Posts tagged as ABB

Group to announce new global strategy

  Ulrich Spiesshofer, ABB’s CEO, says that the group has a new strategy which it will reveal at its Capital Markets Day (CMD) event in London on 9 September 2014. Speaking at a media dinner on the evening before this event, Spiesshofer, who took office 12 months ago, says that the company offers power automation for utilities, […]

Seeing through switchgear

  Radiographic inspection saves costs and downtime and enables better maintenance planning. Ever since its discovery almost 120 years ago, radiography has both been both a source of fascination and a valuable tool. The stark and almost spooky grayscale photographs of our bones that we see in the hospital provide an unparalleled insight into the insides […]

Using CO2 to extinguish arcs in switchgear

  The high performance LTA 72D1 is the first high voltage circuit breaker to use CO2 as the insulating and arc extinguishing medium. ABB believes in minimising environmental impact over the entire life cycle of the product, which includes the three phases of design and manufacturing, use and end of life. ABB follows the ISO […]

Clever pumping: making the water industry’s pumps intelligent

  Climate change, increasing water demands and the legal obligations of the EU’s Water Framework Directive are all making the water sector an attractive arena for technologies that can help reduce costs and contribute to reducing the effects of climate change. It is against this backdrop that the demand for intelligent process control equipment is […]

Clever pumping: making water industry’s pumps intelligent

  Climate change, increasing water demands due to global urbanisation, and the legal obligations of the EU’s Water Framework Directive are all making the water sector an attractive arena for technologies that can help reduce costs and contribute to reducing the effects of climate change. It is against this backdrop that the demand for intelligent […]

High torque servo motor drivers improve performance

  ABB has enhanced its ranges of servomotor drives for ethernet-based motion control systems with variants which can substantially increase the speed of machinery and automation systems while also reducing bill-of-materials costs. By redesigning the drives’ power stage, the latest iteration of the MicroFlex e100 and e150 servo motor drives can now deliver peak current levels that are […]

The industrial internet at work: Towards zero unplanned downtime

  The industrial internet is bringing about a profound transformation to global industry, by connecting more intelligent machines, advanced analytics, and people at work. This deeper meshing of the digital world with the world of machines has the potential to bring enormous economic benefits. We  estimate that this new wave of innovation could boost global […]

Improving motor efficiency

  Some 20% of the estimated 65% of industrial energy used by electric motors is lost by wasteful throttling mechanisms, making it essential to reduce the energy appetite of motors. Energy consumption by electric motors can be reduced in two main ways – efficient control of the speed at which they run, and making the […]