ABB presented its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions ABB AbilityTM at its Technology Day in Vientiane, on November 8, 2018 under the motto “Let’s write the future of industrial digitalization”.
Over 120 attendees from utilities, industries and infrastructure sectors, attended five technical sessions about energy and digitalization. ABB experts took the opportunity to share their knowledge and to introduce new technologies in Power Generation solutions for hydropower, solar solutions as well as for energy efficient products and systems.
“By establishing its office in Vientiane in 2017, ABB has demonstrated strong commitment to the local market in Laos,” said Chaiyot Piyawannarat, Managing Director, ABB Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
“Through this event, we reach out to our customers to share expertise to unlock the potential of digital transformation to enable them to remain competitive in the changing industrial landscape. We believe ABB technologies can help to significantly increase productivity and reliability in various sectors, specifically in hydropower and the mining industry in Laos,” he added.
As part of its showcase, ABB demonstrated its ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor, highlighting its key features including safety, reducing downtime and maintenance costs, while optimizing return on investment. The sensor converts traditional motors, bearings and pumps into smart, wirelessly connected devices. Using algorithms, based on ABB’s decades of motor expertise, the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor relays information about the motor's operation and health via a Bluetooth-gateway or smartphone to a secure server.
Another technology on display was ABB Ability™ System 800xA, which is not only a DCS (Distributed Control System) but also an Electrical Control System, a safety system and a collaboration enabler to improve engineering efficiency, operational performance and asset utilization.
Also displayed at the event was the Ekip UP, the low-voltage digital unit, which monitors, protects and controls the next generation of energy plants as well as ABB’s solar string combiner box, which improves safety of solar panels and entire photovoltaic plants.