ABB Technical Guides
ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.
ABB drives brings together a world leading and recognised brand ‘ABB’ the number one supplier for variable speed drives and a product range that is simply the widest available from any manufacturer.
The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 110,000 people.
Power Products are the key components to transmit and distribute electricity. The division incorporates ABB manufacturing network for transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers, cables and associated equipment. It also offers all the services needed to ensure products’ performance and extend their lifespan.
The division is subdivided into three business units.
Power Systems offers turnkey systems and services for power transmission and distribution grids, and for power plants. Substations and substation automation systems are key areas. Additional highlights include flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS), high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems and network management systems.
In power generation, Power Systems offers the instrumentation, control and electrification of power plants. The division is subdivided into four business units.
This ABB business serves customers with energy efficient and reliable products to improve customers’ productivity, including drives, motors and generators, low voltage products, instrumentation and analytical, and power electronics.
More than one million products are shipped daily to end customers and channel partners, spanning a wide range of industry and utility operations, plus commercial and residential buildings.
The main focus of this ABB business is to provide customers with integrated solutions for control, plant optimization, and industry-specific application knowledge.
ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots – also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending.
Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 150,000 robots worldwide.
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