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 packaging as evolving consumer preferences require a shift from mass production to mass customization.
Collaboration comes in the form of YuMi, the industry’s first truly collaborative robot, and SafeMove2, the latest generation of ABB’s safety certified robot monitoring software, providing a new level of human-robot interaction that enhances both productivity and workplace safety. Continue reading ABB to showcase range of solutions at Pack Expo
Norautron, an electronics manufacturer based in Norway, has invested in the ABB YuMi collaborative robot to help the company meet additional demands relating to a manufacturing agreement with Abax, a supplier of electronics for cars and other road vehicles.
Norautron fully automatic robotic work cell is said to be able to manufacture, assemble, mark and pack four unique products.
General Electric has resumed negotiations to sell its industrial solutions business to ABB, according to a report on Reuters.com.
The US conglomerate’s industrial solutions business includes products such as circuit breakers, relays, panel boards and other technologies for sectors including power generation, telecommunications and mining.
Industrial giant ABB is reporting a 3 per cent growth in total orders across its operation, but most of it seems to be coming from robotics.
Net income was $525 million – for the second quarter ending July 6. Gross profit, however, was down 5 per cent, and was only $1 billion. Total revenues were up 1 per cent at almost $8.5 billion.
ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer says: “In Q2, ABB continued to build its growth momentum as our targeted initiatives are delivering. Order growth was broad-based and across all regions.
“Our industry-leading digital offering, ABB Ability, is taking off and starting to contribute to growth.
“Operational performance in the power grids and industrial automation divisions was solid in the quarter. Electrification products and robotics and motion improved margins sequentially, but were not able to fully compensate commodity price headwinds and overcapacity during the quarter. Continue reading Robotics and automation news is good for ABB, says CEO
Industrial energy and automation giant wins three key digital orders from major Canadian customers
ABB has officially inaugurated its new $90 million Canadian headquarters and Customer Innovation Center, which will serve 700 employees who were previously spread across six locations in Greater Montreal.
ABB and IBM have formed a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industrial digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to “unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure”, according to the two supersized tech companies.
Customers will be provided access to ABB’s domain knowledge and portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM’s expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as different industry verticals.
EVgo, which claims to operate the US’ largest network of public electric vehicle fast charging stations, has partnered with ABB to launch what the companies claim is the nation’s first high-power fast charging station in Fremont, California, capable of delivering incredibly fast charging speeds.
The High-Power fast charging system, manufactured by ABB, features a maximum charging rate of 150 kW – providing a charge which is three times faster than what is available today.