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ABB Robotics

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Article archive for ABB Robotics;

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Selecting motors and drives for explosive atmospheres 05 March 2020

When selecting variable speed drives and motors for potentially explosive atmospheres, the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations must be followed, otherwise explosion protection measures will be compromised. ABB’s Luciano Santos and Andrew Bould share some advice....

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ABB launches explosive atmosphere motor for use in underground mining applications 01 June 2015

An extension to ABB’s low voltage IEC mining motors range is now available with Ex d flameproof protection for use in underground mine (group I) applications such as conveyors, air handling fans and water pumps. Rated from 0.55 to 710 kW in frame sizes IEC 80 to 450, the cast iron motors are an evolution of ABB’s long-life explosive atmosphere range. ...

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ABB drives help keep football fans cool 01 March 2011

Football fans in Qatar will soon be kept cool with the help of ABB variable speed drives (VSDs). Qatar who won the bid to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup and is undertaking a major building and refurbishment programme to put in place the stadia needed for such a prestigious international tournament....

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Power plant produces more electricity with variable speed drives 06 August 2010

A Swedish energy company has increased the amount of energy it can sell by 35 GWh/year thanks to the installation of ABB medium voltage drives....

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Motor maker receives IECEx Conformity Mark 09 April 2010

ABB is the first motor manufacturer in the world to be granted a license to use the IECEx Conformity Mark stated an ABB spokesperson. The license allows ABB to display the IECEx Conformity Mark on products covered by an IECEx Certificate of Conformity, as well as on packaging and promotional materials....

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Safely running motors and low voltage AC drives in dusty environments 08 February 2010

To ensure safety, the use of electric motors and low voltage AC drives in areas with combustible dust is regulated by the ATEX directives; these environments can be just as hazardous as atmospheres with gas....

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Machinery Directive guide 17 December 2009

A technical guide to functional safety has been published by ABB. Available as a PDF document, the guide outlines what the new EU Machinery Directive means for machine builders, explains the practical steps required for compliance and describes the applicable standards, background and theory....

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Motors for dusty atmospheres – a potentially explosive development 05 November 2009

Industries dealing with solids handling, like food, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, must now use hazardous area motors, like the oil and gas industries have for many years. Combustible dust can be just as explosive as gas and needs to be treated accordingly....

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ABB measures drives’ ecological payback 12 August 2009

In half a day’s use, a variable speed drive can compensate for the environmental cost of its own manufacture and disposal, a new joint study by ABB & Tampere University of Technology shows. It shows drives making a positive contribution to the environment. read more...

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Ex motor repair workshops 15 July 2009

Four more locations have been added to ABB’s network of Ex motor repair workshops. Mid-Kent Electrical Engineering in Sittingbourne, Heasell Electromechanical Services in Hertfordshire, JJ Loughran in Cookstown, Co.Tyrone and Campbell's Electric Motors in Dublin are now certified to carry out repairs of Ex motors to ABB factory standards. ...