ABB Drives – Technical Guides

ABB Drives – Technical Guides

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.

ABB drives is a reference for drives users the world over that signifies reliability, simplicity, flexibility and ingenuity, throughout the lifecycle of a drive.

The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 110,000 people.

Power Products

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

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.

Automation Products

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.

Process Automation

The main focus of this ABB business is to provide customers with integrated solutions for control, plant optimization, and industry-specific application knowledge.

The industries served include oil and gas, power, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals and minerals, marine and turbocharging. Key customer benefits include improved asset productivity and energy savings.


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.

All documents, EE software and EE books are free to download.

No.ABB drives – Technical GuidesDownload
1Direct Torque Control New
2EU Council Directives and adjustable speed drive systems New
3EMC compliant installation and configuration for a power drive systemNew
4Guide to Variable Speed Drives New
5Bearing Currents in Modern AC Drive Systems New
6Guide to Harmonics with AC Drives New
7Dimensioning of a Drive system New
8Electrical Braking New
9Guide to motion control drives New
10Functional safety New
11Guide to extruders in AC drives
12Using variable speed drives (VSDs) in pump applications
13ABB Drives – Technical guide book New
14Sofstarter Handbook – ABB star

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