ABB Australia News

Transformer can reduce weight on train's traction component
21.09.2016 - ABB unveiled its next-generation traction transformer designed to reduce the weight of on-board components and ensure more energy-efficient rail networks.
ABB inverter dramatically boosts performance of solar power installations
12.07.2016 - ABB Australia announces the availability of a new range of central inverters designed to dramatically improve the economics of solar installations.
ABB inverter dramatically boosts performance of solar power installations
11.07.2016 - ABB starts shipping a central inverter, an essential component in solar installation, with a 40% increase in power density
ABB drives Remote Condition Monitoring helps in maintenance planning and improves risk management
26.05.2016 - ABB has introduced a new Remote Condition Monitoring service for its drives to assist with predictive maintenance planning using remote data.
ABB survey shows majority of utilities see IoT as key to asset management
31.03.2016 - Respondents to the survey see numerous benefits in the IT-OT integration.
ABB to provide equipment and services for the world’s largest floating facility
29.03.2016 - ABB has been contracted to deliver equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility.
ABB to supply hoists for South African diamond mine expansion
20.03.2016 - ABB will supply a total of four hoists to De Beers’ Venetia Mine in South Africa to support underground mining operations at the site.
ABB to improve uptime and reduce maintenance costs for unmanned oil platforms
25.02.2016 - ABB will supply integrated electrical and telecommunication systems to the Al Nasr Full Field Development Project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Process improvement services maximise efficiency of mining operations
03.09.2015 - ABB aims to identify performance gaps in open-pit mining processes and improve efficiency by reducing process variations.
ABB helps increase productivity at LKAB’s Malmberget iron ore mine
27.08.2015 - The Malmberget mine supplies iron ore to various customers including the European steel industry.
ABB wins $450 million order for Norway-UK HVDC interconnection
15.07.2015 - Global power and automation technology group ABB has won a $450 million contract to link the power grids of the United Kingdom and Norway.
ABB wins $52 million robots order to boost manufacturing flexibility at Ford’s newest China factory
06.07.2015 - ABB has won a $52 million order to supply robots to Changan Ford’s new production facility in Harbin, China.
ABB launches motors for explosive underground environments
11.06.2015 - ABB has extended its low voltage IEC mining motors range with a new product featuring Ex d flameproof protection for use in underground mine applications.
ABB launches prefabricated DC rail substation
10.06.2015 - ABB Australia announces the release of a new range of modular substations designed to save time and money for customers in Australia’s rail sector.
ABB wins large order to provide power infrastructure for new UK wind farm
09.06.2015 - ABB has won a significant order to provide substations and related power infrastructure for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.
ABB introduces OTDC switch disconnectors for the solar market in Australia
25.05.2015 - Leading power and automation technology group ABB has released new OTDC switch disconnectors for DC applications up to 1,500 amperes (A).
ABB creates research award in honour of outgoing chairman Hubertus von Gruenberg
04.05.2015 - ABB announces a new international research award to honour Hubertus von Gruenberg, who is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Service contract strengthens ABB’s commitment to the sustainable transport sector in Australia
20.04.2015 - ABB has been contracted by KDR Gold Coast Pty Ltd to provide maintenance supervision services for six medium-voltage DC traction substations.
ABB introduces YuMi, world’s first truly collaborative dual arm robot
16.04.2015 - Hannover Messe witnessed the formal launch of YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot by ABB.
ABB and Samsung SDI join forces to develop microgrids globally
31.03.2015 - ABB is partnering with Samsung SDI, a reputed manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries to promote microgrid solutions globally.
ABB wins $900 million order to connect Norwegian and German power grids
24.03.2015 - Power and automation specialist ABB has won orders from a consortium comprising of Statnett and TenneT as well as promotional bank KfW.
ABB wins $155 million order to power large North Sea oilfield
18.03.2015 - ABB has been contracted to supply equipment to two HVDC converter stations linking the Johan Sverdrup offshore field with the onshore grid.
ABB to provide substation upgrade solution for TransAlta’s power station in South Hedland
12.03.2015 - ABB has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide a substation upgrade solution for a new power station in South Hedland.
ABB and Solar Impulse start historic round-the-world flight
11.03.2015 - ABB is proud to accompany Solar Impulse and its crew on the flight.
ABB partners with Ericsson to optimise cloud data centre management
06.03.2015 - A new collaboration between ABB and Ericsson will provide an end-to-end automation platform that optimises physical and virtual resources for data centres.
Software for production planning in cement plants
27.01.2015 - ABB has launched Knowledge Manager Production Scheduler, a new software solution to manage and optimize production scheduling in cement plants.
ABB solution optimises production planning in cement plants
27.01.2015 - The Knowledge Manager Scheduler helps plant managers to find the optimal production schedule by constantly adapting it to operational constraints.
ABB and Solar Impulse get ready for historic round-the-world flight
23.01.2015 - ABB is participating in a unique initiative that will see a plane on a historic round-the-world journey powered only by energy from the sun.
PLC addresses emerging challenges in machinery control
15.01.2015 - ABB is extending the capability of one of the AC500 PLC with a very high performance version.
ABB’s low voltage products now supported by PowerCad-5
05.01.2015 - ABB has announced that a broad selection of itss low voltage products are now supported by the electrical engineering design software, PowerCad-5.
ABB Robotics unveils second generation compact robot controller
05.01.2015 - ABB Australia announces the introduction of a new product to the IRC5 family of industrial robot controllers.
ABB’s Emax 2 Ekip Power Controller helps buildings manage power consumption
12.12.2014 - ABB has introduced a new load management software designed to help commercial and industrial buildings optimise power consumption.
Power controller helps buildings manage power consumption
11.12.2014 - ABB is helping commercial and industrial buildings optimise power consumption with the Emax 2 Ekip Power Controller, a load management software.
Three-phase drives with universal Ethernet capability
26.11.2014 - ABB's range of three-phase AC motor drives providing system building flexibility for high-power and continuous machinery and motion control applications.
ABB’s donation drives learning in power electronics at Monash University
17.11.2014 - University bolsters teaching facilities for engineering students with automation equipment donation from ABB worth more than $150,000.
ABB retains global market leadership position in distributed control systems for 2013
13.11.2014 - ABB has retained its leadership position in the latest Distributed Control Systems Worldwide Outlook report for 2013 released by the ARC Advisory Group.
Thomson Reuters recognises ABB as one of 2014’s Top 100 Global Innovators
12.11.2014 - Thomson Reuters has named ABB as one of the world’s top 100 innovators for a third year.
ABB’s System 800xA Minerals Library enhances productivity with new features
10.11.2014 - ABB Australia announces the latest release of its proven process control solution, System 800xA Minerals Library 5.1/5 with new features.
ABB launches new version of Expert Optimizer application for cement industry
04.11.2014 - ABB announces the release of a new version of cpmPlus Expert Optimizer for deployment of advanced process control applications in the cement industry.
ABB to drive retractable roof on world’s largest free-spanning dome in Singapore
02.10.2014 - World-leading power and automation technology group, ABB is working on a ‘moving architecture’ project for Singapore’s new National Stadium.
ABB to enable integration of renewables in Alaskan island microgrid
25.09.2014 - ABB will supply its PowerStore technology to Kodiak Island to enable the integration of more renewable energy from an expanded wind farm to its microgrid.
ABB releases new innovative human friendly dual arm automated robot
12.09.2014 - ABB Australia introduces the YuMi, described as the future of human-robot collaboration.
ABB unveils world's first collaborative robot: YuMi
10.09.2014 - The robot’s soft and padded dual arms combined with force-sensing technology ensure the safety of YuMi’s human co-workers.
ABB and China’s BYD form global alliance in energy storage solutions for a better world
09.09.2014 - A new partnership has been established between BYD and ABB to jointly develop new solutions for energy storage.
ABB launches new generation fibre optic current sensor for high voltage applications
05.09.2014 - ABB Australia announces the launch of its latest generation fibre optic current sensors (FOCS-FS) featuring an innovative freestanding design.
ABB commissions world’s longest power transmission link in Brazil
03.09.2014 - ABB has successfully commissioned the HVDC converter stations to the Rio Madeira High Voltage Direct Current link in Brazil.
ABB wins order for electrification of world's largest pulp mill
28.08.2014 - ABB has been commissioned for a process electrification project at a new pulp mill being built in South Sumatra, Indonesia.
ABB to provide UK grid connection for Europe’s largest tidal energy project
22.08.2014 - ABB will be supplying the technology for the MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth.
ABB opens new regional robotics packaging hub to drive productivity in Southeast Asia
12.08.2014 - ABB Australia announces the official opening of a new Regional Robotics Packaging Application Hub in Singapore.
ABB acquires Spirit IT to strengthen its measurement product portfolio
04.08.2014 - By adding liquid flow computers and software for oil and gas applications, ABB boosts its offering in smart metering and control for custody transfer.
ABB launches new materials handling robots
23.07.2014 - ABB Australia announces a new robot family in a smaller form factor to address the needs of modern materials handling and machine tending industries.
High-torque Ethernet servo motor drives
23.07.2014 - ABB has enhanced its ranges of servomotor drives for the Ethernet-based motion control systems market.
ABB awarded $400 million order for Maritime Link power project in Canada
14.07.2014 - ABB has won a $400 million order from NSP Maritime Link Inc. to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link in eastern Canada.
ABB chosen by Shell as global supplier for low voltage switchgear and motor control centres
04.07.2014 - ABB announces a new five-year agreement between ABB and Shell for the supply of low voltage switchgear, motor control centres and related services.
New ABB Australia website is optimised for mobile devices
12.05.2014 - The new ABB Australia website has been launched with a new look and responsive design.
Power-One Renewable Energy Business to become ABB brand
08.05.2014 - ABB announced that its acquisition, Power-One Renewable Energy Business will transition to the ABB brand in May 2014.
ABB participates in NAWO’s Girls Experience Industry Days
17.04.2014 - World-leading power and automation technology group ABB participated in the Girls Experience Industry Day in Melbourne and Sydney recently.
ABB's Emax 2 breaker wins Red Dot 2014 product design award
02.04.2014 - The Emax 2 circuit breaker, an ABB innovation launched in 2013 has won the Red Dot Product Design Award for excellence in product design.
ABB and consortium partner win $145 million order to upgrade UK rail network
24.03.2014 - ABB will be supplying turnkey substations to Network Rail as part of a contract to upgrade one of Britain’s oldest and busiest railways.
ABB Australia launches online ordering service for transformers
20.03.2014 - ABB Australia announces that its customers can now order distribution transformers online.
ABB wins $60 million telecom contracts for Statoil offshore oil platforms
13.03.2014 - ABB has won three orders worth $60 million for setting up telecommunication systems at offshore oil and gas installations.
ABB goes solar at its Moorebank facility
11.03.2014 - ABB Australia has installed a 100kW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) power system at its Moorebank, New South Wales site.
ABB launches new high voltage hybrid switchgear
07.03.2014 - ABB Australia reinforces its technology leadership with the launch of new 420 kV high voltage hybrid switchgear.
BDNT chooses ABB to roll out world's largest electric vehicle fast charger network in China
17.02.2014 - ABB has been chosen to supply DC fast chargers for rapid charging of new DENZA electric vehicles over the next six years.
ABB wins $55 million submarine AC power cable contract in the UK
14.02.2014 - ABB has been commissioned to supply a submarine AC power cable system for a new wind farm located off the coast of Norfolk.
ABB to build first Embedded Generation system with Battery Grid Energy Storage for distribution network support in Australia
23.01.2014 - ABB and Samsung have been awarded a contract to supply a hybrid Grid Energy Storage and Diesel Generation System to SP AusNet.
ABB introduces new vision-guided robotics technology
11.12.2013 - ABB Integrated Vision is a new vision system that delivers greater reliability and speed for vision guided applications.
ABB launches integrated force control for its automated robots to increase tactile feedback
22.11.2013 - Leading power and automation technology group, ABB announces the release of the Integrated Force Control.
ABB releases upgrade to fastest press tending robot
25.10.2013 - ABB Australia announces a new press tending robot, the IRB 6660 100/3.3, which is up to 15 percent faster than its counterparts.
ABB sets a new standard in motor control and power switching with AF contactor range
25.10.2013 - Leading power and automation technology group, ABB introduces the complete AF contactor range AF09 through AF2650.
ABB wins offshore wind connection project in German North Sea
24.10.2013 - World-leading power and automation technology group, ABB has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT to supply an AC power transmission link connecting Sandbank, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea,
Machine builder targets resurgent plastic bag making market with novel Ethernet-based motion control architecture
30.09.2013 - Two plastic bag machine support specialists have collaborated on a machine based on ABB's Ethernet Powerlink compatible motion control range.
ABB creates new robot control HMIs with smart phone simplicity
26.09.2013 - ABB Robotics announces a new range of robot control HMIs featuring smart phone simplicity.
ABB introduces a new Australian designed motor control centre for mining and industrial applications
26.09.2013 - ABB Australia announces the launch of its new SafeStart low voltage motor control centre (MCC) technology.
Ventyx recognised as Energy Company of the Year in 2013 International Business Awards
25.09.2013 - ABB company Ventyx, a leading provider of industrial enterprise software was named the Silver winner in the ‘Company of the Year – Energy’ category for the 2013 International Business Awards (IBAs).
Ulrich Spiesshofer takes over as ABB's new Chief Executive Officer
17.09.2013 - ABB Australia announces that Ulrich Spiesshofer has taken over as chief executive officer of ABB, the leading power and automation technology group.
ABB wins substation order to enhance Brazil's power infrastructure and support soccer World Cup
06.09.2013 - ABB Australia announces that ABB has won a $30 million order from Furnas Centrais Elétricas S.A. to construct a new indoor transmission substation in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
ABB commissions world's highest capacity HVDC Light underwater power link
22.08.2013 - World-leading power and automation technology group, ABB has delivered the East West Interconnector to Irish transmission system operator, EirGrid.
ABB to launch unique service product for continuous hoist monitoring
15.08.2013 - ABB Australia announces the launch of a new hoist monitoring service designed to reduce unplanned stoppage of hoist systems, and increase safety and reliability.
ABB acquires Alstom to grow its gearless mill drive system
01.08.2013 - ABB Australia announces the acquisition of Alstom’s ring motor business.
ABB completes acquisition of Power-One
29.07.2013 - ABB has completed the acquisition of Power-One, Inc., a major provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions.
Mine site solutions: Integrating all aspects of your workflows on site
25.07.2013 - How integrating operations from site to smelting, and removing silos aids production.
ABB calls for research grant proposals from universities worldwide
23.07.2013 - ABB Australia announces the call for proposals for the ABB Research Grant Program 2013.
ABB supporting indigenous students focused on engineering
17.07.2013 - ABB Australia has announced its sponsorship support for the successful Galuwa Engineering Experience program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students, presented by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
New ABB 3D volumetric laser stockpile scanner
20.06.2013 - ABB has launched the VM3D Volumetric Laser Scanner, designed to measure the volume of bulk material stockpiles stored in the open or in large silos, bunkers, domes and sheds.
ABB's modular substation wins Australian International Design Award
20.06.2013 - ABB's 66kV modular substation recently received a Design Award at the 2013 Australian International Design Awards in the Commercial and Industrial category.
Smarter Manufacturing: Getting ahead of the game
06.06.2013 - How expert advice and carefully-selected products can help Australian manufacturers improve output in today's volatile trading climate.
ABB to power major South African photovoltaic solar plant
07.05.2013 - ABB has won a $25 million order to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW photovoltaic power plant located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
ABB to showcase plasma cutting robot at NMW 2013
02.05.2013 - ABB will be showcasing their plasma cutting robot in a live demo at the National Manufacturing Week 2013.
ABB to acquire Power-One to become global leader in solar photovoltaic inverters
24.04.2013 - Leading power and automation technology group, ABB is acquiring Power-One, Inc., a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions.
ABB to supply gearless conveyor drives for major Chilean underground copper mine
05.04.2013 - ABB will supply the electrical equipment including new gearless conveyor drives for Codelco’s largest operation in Chile.
ABB transformers help deliver power to the world’s highest airport
19.03.2013 - ABB delivered six Resibloc dry-type transformers rated at 5,860 kVA at the Daocheng-Yading airport in the Sichuan Province of China.
ABB fast chargers to power Estonia’s nationwide EV charging network
28.02.2013 - ABB has supplied 165 DC fast chargers for operating a nationwide EV charging network in Estonia.
Company Focus: ABB Australia's industrial robots for arc welding, material handling and assembly applications
06.02.2013 - Here we take a look at two other industrial robots from ABB Australia, one used for arc welding and the other used in material handling and assembly applications.
New ABB high output synchronous reluctance motor and drive package
05.02.2013 - ABB Australia announces a new motor and drive package designed to optimise cost of ownership for pump and fan applications.
ACS880 multidrives from ABB
04.02.2013 - ABB Australia announces the introduction of the ACS880 multidrives, part of ABB’s new all-compatible low voltage AC drives portfolio.
Company Focus: transform productivity and efficiency for the better with industrial robots from ABB Australia
01.02.2013 - Industrial robots are being installed in record numbers worldwide. In this series of articles, we look at a number of industrial robotics solutions provided by ABB Australia.
ABB’s sponsorship of the University of Queensland to advance development of engineers
12.12.2012 - ABB Australia announces a five-year sponsorship agreement with the University of Queensland (UQ) valued at an estimated $500,000.
ABB introduces underground substation concept to Australia
07.11.2012 - ABB Australia announces the introduction of its underground substation concept for the efficient and safe delivery of energy for Australian urban areas at ABB Automation and Power World Australia 2012.
ABB electrical and automation systems to help new coal terminal in Australia operate at peak efficiency
06.11.2012 - ABB Australia was awarded a $29 million order to supply complete electrical and automation systems for the conveyors at a new coal export terminal currently under construction.
ABB introduces new ultra compact system for measuring circuits in distribution systems
05.11.2012 - ABB Australia announces the release of a new current measuring system delivering new levels of space savings, accuracy and flexibility.
ABB introduces new high-performance electricity meters for sub-metering
02.11.2012 - ABB Australia announced the launch of a new family of electricity meters designed for mounting on DIN rail at the Automation and Power World Australia 2012.
ABB introduces cost effective tap changer solution to Australian utilities
01.11.2012 - ABB Australia announces the launch of a new vacuum tap changer designed for transformers up to 70 MVA size.
ABB launches next generation 245kV gas insulated switchgears
30.10.2012 - ABB Australia announces the launch of its latest generation 245kV (kilovolt) ELK-14 series Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) in Australia.
ABB Automation and Power World Australia 2012 - Day 1 Review
29.10.2012 - ABB Australia showcased its products and services during a two-day customer conference and exhibition from 22 to 23 October at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland.
Low harmonic ABB drives designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions
26.10.2012 - ABB Australia announced the launch of the new ACS800-38 low harmonic drives at the ABB Automation and Power World Australia 2012.
ABB introduces new OTDC switch-disconnectors
25.10.2012 - ABB Australia announces the release of the new OTDC range of switch-disconnectors at Automation and Power World Australia.
ABB introduces new ultra-efficient and eco-friendly dry-type transformers
24.10.2012 - ABB Australia announces the launch of three new dry-type transformers at the ABB Automation and Power World Australia 2012 being held on the Gold Coast.
The IRB120T industrial robot
28.09.2012 - The IRB120T provides pick and pack applications in the food and beverage and packaging sectors.
Industrial robot for pick and place applications
25.09.2012 - ABB Australia has released the new IRB120T robot. A variant of the IRB120, it is particularly intended for use in the food and beverage and packaging industries.
ABB awarded $60 million HVDC order to support grid reliability in Texas
03.09.2012 - ABB Australia announces the award of a $60 million order to leading power and automation technology group, ABB by American Electric Power (AEP).
ABB launches IRB 1520ID arc welding robot for safer, high precision results
02.08.2012 - ABB Australia announces the introduction of the new IRB 1520ID arc welding robot for use in metal fabrication.
Brisbane declared ABB’s Smart Grid City Model competition winner
26.07.2012 - ABB Australia announces that the University of Queensland entry is the winner of its Smart Grid City Model competition launched earlier this year for university students.
ABB acquires Amarcon to expand its marine software offering
25.07.2012 - ABB Australia announces the acquisition of Amarcon BV, a Dutch company that develops and markets software solutions for the shipping industry by the ABB Group.
ABB expands service capabilities in South East Queensland
19.07.2012 - ABB Australia announces the availability of robot services in South East Queensland to provide world-class services to one of the largest growth markets for robotics.
ABB wins orders worth $80 million for major Australian oil and gas development
17.07.2012 - ABB Australia announces the award of a major contract covering complete electrification solutions for the new Ichthys LNG project near Darwin, Australia.
ABB completes acquisition of Bob White Electrix and L.E. Jarvis, extending motor and generator service capabilities
04.07.2012 - The acquisition of Australian-based motor and generator repair and services businesses, Bob White Electrix and L.E. Jarvis, has been completed by ABB Australia.
ABB introduces faster version of its smallest industrial robot
27.06.2012 - ABB Australia introduces a new range of six-axis industrial robots designed to enable rapid pick and place applications with extreme flexibility and accuracy.
ABB electric drives save record amount of energy in 2011
12.06.2012 - ABB has announced its annual estimate of the savings achieved by its installed base of drives, revealing that around 310 million MWh of electric power was saved in 2011.
ABB Australia acquires Bob White Electrix and L.E. Jarvis to expand motor and generator services business
17.05.2012 - Leading power and automation technology group, ABB will acquire the business of Bob White Electrix and L.E Jarvis to help expand its motor and generator repair services across Australia.
ABB robotics achieves a milestone in delivery of industrial robots
08.05.2012 - Thirty eight years after the first all electric robots entered the market ABB celebrates its 200,000th delivery with a ceremony in China.
CoriolisMaster flowmeters now available from ABB Australia
03.05.2012 - CoriolisMaster meters, new to ABB, measure flow, density, temperature and concentration and are compact and maintenance free.
ABB launches PalletPack 460 robotic palletising components package
20.04.2012 - ABB Australia announces the launch of the PalletPack 460, a pre-engineered package of proven robotic palletising components featuring the new IRB 460 robot designed specifically for high speed end of
ABB wins substations order for a new light rail network in Australia
29.03.2012 - Leading power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from Bombardier Transportation to build six new medium-voltage substations for the new Gold Coast Light Rail project.
ABB introduces new panel mounted controllers for larger robots
16.03.2012 - ABB Australia announces the availability of a new range of panel mounted robot controllers specially designed for integrating large robots.
ABB supplies distribution transformers to strengthen grid reliability in major electricity network
09.03.2012 - Leading power and automation technology group, ABB has been contracted by Western Power to supply and service multiple distribution transformers in Western Australia.
ABB Graduate Program developing future engineering leaders
01.03.2012 - ABB Australia announces the call for applications from highly motivated and adaptable engineering graduates to join ABB’s 2013 Graduate Program.
ABB Australia announces new industrial robots for fast and accurate production in cleanrooms
30.01.2012 - An ISO 5 (Class 100) cleanroom version of ABB Australia 's six-axis IRB 120 industrial robots has been launched.
IRB 5400 high performance paint robots from ABB Australia
24.01.2012 - ABB Australia now stocks IRB 5400 paint robots, high performance paint robot systems that have been designed to enhance productivity while reducing waste.
ABB to acquire Newave to broaden offering in uninterruptible power supply
16.12.2011 - According to ABB Australia, ABB is acquiring Newave Energy Holding SA, a Switzerland based leader in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to strengthen the Group’s position in the power control and qual
ABB develops gas recycling technology to reduce environmental impact of contaminated SF6 gas
08.12.2011 - ABB Australia has developed a new patented technology for the comprehensive recycling of contaminated SF6 gas based on a new energy efficient cryogenic process.
ABB awarded $24 million mine hoist order by Xstrata Zinc in Australia
28.11.2011 - Leading power and automation technology group, ABB has recently won a $24 million order to supply a complete ore hoisting solution for Xstrata Zinc’s George Fisher Mine (GFM) located near Mount Isa in
ABB exhibiting at AusRAIL PLUS 2011
22.11.2011 - ABB Australia is exhibiting its latest solutions at AusRAIL PLUS 2011 being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane on November 22-24.
ABB’s Powercorp acquisition in Australia to expand offering for renewable integration
17.11.2011 - Leading power and automation technology group, ABB will soon acquire Powercorp, an Australian renewable power automation company.
ABB Australia Celebrates 40,000th Switch Produces at ABB’s factory in Victoria
22.09.2011 - ABB Australia celebrates the 40,000th switch to be manufactured at ABB’s factory in Lilydale, Victoria.
ABB wins $11 million mine hoist order from Xstrata Copper in Australia
19.09.2011 - Leading power and automation technologies group, ABB has recently won a $11 million order to supply a complete ore hoisting solution for Xstrata Copper’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) copper-gold operatio
ABB Australia signs Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell
16.09.2011 - ABB Australia has signed an Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell to supply low and medium voltage motors and related services.
ABB’s FACTS named one of 11 Most Important Technologies of the Decade
09.09.2011 - ABB Australia’s FACTS has been named in 11 most important technologies of the decade from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Queensland resources industry to benefit from increased engineering support from ABB
07.09.2011 - ABB Australia has opened a new facility in Brisbane dedicated to supporting the resource sectors in Queensland.
New ABB motor and gear units help create custom solutions for additional robot axis
11.08.2011 - ABB Australia announces a new range of proven motor and gear unit packages designed to help robot integrators create custom solutions for workpiece positioners, robot carriers, track motions, servo gu
ABB completes acquisition of Mincom
04.08.2011 - ABB has completed its acquisition of Mincom, a privately owned software company specialising in solutions for mining and various asset-intensive industries
ABB’s smart grid solution integrates Australia’s first community owned wind farm
03.08.2011 - Smart grid technology from ABB Australia played a key role in the successful integration of Australia’s first community owned wind farm into the local electricity grid.
ABB acquires Epyon to expand offering in EV charging infrastructure
13.07.2011 - Leading power and automation technology group ABB has acquired Epyon B.V., an early leader in electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions focusing on DC fast-charging stations and network charg
ABB’s distributed control system a winner for racecourse mill cogeneration plant
06.07.2011 - ABB Australia has won a $4 million order to design, engineer and deliver a distributed control system (DCS) and electrical package for the Mackay Sugar Racecourse Mill renewable cogeneration plant.
ABB Australia announces the launch of BIOTEMP filled power and distribution transformers
02.06.2011 - The launch of BIOTEMP filled power and distribution transformers was announces by ABB Australia.
ABB Invests In Breakthrough Technology for Data Centre Energy Efficiency
17.05.2011 - ABB Australia announces that ABB has acquired a controlling interest in the US-based Validus DC Systems, provider of direct current (DC) power infrastructure equipment for energy-intensive data centre
ABB Acquires Mincom to Expand Enterprise Software Business
12.05.2011 - ABB Australia announces the acquisition of Mincom by the ABB Group.
ABB Australia Launches New Symphony Plus Distributed Control Systems
06.05.2011 - The Symphony Plus distributed control systems (DCS) have been designed to improve plant productivity and energy efficiency, as well as enhance operational security and plant safety.
Leading automation systems supplier ABB wins $58 million Queensland coal seam gas project
18.04.2011 - ABB Australia has been appointed to provide telecommunication and automation systems and related equipment and services to QGC’s Queensland Curtis LNG Project.
ABB Australia win a bid to supply another substation for Rio Tinto
07.04.2011 - ABB Australia has won a bid to supply Rio Tinto with a substation installation, their 13th substation in the Pilbara region.
Automation technology specialists ABB Australia to sponsor Automation and Robotics Zone at NMW 2011
01.04.2011 - National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2011 will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in May. Automation technology supplier ABB Australia will be on hand to showcase its new range of industrial robots.
ABB Australia to use Linear Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power technology on future projects
24.03.2011 - ABB Australia and Novatec Solar are joining forces for future solar power plant projects using Novatec's Linear Fresnel CSP technology.
ABB Wins $50 Million Solar Order in Italy
22.03.2011 - Leading power and automation technology group, ABB has won a $50 million order from Phenix Renewables to deliver a 24 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Lazio, central Italy.
ABB’s System 800xA Extended Automation Controller Receives KEMA Certification
03.03.2011 - ABB’s System 800xA extended automation controller has received KEMA certification for its IEC 61850 electrical integration interface.
ABB Wins $47 Million Mining Order in Chile
18.02.2011 - ABB has won an order worth $47 million from Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) to provide gearless mill drives and electrical systems.
ABB Australia donates $180,000 to help victims of devastating Queensland floods
03.02.2011 - ABB Australia has announced a donation of $180,000 for the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal, with the company contributing more than two dollars for every dollar from employees.
ABB’s ArcPack Robotic Welding Package Improves Welding Quality in Metal Fabrication
02.02.2011 - ABB introduces ArcPack, a new robotic welding package designed to offer high quality welds with minimum downtime.
ABB Completes Acquisition of Baldor Electric Company
01.02.2011 - ABB Ltd has completed the acquisition of Baldor Electric Company, a North American leader in industrial motors.
ABB Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Baldor Common Stock
31.01.2011 - ABB Ltd and Baldor Electric Company announce the successful completion of the cash tender offer for all the outstanding shares of Baldor’s common stock by ABB’s subsidiary.
ABB System’s 800xA Extended Automation System approved for use by Shell
25.01.2011 - ABB’s Extended Automation System 800xA has passed an extensive technical evaluation by Shell Global Solutions.
5 ABB Robots Take the Stage in Sydney with Bon Jovi for Historic Circle Tour
10.01.2011 - ABB takes concert production innovation to a new level by providing five ABB industrial robots to Bon Jovi’s world tour.
ABB Wins $580-Million Power Transmission Order in Europe
06.01.2011 - ABB has won orders worth around $580 million from Svenska Kraftnät of Sweden and LITGRID turtas AB of Lithuania to supply a new power transmission link between the Nordic and Baltic regions.
ABB to Acquire Baldor Electric Company to become a Global Leader in Industrial Motion
02.12.2010 - ABB Australia is a part of ABB, a world-leading power and automation technology group.
ABB Invests in Wind Sensing Technology Company
23.11.2010 - ABB has acquired a stake in Pentalum Technologies, an Israel-based developer of advanced wind sensing technology for control and optimisation of wind turbines and wind farms.
ABB Wins Marine Order Worth $58 Million to Supply Electrical Systems for LNG Vessels
22.11.2010 - ABB has recently won an order worth $58 million to provide complete energy-efficient electrical systems for six new LNG transport vessels to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).
IRB 580 paint robot systems available from ABB Australia
15.11.2010 - ABB Australia, global leader in power and automation technologies, introduces the IRB 580 paint robot systems.
ABB Retains Leading Distributed Control Systems Market Position Worldwide for 2009
27.10.2010 - ABB, a specialist global provider of power and automation technologies has retained its leading worldwide market position in the core automation segment of distributed control systems.
ABB wins $47 Million Power Substations Order to Support Mining Expansion in Australia
20.10.2010 - ABB Australia is the Australian operation of the ABB group, a leading provider of power systems and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers worldwide.
ABB’s Power Technology Selected for Largest Wind Farm in Western Australia
15.10.2010 - A contract worth $4.5 million to supply power technology for the Collgar Wind Farm project has been awarded to ABB, according to an announcement by ABB Australia.
ABB Australia's IRB 140 6 axes robot
29.09.2010 - ABB Australia’s IRB 140 is a 6 axes robot which can be used to increase efficiency and reduce cycle times in a variety of manufacturing and industrial settings.
ABB and GM to Collaborate on Electric Car Battery Research for Energy Storage
28.09.2010 - ABB and General Motors have signed a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding for an R&D project involving used electric vehicle batteries.
ABB Appoints Technical Partner for Medium Voltage Drives
27.09.2010 - ABB Australia, the leading power and automation technology company has announced the appointment of Robin Johnson Engineering as their first technical partner for medium voltage drives in Australia.
ABB Australia’s AK100 hydrogen (H2) purity and purge gas monitors
26.09.2010 - ABB Australia’s AK100 hydrogen purity and purge gas monitor has been specifically designed and is certified to monitor hydrogen purity in hydrogen cooled generators.
ABB Australia’s HVDC smoothing reactors
24.09.2010 - ABB Australia’s high voltage direct current (HVDC) smoothing reactors are purpose built to reduce current ripples on the DC side of HDVC systems.
ABB Wins $20 Million Mining Order in Australia
23.09.2010 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group recently won an order worth $20 million from Newcrest Mining in Australia.
ABB to Supply Distribution Transformers to CERN Research Centre in Switzerland
22.09.2010 - As part of an agreement with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, ABB will supply high-efficiency transformers for the Large Hadron Collider project.
ABB Australia’s cable distribution cabinets
22.09.2010 - ABB Australia’s cable distribution cabinets are insulated and purpose built for the efficient and flexible mounting of a variety of applications which require cabling.
ABB Robot Keeps Trailer Maker Competitive with 60 Percent Productivity Increase
20.09.2010 - An industrial robot from ABB Australia installed on a linear track system in 2008 has increased productivity and turnover for Brisbane-based Drake Trailers.
ABB Technology Helps Secure Sydney’s Water Needs
09.09.2010 - High-efficiency motors and variable speed drives from ABB Australia have provided an energy-efficient solution for transporting large volumes of desalinated water to residents living in New South Wale
ABB’s Industrial Robots used in MAR’s Robotic Solutions for Meat Processing Company
02.09.2010 - ABB Australia is a major provider of power and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers.
ABB wins Power and Automation Orders worth $24 Million from Petrofac
30.08.2010 - ABB has won orders worth a total of $24 million from international oil and gas facilities service provider Petrofac.
USB Disk Drive Replacement Kits for Robot Controllers from ABB
27.08.2010 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has introduced USB disk drive replacement kits for ABB’s robot controllers models S4 to S4C.
ABB Expands Robotics Service Network in Australia
26.08.2010 - ABB Australia has expanded its service network to further enhance lifecycle support for robotics customers in South Australia.
ABB Flowmeters Recover Lost Revenues and Promote Energy Efficiency
25.08.2010 - ABB has announced that it's flowmeters have reduced annual steam losses in the generation plant of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia.
ABB Beats Transformer Delivery Schedule for Kogan Creek Power Station
24.08.2010 - ABB Australia has announced that a power transformer has been designed, manufactured, tested, delivered and installed within three months at CS Energy’s Kogan Creek power station.
ABB Wins Marine Order worth $20 Million
06.08.2010 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has won an order worth $20 million to provide complete power systems.
ABB launches 2010 Technology Roadshow
05.08.2010 - ABB Australia is part of the ABB Group, a global leader in power and automation technologies.
ABB Introduces New Easy-To-Use Weld Joint Seam Tracking System
30.07.2010 - ABB Australia, the leading power and automation technology group has introduced WeldGuide III, an adaptive sensing system that performs weld joint seam tracking during the robot arc welding process.
ABB wins order to install HVDC Light transmission link connecting three North Sea wind farms to German power grid
26.07.2010 - The international arm of power and automation technology group ABB Australia has won an order from the German transmission grid operator Transpower worth $700 million.
Power and automation technology group ABB appoints Axel Kuhr to lead Australian team
23.07.2010 - Power and automation technology group ABB Australia have announced the appointment of Axel Kuhr as their new country manager following the retirement of John Gaskell from the company in May.
ABB announces offer to buy Chloride Group PLC
17.06.2010 - ABB has announced a recommended offer to acquire UK-based Chloride in order to establish a leading presence in and help to meet the growing demand for uninterruptible power supplies.
ABB Australia wins $26 million power automation order
09.06.2010 - ABB Australia, the power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $26 million from the international mining group Rio Tinto.
ABB launches SVC Light with Energy Storage
05.05.2010 - ABB has launched SVC Light (Static Var Compensator) with energy storage as its latest development within the FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems) family.
ABB’s Super-slim switchgear for wind turbines
03.05.2010 - SafeWind, a very slim medium-voltage switchgear is small enough to fit through the narrow doorway of the turbine tower.
Frontline benefits with ABB’s robotic technology
28.04.2010 - Systems designed, manufactured and installed by CSF Australia using robots from ABB Australia, have produced a series of important benefits for Frontline.
Endura AZ20 combustion gas analyser launched by ABB
28.04.2010 - ABB has announced the launch of its next generation of combustion gas analysers for process industries, hydrocarbon processing, power generation and utility boiler applications.
Groundbreaking technology jointly developed by Wärtsilä and ABB Turbo Systems to cut diesel engine emissions
27.04.2010 - Wärtsilä and ABB Turbo Systems are taking part in a joint development programme for a groundbreaking application of two-stage turbocharging on large diesel engines.
The ABB Technology Centre officially opened at the University of Sydney
18.03.2010 - ABB Australia together with the University of Sydney’s School of Electrical and Information Engineering has officially opened the ABB Technology Centre at the university campus.
ABB Australia commissions high pressure grinding roll drive system
10.03.2010 - The newly reopened Boddington Mine is expected to operate for at least 20 years, with full production of ABB drive systems and more than 1 million ounces of gold per year to be reached during 2010.
Automation technology group, ABB inaugurates distribution transformer factory in Western Australia
23.02.2010 - The Hon. Peter Collier, State Energy Minister, officially opens ABB’s new distribution transformer manufacturing facility in Western Australia.
ABB Australia introduces unique family of DIN rail mounting devices
18.02.2010 - ABB Australia has released a new range of innovative DIN rail mounting switches, pushbuttons and indicator lights based on a compact 9mm width.
ABB’s robots helps Electrolux reduce emissions
08.02.2010 - Utilising four ABB six-axis robots to control powder coating gun movement, the new automated process ensures a consistent and superior high gloss ceramic coating for over 2000 oven and grill cavities
ABB launches a new series of general purpose medium voltage drives
22.01.2010 - ABB, the automation technology group has launched the new ACS2000 air-cooled general purpose AC drive.
ABB introduces its latest model in the medium capacity range of multi-purpose robots
21.01.2010 - ABB has introduced its newest robot, the IRB 2600 which features a new optimised, compact design that offers a high payload capacity of up to 20kg and an ultra wide working range.
ABB introduces convenient latching relays
23.11.2009 - E250 range of latching relays are ideal for applications where a simple method of sequencing is required.
ABB expands global MCB range of miniature circuit breakers
20.11.2009 - ABB’s popular S200 MCB range of miniature circuit breakers has increased its global acceptance with the announcement of (CCC) China Compulsory Certification approvals for the complete range.
ABB wins order for two drive systems from West Australian mining consortium
17.11.2009 - ABB, a power and automation technology group, will deliver the drive systems for two high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) to Thyssen Krupp Polysius for the Karara Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.
ABB reveals new articulated arm robot and linear gantry unit
27.10.2009 - ABB has announced that it has launched its first robot combining the advantages of an articulated robot and a linear gantry for improved flexibility and cycle times.
ABB launches its first solar inverter
08.10.2009 - The first inverter developed by ABB for the solar market was launched at the world’s leading photovoltaic (PV) solar conference that recently took place in Hamburg, September 21 to 25.
ABB launches new small robot for flexible and compact production
30.09.2009 - ABB's robot range is expanded to enable more manufactures to realise the benefits of robot technology.
ABB Australia’s innovative software helps welding robots save materials and energy
11.09.2009 - According to ABB Australia, teaching robots to weld with the skill of a human worker is easier said than done.
Robot from ABB Australia helps Victa “turn grass into lawn”
10.09.2009 - In 1984, Victa Lawncare in Sydney installed an IRB60 robot from ABB Australia, to palletise mowers for domestic sale and the export markets.
ABB’s equipment provides protection for the National Solar Schools Program
09.09.2009 - ABB Australia announces that the recently developed S800PV circuit breakers have been used successfully in solar power applications in Australian schools.
ABB Australia’s safety workshops for robotics students a success
13.08.2009 - ABB Australia announces that is has successfully conducted training workshops on the safe operation and design of machinery with particular regard to robotics.
Hilustre Coatings utilise ABB Australia’s IRB 540 robotic spraying systems
19.06.2009 - Hilustre Coatings worked with ABB Australia to devise a software program that suited their requirements. The custom-designed Windows-based program is connected to the robot controller through a standa
ABB Australia’s FlexPicker IRB 360 picking robot at AUSPACK 2009
04.06.2009 - ABB Australia will demonstrate FlexPicker IRB 360, a second generation high-speed picking robot offering fast processing and fast payback for packaging applications at AUSPACK 2009. The FlexPicker IRB
ABB Australia’s 2009 safety training workshops for manufacturers
02.06.2009 - ABB Australia have announced a new series of training workshops that highlight safety considerations for robotic production systems. These one day workshops are designed to satisfy the needs of manufa
ABB Australia launch low voltage AC drives for pump and fan applications
27.05.2009 - ABB Australia have launched a low voltage AC drive, specifically targeted at pump and fan applications. The new addition to the ABB Australia’s standard drive family ranges from 0.37 to 22 kW.
ABB Australia’s winch control programme improves operator safety of marine winches
22.05.2009 - ABB Australia have released a winch control programme that can be used in different control system configurations found within the marine environment. The winch control programme is suitable for winch
Industrial, standard and machinery drives available from ABB Australia
21.05.2009 - ABB Australia have announced that the one millionth standard drive has rolled off the production line. ABB offer three kinds of drives that include ABB industrial drive, ABB standard drive and ABB mac
ABB Australia Boiler Fingerprint reduces energy consumption of industrial boilers
20.05.2009 - ABB Australia’s new boiler optimisation service known as Boiler Fingerprint has reduced fuel costs at a chemical plant in the United States. The new ABB boiler optimisation service known as the Boiler Fingerprint was performed on four small industria
ABB’s System 800xA one of the first systems registered as FOUNDATION Fieldbus Host
19.05.2009 - Passed rigorous new test for openness and interoperability.
ABB Australia robotic systems enhance SPC Ardmona palletising system
29.04.2009 - Staying competitive in fast moving consumer goods business requires staying on top of the latest developments in safety and production technology. When, SPC Ardmona needed to replace their case palletisers, they saw an opportunity to get out of a new
ABB Australia unveil new robotic technology at National Manufacturing Week 2009
28.04.2009 - ABB Australia have announced that they will demonstrate the future of robotic technology during National Manufacturing Week (NMW) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
NCIG minimises carbon footprint with ABB Australia’s energy efficient conveyor drive system
27.04.2009 - ABB Australia have announced that they will provide a medium voltage drive system, valued at $12 million, for an overland coal conveyor at a new export terminal being built by Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG).
ABB win order from Vale in Mozambique for complete electrification and automation solutions
24.04.2009 - ABB have won an order from Vale in Mozambique for complete electrification and automation solutions to maximise productivity, monitor energy use and minimise energy consumption at a new coal mine.
ABB sign frame agreement with BMW for 2100 robots
23.04.2009 - ABB have signed a frame agreement with BMW Group to deliver 2100 industrial robots over five years, beginning in 2010, to support the carmaker’s operations in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S.
ABB win $490 million oil and gas order for El Merk project
22.04.2009 - ABB have won a contract for about $490 million as part of the El Merk oil and gas project in Algeria.
ABB win power transmission order worth $550 million from Irish grid operator
21.04.2009 - ABB have won an order worth $550 million to connect the Irish and U.K. power grids using technology that will strengthen the reliability and security of electricity supplies in each country and enable
Switchgear rated to handle more than one million volts from ABB Australia
20.04.2009 - ABB Australia have commissioned a switchgear rated to handle more than one million volts (1100kV).
ABB Australia help Oceanlinx in wave energy conversion
17.03.2009 - ABB Australia have announced that their performance service centre located in Port Kembla, NSW recently completed the refurbishment of Oceanlinx’s 250kW wave energy conversion unit.
ABB Australia to display IRB 4600 robots at the National Manufacturing Week
13.03.2009 - ABB Australia, suppliers of industrial robots, will demonstrate the IRB 4600 robot during the National Manufacturing Week. The new IRB 4600 robot is an accurate, low-weight, medium-sized robot with a 20 kg to 60 kg payload.Its design meant the compac
ABB Australia to showcase Aztec 600 analyser and WaterMaster at Ozwater 09 Expo
23.02.2009 - ABB Australia have announced that they will be an exhibitor at Australia’s National Water Conference and Exhibition, Ozwater 09. In the exhibition of water technologies, processes, equipment and materials ever assembled in Australia, Ozwater 09 is be
Vision guided robotic bin picking systems from ABB Australia
28.01.2009 - ABB Australia, power and automation technology group, have expanded their application range for robot automation with the introduction of robotic bin picking. The new system, unveiled at Chicago's International Manufacturing Technology Show last year
ABB Australia launch IRB 4600 robot
21.01.2009 - ABB Australia have announced the launch of the robot, IRB 4600. The IRB 4600 robot features a compact and lightweight design with an upper arm of aluminium and spur gears.
ABB Australia showcase automation solutions at Australasian Oil and Gas exhibition
24.12.2008 - ABB Australia will be an exhibitor at the Australasian Oil and Gas exhibition in Perth, Western Australia. The expo will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in February 2009. ABB Australia will showcase their cutting-edge solutions
ABB Australia expand water analyser range with new colorimetric monitors
23.12.2008 - ABB Australia have announced the first three new products in the ABB Aztec 600 range of online analytical analysers for potable water treatment. Built on ABB Australia's new analytical instrument platform, the ABB Aztec 600 Aluminium, Iron and Mangan
ABB Australia launch OriMaster Compact Orifice DP flowmeter
22.12.2008 - ABB Australia have announced the launch of ABB Australia's OriMaster Compact Orifice DP flowmeter. The latest in ABB Australia's new FlowMaster range, the OriMaster is a one-piece flowmeter that comes fully factory configured and pressure tested, sol
ABB Australia organise National Robotics Innovation Competition
19.12.2008 - ABB Australia and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE-A) have announced Chun-Yen Lai from RMIT University as the overall winner of the 2008 National Robotics Innovation Competition. For the second year since their inception, ABB Australia together w
AP-R residual current device from ABB Australia
18.12.2008 - ABB Australia have announced the release of a range of residual current devices with high immunity characteristics against nuisance tripping. This new device known as AP-R was designed to overcome the problems associated with unwanted tripping due to
IP55 enclosure range from ABB Australia
17.12.2008 - ABB Australia have announced a new development in their IP55 range of enclosures and junction boxes. The enclosures are available in ten sizes - internal dimensions from 100x100x80mm to 310x240x160mm and incorporate a time saving quarter turn lid scr
International Federation of Robotics select ABB’s Åke Lindqvist as new President
05.12.2008 - ABB have announced that at the biannual meeting of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) Executive Board held recently in Seoul, Korea, Åke Lindqvist of ABB’s Robotics Division has been unanimously elected as their new President.
ABB Australia’s Extended Automation System 800xA optimises power and process efficiency
05.12.2008 - The Extended Automation System 800xA, available from ABB Australia, serves as the foundation for integrated process and electrical automation. The extended automation system provides a platform for unified operations to increase productivity and powe
ABB and Saab to collaborate on civil security solutions
04.12.2008 - ABB and Saab AB have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on new solutions for the civil security market and process industries. These solutions will protect critical network infrastructure and data integrity for municipal customers such as utili
ABB’s new kit for component drives enables fast and safe configuration
18.11.2008 - ABB have announced the Australian launch of their new drive configuration tool DriveConfig kit. The kit is a PC configuration tool for ABB component drives ACS55, offering fast and safe configuration of unpowered drives.
ABB launch new flowmeter for the water industry
17.11.2008 - ABB have announced the launch of a new range of flowmeters specifically targeted at the water, waste water and sewage markets. WaterMaster is packed with advanced features and functionality that will bring superior measurement capabilities and enable
ABB robots clean up one of Tasmania’s dirtiest jobs
10.11.2008 - ABB Australia have outlined the case story of how ABB robots cleaned up one of Tasmania’s dirtiest jobs. One of the tough processes involved skimming the waste ‘dross’ off molten zinc just poured into ingot moulds which was done by hand, with a rake
ABB Australia to conduct seminar on Advanced Protection Coordination Method
22.10.2008 - ABB Australia will be organising a seminar on Advanced Protection Coordination Method. During this informative free seminar, local and international ABB product specialists will be on hand to explore the intricacies of one of the key challenges facin
ABB Australia win $60 million order for power projects in Western Australia
07.10.2008 - ABB Australia have announced that they won orders worth $60 million for power projects to help the international mining group, Rio Tinto, to increase capacity at their iron-ore mines in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia.
ABB Australia launch low voltage AC motors in three new ranges
30.09.2008 - ABB Australia have launched new low voltage AC motors with improved energy efficiency and lifecycle value. ABB Australia’s standard motors are also available in three ranges, which include general performance motors, industrial performance motors and
ABB Australia unveil AC 700F controller
29.09.2008 - ABB Australia, the power and automation technology group, have announced the launch of their new AC 700F controller which is the the latest addition to the Freelance 800F control system.
EasyLine series of continuous gas analysers with zirconium dioxide sensor ZO23 from ABB Australia
25.09.2008 - ABB Australia have announced the release of the EasyLine series of continuous gas analysers along with the addition of the zirconium dioxide sensor ZO23. This Z023 sensor has been associated with the high-end Advance Optima analyser range.
ABB Australia’s IRB 140 robots utilised for building Large Hadron Collider’s accelerator rings
23.09.2008 - ABB Australia, power and automation technology providers, have supplied two IRB 140 robots as a part of a laser welding system, designed to manufacture thousands of stainless steel alloy tubing assemblies for the two accelerator rings of the Large Ha
ABB Australia’s robots help Power Plastics increase output by 30 to 40 per cent
16.09.2008 - At Power Plastics, hand-packing 3000 polyethylene condiment bottles an hour was taking a toll on labour costs and operator health and safety. Six months after utilising robots from ABB Australia, two-thirds of the line’s staff had other jobs, efficie
ABB to launch WaterMaster range of flowmeters
15.09.2008 - Official launch events for ABB’s WaterMaster range of flowmeters, targeted specifically for the water, waste water and sewage markets, will be held in Melbourne during October 30th and 31st.
ABB launch HygienicMaster range of flow meters
02.09.2008 - ABB have launched a range of flow meters targeted primarily at the Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries.
ABB Australia’s power solution for Incitec Pivot’s ammonium nitrate plant
29.08.2008 - ABB Australia have won a $10-million contract from United Group Resources to help provide reliable power for Incitec Pivot’s new ammonium nitrate plant at Moranbah in Queensland, Australia.
ABB introduces FAM540 Variable Area Flowmeter
07.08.2008 - ABB, represented by ABB Australia, has released Variable Area Master FAM540. The FAM540 series is based on a modular system offering flowmeters with a simple indicator or including an advanced electronic transmitter.
364 series welded direct and remote mounted diaphragm seals from ABB
06.08.2008 - ABB has enhanced its 364 series of differential and gauge pressure transmitters with the addition of all welded direct and remote mounted diaphragm seals. The 364 series are designed to be suitable for a wide range of industries including those with
IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA from ABB
05.08.2008 - ABB has announced that IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA has been sold to more than 4,000 new and existing ABB customers in a diverse range of industries, since its introduction in 2004. This figure includes new system installations, as w
FlexPicker-System Solar robotic cell from ABB
29.07.2008 - ABB has announced that it has succeeded in designing a standard compact solution for solar cell manufacturing plants.
IRB 6640 clean room robot available from ABB
28.07.2008 - ABB has announced that it has upgraded its IRB 6640 robot to create a new clean room version.
ABB Australia introduces DIN rail mounting time switches
21.07.2008 - ABB Australia has introduced a range of DIN rail mounting time switches with the convenient function of a memory key.
ABB Australia to sponsor award for Minerals Processing Plant of the Year
15.07.2008 - The 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards dinner is to be held on Wednesday, 22 October at Dockside in Sydney's Cockle Bay. ABB Australia is again the sponsor the award for the Minerals Processing Plant of the Year category, which recognises e
ABB extends S200 Miniature Circuit Breaker range
11.07.2008 - ABB has announced an extension to the S200 Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB) range with the inclusion of trip curves B, C, D, K and Z. Many MCB applications utilise the standard C curve tripping characteristic. However, this is not always a suitable pr
New robotics training course from ABB Australia
23.06.2008 - ABB Australia has announced that it is introducing a new robotics training course.
ABB to supply equipment for Woodside’s Pluto LNG Project
19.05.2008 - ABB has been awarded over $64 million worth of contracts to supply equipment for Woodside's $12 billion Pluto Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project, currently under construction in Western Australia.
Hamersley Iron awards ABB $5.9 million substation upgrade contract
14.05.2008 - ABB has announced the award of a $5.9 million substation upgrade contract by Hamersley Iron. The substation is located at the Paraburdoo iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The upgrade will enable a new gas turbine to be connect
ABB Australia launches Remote Service concept for robots
30.04.2008 - ABB Australia has announced a new and unique Remote Service concept for its customers’ robots that will identify and even predict problems remotely, and dispatch help automatically.
ABB Australia releases second generation FlexPicker robot
18.04.2008 - ABB Australia has released its second generation FlexPicker robot. The IRB 360 robot is even more productive with increased speed, higher payload and a smaller footprint.
ABB launches Easyline EL3000 Series Continuous Gas Analysers
17.04.2008 - ABB has announced the Australian launch of Easyline EL3000 Series of continuous gas analysers (CGAs) with new functionality and extended features.
ABB launches IRB 6600 robot
04.04.2008 - ABB has launched IRB 6660. The IRB 6660 is a robot that is dedicated to pre-machining applications in the foundry industry.
ABB Australia launches Graduate Program
13.03.2008 - ABB Australia, the power and automation technology group has re-launched its Graduate Program in order to recruit and develop the future leaders of ABB Australia.
ABB wins $123 million order in Chile
05.03.2008 - ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won a contract worth about $123 million to design, construct and provide automation for a new fertilizer processing plant in Chile for SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile).
ABB Australia to supply power and automation systems for Visy Pulp and Paper
27.02.2008 - ABB Australia has won an order worth $50 million from Visy Pulp and Paper, to supply power and automation systems for a new paperboard production line at the company’s Tumut mill in New South Wales, Australia.
ABB Australia transformer solution helps Horizon Power
26.02.2008 - A self-contained transformer kiosk designed and built by ABB Australia, resolved a challenge mid-way through Horizon Power’s port upgrade project at Exmouth, on the tip of the North West Cape, 1270km from Perth.
ABB Australia to continue supplying power transformers for Integral Energy
25.02.2008 - ABB Australia supplying transformers to Integral Energy is set to continue with a recent contract award, for up to 32 x 45 MVA 132kV power transformers which will be supplied over a period of five years.
ABB Australia introduces RobotWare 5.10
22.02.2008 - ABB Australia has further enhanced its IRC5 controller operating system with the new release of RobotWare 5.10.
ABB Australia’s robot palletising system for Regal Cream
21.02.2008 - Regal Cream, producer of popular Australian Bulla brand dairy products, has found it easier to palletise bottles with a robot from ABB Australia instead of doing it by hand.
ABB Australia releases new machine tending robots
20.02.2008 - ABB Australia’s IRB6600 robot family has become bigger and better, with new generation of robots optimised for the tending of machines from 600 to 5000 tons, both floor mounted and shelf mounted.
ABB Australia launches PickMaster 5 software for palletising applications
12.02.2008 - ABB Australia, an automation technology group, has launched PickMaster 5 software for palletising applications, succeeding the well-known ABB FlexPalletizer system.
ABB Australia's System 800xA helps AnaeCo deliver Alternative Waste Technology
07.02.2008 - ABB Australia announces that its System 800xA automation system has been selected by AnaeCo to aid an Alternative Waste Technology (AWT) facility to be based in Shenton Park.
ABB Australia's robots in Wrigley's packaging cells
06.02.2008 - Wrigley’s in Australia uses robots from ABB Australia to lower labour costs and improve flexibility in producing its chewing gum which has been popular among the world’s gum chewers for more than a century.
ABB Australia’s water-cooled motors and drives for Tugun desalination plant
06.02.2008 - ABB Australia’s water-cooled motors and drives have been selected to power a large-scale desalination plant on the Australian east coast.
ABB Australia's electrification and safety systems for new offshore oil field
05.02.2008 - ABB Australia is supplying integrated control, safety systems and complete electrification solution for the process modulefor of the FPSO at Vincent oilfield off the Australian coast.
Standardised robotic cell from ABB Australia
04.02.2008 - ABB Australia has developed a 'Force Control for machining applications' which it has incorporated into a new Flex Finishing Cell
PickMaster 5 Software from ABB Australia
01.02.2008 - ABB Australia has launched the PickMaster 5 software for palletising applications, succeeding the well-known ABB FlexPalletizer system.
ABB Australia's Darra Site achieves huge water savings
31.01.2008 - ABB Australia's transformer site in Darra have been working hard to improve their water usage across the site, resulting in reducing water consumption by up to 60 per cent.
DS9 RCBO range of protection solutions from ABB
29.01.2008 - The DS9 RCBO range from ABB offers a protection solution for of single phase circuits in modern power distribution applications.
ABB robot shakes hands at K 2007 in Dusseldorf
25.01.2008 - The K 2007 event in Dusseldorf will allow visitors to lead the ABB Australia IRB140 robot by hand to demonstrate how easy it is to program the machine.
Interactive session at ABB's Performance Service Centre Open Day
24.01.2008 - Guests were treated to an interactive program during ABB Australia's Eagle Farm workshop which celebrated its national open day.
Winners of the National Robotics Innovation Competition announced by ABB Australia
23.01.2008 - ABB Australia announced that the overall winner of the inaugural SAE-A & ABB National Robotics Innovation competition for university students was Jarred Spriggs from Deakin University.
ABB Transformer Solution saves Horizon Power $160K
21.01.2008 - A self-contained transformer kiosk designed and built by ABB Australia resolved a major challenge mid-way through Horizon Power’s port upgrade project at Exmouth.
Wrigley’s uses ABB’s IRB 2400 robot for packaging applications
09.10.2007 - In 2005, Wrigley’s in Australia started to look for automation solutions to address issues such as high direct labour costs; health and safety risks associated with manual handling and restricted floor space.
HVDC Light cables from ABB
25.09.2007 - HVDC Light from ABB is an environmentally-friendly way to design a power transmission system for a submarine cable, an underground cable or network interconnection.
ABB to supply power equipment to E.ON Netz
24.09.2007 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth more than $400m from the German utility E.ON Netz GmbH to supply the power equipment that will connect the world’s largest offshore wind farm to the German grid.
ABB celebrates first anniversary of alliance with Water Corporation
30.08.2007 - To mark the 1st anniversary of the alliance between the Water Corporation and ABB’s Power Systems SCADA group, a naming ceremony was held which will see the Alliance now be known as Integrated Control Engineering (ICE) Alliance.
Compact Distribution Board systems available from ABB Australia
21.08.2007 - The Compact Distribution Board systems from ABB Australia are a range of panelboard solutions designed to be functional, visually pleasant and economic and with the HANGA bracket system able to reduce installation time and labour costs.
Tmax and Isomax circuit breakers available from ABB Australia
20.08.2007 - Within the Panorama of the ABB Moulded-case circuit breakers there is also the range for applications in direct and alternating current up to 1000V. Some products are also tested to 1150V.
ABB to install new substation for Rio Tinto
13.08.2007 - ABB, the power and automation technology group, is undertaking a $13.5m substation installation for Rio Tinto. The Hope Downs substation will provide power to a new iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
ABB launches new 3D machine tending software package
13.06.2007 - ABB, the leader in power and automation technology group, has launched new ABB’s RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac 3D machine tending software package that enable the creation of a virtual robot cell in 30 minutes.
ABB Australia launches Electronic Position Switches
18.05.2007 - ABB Australia, the world leading power and automation technology group, has launched EPS, Electronic Position Switches, and part of the new generation of robot safety from the industrial robot manufacturer.
ABB and SAE-A launch National Robotics Innovation Competition
16.03.2007 - ABB Australia and the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia have launched National Robotics Innovation Competition.
ABB establishes Regional Asia Pacific Consulting group
06.03.2007 - ABB has established a dedicated Regional Asia Pacific Consulting (RAC) group, to serve its customers in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific market.
ABB and SAE-A launch National Robotics Innovation Competition
02.03.2007 - ABB Australia and the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A) have launched a National Robotics Innovation Competition, in which students will team up with employers to design and develop an application of a robot in a work cell or proces
ABB launches new panel-mounting robot controllers
28.02.2007 - Easy integration with existing equipment designs, substantial space savings and exceptional versatility are some of the benefits which the new panel-mounting robot controllers from ABB Robotics offer to users of industrial robots.
ABB introduces MNSis integrated system for low-voltage MCC applications
27.02.2007 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has introduced MNSiS. MNSis is a integrated system for low-voltage MCC applications.
Australian Vinyls selects ABB Industrial IT 800xA Batch System for upgrading their control system
22.02.2007 - The power and automation technology group, ABB, has announced that it has won a $3mn order to upgrade the control system at Australian Vinyls PVC resins plant located in Laverton, Victoria, Australia.
ABB Australia exhibiting at Ozwater 2007 from 4-8 March in Sydney
20.02.2007 - ABB Australia's Low Voltage Products, Instrumentation, Drives and Motors & Machines businesses will be exhibiting at the Ozwater Convention and Exhibition from 4 -8 March at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
ABB develops Foundry Prime finishing protective system for robots
24.01.2007 - ABB, the global power and automation technology group, has created a brand new protective system for robots working effectively against heat, wet and dirt without an extensive protective covering.
ABB appoints Clamp Electrical Industries as national stockist of DC Motors
24.01.2007 - ABB, a leading power and automation technology group has released that it has appointed Clamp Electrical Industries, Victoria, as its national stockist of DC Motors.
New panel-mounting robot controllers from ABB Robotics
09.01.2007 - Easy integration with existing equipment designs, substantial space savings and exceptional versatility are some of the many benefits, which the new panel-mounting robot controllers from ABB Robotics offer to users of industrial robots.
ABB wins $5 million control system order from Australian Paper
13.12.2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has been awarded an A$5 million contract to supply an Industrial distributed control system for Australian Paper‘s Maryvale mill in Victoria, Australia.
ABB unveils FlexPainter IRB 5500 robot and a new generation of rotary atomisers
12.12.2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has unveiled that another milestone in the traditional history of ABB’s factory at Bryne in Norway was reached with the presentation of the FlexPainter IRB 5500 robot and a new generation of rota
ABB recognised as a qualified test center to certify products in substation automation
30.11.2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, has released that it has been recognised as a qualified test center to certify products as compliant with the new global standard for communication in substation automation, IEC 61850.
ABB launches IRB 6620 compact spot welding robot
27.11.2006 - ABB has launched compact spot welding robot, IRB 6620. The IRB 6620 robot opens up opportunities for new flexible and improved line concepts.
ABB robots easy programming software
05.10.2006 - ABB has launched RobotWare DieCast, a software product for easy programming and operation of ABB robots, dedicated to machine tending and post processing. RobotWare Die Cast delivers significant productivity benefits to the die-casting operation.
Toughest switchgear in the world
05.10.2006 - ABB’s UniGear medium-voltage switchgear has successfully passed the laboratory tests of international agencies certifying its suitability in seismically active locations, and demanding marine applications.
RobotWare DieCast released by ABB
22.09.2006 - ABB, the global power and automation technology group has launched RobotWare DieCast.
FoundryPlus foundry protection systems for robots
19.09.2006 - ABB, the global power and automation technology group announces that it is ensuring the extended life of robots within harsh and hostile environments, by offering complete protection with its ‘FoundryPlus’ foundry protection systems.
ABB expands low voltage factory
19.09.2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group is pleased to announce that due to rapid growth over the last twelve months, ABB Australia’s low voltage factory in Moorebank NSW has been expanded by 400sqm to accommodate current and futu
Complete protection for foundry robots
15.09.2006 - ABB is ensuring the extended life of robots within harsh and hostile environments by offering complete protection with its 'FoundryPlus' foundry protection systems. Six-axis industrial robots have ramped up the efficiency of the foundry processes; su
ABB introduces IRB 6650S backwards-bending, 6-axis robot with 3.9 m reach
01.09.2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has introduced the flexible IRB 6650S-90/3.9 m, a shelf-mounted, backwards bending, six-axis robot, with an enhanced working envelope over previous models.
Backwards-bending robot with 3.9m reach
28.08.2006 - ABB has introduced the flexible IRB 6650S-90/3.9m - a shelf-mounted, six-axis robot, with an enhanced working envelope over previous models. With a reach of 3.9 metres, the IRB 6650S is capable of full vertical and horizontal stroke motion - as well
ABB and Water Corporation form strategic alliance for system support
18.08.2006 - ABB signs alliance agreement to provide SCADA, RTU, communications systems support and maintenance for the Water Corporation, in Western Australia.
ABB and WA Water Corporation form alliance for system support
26.07.2006 - ABB is to provide SCADA, RTU, communications systems support and maintenance to the WA Water Corporation.
Flowmeters protect natural environment
17.06.2006 - Mining company RWE Power has ordered 25 ABB AquaMaster electromagnetic water meters to help preserve groundwater based marshes and wetlands around its German coal mines.
Compact pressure transmitter series relaunch
09.06.2006 - ABB has re-launched the 261 compact pressure transmitter series. This series of pressure transmitters combines intelligent electronics with a compact and robust stainless steel housing. The 261 Series has FDA filling fluids approval and offers perfor
MIG/MAG robotic arc welding package
08.06.2006 - ABB has launched the IRB 1410 ArcPack robotic welding package. This state-of-the-art package contains all the components necessary to undertake automated robotic arc welding of steel. The IRB 1410 ArcPack is a standard package for arc welding of stee
Wetlands protected by flow meters
10.05.2006 - ABB’S AquaMaster electromagnetic water meters are helping to preserve marshes and wetlands around three German coal mines.
Smoothing selection and use of drives
09.05.2006 - ABB’s new ACS150 compact component drives cover the 0.37kW to 4kW power range and are simple to install and commission without any specialised drive knowledge.
Keeping the peace (and quiet)
13.03.2006 - The solution is better plant-wide communication and understanding of the alarm philosophy.
TT-Line renews maintenance contract with ABB
25.01.2006 - ABB signs another two year service agreement with TT-Line, Tasmania for the turbocharger maintenance on the “Spirit of Tasmania I, II and III” ferries.
Circuit breakers for mining now available in 1000Vac
08.12.2005 - A new range of 1000Vac circuit breakers suitable for the mining industry is now available from ABB.
Intelligent motor control for demanding processes
01.12.2005 - INSUM is an intelligent system used in ABB MNS low voltage switchgear, offering superior protection, control and monitoring for user-optimised motor management. With only two standard microprocessor devices (MCUs), extensive motor protection, control
ABB reorganises divisional structure
13.09.2005 - ABB is to replace its two core divisions, Power Technologies and Automation Technologies, with five new business groups.
Compact, flexible solution for power distribution
16.08.2005 - ABB Australia Pty Limited has introduced the super compact resin insulated busduct IP68. It has high fault level, low independence busbar trunking that offers a cost effective and flexible alternative to cable when installing high power distribution
Beijer in new deal with ABB
21.07.2005 - Beijer Electronics has signed a new agreement with ABB, regarding the supply of operator terminals based on Beijer’s power panel (BEPP) platform.
Software for robotic systems
12.07.2005 - ABB Australia has released RobotWare Plastics - Mould, software provided in robotic systems for plastics injection moulding applications. It improves efficiency during installation, production set-up and optimising of the robot cycle.
‘OHS challenges faced by multinational companies’
07.07.2005 - The PACE Zenith 2005 awards ceremony was officially opened on 1 June, in Melbourne, by Marian McLean, country and regional manager occupational health and safety, ABB Australia, sponsor of the Safety
Fieldbus into the future
29.04.2005 - Fieldbus is rapidly becoming the method of choice for communication between process control systems and field instrumentation. Bob Curley* reports on the prospects for the valuable technology and how it is developing to meet users’ needs.
Land speed record in ABB sights
28.04.2005 - ABB is providing the main drive system for the British challenger to the world electric land speed record.
Robot tends injection moulding machines
01.04.2005 - ABB Australia has released the IRB 1600 robot. It is a fast, strong, backward-bending, steam-washable robot that has an optional IP 67 classification. It is available in four versions, with reach of 1.2m or 1.45m, and a maximum payload of 5kg or 7kg
Works on paper - and in practice
15.03.2005 - ABB is supplying an Industrial IT Direct Drive system to the sole paper machine and winder at Norske Skog Albury.
Fieldbus into the future
15.03.2005 - Fieldbus is now widely accepted as a valuable communication method between industrial control systems and field instruments.
Robot installations bring rewards
11.02.2005 - Robotics can be used to effectively automate many industrial processes. Careful selection and installation of robotics can have manufacturers reaping rewards in as little as 12 to 18 months. Manufacturers’ Monthly’s journalist, Zoë Fielding asked ind
Circular chart recorder
10.11.2004 - ABB's C1300 circular chart recorder combines established chart recording technology with time-saving features for a range of industrial applications.
Motor maintenance services
14.10.2004 - ABB is offering a range of maintenance services aimed at enhancing the reliability of motors used in manufacturing.
ABB to distribute Stromberg switches and fuses
14.10.2004 - ABB has taken over the distribution rights for the Stromberg range of switches and fuses in Australia.
Protection relay for mining industry
23.08.2004 - ABB has launched a new motor protection relay, the M102, part of ABB's Intelligent Switchgear System family of products, specifically targeted to meet some of the unique requirements of the mining and water industries.
ICA conveyors create setting for ABB robots
03.06.2004 - WHEN ABB was asked to provide a palletising and pallet management system for Victorian dairy producer, Bulla Dairy Foods at Colac in , it called in ICA to assist.
High voltage standard induction motor
01.06.2004 - ABB has launched an inexpensive, high voltage standard induction motor that can be produced within weeks of ordering. The new motor, part of ABB’s Process Performance range, utilises a combination of high voltage (HV) motor design and the M3BP platfo
Control system for comminution
13.04.2004 - ABB has released the Optimize IT automatic control system for comminution optimisation.
Welding robots in control
07.04.2004 - Welding robots have progressively become faster, cheaper and more accurate, while the welding controls have become more integrated into the robot system, according to David Crossley manager - channel partners robotics ABB Australia.
Sour gas feed analysis improved
23.03.2004 - ABB’s Multiwave photometer can accommodate up to eight different optical filters.
User friendly soft starter
12.03.2004 - ABB’S PST soft starter range aids operators in a choice of 11 languages. It gives step by step instructions on subjects ranging from programming to daily operation to maintenance.
Industrial automation IT system
21.01.2004 - ABB's Industrial IT System 800xA may provide customers with a better way to achieve measurable productivity and profitability improvements. System 800xA extends the scope of traditional control systems to include all automation functions in a single
Continuous gas analyser family
07.01.2004 - ABB’s Advance Optima, the continuous gas analyser family introduced in 1997, is now Industrial IT enabled and renamed the Analyze IT AO2000 series. The AO2000 series features advances in hardware, extended functionality, increased safety and performa
Dynamic reflux sampler for Analyse IT Suite
28.11.2003 - ABB has released a new dynamic reflux sampler DRS2170 for the Analyse IT Suite. The simple and reliable Analyse IT DRS2170 solves complex sampling problems such as hot, particulate laden and corrosive samples in a process, for application engineering
Asset management for process gas analysers
18.11.2003 - ABB has introduced Analyser IT Explorer, a new software tool which helps plant user to effectively operate and maintain installed process analysis technology and avoid downtime caused by unanticipated events.
ABB’s new 72.5kV plug and switch system
31.10.2003 - ABB has released its new PASS (plug and switch system) M00 72.5kV hybrid switchgear. The PASS concept is a hybrid of ABB's traditional air insulated (AIS) and SF6 metal-clad gas insulated (GIS) switchgear units designed as self-contained switching mo
VD4 vacuum circuit-breakers
30.10.2003 - ABB has released its latest series of VD4 vacuum circuit-breakers for medium voltage primary distribution with a range of new and enhanced features.
Plug and switch system hybrid switchgear
20.10.2003 - ABB has released its PASS (plug and switch system) M00 72.5kV hybrid switchgear. The PASS concept is a hybrid of ABB’s traditional air insulated (AIS) and SF6 metal-clad gas insulated (GIS) switchgear units designed as self-contained switching module
High speed stainless steel picking robot
16.10.2003 - ABB has announced the release of a stainless steel version of its high-speed picking robot - the top mounted IRB 340. The robot performs at up to 150 picks per minute, which is the same as the standard version of the IRB 340.
The ‘ultimate’ in ac motor control
16.09.2003 - THE ACS550 from ABB is an adjustable frequency ac drive that achieves the ultimate in motor control performance, according to the manufacturer. Offering three modes of motor control: V/Hz, sensorless vector and flux vector, the ACS550 performs accura
ABB intelligent interactive softstarters
27.06.2003 - ABB has launched a new range of IndustrialIT enabled 'push and play' softstarters named PST. The PST range incorporates a number of advanced features including the latest power electronics with smart circuitry and software.
Easy fitting connection bar kits
13.05.2003 - A NEW range of fast and easy to fit connection bar kits is the latest addition to ABB's large A line series of contactors from 145A to 750A (75kW to 400kW motor power ac-3 utilisation). They enable ABB to meet the demand for a system approach to low
High precision power robot
15.04.2003 - ABB has launched the IRB 6600, a high-precision, agile yet robust robot, specially designed for demanding process applications such as spot welding, materials handling and machine tending. The IRB 6600 is flexible and has been designed to accommodate
ABB expands VSD production
07.02.2003 - ABB has announced the opening of a new variable speed drive production line in Finland. Variable speed drives are used in almost all industries to control the speed of motors. By adjusting motor speed based on demand, significant amounts of energy ca
One for all -- a complete pH solution
23.07.2002 - ABB Australia has introduced a new series of combination probes to provide OEMs and process users with a cost-effective solution for general-purpose pH measurements. The new ABB AP300 Series of AnalyzeIT Combination pH/Redox (ORP) sensors, is of comp
NZ gets ready for turbulent times
26.06.2002 - These are volatile times for the process and control industry. Lawrence Schaffler caught up with NZ’s Jim Neville to see how that country is planning to weather the storm.
ABB launches flagship ac drive family
04.06.2002 - ABB's latest ac drive brings greater performance, easier commissioning and simpler programming, allowing the drive to be used in a wide range of applications. Called the ACS 800, the new drive series is up to 50 per cent smaller than its equivalent p
Fibre optic modem for Modbus Plus
16.05.2002 - HIRSCHMANN Electronics has added the fibre-optic Modem OZD Modbus Plus G12 to its range of industrial line products. This modem, which has been specially designed for use in industrial environments, permits high-speed and high-availability fibre-opti
ABB puts everything in the drive
15.05.2002 - ABB has taken some risk by launching a high cost, multi-featured variable speed drive. While the new ACS 800 drive series, which is up to 50% smaller than its equivalent predecessor in the ACS 600 range, will not come cheap - it promises to offer fas
Pharmaceutical manufacturing solutions software
18.04.2002 - ABB has released ProduceIT ME 3.2 manufacturing execution system software for use with MS SQL Server 2000. This qualification release is in addition to prior releases for support of Windows 2000 and Oracle 8i.
Industrial IT controls Chinese cement facility
28.03.2002 - ABB has successfully equipped the YunNan cement facility operated by the DianXi cement company with latest Industrial IT automation technology. The plant comprises three production lines which have a daily cement production capacity of 1000 tons, or
VGA signal transmission over long distances
27.03.2002 - HIRSCHMANN Electronics has added the optical receiver OEVR 150M Sync to its range of products for video transmission via fibre-optic cable. Used in combination with the fibre-optic transmitter OSVR 150M-PCI, this new device enables VGA signals to be
ABB trains students for manufacturing
14.03.2002 - ABB Australia has committed to undertake additional manufacturing training schemes for HSC students after completing a successful pilot program in conjunction with TAFE NSW.
ABB equipping the “world's most advanced” coking plant
14.03.2002 - ABB has won a contract from ThyssenKrupp Stahl to furnish electrification and process control for its new coking plant in Schwelgern, Germany.
Explosion-proof motors hit deck
13.03.2002 - THE OIL and gas industry is in particular focus for ABB’s new range of explosion proof motors. According to ABB’s marketing manager Chemicals, Oils and Gas Drives, Motors and Machines, Jean-Charles Guilhem, who was visiting Australia recently, the mo
Low voltage motor for process industries
12.03.2002 - A NEW motor designed for high reliability, targeted at the process industry, has been launched by ABB. The DriveIT low voltage motor M3000 range features improved cooling to double the life of bearings and windings, addressing the causes of 90 per ce
Gas and liquid automated measurement
29.01.2002 - ABB has introduced a ControlIT solution that performs multi-tube flow compensation calculations. Gas and liquid flow calculations can be combined within one ABB controller using the new automated measurement system.
Electric motor for process industries
29.11.2001 - A NEW motor designed for high reliability, and targeted at the process industry, has been launched by ABB. The M3000 motor features improved cooling to double the life of bearings and windings, addressing the causes of 90 per cent of motor failures.
New generation surge arresters
26.07.2001 - ABB Transmission and Distribution has released a new range of outdoor surge arresters suitable for a variety of applications such as protection of distribution equipment, capacitor banks, cables, motors and railway equipment.
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