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ABB Ability connects your equipment to the power of industrial IoT - and now you can get it for FREE

In industrial settings, the condition of equipment such as motors plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth operations and preventing unexpected failures. However, monitoring low voltage mo-tors, especially in hazardous areas, has traditionally been a costly and often overlooked process. The ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors transforms conventional motors into intelligent, wirelessly connected devices capable of providing real-time health monitoring. This innovation allows users to proactively monitor their motors, plan maintenance activities in advance, avoid un-planned downtime, optimize efficiency and improve safety. And now, ABB is offering customers a great opportunity to experience this technology for themselves.

ABB’s Smart Motor Campaign

To help our customers take the first step into digital maintenance and monitoring, ABB is offering a limited-time promotion for customers in the U.S. With the purchase of a Baldor-Reliance motor, customers can receive an ABB Ability Smart Sensor and one year of data analytics at a discounted price - or even for free. This special offer presents an excellent opportunity for companies to enhance their motor monitoring capabilities and reap the associated benefits.

Campaign details

For a limited time, any U.S. customer who purchases an ABB Baldor-Reliance Severe Duty motor that is 50 HP and higher, or any other Baldor-Reliance motor in a 400 frame size and larger, can receive an ABB Ability Smart Sensor and one year of data analytics at no extra charge. In addition, an ABB Ability Smart Sensor and one year of data analytics can be added to any other Baldor-Reliance motor for $175.

Wireless monitoring for easy installation and activation

The ABB Ability Smart Sensor for motors is designed for quick and effortless installation. It eliminates the need for complex wiring, special tools or software. The sensor operates on battery power, ensuring a hassle-free setup process. Mounting and configuring the sensor takes only a few minutes, making it a time-saving solution for many motor designs and applications.

Seamless activation with NFC technology

Activating the ABB Ability Smart Sensor is a breeze, thanks to near field communication (NFC) technology. By leveraging NFC, users can quickly activate the sensor, enabling it to collect and transmit essential data.

Leveraging ABB Ability cloud access for comprehensive insights

One of the standout features of the ABB Ability Smart Sensor is its ability to integrate data collected from the motor sensor with information from other connected equipment, such as variable speed drives and pumps. This combined data can be accessed and analyzed remotely, providing deeper insights into the overall health and performance of the entire process. The ABB Ability platform enables users to harness the power of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and leverage data analytics to optimize operations.

Key features

Comprehensive monitoring

The sensor detects changes in vibration, temperature and motor performance, providing a holistic view of the motor's health. 

Ultrasonic acoustic sensors

The ABB Ability Smart Sensor utilizes ultrasonic acoustic sensors to accurately assess bearing conditions, enabling timely maintenance and preventing critical failures.

Pinpoint detection accuracy

Equipped with highly sensitive sensors, ABB Ability can detect even the slightest anomalies in the motor's condition at an early stage, enabling timely intervention to prevent failures.

Energy usage and efficiency analysis

Onboard sensors calculate energy usage and efficiency, enabling businesses to identify opportunities for optimization and cost savings.

Extended battery life

The sensor's battery life is as much as three times longer than many other designs, reducing the need for frequent replacements and enhancing operational efficiency.

Hazardous environment certification

The ABB Ability Smart Sensor is certified to meet the stringent requirements of ATEX, IECEx and NEC 500 for operating in explosive atmospheres, ensuring safety and compliance.

By leveraging wireless connectivity, advanced sensors and data analytics, ABB empowers businesses to take a proactive approach to maintenance and optimize their operations. With the ability to detect early signs of motor problems, prevent downtime, improve efficiency and help ensure safety, the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor unlocks a new era of condition monitoring. Take advantage of the limited-time promotional offer and embrace digital maintenance to elevate your business to new heights of efficiency, predictability and safety.

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