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ABB Inc. - Robotics

1250 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326, US

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ABB Inc.

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Material Handling Robots offer 700 or 900 mm reach.

September 8, 2014

Designed with no offset in axis two, IRB 1200 Series delivers long stroke that allows robot to be placed close to work piece and still be functional. Standard variants include 700 mm reach model with payload up to 7 kg, and 900 mm model with payload up to 5 kg. Both can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection optional. With Ethernet port, 4 air ducts, and 10 customer signals, robots can be integrated with other equipment. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Secondary Substation offers power ratings up to 3,500 kVa.

June 3, 2014

Available in voltage range up to 40.5 kV, UniPack-G Compact Secondary Substation is fabricated with glass fiber reinforced polyester enclosure that offers weather resistance. Lightweight, durable design enables transport and positioning in remote locations and extreme environments. Incorporating smart grid functionalities, substation has received internal arc classification for both operators and public, and has been type tested to comply with IEC 62271-202 standards. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Industrial UPS offers accurate fault detection.

June 2, 2014

Consisting of true online double-conversion industrial UPS, Cyberex® PowerBuilt™ features proprietary amplitude detection control design, providing accurate fault sensing for critical load protection. Phase-Locked Loops measure faults instantly, while digital static transfer switch optimizes system performance through redundancy, providing protection of critical loads from input power transients and interruptions by eliminating any single point of failure. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Grid Monitoring Relay ensures safe connection for wind turbines.

May 19, 2014

Ensuring safe, reliable, and proper grid connection at all times, CM-UFD.M33 (Grid Tie Relay) protects wind turbines from unstable grid activity or faults by disconnecting electric energy source from grid. Relay monitors voltage and frequency in single- and 3-phase grids and trips coupling switch when electrical values are not within set parameters. Upon fault detection, grid feeding monitoring relay sounds alarm, displays message, and signals alarm cause to control system. Read More

Software, Robotics

Simulation Software simplifies robotic pick-and-place design.

May 7, 2014

Combining RobotStudio and PickMaster 3 technologies into one bundle, Robot Studio Picking PowerPac simplifies design and programming of complex robotic picking-and-packing systems. Optimizing systems in 3D virtual environment before they are built in real world increases picking line performance while accommodating for such risks as variations in product inflow. Once cell configuration is complete, software provides fully functional picking cell simulation. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

Distribution Transformer suits applications 3 kVA or less.

April 29, 2014

Featuring single-phase, pole-mounted design, Micropole Transformer is suited for small, isolated load applications. Unit is fully tested in line with IEEE oil-filled distribution transformer standards and is designed to fit customer needs. Transformer can be used as integral part of standard recloser and switched capacitor bank installation for control voltage. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Metal Clad Switchgear has arc-resistant design.

April 28, 2014

Offered in 2-high breaker configuration measuring 36 x 112 x 95 in., SafeGear HD (High Duty) provides safe solution with Type 2B accessibility, 0.5 sec arc duration, Delrin arc snuffing PT/CPT contact design, multipoint latch front doors, and separate low voltage compartment. This UL/CSA certified product, designed for ABB SmartRack remote racking device, carries 63 kA rating, uses ADVAC breaker, and incorporates IsLimiter fault current limiting device.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Hard Bus Retrofill standardizes new circuit breaker retrofit.

April 28, 2014

OneFit™ safely and reliably connects new standard circuit breakers to range of existing panels. While exchanging breaker, solution also includes various solutions supporting switchgear upgrade when additional constraints are in place. Composed of frame hosting new circuit breaker, product connects to existing switchgear bushings via additional power circuit that acts also as inner interface with new breaker. Additional components help optimize dielectric properties and safety. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Smart Camera facilitates vision-guided robotics applications.

December 2, 2013

Using 2D vision guidance, Integrated Vision allows manufacturers to track products, optimize supply chain management, troubleshoot challenging lines and processes, and expand use of robotic automation. System features sophisticated imaging technologies such as PatMax® algorithm for advanced part location, defect detection, guidance, alignment, and measurement. With RobotStudio, user can select features, set parameters, and operate under real world conditions from library of vision applications. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Robotics

Industrial Robots combine performance, minimal maintenance.

November 21, 2013

Designed for spot welding, material handling, and machine tending, IRB 6700 series includes variants with rated payload capacity from 150–300 kg and reach from 2.6–3.2 m. These industrial robots are available with LeanID, Integrated Dressing (ID) designed for facilitated programming and minimized footprint. Built to withstand harsh work environments, robots are also available with Foundry Plus 2 protection system. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Safety PLC simplifies safety engineering for complex projects.

October 17, 2013

Featuring dual processor architecture that complies with SIL3/PL e-functional safety levels, Model AC500-S simplifies complex motion related applications including wind power, cranes, hoists, and robotics. Unit includes support for structured text programming in addition to conventional graphical function block diagram and ladder diagram software. To ensure safe control of movement, PLC includes suite of functions for trigonometric calculations, including COS, SIN, TAN, ASIN, ACOS, and LOG. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

DC EV Charging Station meets SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards.

October 14, 2013

With 50 kW rating and 15–30 min charging time, cloud-connected Terra 53 meets SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles (EVs). Station is compatible with multiple charging networks and payment platforms through open standards-based interfaces, such as OCPP, enabling secure payments via smart phone, credit card reader, parking management terminals, RFID, and pin code access. Smart connectivity also allows remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and functional upgrades. Read More

Software

Robotic Machine Tending Software supports full virtualization.

August 14, 2013

Together, PC-based RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac and controller-based RobotWare Machine Tending software allow simulation, validation, and optimization to be completed in 3D virtual environment and transferred directly to real world. Everything from cycle times to post processing capabilities to potential risks for collisions can be simulated virtually. Functionality delivers flexibility and usability for everything from die-casting to injection molding and machining. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Current/Voltage Sensors increase efficiencies for utilities.

February 5, 2013

DistribuSense™, comprising current and voltage sensors, delivers critical distribution grid intelligence to drive decision-making for increasing efficiency via Volt Var Optimization and reliability via Fault Detection, Isolation, and Restoration. Output signals integrate with meters, relays, and controllers, enabling real-time DAQ and grid modernization. Sensors also serve as independent sensing points for radial or loop scheme circuits to monitor voltage levels or dynamic loads. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Vacuum Circuit Breaker utilizes magnetic actuator.

February 4, 2013

Featuring embedded pole technology, R-MAG Outdoor Vacuum Circuit Breaker is capable of interrupting up to 40 kA at 38 kV with single vacuum interrupter per phase. Magnetic actuator has only one moving part and requires no regular maintenance. Embedded in solid insulating material, breaker is insulated from external effects of mechanical shock, dust, and humidity. It offers extended capabilities of 10,000 load operations, which is 5x IEEE requirements for endurance capabilities. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Distribution Relays fit 1, 1 ½, and 2 breaker schemes.

February 4, 2013

Intended for utility distribution and industrial applications, Relion® REF620, REM620, and RET620 protect and control feeders, motors, and transformers, respectively. Relays feature one programming tool with 3 standard open protocols, as well as customizable screens, cable fault detection, user-programmable pushbuttons, and digital I/O. For safety, devices offer delayed close breaker operation and arc-flash detection. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products

Robotic Workpiece Positioners suit metal finishing applications.

October 5, 2010

Available in 9 models with load capacities from 250-5,000 kg, workpiece positioners are designed for arc welding, thermal cutting, deburring, and other metal finishing applications. Systems use same drive systems and software as ABB robots so axes are coordinated with robot during programming and operation. Included dynamic modeling software compensates for effects of gravity, inertia, and friction, ensuring fast movements with rapid acceleration, re-orientation, and accuracy. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robot Controller features integrated PLC.

August 31, 2010

Combining AC500 PLC with IRC5 robot controller, integrated unit provides up to 3 local I/O boards plus bus communications for remote I/Os, offering single point of control for range of production cell functions, including grippers, feeders, and ancillary machines. All main communications standards, including DeviceNet, PROFIBUS DP, CANopen, and Modbus TCP are supported, as well as wireless communications. To facilitate programming and operation, software framework is included. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Condition Monitoring System tracks essential plant machinery.

May 26, 2010

Mounted close to monitored machinery to minimize field wiring requirements, MCM Series 16 packages MCM800 monitor module into 16-channel, self-contained vibration monitoring system. System can be configured for single and multiple machine applications and can perform standard vibration and position monitoring functions as well as accept analog inputs. Designed to graphically display monitored data, Panel 800 HMI provides alarm lists and trending capabilities. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Static VAR Compensator features scalable energy storage.

May 5, 2010

Offering rated power and capacity of storage scalable up to 50 MW for 60 min and more, SVC Light® with Energy Storage enables dynamic control of active, as well as reactive power in power system, independent of each other. Active power control is enabled by levelling out power fluctuations from intermittent generation sources such as wind and solar energy. This technology also facilitates load support and ancillary grid services such as area frequency regulation. Read More

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ABB Inc.

February 18, 2010

ABB Acquires Jokab Safety