ABB factory in Quebec manufactures industrial analytical measurement devices and systems and has more than 400 employees. Courtesy: ABB
Process Instrumentation and Sensors November 28, 2023

Are you measuring sustainability with reliable sensor, analytical instruments?

Detecting greenhouse gas emissions such as methane requires accurate industrial analytical measurements.

ABB has completed its acquisition of the Siemens low voltage NEMA motor business. Courtesy: ABB
Motors and Drives May 4, 2023

Low-voltage NEMA motor acquisition completed

ABB has completed its acquisition of the Siemens low voltage National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) motor business.

Robotics March 16, 2023

Robotics factory expanded in Michigan

ABB started construction starting on the expansion of its robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Michigan, which will create 72 highly-skilled new jobs.

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Automation September 15, 2022

Re-industrialization at risk from automation education gap

A survey by ABB finds there is a growing desire to reshore or nearshore manufacturing, but there's a major automation education gap, which could hamper efforts.

Robotics March 17, 2022

Three robotic automation trends in 2022

Post-pandemic acceleration continues for robots in new sectors like logistics and retail, and speeds up for EV production as well as increased robotic adoption by manufacturers.

Vision and Discrete Sensors January 25, 2021

Optical sensor used for greenhouse gas detection

An optical sensor is being used with the satellite Hugo to detect greenhouse gas emissions from outer space.

Discrete Manufacturing August 12, 2019

Global manufacturer names new CEO

ABB's board has appointed Björn Rosengren as chief executive officer (CEO) effective March 1, 2020.

Motors and Drives February 28, 2018

ABB completes integration with Baldor

Starting March 1, 2018, Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABBgroup for more than seven years, will be known as ABB.

Energy, Power September 25, 2017

Manufacturer acquires electric solutions company

ABB announced the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global electrification solutions business, for $2.6 billion.

Industrial Networking April 4, 2017

Machine, factory automation provider acquired

ABB announced the acquisition of B&R, a global product- and software-based open architecture company, as they looked to expand in industrial automation and take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors April 3, 2024

Flowmeter for water and wastewater applications

The new ABB flowmeter offers robust and simplified solution for water and wastewater applications. The ProcessMaster FEW630 is a new robust and easy to use electromagnetic flowmeter for municipal and industrial water and wastewater flow measurement.  It has easy setup and operation minimize commissioning time and overcome skills barriers.

Motors and Drives January 22, 2024

ACH580 UL Type 4X drive

Introducing the ACH580 4X variable frequency drive (VFD), a new addition to ABB’s all-compatible drive portfolio that is built for outdoor installation and extreme environments in the HVACR industry. Certification to UL Type 4X (NEMA 4X and IP66 rating) ensures protection against rain, cold, snow, salt spray, and dust as well as corrosion due to caustic chemicals, gases, and damage from the formation of exterior ice, high levels of humidity or UV radiation. Purpose-built for HVACR, the ACH580 4X drive incorporates features like flying start for seamless control of spinning motors, multi-pump control for enhanced system efficiency, freezestat response, resonance monitoring, and an override capability for fire emergencies. Convenient options include a built-in disconnect switch to streamline installation and eliminate the need for branch circuit fuses (while maintaining a 100 kA SCCR), as well as a sun shield to help maintain optimal performance when exposed to direct sunlight. "All customers in the HVACR industry need robust and reliable equipment, but there are situations where the drive needs outside installation, near the application, subject to extreme environments,” says Mario Lemarroy, Product Market Manager, at ABB.

Process Instrumentation and Sensors December 8, 2021

AquaMaster4 Mobile Comms

ABB’s AquaMaster4 Mobile Comms flowmeter is world’s first electromagnetic flowmeter with bidirectional connectivity to power intelligent water loss management. With AquaMaster4 Mobile Comms, ABB presents the latest wireless solution for continuous flow measurement, the logging of accurate data and communication of information that is critical for today’s water management. With its superior connectivity on 4G-LTE and NB-IoT networks, the AquaMaster4 electromagnetic flowmeter enables 60 percent lower power consumption, identifying leaks ten times faster than the market standard.

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