Posts tagged as ABB

Cullinan mine winders contract awarded

  Marthinusen & Coutts has been awarded the contract to refurbish three winder motors at the Cullinan Diamond Mine. The contract was awarded by instrumentation and control specialist ABB, in consultation with Petra Diamonds. ABB is in the process of upgrading the mine’s winders to a thyristor drive control system.  Marthinusen & Coutts  was requested to inspect […]

Secure control room software for latest operating systems

  ABB has launched version six of its distributed control system (DCS), System 800xA. The system is known for delivering productivity through consolidating process, electrical, safety, and telecoms in one system and providing a high performance operator control room environment. This sixth generation release, commonly called 800xA v6, is not only for new projects but has been […]

Experts’ Q&A: low-voltage switchgear

  Vector’s Peter Adams speaks to Paul Louw from ABB about low-voltage switchgear, its purpose, communication and the dangers of using outdated switchgear, and shares a number of tips on the selection, installation and use of LV switchgear. What is the main purpose of LV switchgear today? To put it in simple terms, modern LV […]

Power and automation company restructures for growth

  Ulrich Spiesshofer, ABB’s CEO, says that the company will become more profitable and competitive through organic growth and lower risk. He said that it wants to do more, it wants to do it better, and it wants to do it together with its customers. Speaking at the company’s “Capital Markets Day” (CMD) in London […]

Advanced industrial robot announced

  ABB revealed and demonstrated its latest industrial robot at its Capital Markets Day (CMD) in London on 9 September 2014. The company says that the new robot, named “YuMi” is the result of years of research and development, and is expected to change the way in which humans and robots interact. This is a collaborative, dual-arm, small […]

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 […]