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18th June 2018
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.

7th February 2018
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.

14th September 2017
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...

11th September 2017
The compact flexible and fast small industrial robot

People dream about making machines 15% smaller and 10% faster all the time, and now ABB have the answer. The IRB 1200 allows you to make that exact change. Specifically, it addresses the needs of the Material Handling and Machine Tending industries for flexibility, ease-of-use, compactness and short cycle times while still maintaining large working envelopes. 

6th September 2017
Energy storage solution for offshore wind farm

Denmark-based sustainable energy group, DONG Energy, is set to take delivery of a two megawatt (MW) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) from ABB to support the integration and transmission of power from the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm near Liverpool.

12th July 2017
Microgrid supports renewable energy transition in Aruba

An advanced microgrid will be provided by ABB to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimise operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity. The island is 32km long and 10km across its widest point. It has a land area o...

Electrical and Electronic Equipment
18th May 2017
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.

11th May 2017
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.

15th February 2017
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...

6th September 2016
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.

Events News
17th March 2016
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.

16th March 2016
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.

Events News
27th August 2014
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.

Component Management
8th July 2014
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.

2nd April 2014
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.

5th February 2013
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.

9th October 2012
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.

6th November 2009
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...

30th October 2009
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.

30th October 2009
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.

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