ABB Limited Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IRB 1300 robot enhanced with new protection
ABB’s 6-axis IRB 1300 industrial robot includes new protection elements that enable it to be used in tough industrial applications and contamination-free production processes, opening new opportunities for increased productivity, improved product quality and reduced cycle times in a variety of industries including electronics assembly, automotive and metals fabrication, amongst others.
Distance simulator reduces RobotStudio cell footprint
ABB's RobotStudio offline programming and simulation software has been upgraded with a new virtual robot braking distance function designed to create an exact simulation of the real-world stopping distance of a robot. Enabling the robot’s braking distance to be accurately calculated, the function overcomes the need to add safety margins into cell designs, enabling space savings of up to 25%.
MicroDLynx II DC/DC converters for compact IT equipment
Pushing the boundaries of advanced IT and networking devices requires improvements in component density and functionality. And for power and electrical engineers, this equates to designing board-level power modules in ever-shrinking, high density packages. ABB’s new MicroDLynx II DC-DC converters help meet the power needs of demanding, data-hungry applications, providing highly accurate voltage regulation in a compact, 232mm2...
Next-gen cobots to unlock automation for new sectors
ABB is expanding its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio with the new GoFa and SWIFTI cobot families, offering higher payloads and speeds, to complement YuMi and Single Arm YuMi in ABB’s cobot line-up. These stronger, faster and more capable cobots will accelerate the company’s expansion in high growth segments including electronics, healthcare, consumer goods, logistics and food and beverage, amongst others, meeting the growing dem...
ABB launches The Robot Podcast
ABB is introducing a new series of podcasts that explore the innovative and exciting world of robotics, and their benefit to society in the greatest shift in automation in a generation, brought on by the pandemic.
Data centre pros look to power system upgrades in 2021
ABB Power Conversion has issued a new data report, 'Data Overload: Powering Data Centres in the New Normal' that explores the unprecedented demand on data centres in 2020 as well as long term impacts that will shape data centre operations for years to come.
ABB improves reliability in industrial applications with battery charger
In industrial and utility applications, up time is often one of the most critical aspects of operations - right after safety. ABB is helping to ensure reliable, efficient power in these mission critical industries with its new Integritas industrial battery charger. The wall-mounted system features switch-mode rectifier technology that provides transformer-less, efficient power conversion in a compact footprint - providing true N+1 ...
Development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems
Global technology company, ABB and Hydrogen Optimized have agreed to jointly explore the development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems connected to the electrical grid to offer a clean, sustainable and affordable energy source.