Posts tagged as ABB

Combining AC, DC with surge suppression in a single contactor

The introduction of the new AF range of contactors completes the ABB portfolio of motor protection and control, which includes thermal and electronic overload relays and manual motor starters. By combining AC, DC with surge suppression in a single contactor and additionally controlling the coil electronically, the company brings a product to the marketplace which […]


The ABB fireman’s switch range comprises two, three and four pole options with a maximum operational current rating of 32 A. A feature not often discussed is the range’s ability to operate the under-voltage release or shunt trip in the main incoming circuit breaker. In the event of fire, emergency services can isolate the utility […]

Substation order to enhance Brazil

ABB has won an order worth around $30-million from Furnas Centrais Elétricas S.A. to construct a new indoor transmission substation in downtown Rio de Janeiro to power the renowned Maracanã soccer stadium and the adjacent neighborhood. The order was booked in the second quarter. The Maracanã stadium was the world’s largest when originally inaugurated in […]

Solution for data centre protection

ABB’s highly innovative UPS-I is proving to be an ideal solution for data centre protection due to its high efficiency, reliability and small physical footprint. These benefits have lead to the UPS-I being selected as the power protection solution for a major Swiss government data centre. Government data centres manage all sorts of critical data, […]

Air circuit breakers for power control

ABB has launched the Emax 2 air circuit breaker. Its Ekip brand of trip units and accessories perfectly blend control, connectivity, performance, ease-of-use and safety to meet the needs of any low voltage application. The company uses a patented algorithm to determine the average absorbed power over a period of time, which controls a load […]

3D laser scanner for stockpile inventory management

ABB’s VM3D Volumetric Laser Scanner is designed to measure the volume of bulk material stockpiles stored in the open or in large silos, bunkers, domes, and sheds. The system integrates high accuracy laser sensors with remote monitoring and data processing services for measurement of all visible surfaces, regardless of texture, granularity, slope, and/or colour. The […]

Modular UPS topology and its benefits

ABB’s UPS systems are based on decentralised parallel architecture (DPA), which do not share any common components and thus means that each UPS module contains all the hardware and software required for full system operation. The major benefit of a DPA system is very high power availability, as each UPS module has its own independent static switch, rectifier, inverter, […]

ABB technology day

All systems go! Technology is moving at a faster rate than what companies can show at an annual event, such as the ABB technology day. If you were not familiar with robots, then you were in for a sweet treat, with a robot that served ice-cream according to your taste! The main problem at an […]

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 […]


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 […]