Posts tagged as ABB

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 […]

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 […]