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The EC Titanium motor by ABB promises 'synchronous reluctance and permanent magnet technologies for a sustainable, wirelessly connected solution that improves customers bottom line.' According to Global Product Manager, Mark Gmitro, the product was inspired by direct customer feedback requesting an IE5+ efficient product, that could function as a drop-in replacement for standard NEMA mounted motors. As new system efficiency regulations emerged, ABB responded to the demand with the development of the EC Titanium that comes in a motor-only version as well as an integrated motor-drive packaged solution. This new motor can maintain the required efficiency levels at both reduced speed and partial load conditions.
ABB will be hosting its Capital Markets Day today, November 19, starting 11.30 am CET, at which CEO, Björn Rosengren, and CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, as well as the four business area Presidents, will give an update on the recent strategic and operational developments.
2020-11-12 Industry News
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.
Curiosity and a QR code led the Penn Waste maintenance team to discover the ABB Ability Smart Sensor for mechanical products. Penn Waste, a recycling and waste management company in Pennsylvania, recently purchased 60 Dodge® mounted bearings for a new project. While installing the bearings, the team noticed a QR Code tag on the bearing. Scanning the code took the team to the ABB website for sensors for mechanical products. Interested in learning more, Joe Wojciechowski, Maintenance Manager for Penn Waste, called into Dodge customer service located in Greenville, SC.
As a sophomore in high school, Hayden was able to take his first robotics course. While in the class, he learned of ABB’s new local apprenticeship program. He was enjoying robotics, had heard good things about the company, and saw friends enter the program. He knew being a part of the program would give him an early start. After submitting his application and going through the interview process, we are proud to welcome Hayden as a 2020/2021 Youth Apprentice in our Fort Smith, Arkansas motor plant.
ABB, the global leader in sustainable technology and innovation, recently named company veteran Roger Costa as president of its global Mechanical Power Transmission Division, also known as the Dodge business.
“Third quarter revenues in all business areas were still dampened due to the impact of COVID-19, although a strong recovery in China and ongoing cost mitigation efforts supported a strong underlying performance. On the upside, the integration of GEIS and turnaround of Installation Products in Electrification is starting to bear fruit and Motion is performing robustly. Robotics and Industrial Automation, on the other hand, are taking more time to recover,” said Björn Rosengren, CEO of ABB. “We are pushing ahead with the decentralization of the group and the ongoing review of our portfolio, while carrying out our share buyback program as planned. We look forward to presenting further details on our strategic progress at our Capital Markets Day on November 19.”
A leading American manufacturer of commercial HVAC systems has selected ABB’s EC Titanium® highly efficient ferrite assisted synchronous reluctance permanent magnet motors for their next generation of premium and compact rooftop air handling units.
2020-10-16 New Products
Quick disconnect, or QD bushings, are a concentric shaft attachment method allowing easy installation and removal of v-belt sheaves, sprockets, and couplings.
Artur Rdzanek, ABB’s Mechanical Power Transmission Global Product Manager for Sensored Products, notes there are three core tenants to ABB AbilityTM sensors and remote monitoring systems: safety, extending system life, and significantly, or even completely, eliminating downtime. From a safety perspective, the advantage is being able to gauge component health without having to be continuously around rotating equipment. The ability to monitor equipment remotely is particularly important when it comes to equipment that is difficult or dangerous to access. Usability is at the core of sensors. In discussing remote monitoring with customers, Rdzanek said safety and simplicity are always at the forefront.

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The EC Titanium motor by ABB promises 'synchronous reluctance and permanent magnet technologies for a sustainable, wirelessly connected solution that improves customers bottom line.' According to Global Product Manager, Mark Gmitro, the product was inspired by direct customer feedback requesting an IE5+ efficient product, that could function as a drop-in replacement for standard NEMA mounted motors. As new system efficiency regulations emerged, ABB responded to the demand with the development of the EC Titanium that comes in a motor-only version as well as an integrated motor-drive packaged solution. This new motor can maintain the required efficiency levels at both reduced speed and partial load conditions.
ABB will be hosting its Capital Markets Day today, November 19, starting 11.30 am CET, at which CEO, Björn Rosengren, and CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, as well as the four business area Presidents, will give an update on the recent strategic and operational developments.
Curiosity and a QR code led the Penn Waste maintenance team to discover the ABB Ability Smart Sensor for mechanical products. Penn Waste, a recycling and waste management company in Pennsylvania, recently purchased 60 Dodge® mounted bearings for a new project. While installing the bearings, the team noticed a QR Code tag on the bearing. Scanning the code took the team to the ABB website for sensors for mechanical products. Interested in learning more, Joe Wojciechowski, Maintenance Manager for Penn Waste, called into Dodge customer service located in Greenville, SC.
As a sophomore in high school, Hayden was able to take his first robotics course. While in the class, he learned of ABB’s new local apprenticeship program. He was enjoying robotics, had heard good things about the company, and saw friends enter the program. He knew being a part of the program would give him an early start. After submitting his application and going through the interview process, we are proud to welcome Hayden as a 2020/2021 Youth Apprentice in our Fort Smith, Arkansas motor plant.
ABB, the global leader in sustainable technology and innovation, recently named company veteran Roger Costa as president of its global Mechanical Power Transmission Division, also known as the Dodge business.
“Third quarter revenues in all business areas were still dampened due to the impact of COVID-19, although a strong recovery in China and ongoing cost mitigation efforts supported a strong underlying performance. On the upside, the integration of GEIS and turnaround of Installation Products in Electrification is starting to bear fruit and Motion is performing robustly. Robotics and Industrial Automation, on the other hand, are taking more time to recover,” said Björn Rosengren, CEO of ABB. “We are pushing ahead with the decentralization of the group and the ongoing review of our portfolio, while carrying out our share buyback program as planned. We look forward to presenting further details on our strategic progress at our Capital Markets Day on November 19.”
A leading American manufacturer of commercial HVAC systems has selected ABB’s EC Titanium® highly efficient ferrite assisted synchronous reluctance permanent magnet motors for their next generation of premium and compact rooftop air handling units.
Artur Rdzanek, ABB’s Mechanical Power Transmission Global Product Manager for Sensored Products, notes there are three core tenants to ABB AbilityTM sensors and remote monitoring systems: safety, extending system life, and significantly, or even completely, eliminating downtime. From a safety perspective, the advantage is being able to gauge component health without having to be continuously around rotating equipment. The ability to monitor equipment remotely is particularly important when it comes to equipment that is difficult or dangerous to access. Usability is at the core of sensors. In discussing remote monitoring with customers, Rdzanek said safety and simplicity are always at the forefront.
ABB has launched its new “Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategy 2030” through which it plans to double the proportion of female managers worldwide over the next ten years. With this step, ABB aims at reaching a 25 percent share of women in senior management positions from currently 12.5 percent.
Jason Green, Vice President of Human Resources at ABB, describes the multi-faceted program they are developing to help students find a career path that develops sills and leads to employment in the manufacturing environment.

Nouveaux produits

2020-10-16 New Products
Quick disconnect, or QD bushings, are a concentric shaft attachment method allowing easy installation and removal of v-belt sheaves, sprockets, and couplings.
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 bushings are an economical, compact, and torque-dense shaft attachment method used in v-belt sheaves, synchronous and roller chain sprockets, and couplings.
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.
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.
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.
Customers can increase their energy efficiency, improve sustainability and enhance reliability by upgrading to ABB IE5 ultra-premium SynRM motors that offer up to 50 percent lower energy losses compared to IE2 motors.
Motor standards have been in place for decades, yet there is a growing demand to achieve greater efficiencies as regulations continue to tighten on the total system for fans, pumps and compressors. Equipment manufacturers are turning to new motor technologies to achieve the highest system efficiency possible from wire to air while using sustainable materials.
Hardy Pro-Air Systems & Service, a manufacturing company serving the wastewater aeration and pneumatic conveying markets out of Antioch, Illinois had worked to transition from a belted motor/blower connection to a direct drive solution before. However, initial efforts in the metal to metal direct drive options did not last long on equipment that runs 24 hours a day. As they began to look for solutions again, the local ABB sales engineer suggested that Hardy Pro-Air consider the Dodge® Raptor elastomeric coupling.
The ABB Ability™ Digital Powertrain concept has now been extended to cover Dodge gear reducers fitted with the smart sensor for mechanical products. The Digital Powertrain enables real-time health monitoring of all the critical elements in industrial processes, such as drives, motors, pumps, bearings and gearing. Immediate access to this key data enables operators to maintain optimal conditions for maximum productivity and safety.

Prix et distinctions

2020-08-21 Awards & 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.
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.
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.
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.
ABB, a motor and generator manufacturer, developed an impressive recycling program over the past year. Recycling included more than 2,727 tons of scrap metal, wood, used oil, batteries, electronics, lamps, paper, cardboard and plastic. Other non-recyclable waste was turned into energy through their recent Zero Landfill Initiative. The facility worked with their largest supplier to establish a returnable packaging agreement. In 2017, ABB earned more than $265,000 from the sale of its recyclables. When meals were catered to the facility, excess food was donated to the local fire department. To encourage recycling and zero waste, every employee was trained and these initiatives were incorporated into new employee orientation. ABB also participated in the Upstate Lean Alliance, sharing ideas with and mentoring other businesses.
2018-07-09 Awards & Recognition
For the 16th year in a row, Control Design Magazine readers has chosen Baldor-Reliance motors as the premier choice in the industrial electric motor category. More than 15,000 readers were invited to access Control Design Magazine confidential ballot to cast their vote in an unaided ballot of their go-to sources for products and service in machine automation.
Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Administration (TOSHA) officials traveled to Rogersville on Tuesday, March 20, to present the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health to the ABB Rogersville Ball Bearing Plant.
2018-02-12 Awards & Recognition
We've now tabulated the Readers' Choice Awards 26 times, for more than a quarter century, and we're starting to see it as an institution—more than a habit, at least a tradition, and we think, a trusted repository of valuable information for process automation professionals who want to know which companies offer the best technology, according to their peers.
For the 17th straight year, Control Design Magazine has conducted an unaided ballot of their subscribers; more than 18,000 individuals who have buying influence or authority were invited to cast their votes. The ballot was created by these same people, asking them to rank their go-to sources for products and services in machine automation. For the 15th year in a row, readers selected Baldor•Reliance motors as the top choice in the Industrial Electric Motor category.
2017-01-30 Awards & Recognition
Readers of Control Magazine have named Baldor Electric as their top pick in the Electric Motors category for 2016, an honor Baldor has received for the fifth year in a row. The process consists of unaided voting by readers, meaning readers are asked to write the answer to a series of survey questions without the help from a pre-selected series of names. “We are honored that customers voted for us again in the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards,” says Jesse Henson, Managing Director of Sales & Product Management, NEMA Motors. “We know that customers have many options when it comes to buying the products they need. We will continue to earn our customer’s confidence and trust, and we thank them for choosing us."

Nouvelles de l'industrie

2020-11-12 Industry News
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.
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.
2020-09-23 Industry News
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.
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.
There are several aspects in conveyor drive component designs that must be considered, including power matched components, harsh duty features sets, maintenance requirements and specific site conditions.
The U.S. began regulating electric motor efficiency in 1992 with the “Energy Efficiency Provision” of the Energy Policy Act (EPAct), and in 1997, the U.S. was the first country to establish MEPS for electric motors. These regulations, however, only applied to motors manufactured in or sold to U.S. markets, with many countries around the world operating under their own efficiency rating systems and MEPS for electric motors.
A food safety recall can cost a company an average £8 million in direct costs alone, according to the 2017 study by the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) in the US. A key factor in avoiding recalls is to maintain rigorous hygiene standards. That makes it critical for equipment in food plants to be washed frequently to keep it clean and avoid contamination.
Threaded fasteners are one of the most common components in machine design. Such fasteners come in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and materials that serve a wide variety of applications across virtually every industry in the world. In all cases, the performance of bolted joints depends heavily on the torque applied during installation. Below, the basic design and function of bolted joints is explained, best practices for tightening threaded fasteners are provided, and the importance of designing around and applying the proper torque spec to any bolt or screw is emphasized.
A municipality will use various applications throughout the wastewater treatment process—from headworks, to primary and secondary treatment, to sludge processing and general pumping. In order to operate, each process requires a power source. How users choose to connect those applications can vary based on preference and operating conditions. Selecting the right coupling type for an application can increase equipment performance and reliability, reduce maintenance costs and minimize downtime.
Bearing currents have been around in one form or another since Tesla’s invention of the induction motor in 1887. A recent search of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore database revealed more than 4,200 papers written and archived discussing this subject. Of these, roughly half were authored in the last 10 years, indicating that the understanding of these currents continues to grow through experimentation and analysis. Understanding the mechanism by which bearing currents are generated provides insight into best practices for remediation.