ABB's new low voltage IEC (LV) flameproof motors in frame sizes 80 - 132 offer the same safety and efficiency features usually found in ABB's larger products. These motors are ideal for use in hazardous and explosive environments, typically found in the chemical, mining, and oil and gas industries.
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ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people. In Canada, ABB employs over 2,500 people in 40 locations from coast to coast.
ABB's new series of DC variable speed drives (VSDs) allow users with a large installed base to get better performance from their existing systems. With the new DCS880 VSDs, customers who are heavily invested in a DC system have the option to continue using DC technology while better aligning with modern AC advancements.
Rittal is committed to its global strategic partnership with ABB to provide edge data center solutions for industrial organizations. Rittal's collaboration with ABB on secure edge data centers continues to grow, including through the annual ABB Customer World event in Houston.
ABB will integrate the Baldor Electric Canada company name into its global ABB brand as a part of its Next Level strategy, which includes harmonizing different ABB-owned brands under the global ABB master brand. Beginning March 1, 2018, Baldor Electric Canada, a member of the ABB group for more than seven years, will be known as ABB Motor and Mechanical (Canada) Inc.
The first full scale prototype of a subsea variable speed drive has been successfully tested in a sheltered harbor in Vaasa, Finland, taking the vision of an all-electric subsea processing facility one step closer to reality. A variable speed drive is needed to boost the productivity of oil and gas processes and improve energy efficiency, while providing the highest reliability.
ABB will provide Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore Battery storage system that is capable of remote management of operations and service. The system will be installed on the Goodwyn A platform. This innovative ABB solution will contribute to Woodside's 2020 goal of reducing carbon emissions and will help lower cost of operations and maintenance.
ABB recently introduced the ACS580 all-compatible general purpose drive to the North American mar- ket. The newest entry in ABB's low-voltage AC drive portfolio, the ACS580 drive provides user-friendly, energy-efficient motor and process control, keeping user systems running smoothly while saving time and money over the product lifecycle. It is designed to control pumps, fans, conveyors, mixers and many other variable and basic constant-torque applications. All units for the North American market will be made at the ABB facility in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
ABB has achieved fiscal measurements type approval according to MID / OIML R117 for its CoriolisMaster coriolis mass flowmeters. The meters are now approved for use at the highest MID / OIML accuracy classes of 0.3 or 0.5. The extensive OIML standard tests were conducted at NMI (www.nmi.nl) and TUVNEL (www.tuvnel.com) over the past few months.
Using its digital backbone, ABB Ability, ABB is launching an enterprise-wide deep dive into facilities data, presenting a common view of analytics available to CEO-level executives through to maintenance teams on production sites.