ABB Limited Articles
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.
Smartphone AR to simplify robotic installations
Discovering whether a robot is right for your application should be easier following the launch of ABB’s new Augmented Reality viewer, which has been added to ABB’s powerful PC-based RobotStudio offline programming software.
DC-input version added to MPRSeries power supply family
Providing additional input options for customers, ABB is expanding its line of compact, energy-efficient MPR power supplies with a new DC-input version. Both the AC-input and DC-input power supplies feature 9x2.15x1.57" form factors, offering one of the most compact options available today, when it comes to power supply depth.
YuMi robot aims to set new standards for cobots
Originally launched in 2015 to assist workers in lightweight assembly tasks, ABB’s collaborative YuMi robot has gone on to set a new standard in a raft of diverse applications and industries, opening new opportunities and helping to fire people’s imaginations about what can be achieved with robotic automation.
CLP open-frame power supply family expanded
With a focus on providing the power levels and options designers need, ABB is expanding its CLP open-frame power supply product family to support a higher range of output voltages. The new additions to the product line increase its output voltage options to up to 54V DC and its output power options to up to 550W.
Can a switch to robots transform competitiveness?
If you’ve ever considered adding robots to your production line but don’t know where to start, then ABB’s Switch to Robots seminar could be what you need. Taking place at ABB’s Milton Keynes training site on Tuesday 2nd July 2019, the seminar will provide a simple step-by-step guide to introducing robotic automation to the factory floor.
Salmon farming concept with remote controlled fish pens
Arctic Offshore Farming is developing a new concept for salmon farming using remote controlled and submersible fish pens based on offshore technology. ABB will have a comprehensive system responsibility for electrical, automation, instrumentation and telecom solutions. Arctic Offshore Farming is a Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) project. NRS has received 7.68 development permits that allow the company a total of up to 5,990 tons of salmon at the f...
Make your business more competitive by switching to robots
A seminar and workshop from ABB Robotics for UK SMEs will explain how investing in robots can help transform performance. ABB will be demonstrating how robots can help UK SME manufacturing companies to become more productive and competitive at its forthcoming Switch to Robots seminar.
Ceiling-mounted SCARA robot delivers maximum flexibility
The SCARA robot family from ABB has been expanded with the launch of a compact invert-mounted model for small parts assembly applications. By mounting the IRB 910INV on the ceiling, manufacturers can increase the space efficiency and flexibility of each cell and handle more complex tasks even in cramped locations.
Does new EV technology mean new value for restaurants?
In the early 1900s as the automobile began to rapidly grow in popularity, it made sense that stores and restaurants invested in parking space for customers. A century later, retailers and restaurateurs are weighing up the benefits of investing in charging points for electric vehicle (EV) driving customers. Here, Robert Glass, global food and beverage communications manager for ABB, explains why developments in EV charging can add value to food bu...
How can digitalisation support energy transformation?
We are officially in a digital age, there is no escaping that, but have you ever wondered how digitalisation will affect different sectors? Well Engineering Specifier editor Anna Flockett spoke to Adrian Timbus, Technology and Solutions Manager in Smart Grid and Renewables at ABB to find out more about what digitalisation holds for the energy sector, and to learn more about virtual power plants.
Smart building sensor marks another step towards Industry 4.0
ABB will showcase its configurable building control sensor at this year’s Light + Building trade fair in Frankfurt from 18th-23rd March. The new ABB-tacteo KNX sensor is an individually configurable control element for intelligent building control of luxury hotels, public buildings and high class residential buildings.
Now that’s what I call robotics
We’ve seen robots pick fruit, walk your dog and even protect you from the rain, but now they’re really taking centre stage. YuMi, ABB’s collaborative dual-arm robot, made its conducting debut in Italy on 12th September. Not one to shy away from the spotlight, YuMi directed none other than world famous tenor, Andrea Bocelli (pictured left). At a charity concert for the gala of the First International Festival of Robotic...