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  • Women in STEM

    In celebration of the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11, this year we continue our own Women in Science series, profiling talented ABB employees with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educations, who are leading in their fields, across the businesses, around the world.
  • Fourth quarter 2020 results | Press release

    Fourth quarter performance was solid. Order developments in the fourth quarter were driven by good growth in short-cycle product areas, led by China. Significant large order5 wins in Industrial Automation were a highlight. Subdued services activities tempered the result. Operating margins in Electrification and Motion expanded year-on-year, aided by broadly stable volumes and good cost mitigation, while performance in Industrial Automation and Robotics & Discrete Automation was held back by negative mix effects and in Industrial Automation, specific project charges. Actions taken to improve long-term profitability, strengthen ABB’s financial flexibility and de-risk the balance sheet are also reflected in this quarters’ results.
  • Condition Monitoring with ABB | External link

    The PTE September coverage in print and online examines condition monitoring advancements for bearings. We recently discussed some of these innovations with Artur Rdzanek, global product manager, sensored products, at ABB. This year, ABB has highlighted the advances made to the company’s ABB Ability Smart Sensor (photo above), an easy-to-use, wireless sensor which monitors the health of mechanical products, allowing users to reduce downtime, improve reliability, and operate safely. Additionally, in 2020 ABB will launch the Plug and Play gateway, allowing customers to seamlessly connect to ABB Ability Smart Sensors in most remote locations using AT&T or Verizon cellular providers.
  • ABB’s Dodge Food Safe bearings win manufacturing award

    The Bearing Specialists Association, known as BSA, recognizes ABB’s Dodge® Food Safe bearings for excellence. The Food Safe bearings are the new recipients of the 2020 BSA Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award.
  • ABB recognized as one of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations | Press release

    ABB has been named one of the world’s most sustainable companies by Corporate Knights, an international media and research organization. Ranked 33, ABB significantly improved its score versus last year’s ranking.
  • Stainless-steel and general-purpose motors are both at home in dairy processing

    If anyone understands the value of cleanliness and sanitization, it’s the dairy industry. The risks associated with failing an inspection or having contaminated product are too high to take shortcuts on the right processing equipment and cleaning procedures.

Company News

  • Women in STEM

    In celebration of the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11, this year we continue our own Women in Science series, profiling talented ABB employees with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educations, who are leading in their fields, across the businesses, around the world.
  • Fourth quarter 2020 results | Press release

    Fourth quarter performance was solid. Order developments in the fourth quarter were driven by good growth in short-cycle product areas, led by China. Significant large order5 wins in Industrial Automation were a highlight. Subdued services activities tempered the result. Operating margins in Electrification and Motion expanded year-on-year, aided by broadly stable volumes and good cost mitigation, while performance in Industrial Automation and Robotics & Discrete Automation was held back by negative mix effects and in Industrial Automation, specific project charges. Actions taken to improve long-term profitability, strengthen ABB’s financial flexibility and de-risk the balance sheet are also reflected in this quarters’ results.
  • Condition Monitoring with ABB | External link

    The PTE September coverage in print and online examines condition monitoring advancements for bearings. We recently discussed some of these innovations with Artur Rdzanek, global product manager, sensored products, at ABB. This year, ABB has highlighted the advances made to the company’s ABB Ability Smart Sensor (photo above), an easy-to-use, wireless sensor which monitors the health of mechanical products, allowing users to reduce downtime, improve reliability, and operate safely. Additionally, in 2020 ABB will launch the Plug and Play gateway, allowing customers to seamlessly connect to ABB Ability Smart Sensors in most remote locations using AT&T or Verizon cellular providers.
  • ABB recognized as one of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations | Press release

    ABB has been named one of the world’s most sustainable companies by Corporate Knights, an international media and research organization. Ranked 33, ABB significantly improved its score versus last year’s ranking.
  • Stainless-steel and general-purpose motors are both at home in dairy processing

    If anyone understands the value of cleanliness and sanitization, it’s the dairy industry. The risks associated with failing an inspection or having contaminated product are too high to take shortcuts on the right processing equipment and cleaning procedures.
  • ABB Partners with Edge Factor to inspire the next Workforce | External link

    This year, ABB is partnering with Edge Factor as a Diamond Partner, to equip organizations across North America with six Experience toolkits to inspire students and job-seekers to pursue career pathways. This strategic Workforce Development initiative will provide schools, companies, and Workforce leaders with FREE access to high impact multimedia, a Keynote presentation, promotional tools, and practical guidebook on how to plan, promote, host and follow-up on engaging Experiences. These online Experiences empower students, parents, and job-seekers to explore Skilled Trades, Apprenticeships, Career and Technical Education programs, careers, STEAM, and soft skills.

Industry News

  • Motors' Improvements Powered by Progress | External link

    Improvements in efficiency, sophisticated drives, and internet connectivity all help make electric motors more versatile than ever. Motors are getting more efficient, durable and versatile. And that’s not even the best part. Electric motors of all kinds, and the drives that operate them, have made considerable progress over the past few decades in terms of how they use energy and how they can be used themselves. Perhaps the most intriguing is how they can be made to yield information, about themselves and the equipment they power, through the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Energy saving motors and smart drives | External link

    Motors are the driving force of industrial production. New approaches to motor monitoring, alignment, testing, and connections are saving time and costs while improving safety. At the same time, energy-saving motors and intelligent drives are boosting efficiency and performance while facilitating troubleshooting.
  • NEMA vs. IEC Efficiencies

    Since 1926, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has set standards for motors used in North America. NEMA regularly updates and publishes MG 1, a book that assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators. It contains practical information concerning performance, efficiency, safety, testing, construction and the manufacture of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) motors and generators. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) defines the standard for electric motors for the rest of the world. Similar to NEMA, IEC publishes Standard 60034-1, the motors guide for the global market.
  • Powertrains and predictions | External article

    Pressure on the mining industry to make the development of new facilities financially attractive to investors is increasing. Ensuring a profitable operation by maximizing productivity is certainly an important part of that process. Prospective ways to boost productivity include increasing production rates, reducing production costs or extending the lifespan of existing assets.
  • Rock MFG Day: STEAM Experience

    For the last 5 years, Edge Factor has celebrated MFG DAY across North America by helping our communities inspire students, parents, educators, and community leaders with the Rock MFG Day Kit. The Edge Factor high impact media helped take the students on an exciting journey “Behind closed doors” to meet the teams of manufacturers as well as learn about the technology they use to build the world around us.
  • Baldor shaft grounding brushes come standard on all EC Titanium products

    The Baldor-Reliance® EC TitaniumTM is a highly efficient motor paired with a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) that enables the use of advanced motor control algorithms for higher efficiencies across the speed and load range than traditional EC (electrically commutated) motor solutions. By utilizing a drive to control motors, up to 40% energy savings are achieved.

New Products

  • Dodge QD bushing installation | Video

    Quick disconnect, or QD bushings, are a concentric shaft attachment method allowing easy installation and removal of v-belt sheaves, sprockets, and couplings.
  • A new smart and safe way to monitor Motors in hazardous areas | Press release

    ABB has extended the scope of applications for ABB Smart Sensors with a new generation design for motors in hazardous areas. Chemical and oil and gas customers can now benefit from cost-efficient condition monitoring in a wide variety of applications.
  • Dodge Taper-Lock bushing installation | Video

    Dodge Taper-Lock bushings are an economical, compact, and torque-dense shaft attachment method used in v-belt sheaves, synchronous and roller chain sprockets, and couplings.
  • ABB’s new Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium for pump, fan and compressed air systems

    Globally, demand for electricity will grow faster than for any other form of final energy. Thus, emissions will keep rising, unless we start doing something different. This global electricity demand growth is expected to double by 2040. With electric motors consuming an estimated 1/3 of the world’s electricity… that number is expected to be the equivalent to adding an electricity market the size of China.
  • Stand-off housing now available for Dodge Food Safe bearings | Press release

    In 2019, ABB introduced Dodge® Food Safe mounted ball bearings, which are bearings designed to withstand caustic, high-pressure cleaning and sanitation processes. They are the first industrial bearings to achieve the IP69 water protection rating without the use of an end cover, and they are the only bearings to carry a warranty against failure due to water ingress.
  • Dodge Torque-Arm II belt guard - Enhanced safety features | Video

    The new Dodge Torque-Arm II belt guard has been improved to further protect workers from rotating equipment. The belt guard has been enhanced with new features that allow safer and easier maintenance - making it the safest solution to guard v-belt drives.

Awards & Recognition

  • ABB’s Dodge Food Safe bearings win manufacturing award

    The Bearing Specialists Association, known as BSA, recognizes ABB’s Dodge® Food Safe bearings for excellence. The Food Safe bearings are the new recipients of the 2020 BSA Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award.
  • EC Titanium Wins Product of the Year Award

    Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine has named ABB’s Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium motors a Silver Award winner in the HVAC/R Systems & Equipment category in this year’s Product of the Year contest. The Product of the Year contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets. The annual reader-choice program was created to provide Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s audience with information about the top new products in their fields.
  • ABB plant receives state-wide safety recognition

    ABB is pleased to announce its gear plant in Belton, South Carolina has been recognized by the State of South Carolina as a 2020 Safety Award Recipients. This annual recognition allows the State to highlight employers in the state, both large and small, and the success of their safety and health programs.
  • Dodge Food Safe ball bearings win 2019 product of the year

    We’re proud to announce that Dodge Food Safe ball bearings have earned the gold award in the Electric Motors & Drives category in Plant Engineering magazine’s 2019 Product of the Year program.
  • ABB receives 2019 Control Design Readers Choice Award

    In the 2019 Control Design Magazine readers choice awards, industry trends and innovations have crept into the rankings. However, many engineers and voters remain grounded and stick with what works for them. For the 17th year in a row, has chosen ABB has the preferred motor supplier in the industrial electrical motor category.
  • ABB chosen as top motor supplier by Control Magazine readers

    Readers of Control Magazine have named ABB as the top supplier to deliver the “best technology” in the category of electric motors for 2019. This marks the 7th year in a row that ABB has topped the charts in this survey. In this year’s edition, Control Magazine recognized the full integration of Baldor Electric into ABB which strengthened our top spot.

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