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ABB’s innovative digital automation solutions

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With an investment of 150 million dollars, ABB will be constructing the world’s most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai, China.
With an investment of 150 million dollars, ABB will be constructing the world’s most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai, China. (Source: ABB)

The automation giant will be showcasing its most recent innovations for the digital transformation of industrial automation at the SPS IPC Drives show. This includes the display of an integrated ABB business unit which has been developed with industrial automation expert B&R.

Headquartered in Switzerland, ABB is a multinational automation company that specialises in robotics and automation technologies. Popular for its cutting-edge solutions, the company is one of the leading automation players in the global scenario. ABB has also been named by business magazine Fortune for being among the Top 10 companies that are changing the world. Ranked at number eight, the firm has acquired this position due to its strong efforts in speeding up the adoption of clean-energy electric transportation.

Transforming the industry

Recently, the firm was also making headlines for constructing the world’s most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai, China. With an investment of 150 million dollars, this factory of the future aims at expanding the firm’s number 1 position in the world’s largest robotics market.

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ABB understands the importance of Industry 4.0 well and hence, has also developed digital solutions in the form of devices, systems and solutions for the next generation platforms such as cloud and Industrial Internet of Things. The expert solutions are used across a range of difference industries such as oil, gas and chemicals, mining, manufacturing, water and wastewater, transport and many more.

ABB exhibits at SPS IPC Drives

With an intention to showcase their latest range of products and solutions for the digital transformation of industrial automation, the company will be seen exhibiting at the upcoming SPS IPC Drives trade show. The Nuremberg-based smart and digital automation show is expected to attract industry players that are keen on adopting or exploring digital automation solutions for their production processes. This means big business for the automation firm. At the exhibition, ABB will display expert business models and services to achieve higher efficiency, safety and performance for diverse companies across numerous industry segments.

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ABB unit for machine and factory automation

In addition to this, the Switzerland-based firm in collaboration with industrial automation expert B&R will also be presenting for the first time its integrated ABB business unit for machine and factory automation. This unit ensures that users are offered a complete range of engineering and software solutions for their industrial automation needs. One of the many plus points of this unit is that users can now source their entire range of instrumentation and control systems, drives, robotics, digitalisation and electrification gear from a single company.

Apart from this, there are many other interesting automation technologies that will be presented at the trade fair. To stay updated or to get an insight into other diverse automation technologies, do visit the ABB booth in hall 4 and stand 420.

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