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ABB’s medium voltage PCS6000 converters already support wind turbine power ratings up to 13 MW and the next generation will go even higher. The converters are successfully operating in the world’s most powerful offshore turbines.
A leading circular economy service company, Lassila & Tikanoja, has signed a service agreement with ABB to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the company’s recycling facility.
ABB drives service engineers in Athens modernize a crucial drive system overnight, exceeding customer expectations.
In Sweden, Sandvik Materials Technology modernized their nearly 50-year-old main furnace and took a digital leap with the ABB Ability™ Operations Data Management zenon software solution to boost production.
ABB AbilityTM Condition Monitoring for powertrains guards continuous production at Switzerland’s leading power semiconductor plant.
Veisto Oy, the manufacturer of sawn timber production lines, has adopted ABB’s virtual commissioning to safely train customers on how to use equipment – weeks before it is installed and commissioned.
New shore-to-ship power in Norway’s ports can potentially reduce nearly 15,000 tons of carbon emissions each year.
150-year-old Coop reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 10,000 tons per year at new logistics center for Switzerland’s largest bakery. ABB and Johnson Controls contribute to this success by delivering energy efficient motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) to the ultra-modern refrigeration system.
ABB drives and motors increase efficiency of Mälarenergi’s waste-to-energy plant, while reducing carbon emission and provide stable power and heating for the city of Västerås.
ABB’s energy-efficient ACH580 variable speed drives help ensure a comfortable indoor climate and fresh air all year-round in Switzerland’s second biggest shopping mall.
Customer safety is ensured by ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for drives.
A landmark hotel is meeting its environmental goals with ABB drives and high-efficiency motors. Energy usage has been reduced by 445,000 kWh a year – enough to boil two million kettles of water.
The ACS880-17 regenerative drive with position control – perfectly supports the design approach for the Gyro Swing. The drive includes integrated functional safety to meet the highest safety standards.
ABB’s ACS880 variable speed drives (VSDs) save space on marine vessels with power density increased by up to 50 percent.
Ecospray, an environmental technology company, uses ABB motors and drives in its marine exhaust cleaning systems which help ship owners meet new emission regulations.
Towering over a spectacular part of the Swiss Alps, the mighty Jungfrau, at 4,158 meters, even looks down on the peaks of the nearby Eiger and Mönch.
ABB motor and drive package helps sugar mill to reduce cane-crusher energy use by 40 percent.
In Germany, a sausage maker that has been in business for nearly two centuries was looking for ways to save energy in its production processes. It found that by replacing the fan motors in its smokehouses with ABB’s IE4 motors it could cut the fans’ energy use in half.
Bengaluru, ABB’s technology central to another major Indian infrastructure project. High power drives and motors run the ventilation system with specialized safety software, contributing to the efficient operations of this critical connectivity link.
The magnificent Swiss Alps offer spectacular resorts renowned for fabulous skiing and a myriad of winter activities, including the Alpine World Ski Championship in St. Moritz.
Successful completion of the commissioning of the world's most powerful ventilation system.
The updraught of a special indoor wind tunnel is powered by four ABB drives, which offer energy efficiency and unrivalled split-second control.
ABB's low-energy SynRM and drive technology providing estimated 20% energy savings at its latest pumping station project.
Plastic container maker sees 60 percent fall in energy costs and 30 percent higher output
Progressive modernization of 151 drives for up-to-date technology on the SSAB's galvanizing line
A variable speed drive controlled pump simulates the waves at Rio2016 stadium
Drive enabled electronic thrusters improve Dynamic Positioning
ABB's Drives Remote Support prevented likely stoppage of coke production
Why switching to AC drives for plastic extrusion makes sense
Metsä Group’s new bioproducts mill is the industry’s largest-ever investment in Finland.
ABB high efficiency low voltage motors controlled by ABB drives powers the Linnanmäki wooden roller coaster from summer 2016 onwards.
Finnish sawmill uses ABB's ACS580 general purpose drives to increase production efficiency.
Passing the benefits along to their customers
Cost efficient winch retrofit using the ACS800 industrial drive
Electrification among small vessels and workboats is an area of rapid innovation at the moment. One example of innovation is a fully-electric fish farming boat, Evoy, which is possibly the world’s fastest serial-production craft of its type. At the heart of Evoy’s electric propulsion system is an ABB drive.
For companies in the food manufacturing sector, refrigeration can account for up to 70 percent of their total electricity bill. Yet, it remains one of the most untapped sources for energy saving.
ABB has developed a condition-based maintenance approach for variable speed drives. Operating in the cloud, the data-driven methodology can identify the risk of potential component failures one to two years ahead. By Stefano Legnani, Global Service Product Manager, ABB.
Frank Taaning Grundholm, Vice President – Global HVACR Sales – Drives, ABB Motion, elaborates on the winds of change blowing through the commercial buildings sector and the unique challenges they are posing in terms of climate control.
Electric power can offer important energy efficiency and environmental benefits over diesel engines in mining applications.
Brith Isaksson, ABB Motion’s global segment manager food and beverage, outlines a two-step process to unlocking the energy saving potential in a process plant.
The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) and electric motors to control the speed of ventilation fans in road and rail tunnels are increasingly becoming a solution of choice in air ventilation systems. We asked Frank Grundholm, Vice President, Global HVACR Sales, ABB Motion, a few questions to explain why the prominence of VFDs is on the rise.
Data centres use enormous amounts of energy, especially in cooling the IT equipment housed within their walls. However, investing in variable frequency drives (VFDs) and energy efficient motors in cooling systems can make a massive contribution to keeping energy consumption under control.
Len Eros, ABB Motion, outlines how digitalisation canimprove safety, reduce costs and maximise production uptime in cement plants.
It’s the smoke that kills people and not the fire. So, it’s key to have efficient and sustainable systems to maintain supportive ambience in an HVAC systems.
ABB has extended the scope of its ABB Ability Digital Powertrain concept that connects drives, motors, pumps and bearings with a new Condition-Based Maintenance service option for drives.
Data centers already use around 2% of the world’s energy production, and their energy demand is set to increase eightfold.
It is more urgent than ever to invest in transport technologies that can save our planet as well as our urban environment. Discover more about it in Morten Wierod's World Economic Forum blog post.
Jämtkraft, an innovative, Swedish-based utility company that dates back over 125 years, has been synonymous with environmentally friendly energy since its inception in the late 1800s. The company relies on ABB to provide lifecycle services for the drives that control critical equipment at the plant.
Simo Niskanen, ABB Product Manager for Low Voltage Drives for Water and Wastewater applications, explains why harmonics are a troublesome issue and how ultra-low harmonic (ULH) variable speed drives (VSDs) can help eliminate them at source.
Frank Grundholm, vice president for global HVACR sales at ABB Motion, explains how variable frequency drives (VFDs) are used together with electric motors for the effective control of rail and road tunnel ventilation fans.
Harri Vaara explains how sugar beet processors are increasing productivity and energy efficiency through the use of variable speed drives (VSDs).
An Interview with BACnet International Board Member, Paul Bartunek.
ABB spends half of its annual research and development (R&D) budget on software development for its motion business.
After equipping its HVAC systems with ABB solutions, a landmark hotel in Madrid has reduced energy usage by 445,000 kWh.
Anders Everbrand of ABB’s Motion business in Norway outlines how innovative industrial drive technology is being deployed in shore-to-ship power projects.
Freddy Gyllensten and Alessandro Castagnini, ABB Motors and Generators, outline how variable speed drive (VSD) systems and synchronous motor technologies can provide significant energy savings in the petroleum and chemical industries.
ABB’s Fausto Belotti reveals how automation in the plastics industry will change the way we produce and use plastic.
Motion leader describes upcoming challenges in motors and drives.
Disruptive technologies are forcing large companies to rethink their approach to innovation and R&D.
We’re wasting much energy while pumping oil from the ground. And we are leaving a lot of that oil in the well. Ironic isn’t it? Here’s a potential solution.
When selecting a variable speed drive (VSD), it’s important to take the time to dimension it correctly.
In industrial processes, valves are familiar components. Could a pump turbine be an energy-efficient solution to replace energy-consuming valves?
Plastic container manufacturer PrimePac Ltd gained 60% energy savings and 30% production improvement when they replaced a 23 year old blow molding machine.
Did you know that factories, hospitals, schools and other buildings are full of fans that contribute a significant portion to the electricity bill?
ABB remote digital service centers are set to transform industrial productivity in the era of the fourth industrial revolution
The future of mining lies in digitalization
Another interesting ISH 2017 fair is behind us with a record 200,000 visitors - and the market is clearly showing faith in a brighter future.
How to run your irrigation system smoothly and with lower electricity costs.
Thank you for the interest in ABB and the IdeaHub Innovation Challenge!
First introduced in New York in 1857, elevators catalyzed the development of skyscrapers, and forever transformed urban architecture, landscapes and living.
Through improvements in energy efficiency, global fossil fuel consumption for power generation could be reduced by up to 30 percent.
Nobody in their right mind would come to Helsinki in the middle of cold and dark winter – except for SLUSH!
Industry investing in energy efficiency generates up to 50 percent more added value on top of energy savings.
Electric motors and variable speed drives deliver numerous benefits to the vessels that serve the offshore rigs.
Regenerative drives built for rugged mining vehicles are enabling better total efficiencies and reduce cost and emissions.
January 1, 2017 is an important date for all users of electric motors rated from 0.75 kW to 375 kW.
Innovation is at the forefront of everything ABB does and partnerships with high potential startups and tech companies are an important part of it.
Finding the right variable frequency drive enables the use of top drive motor's full torque potential throughout the entire speed range.
Emerging ecosystems of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are maturing through partnerships – would you like to join forces with us?
Standards and directives have a significant impact on the spread of energy-efficient electrical equipment, and thus saving energy.
Picture the Norwegian fjords: Beautiful tree-covered mountains. Snowcapped glacier peaks. Crystal-clear water. Noisy diesel engines spewing air pollution.
Accurate simulation models are becoming increasingly important tools to secure wind farm integration into power grids in accordance with the requirements.
The increased penetration of renewable energy requires changes to the standards and grid codes to ensure that power grids remain reliable and robust.
The distributed renewable energy sources in power grids are steadily increasing - a smarter, more diverse and robust electricity infrastructure is necessary.
Two thirds of available energy efficiency potential remains untapped. A better world is created by engineering innovations together.
The ABB drives test laboratory offers customers the opportunity to test our drives in combination with either their own motors or any motors supplied by ABB.
The world’s demand for energy production and consumption continues to grow – it’s time to act now to ensure a sustainable future for the next generations.
By activating new, energy-efficient solutions in the cloud, innovations can be implemented more quickly, while still managing to save energy.
The trend towards an asset life-cycle management model.
Drive and Load - poetry in motion just like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
SynRM brings between 8 to 15 percent improvement in energy use.
Everything counts at a sawmill such as Westas Group which produces around 200,000 square meters of lumber annually.
Even relatively small investments with a fast payback time can give big boost in operating profitability. Especially in older facilities.
ABB drives can save energy and generate profits 25 times more than stock market average. Can this be true? Absolutely.
The ABB Ability™ Digital Powertrain is a suite of digital solutions including devices, software and services. It combines connectivity and data analytics with our expertise to make your operations efficient, predictable and safe.
How do variable speed drives work? This video provides a not-too-technical explanation.
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