Amphenol and ABB alliance keeps global transportation moving

  • Global technology leaders Amphenol and ABB Installation Products to expand high-performance conduit solutions for evolving standards
  • ABB conduit systems connect and protect electrical systems that power mass transit and vehicles
  • Collaboration will drive innovation and enhance reliability across transportation, industrial and robotics applications

Connecting and protecting electrical wiring is essential to the performance and power of interconnected systems. As more applications integrate cable and conduit technology, Amphenol, a global industrial leader in connectors and specialized cable assemblies, and ABB Installation Products are working together on high-performance electrical solutions to meet the evolving needs of e-mobility, infrastructure, robotics and transportation customers.

The alliance brings together ABB and Amphenol engineers and industry specialists to expand on ABB’s existing product lines, including Harnessflex cable management solutions, PMA cable and conduit systems, and Kopex cable protection. From construction equipment and electric vehicles (EVs) to mass transit and robotics, ABB has a long history of developing cable management solutions for the most demanding environments that meet or exceed industry standards. Amphenol chose ABB to facilitate a combined offering of cable assemblies, connectors, accessories and specialized protection systems that easily integrate into high and low voltage wiring and are proven to withstand abrasion, stress, vibration, corrosive conditions and higher vehicle running temperatures.

“Many industry sectors are experiencing change and seeking trusted solutions that comply with new standards, integrate with existing systems, and help improve safety and reliability for operators and passengers,” said Matthias Heilmann, President, ABB Installation Products Division. “Working with Amphenol enables us to leverage our broad range of conduit solutions and bring new products to customers that boost reliability and performance in a dynamic market.”

ABB’s conduit technology is used in a range of applications around the world such as heavy-duty agriculture and construction equipment, electric vehicles, as well as municipal buses, lorries, trucks, trams, trains and rolling stock, and other transportation. Based on evolving requirements and sustainability objectives, ABB works with vehicle makers, transportation providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on electrical wiring solutions.

“Global transit, cargo, e-mobility and other systems are powered by data and electricity and more connected than ever. The continued evolution in EV systems and continuous operations in harsh conditions require increasingly rugged and reliable solutions,” said Martin Booker, Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Product Group, Amphenol. “Working with the ABB Installation Products team will help us address the needs of customers around the world for electrical connection and protection solutions, further enabling the electronics revolution.”

Editor notes:

The ABB Installation Products portfolio of global transportation and electrification solutions includes:

-Harnessflex cable management solutions were introduced in 1984, are made and tested at ABB’s Coleshill, UK facility, and found at harnessflex.abb.com.

-The rail and transportation industry has used PMA® cable protection solutions for nearly half a century, which are produced and tested at ABB’s Uster, Switzerland, facility and can be viewed at https://new.abb.com/low-voltage/products/conduit-fittings/pma.

-Kopex conduit and fittings are widely used in rail, construction and industrial applications and found at https://new.abb.com/low-voltage/products/conduit-fittings/kopex.

ABB Installation Products is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of premium branded products used to manage the connection, protection and distribution of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications. With more than 200,000 products, ABB Installation Products has over a 100-year heritage of developing safe and smart solutions found wherever electricity is used.

About ABB

ABB (NYSE: ABB) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com

ABB Inc.’s Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. Our 50,000+ employees are dedicated to transforming how people live, connect and work by delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions. We are shaping the future trends of electrification, differentiating through technological and digital innovation while delivering an outstanding experience through operational excellence for our customers across utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure and mobility. For more information visit https://go.abb/electrification.

About Amphenol

Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa and sells its products through its own global sales force, independent representatives and a global network of electronics distributors. Amphenol has a diversified presence as a leader in high-growth areas of the interconnect market including: Automotive, Broadband Communications, Commercial Aerospace, Industrial, Information Technology and Data Communications, Military, Mobile Devices and Mobile Networks. For more information, visit www.amphenol.com.

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