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News & Analysis
14th September 2023
ABB to invest $280M in its European Robotics hub in Sweden

ABB has announced an investment of $280 million to expand its manufacturing footprint in Europe and build a new state-of-the-art ABB Robotics European Campus in Västerås, Sweden.

Events News
18th May 2023
ABB and B&R to demonstrate integrated automation capabilities at Automation UK

ABB will be showcasing its ability to offer a one-stop-shop for complete automated solutions for multiple industrial applications at Automation UK (CBS Arena, Coventry, 20-21 June).

17th May 2023
ABB launch AI-enabled Robotic Item Picker

ABB Robotics has enhanced its automation portfolio with the launch of the Robotic Item Picker – a new AI and vision-based solution that can accurately detect and pick items in unstructured environments in warehouses and fulfilment centres.

21st April 2023
ABB robot ensures precise laser welding for chemical vessel production

A flexible ABB robot is helping a major UK chemicals company produce accurate laser welds on chemical production equipment.

19th April 2023
ABB robot promises precise laser welding for chemical vessel production

The solution, developed by Cyan Tec Systems, is designed around an ABB IRB 6700 industrial robot carrying a laser welder to produce highly accurate welding on production vessels used in the manufacture of chlorine.

23rd February 2023
ABB launch new industrial cobot

ABB has launched the SWIFTI CRB 1300 industrial collaborative robot, bridging the gap between industrial and collaborative robots. Combining speed and accuracy with expanded load handling capability of up to 11kg, the SWIFTI CRB 1300 can be used in a wide variety of production and product handling applications - from machine tending and pelletising to pick-and-place and screwdriving.

1st February 2023
ABB RobotStudio takes to the Cloud enabling real-time collaboration

ABB has enhanced itsRobotStudio robot programming and simulation software with cloud-enabled functionality. The newRobotStudio Cloud enables individuals and teams to collaborate in real-time on robot cell designs from anywhere in the world, on any device. New features such as automatic version control increase transparency and productivity across teams. The software's simplified interfaces and intuitive navigation allow users of all skill le...

29th September 2022
Children in the driving seat of EV future

Children are already driving the EV revolution, despite not yet being able to get behind the wheel themselves, a new global survey has found.

Tech Videos
1st August 2022
ABB Formula E: Closing the gap in self-belief

Hannah Brown, Chief of Staff at Formula E, discusses the importance of closing the gap in self-belief she feels potentially still exists among young girls wanting to enter engineering and motorsport.

18th May 2022
ABB's robot alignment software for electronics assembly

ABB Robotics has launched an industry-leading software solution to enhance efficiency in electronics assembly. ABB’s High Speed Alignment software is the first to offer manufacturers the ability to increase the speed of 6-axis robots by 70 percent, and accuracy by 50 percent – significantly reducing time-to-market while increasing accuracy levels.

11th May 2022
ABB robots expedite EV material handling

ABB is adding two new robot families: the IRB 5710 and 5720 robots deliver increased productivity for applications in EV (electric vehicle) manufacture, foundry, and other areas of material handling and production.

10th May 2022
ABB Robotics unveils world’s first robot-painted art car

ABB Robotics has collaborated with two world-renowned artists, eight year old Indian child prodigy Advait Kolarkar, and Dubai-based digital design collective Illusorr, to create the world’s first robot-painted art car. ABB’s award-winning PixelPaint technology has, without human intervention, perfectly recreated Advait’s swirling, monochromatic design as well as Illusorr’s tri-colour geometrical patterns.

3rd May 2022
World’s fastest electric car charger in Norway

ABB and Eviny have collaborated on the first installations of ABB’s Terra 360. ABB’s Terra 360 is now available for use by the country’s growing community of EV drivers at the Oasen Shopping Centre, Bergen and in the Norwegian ski resort of Geilo.

Alternative Energy
7th April 2022
Copenhagen Airport is Denmark’s largest EV charging site

As part of a long-term agreement, charging infrastructure from ABB will play a key role in helping Copenhagen Airport (CPH) achieve carbon-neutrality in operations by 2030. 

22nd February 2022
ABB’s latest flexible robotic handling solutions

Latest FlexLoader machine tending solution picks straight from pallets carried by AGVs . Easy-to-use GoFa cobot offers 5kg payload capacity and longest reach in its class. The ACOPOS 6D handling system uses magnetic levitation for precise placement of material carrying shuttles.

Aerospace & Defence
22nd February 2022
Satellite imaging technology to detect environmental changes in near real-time

ABB has been awarded a contract worth around $30 million by the Canadian data and analytics company EarthDaily Analytics Corp. (EDA) to develop and manufacture next-generation multispectral imaging systems to be placed on 10 satellites (including an in-orbit spare) that will circle the Earth.

12th January 2022
OmniCore robot controllers offer efficient manufacturing

To meet the demand for faster, more efficient production, ABB is adding two new members to its OmniCore controller family. Available for a range of robots across ABB’s portfolio, the new E10 and V250XT controllers offer best-in-class motion control, as well as 20 percent energy savings and future-proofing through built-in digital connectivity and 1000+ additional functions to meet changing requirements.

1st October 2021
Rectifier specifically designed for medical applications

In the medical device space, safety and reliability are paramount. Using power supplies that meet the industry’s stringent standards is one of the core ways to help ensure these requirements are met. Helping to meet this need, ABB Power Conversion has introduced its new MPE2000AC48_200AC24 (MPE2000) rectifier, which has been designed specifically with medical applications in mind.

1st September 2021
COVID-19 has shifted attitudes towards robots in the UK

UK manufacturers express growing interest in the potential of robotic automation to help address impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and protect against future workforce shortages.

25th August 2021
The critical role of EVs in driving climate change

World EV Day on 9th September will highlight and promote the role of EVs in the move to net zero and decarbonisation.

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