ABB to sponsor Formula E championship

Industrial giant ABB has agreed a deal to sponsor the Formula E racing tournament. ABB and Formula E call it a “ground-breaking partnership to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future”. Since its first race in Beijing in September 2014, Formula E has established itself as the number one all-electric international motor sport. 

ABB opens first-ever robotics training centre in Romania

Industrial robotics giant ABB has opened what is said to be the “first-ever” robotics centre in Romania, according to local media. BusinessReview.eu, an English-language Romanian website, says the new robotics facility is a public-private partnership between ABB and the Polytechnic University in Bucharest. The centre will offer advanced training in robotics and industrial automation to future … Continue reading ABB opens first-ever robotics training centre in Romania

ABB unveils newest product in the YuMi industrial robot range – this one has a single arm

ABB Robotics has unveiled a new single-arm collaborative robot at the International Robotics Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. The company says it is building on the success of YuMi, the dual-arm industrial robot which ABB describes as “the world’s first truly collaborative”. ABB says the new single-arm collaborative robot “combines industry-leading capabilities with a much … Continue reading ABB unveils newest product in the YuMi industrial robot range – this one has a single arm

ABB partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to bring IoT intelligence to industrial plants

Companies say the new partnership will provide “actionable insights across industrial plants, cloud and on-premises data centers for higher productivity and innovation”  ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have agreed a strategic global partnership that combines ABB’s digital offerings, through ABB Ability, with HPE’s hybrid information technology solutions. The companies say the partnership will provide customers … Continue reading ABB partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to bring IoT intelligence to industrial plants

ABB and Kawasaki to partner on collaborative robot automation

Two industrial titans – one from Europe and the other from Asia – have agreed a partnership relating to the development of collaborative robot automation. The two companies – ABB and Kawasaki – are both industrial giants with wide-ranging business activities, and collaborative robots are actually a relatively small part of their respective operations. However, it’s … Continue reading ABB and Kawasaki to partner on collaborative robot automation

ABB opens new robotics plant in Thailand

ABB has opened a new robotics facility in Thailand.  Officially called ABB Robotics Machine-Tending Limited, or RMT for short, the business unit is set to produce machine-tending robotics, in Rayong Province, Thailand. The opening ceremony was attended by Staffan Herrström, Sweden’s ambassador to Thailand, and Sirichote Singsa, who oversees ABB’s robotics and motion division in … Continue reading ABB opens new robotics plant in Thailand

ABB to showcase ‘broad range’ of welding technologies at FabTech 2017

ABB says it will feature “a broad range of advanced robotic welding technology designed to enhance safety, quality and productivity” at FabTech 2017 Metal Fabricators of all sizes are adopting robotic automation to maximize throughput, reduce costs and remove people from repetitive tasks and challenging environments. The exhibit highlights the elevated level of collaboration, digitalization … Continue reading ABB to showcase ‘broad range’ of welding technologies at FabTech 2017

ABB launches ‘world’s first’ digital automotive robotic painting system

  ABB has launched what it claims is the world’s first digital and robotic automotive painting system which it says can be totally controlled during operation.  The company says the most fundamental part of its new painting system is the “revolutionary new connected paint atomizer”. The ABB Ability Connected Atomizer (video below) enables quality and … Continue reading ABB launches ‘world’s first’ digital automotive robotic painting system

ABB shows off its range of electric vehicle charging solutions

  As countries all over the world continue to expand their electric vehicle charging infrastructure to cope with increasing consumer and commercial demand, ABB is showcasing its innovative range of solutions at industry event Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, being held now in Stuttgart. According to the International Energy Agency, more than 2 million electric … Continue reading ABB shows off its range of electric vehicle charging solutions

ABB and Northvolt partner to build Europe’s largest battery factory

  ABB and Northvolt have agreed a wide-ranging supply and technology partnership. The deal includes products and services for Northvolt’s lithium-ion battery factory and close collaboration on development of battery solutions and research and development activities. ABB Technology Ventures will support the initial phase of this project through an early investment. 

ABB robot hatches 30 per cent more eggs for Singapore egg farm

  Growing demand for locally-farmed eggs prompted Seng Choon Farm, to turn to automation in an effort to increase its production capacity In April this year, ABB installed and commissioned a robotic palletizing system at Seng Choon Farm’s 36 acre site in north-west Singapore, to support increased production output as well as the company’s future … Continue reading ABB robot hatches 30 per cent more eggs for Singapore egg farm

Kuka to double production capacity in China in bid to overtake ABB and Fanuc

  Kuka is determined to take advantage of its alliance with Chinese household appliances manufacturing giant Midea to become the largest robot maker in China.  Already one of the largest industrial robot manufacturers in the world, Kuka was taken over by Midea some months ago in a move currently being scrutinised by the European Union, … Continue reading Kuka to double production capacity in China in bid to overtake ABB and Fanuc

ABB agrees to buy General Electric’s industrial business unit for $2.6 billion

  ABB has finalised a deal to buy General Electric’s industrial solutions business unit for $2.6 billion. The deal would result in ABB taking over the part of GE’s business which supplies circuit breakers and other electrical equipment to industry. GE Industrial Solutions is said to have deep customer relationships in more than 100 countries … Continue reading ABB agrees to buy General Electric’s industrial business unit for $2.6 billion

ABB to showcase range of solutions at Pack Expo

  ABB will feature a broad range of robotic and motion technologies for packaging and warehouse distribution applications at Pack Expo 2017, September 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (#C-5242). The exhibit highlights the advanced level of collaboration, digitalization and simplification unique to ABB, which provides manufacturers the flexibility to efficiently adapt production and … Continue reading ABB to showcase range of solutions at Pack Expo

ABB integrates Amazon and Sonos technology into its smart home products

  ABB has partnered with Amazon and Sonos to add new functions to its home automation range of products, collectively called free@home.  ABB claims to be the leading home automation company in the German market, and the company is apparently looking to expand into new geographies, possibly including the US. Its free@home range includes a … Continue reading ABB integrates Amazon and Sonos technology into its smart home products