ABB opens corporate research center near Cleveland

Wickliffe, OH—To focus on innovations in automation and partnerships with area universities for improving industrial production and cutting energy consumption, ABB Inc. is formally opening its new Corporate Research Center (CRC) in early November at its industrial computer control system facility near Cleveland.

11/16/2004


Wickliffe, OH— To focus on innovations in automation and partnerships with area universities for improving industrial production and cutting energy consumption, ABB Inc. is formally opening its new Corporate Research Center (CRC) in early November at its industrial computer control system facility near Cleveland. CRC will concentrate on advanced computer process control and robotics to improve the efficiency and capability of industrial plants and electric utilities.

ABB reports that it’s invested approximately $25 million in its CRC operations in Wickliffe, Raleigh, NC, and Windsor, CT. These centers perform research and development projects with universities, including Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Stanford University, North Carolina State University, and others. Power development work is conducted at the Raleigh location, while robotics is done at the Windsor site.

ABB maintains a worldwide network of CRCs that work with research universities. The new Wickliffe location was selected partially because of its proximity to U.S. universities pursuing projects related to ABB's product lines, which include robots, process control systems, industrial process measurement devices, and advanced software programs to monitor and control plant and mill operations. The Wickliffe CRC is also near ABB-based assembly sites. Besides the industrial computer control system facility in Wickliffe, ABB also has a robotics assembly operation in Michigan, and an instrumentation assembly operation in Pennsylvania, among its other manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





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