ABB has announced a partnership with Silicon Valley AI start-up Covariant to bring AI-enabled robotics solutions to market, starting with a fully autonomous warehouse order fulfilment solution. Robotics company ABB launched a global competition in 2019 to assess 20 leading AI technology start-ups on their approach to solutions for 26 real-world picking, packing and sorting … Continue reading ABB partners with Covariant on AI-enabled robotics solutions
ABB introduces its expanded range of Ultra Low Harmonic Drives, and how they are a solution to distortion in electrical networks. Manufacturers’ Monthly explains. Harmonics in the electrical network are increasingly common, yet largely unseen. Fundamentally defined as waveforms at frequencies that deviate from the pure sinusoidal AC 50 Hz waveform, harmonics can be understood … Continue reading Riding the wave: Harmonics in industry
Construction has started on ABB‘s robotics manufacturing and research factory. Located in China, the facility is expected to open in 2021 and is the result of a US$150 million ($218m) investment by the SIX Swiss Exchange traded company. Located in Kangqiao, near Shanghai, the facility will involve machine learning, digital, and collaborative solutions. According to … Continue reading ABB begins work on future robotics factory
Global automation company ABB has won an order worth more than US$40 million (A$50 million) in West Java, Indonesia. Awarded by a consortium comprising Doosan Heavy Industries and state-owned construction company PT Hutama Karya, the contract includes the upgrade and expand the Muara Tawar combined cycle power plant. The project, which will add 650mW of electricity … Continue reading ABB awarded $50m power plant upgrade
ABB and Formula E will partner to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future. ABB is bringing its name and innovation and technology leadership to the series, which will be now known as the “ABB FIA Formula E Championship.” The move is seen as an ideal partnership for Formula E. Formula E serves as a competitive … Continue reading ABB and Formula E partner to write the future of e-mobility
ABB is previewed its collaborative robot, now with a single arm, at the International Robotics Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. The collaborative robots are designed to work alongside humans on the factory floor to raise productivity and support the transition to mass customisation. The robot will be officially launched in 2018. Like YuMi, a small-parts … Continue reading ABB unveils newest member of the YuMi family
ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced a strategic global partnership that combines ABB’s digital offerings, ABB Ability, with HPE’s innovative hybrid information technology (IT) solutions. The partnership will provide customers with solutions that generate actionable insights from vast amounts of industrial data to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their operations and create … Continue reading ABB and HPE to Bring Intelligence to Industrial Plants
ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, two global industrial automation and robot suppliers, announced today that the companies will join forces to share knowledge and promote the benefits of collaborative robots, in particular those with dual arm designs. The global cooperation will become effective immediately. Under the new cooperation, which is the world’s first to focus … Continue reading ABB, Kawasaki announce collaborative robot automation cooperation
Frost & Sullivan named ABB as it’s choice for the 2017 Company of the Year thanks to its visionary innovation embodied by its distributed control system (DCS) offering and its impact on customer performance. The award recognises ABB’s digital leadership, not only when compared to other industrial automation suppliers, but also against non-industry peers. The award … Continue reading F&S recognises ABB’s 2017 achievements
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has published the IIC Industrial IoT Analytics Framework Technical Report (IIAF). It is the first IoT-industry technical document to include a complete set of instructions that IIoT system architects and business leaders can use to deploy industrial analytics systems in their organisations. IDC has predicted that by 2020 one tenth … Continue reading IIC publishes IIoT analytics framework tech report
ABB has announced the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global electrification solutions business for $2.6 billion (A$3.28 billion). In 2016, GE Industrial Solutions had revenues of approximately $2.7 billion, with an operational earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) margin of approximately eight per cent and an operational EBITA margin of approximately six per … Continue reading ABB acquires GE’s Industrial Solutions business
Analysts from Research and Markets have announced in their latest report on industrial automation that the global industrial automation services market was US$35.2 billion (A$44.5 billion) in 2016 and is estimated to reach US$64.5 billion (A$80.6 billion) by 2022 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6 per cent for the forecasted period. Industrial automation … Continue reading Global industrial automation market to reach A$80.6b
ABB has launched L&W Fiber Online – a reliable, repeatable and cost-effective online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling significant fiber quality variables in paper stock preparation and pulp production. This helps pulp and paper customers to save production costs by optimising fiber usage, as well as reducing energy consumption through elimination of over-refining, and … Continue reading ABB launches online monitoring system
ABB has achieved almost 100 per cent energy efficiency with its synchronous motor. Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 per cent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement could save approximately … Continue reading ABB motor sets world record in energy efficiency
ABB has announced that it has agreed to acquire the mission-critical communication business of the Keymile Group to strengthen its communication networks portfolio. The acquisition will bring with it key products, software and service solutions, as well as research and development expertise. These will further enhance ABB’s digital offering, ABB Ability, by adding reliable communications … Continue reading ABB acquires communication networks business
Working with ABB, IBM has developed a new AI assistant to help manufacturers detect defects on the production line. The Cognitive Visual Inspection System is connected to ABB’s industrial monitoring system, ABB Ability, and will help manufacturers improve speed, yield, and uptime, according to the company. The system works by transferring images from an ultra-high-definition … Continue reading IBM and ABB develop AI assistant for quality assurance
One might think – after years of focus on global warming – that all the easy measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions had been taken.
BHP Billiton has selected technology and automation group ABB to build the world’s largest mine hoisting systems for a potash operation in Canada.
Power and automation group ABB has won a contract to supply 2,400 robots to BMW Group’s factories in Germany and China.
Endeavour Award winner, David Michel, has a promising career in telemetry design and manufacturing. Madeline Prince and Alan Johnson report.