An advanced high-power semiconductor switch for power conversion which sets new performance standards with regards to power, reliability, speed, efficiency, cost, weight and volume. Despite these major simultaneous improvements on several fronts, IGCTs are eminently manufacturable and available today.
ABB is creating innovative breakthroughs in vacuum breaker
technology, including spring-activated interrupters, embedded poles and magnetic actuators. The eVM1 - the world’s first intelligent, integrated circuit breaker for medium-voltage applications – is the latest leap forward.
PT - UniGear switchgear platform is at home, everywhere
ABB has developed the world’s first “one size fits all” platform for
medium-voltage switchgear in the 12-24 kilovolt (kV) rating. The new panel is unique, because UniGear ZS1 satisfies detailed specifications of individual local markets, as well as the global customer’s demand for standardization.
ABB is the undisputed world leader in power technologies. Based on our close connections to customers and leading universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, we have a clear understanding of future technology trends.
Power semiconductors are electronic switches that turn high current on and off at high voltage levels. They can flip between the two states in microseconds with very low losses, and are extremely compact.
PT - Working faster and better with an integrated grid
ABB has found a way to integrate geographical information and
maintenance management systems so that operators can rapidly pinpoint any component in a grid, and quickly access maintenance information. Integration with the grid’s SCADA/EMS system is in progress.
AT - The world’s first fully integrated automation system
ABB’s IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA is the
world’s first automation system to integrate process control with other automation applications. Launched in January 2004, more than 300 systems have already been ordered by customers worldwide.
ABB has the largest installed base of automation products and
systems in the world, worth more than $100 billion. To ensure
customers get the most from these important assets, ABB offers 24-
hour tools to spot service problems before they occur and keep vital
systems running smoothly.
AT - Do more with less: ABB robots cut resource costs by 75%
Intra Mölntorp is the leading manufacturer of stainless steel kitchen sinks in northern Europe. According to managing director Roland Movitz, the company’s growth strategy includes a combination of modern product design and robot-based production that allow flexibility and rapid response to customer needs. ABB has become an
integral part of the team.
The facts speak for themselves – ABB AC drives deliver substantially
reduced energy costs, rapid payback time, increased productivity,
and long service life. ABB innovations are making these benefit-rich
machines smaller, faster and smarter than ever before.
ABB has developed plant optimization solutions for a variety of
processes – pulp and paper, steel, copper, cement, power generation,
oil and gas – which enable customers to get the most out of their
existing assets at the lowest possible cost.