Posts tagged as ABB

Volumetric laser scanner

The new VM3D volumetric laser scanner provides automated stockpile inventory management. Described as accurate, with high performance and convenience, it is said to be a unique solution to a longstanding industry challenge. It  measures the volume of material stockpiles stored in open or large structures; provides volume estimates  with less than 2% error; accurately measures all clearly […]

Africa

ABB has won an order worth around R250-million to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW PV power plant in the Northern Cape province. Owned by WBHO, a South African construction company, and Building Energy, an Italian renewable energy developer and operator, the plant is located in the Kalahari desert close to […]

Order for 2400 robots

ABB has received an order for 2400 robots by BMW Group. Over the next three years the robots will be installed at factories in Regensburg and Leipzig, Germany, as well as in Tiexi, China. The ABB robots will mainly be used for material handling tasks, as well as gluing and spot welding processes. BMW’s choice […]

How robots enhance lean manufacturing environments

Information from ABB Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Please download pdf

New environmentally sensitive office park

ABB recently announced that they will be inaugurating their new offices in Milnerton, Cape Town, to better meet the infrastructure needs of the expanding market in the region. The company has grown its business through targeting electricity utilities and industry customers. Their five divisions include: power products, power systems, discrete automation and motion, low voltage […]

Power protection

Information from ABB Industrial automation has reached very high levels of sophistication. Plants, including automobile manufacturing units, chemical factories and semiconductor fabs, now house some very advanced technology which require a robust and continuous public power grid.  Unfortunately, the grid is susceptible to unpredictable and erratic variation and interruption. Download the PDF document

Five steps to creating a more flexible data centre

Information from ABB Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, famously observed back in 1965 that “The number of transistors incorporated in a chip approximately doubles every 24 months.” The timeframe has since been shortened to 18 months, and transistor count has faded as the metric for computational power. Today, the law is taken to mean that […]

Order for 2400 robots from BMW Group

ABB recently received an order for 2400 robots by BMW Group. Over the next three years the robots will be installed at factories in Regensburg and Leipzig, Germany, as well as in Tiexi, China. These robots will mainly be used for material handling tasks, as well as gluing and spot welding processes. This is not the first such […]

Ride-through testing of wind turbine converters

  The testing of low-voltage, ride-through capability of wind turbine converters has recently been standardised in the 2nd edition of IEC 61400-21. Thus, testing the converters in the factory is important to shorten the on-site testing time required to meet  IEC 61400-21 requirements. Download the PDF document

Senior changes at ABB South Africa

Carlos Poñe Leon Viljoen Carlos Poñe has been appointed as CEO for ABB in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and manager of Southern Gulf (UAE, Qatar, Oman) and Pakistan, with effect from 1 February 2013. Poñes has been with ABB for 20 years, 14 of which were served as CEO for South Africa and manager […]