABB sponsors UQ to advance development of engineers

ABB has announced a five-year sponsorship agreement with the University of Queensland that gives engineering students access to the ABB Mechatronics Teaching Laboratory.

ABB to optimise productivity, energy efficiency for new coal mine

ABB has won an order worth US$38 million to design, engineer and supply an integrated automation and electrification system for Anglo American’s new Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland.

ABB solves 100-year-old electrical puzzle

Development of a DC breaker for high-voltage transmission will help shape the grid of the future.

Dual-arm concept robot

ABB has developed a dual-arm concept robot for small parts assembly applications.

ABB robotics services now available in South East Queensland

ABB has announced that its robot services are now available in South East Queensland.

ABB wins $80m worth of orders for Ichthys LNG project

ABB has won $80 million worth of orders to supply power technologies and medium-voltage drive systems for the new Ichthys LNG processing plant.

ABB Australia acquires Bob White Electrix and LE Jarvis

ABB Australia has acquired Bob White Electrix and LE Jarvis for an undisclosed amount as part of a strategy to broaden its motor and generator repair and service business in Australia. ABB anticipates the acquisition will close in July.

ABB invests in water network monitoring company

ABB recently announced its decision to invest in TaKaDu, a provider of advanced monitoring solutions for water distribution networks. TaKaDu provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that gives real-time alerts on water network faults, leaks, bursts, network breaches, faulty meters and other inefficiencies.

ABB delivers 200,000th robot

ABB has delivered its 200,000th robot worldwide, since introducing the IRB 6, the first all-electric robot on the market, in 1974. The company held a ceremony to celebrate the milestone at Yingkou, China, where the new IRB 6640 six-axis robot was delivered.

ABB develops gas recycling technology that helps reduce environmental impact

ABB has developed a patented technology for the comprehensive recycling of contaminated SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) gas, based on a new energy-efficient cryogenic process.

ABB launches new concept for concentrating solar power plants

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 to acquire Powercorp in Australia

ABB has agreed to acquire Powercorp, an Australian renewable power automation company.

ABB signs enterprise framework agreement with Shell

ABB has signed an agreement with Shell to supply low- and medium-voltage motors and related services.

ABB wins mine hoist order from Xstrata Copper

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 acquires Mincom

ABB has agreed to acquire Mincom to broaden its software portfolio and strengthen its enterprise asset management (EAM) software and services.

ABB to acquire Baldor

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 invests in wind technology company

ABB has made a strategic investment in wind sensing technology company Pentalum Technologies.

ABB engages Robin Johnson Engineering for MV drives partnership

ABB has announced that Robin Johnson Engineering will be its first medium-voltage (MV) drives technical partner in Australia.

ABB Australia expands robotics service centre network

ABB has announced that it has expanded its robotics service centre network to Adelaide.

ABB appoints new country manager for Australia

ABB has announced that Axel Kuhr has been appointed as Country Manager for ABB in Australia.

ABB completes acquisition of K-TEK

ABB has announced it has completed its acquisition of Prairieville, Louisiana company K-TEK.

ABB announces offer to buy Chloride Group PLC

ABB has announced a recommended offer to acquire UK-based Chloride.

ABB opens technology centre at University of Sydney

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 expands in Queensland to support LNG developments

ABB has announced the opening of a new facility dedicated to supporting companies involved with developing the oil and gas sector in Queensland.

ABB’s System 800xA one of the first systems registered as Foundation Fieldbus host

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.

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