ABB Limited Articles
Software solutions support digitalisation of South African power grid
Supporting more than 100 control room operators and 6,000 field crews to keep the lights on, ABB’s Network Manager SCADA and distribution management system at Eskom is based on a large scale. Being the seventh largest utility in the world, Eskom generates around 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and imports and exports power to countries in the SADC (Southern Africa Development Community) region.
Meeting needs for digital solutions in the power industry
After seeing a gap in the market, former ABB colleagues Eitan Frankental and Magnus Lindström, started GridZupport with ABB veteran Carl-Johan Linér. The company develops digital solutions that coordinate information for power stations. This gives the customer a better overall picture, safer operation and increased productivity – all which contribute to a sustainable environment.
ABB enables power flow from solar park in Dubai
ABB has energised a major substation that will help evacuate power from the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park, a key element of the vision to generate 7% of Dubai’s power from clean energy sources by 2020; 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050. The 400/132 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation has been built for Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), the UAE’s leading power utility, to connect t...
Lighting system automatically detects lighting ballasts
A DALi compliant lighting system, the first in the UK to be capable of automatically detecting DALI lighting ballasts during lighting installation and commissioning has been launched by ABB Elkay. The product, which is called easyDALi, is a response to demand from electrical installers for a simplified and dimmable DALI lighting system, which can help installers and end users comply with Part L of the Building Regulations.
Edge analytics sensor debuts at Light + Building 2016
This week’s Light + Building 2016 show in Frankfurt will see PointGrab demonstrate its CogniPoint edge analytic sensors for the first time. PointGrab’s CogniPoint, an embedded analytics sensor for the home and building automation markets, is based on deep learning technology and provides users with real time actionable insights and data to maintain space efficiency.
A device that tells operators when it needs replacing
Combining patented thermal disconnection technology with a new integrated safety back-up system, ABB’s next generation QuickSafe surge protection device (SPD) ensures electrical equipment - including mission critical installations for data centres, hospitals, and banks - is continuously protected from damage, otherwise caused by surges in the power supply.
Seminar explains the benefits of robot automation
Targeted specifically for UK SMEs, ABB Robotics will host a combined seminar and workshop event at its Milton Keynes offices on Wednesday 5th November. The seminar and workshop will provide attendees with the know-how to assess the potential of robotic automation, a simple step-by-step guide to introducing robot automation to the factory floor and shows how a switch to robots can help transform profitability.
Robots target material handling and machine tending
Expanding the company's portfolio of small robots, ABB has introduced the IRB 1200. This compact robot is designed for materials handling and machine tending applications which require flexibility, ease of use, compactness and short cycle times while maintaining large working envelopes.
Cost of ownership & lack of experience hindering robotic automation
Cost of ownership and lack of experience in robot implementation is preventing many companies from investing in robotic automation, a recent survey has found. The survey of UK manufacturers, carried out on behalf of ABB Robotics, received responses from 221 companies of all sizes, including SMEs.
ABB repositions Power Systems division to drive higher returns
ABB said today that following its strategic review of the Power Systems division it is repositioning the business to secure higher and more consistent profitability. The review, which was communicated following ABB's Q3 results, was triggered by performance that has been volatile and below management expectations, despite significant investments made during the past three years.
ABB’s energy harvesting wireless temperature transmitter ‘could go on forever’
Novel energy harvesting technology from ABB is enabling Robinson Brothers to make remote temperature measurements without the need for a power supply to the transmitter. Combined with WirelessHART communications technology, this eliminates the need for any cabling to the instrument.
ABB and Fincantieri partner to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, and Fincantieri, the Italian merchant and naval shipbuilder, have signed an agreement to collaborate on the construction, marketing and supply of high-voltage shore connection (HVSC) systems to provide electricity to vessels in port. Harbor facilities around the world are taking a close look at shore-to-ship connections as a way of reducing emissions from ships in port and improve air quali...
Cost take-out holds EBIT margin on target, strong cash flow of more than $1 bn
ABB reported third-quarter net income of $1 billion, including a $380-million net gain for various previously-announced provision adjustments, and earnings before interest and taxes of $1.4 billion.
ABB wins $120 million hydropower order in Switzerland
ABB has won an order worth $120 million from Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG (KLL) related to the construction of a new hydropower plant and energy-storage facility in eastern Switzerland. The order was booked in the third quarter.
ABB drive system wins the 2009 Science and Technology Achievement Award of CIS
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced recently that its drive system for paper production lines won the China Instrumentation and Control Society 's 2009 Science and Technology Achievement Award, in the Excellent Product Award category. The drive system was produced for the forestry-paper integration project of the Lonfon Paper Industry Co., Ltd. in Puyang, Henan. ABB has won this award for the second consecutive year,...
ABB supplies large ultrahigh voltage transformers in US
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully tested and delivered three 750 MVA (765/500/13.8 kV), single phase auto-transformers designed and built for the US based electric utility, Allegheny Energy. The transformers together weigh over 750 tonnes and each has enough capacity to power 250 electric locomotives. They are unique in their class given the combination of their MVA rating and large size as well as their hig...
Pratt Industries chooses ABB cpmPlus to integrate paper mills, improve productivity
Pratt Industries Inc., a leading worldwide producer of recycled paper and packaging materials, recently implemented and commissioned a comprehensive Pulp & Paper Collaborative Production Management (CPM) system delivered by ABB. The cpmPlus for Pulp & Paper delivery consists of production tracking and quality management functions that are used by all US based Pratt Industries' paper mills in Shreveport, LA, Conyers, GA and Staten Island, NY. The ...
ABB to supply drive systems for Copper Mountain project in British Columbia
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, earlier this year was awarded a contract valued over $19 million by Copper Mountain Mining Corp., to deliver energy efficient drive systems for the Copper Mountain Mining project in Canada. The order was booked during the first quarter of 2009. Located in Southern British Columbia, the Copper Mountain mine had produced 1.7 billion pounds of copper before it closed in 1996. Copper Mountain i...
ABB provides major national media client with comprehensive electronic control
ABB has been working with Mardix, the largest independent switchboard builder in the UK, to provide electrical control for a major UK media client. The project sees ABB providing all control and distribution equipment for Mardix switchgear being installed on site. The switchgear being installed includes a variety of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) backup and generator supply switchboards, sub-mechanical switchboards, final distribution boards ...
Knight Warner becomes new robotics partner to ABB
Knight Warner, an automation systems integrator that lists Nestle Purina, Corus and TetraPak amongst its clients, has joined ABB’s Robotic Partner Network. The company, formed almost nine years ago, provides bespoke automated systems for different industries including the food industry and the cement and steel industries.