Posts tagged as ABB

Collaborative dual-arm industrial robot

  ABB, the company which introduced the first microprocessor-controlled robot to the world four decades ago, has shifted the paradigm again with YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot. The robot’s arrival will fundamentally expand the types of industrial processes which can be automated to encompass small-parts assembly which is prevalent in the […]

Containerised substations solve practical network constraints

  With the rapid growth of distribution network installations, there is a need to monitor and control electrical equipment within the network. Prefabricated substations have the facility to be monitored, controlled or even have complete network management in order to offer full reliability to power providers. Recent years have seen the distribution network grow in […]

Instrument transformers meet IEC standards

  ABB South Africa has announced that its main line product portfolio of medium voltage (MV) instrument transformers for indoor application has been successfully type tested according to new IEC standards. The company’s UniGear switchgear includes current and voltage transformers according to the IEC standards IEC 61869-1 Instrument transformers – Part 1: General requirements; IEC 61869-2 Instrument […]

R1-billion Eskom Kusile automation contract cancelled and reinstated with ABB

  On 20 March 2014, Eskom announced the termination, with effect from 17 April 2015, of the approximately €100-million (approx R1-billion) control and instrumentation (C&I) works contract placed with Alstom in 2011 for its 4800 MW Kusile power station, which currently under construction near eMalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Shortly thereafter Eskom announced […]

Flexible I/O products for plant automation

ABB has launched its Symphony Plus SD Series flexible control and input/output (I/O) products, said to offer total plant automation across application types, irrespective of size or location. The series is designed to improve energy efficiency and productivity in diverse operating environments. It is suited for applications where control is distributed over a wide area, […]