ABB industrial robots, energy efficient motors, and drives support China’s industrial upgrade
ABB booth at CSITF
Shanghai, July 19, 2013 -- ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently displayed a full range of its most advanced products and solutions in intelligent manufacturing at the China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair (CSITF), showcasing ABB’s leading technology and power in this field.
Sharing the spotlight with ABB’s efficient motor and frequency converter solutions were industrial robots, including the ABB IRB 120, the world’s smallest robot developed by ABB’s Chinese R&D team, and the IRB 460, the world's fastest palletizing robot. Running up to 2,190 cycles per hour, the IRB 460 is 15 percent faster while requiring 20 percent less space than its peers, and is designed specifically for high-speed, end-of-line palletizing, especially in smaller spaces. The IRB 460 package features integrated hardware with full documentation, reducing overall project costs and significantly reducing set-up time by allowing integrators to more easily specify and design palletizing systems.
At the CSITF innovation summit, Gu Chunyuan, head of ABB Discrete Automation & Motion Division for North Asia and China, introduced the intelligent manufacturing capabilities of ABB’s industrial robots and shared some examples. ABB’s turnkey robotic solution for the Zhejiang Supor sanitary production line helped the company reduce its unit production cost (UPC) by 50 percent and helped it improve product quality and relieve recruiting pressure. Currently, 16,000 ABB robots are creating value for Chinese businesses in a variety of industrial sectors, including vehicle manufacturing, food and beverage, metal processing, solar energy, and consumer electronics and communications (3C).
ABB also displayed its new ACS880 industrial drives, low-voltage motors, and corresponding drive/motor solutions. ACS880 drives are highly compatible, flexible, and easy-to-use products suitable for a variety of industrial sectors. These drives have lowered the energy consumption of stock water pumps by 80 percent for Switzerland’s Fiskeby Board, Europe’s oldest manufacturer of paper and packaging board. At the same time, ABB’s efficient and stable low-voltage motors are widely used in many industrial sectors to improve productivity, from papermaking to metallurgy to shipbuilding, helping customers increase productivity.
The CSITF is a state-level event jointly hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the State Intellectual Property Office and Shanghai Municipality. It is designed to encourage the display, exchange, and trade of advanced technologies, from home and abroad. The theme of the first CSITF was, “Innovation-driven Development, Intellectual Property Protection, Technical Trade Promotion.” The event featured exhibitions, forums, and trade activities. The exhibitions included group and professional exhibitions, with a focus on displays relating to intelligent manufacturing, new-generation IT, biotechnology, new energies, new materials, and energy efficiency.
Intelligent equipment manufacturing is one of focuses of the high-end equipment manufacturing sector, a strategic sector identified by the State Council. According to the 12th five-year plan, China will strive to develop its intelligent equipment manufacturing sector in order to accelerate the transformation and upgrade of the country’s manufacturing sector. The plan is to boost sales revenue in the sector to more than RMB1 trillion by 2015, with annual growth of more than 25 percent. As a world leader in the design and manufacture of automation products and solutions, ABB is ready to support China’s industrial transformation with a variety of proven products and systems that can help customers improve production efficiency and product quality and achieve sustainable development.
) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 19,000 employees, 36 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 90 cities.
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