Tag Archives: ABB

Why Your Plant or Shop Should Consider Robotics

More companies are turning to automated processes—which could mean opportunity for your service shop or plant. Partially due to the disastrous economic, socially-distanced, cautious climate that is 2020—and partially due to the steady advancement of technology—robotics are permeating industry at a higher rate than ever. And since many of these processes involve servomotors, robotic arms […]

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Hitachi Buys ABB Power Grids

Baldor’s parent company will focus on industrial customers after “significant milestone” Hitachi completed a buyout of a majority of ABB’s Power Grids unit July 1, according to a BusinessWire press release. ABB, whose portfolio is focused on industrial customers, called the move “a significant milestone in the company’s transformation towards a decentralized global technology company” in […]

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ABB/Baldor at 100!

Congratulations to one of our oldest advertisers and a pioneering force in motors! In 1920, Edwin Ballman and Emil Doerr set out to “build a better motor,” defined as one that used less electricity. Now, a century later, ABB’s Baldor-Reliance motors continue a legacy. “We continue to take ABB’s Baldor-Reliance motors to the next level […]

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ABB: Essentials at Stake

A reminder of the difficult decisions involved in the current workforce dilemma ABB released additional information Thursday after an employee at its Rogersville, Tennessee facility tested positive for COVID-19. The company had initially notified workers of the situation last week. CEO Bjorn Rosengren had also laid out a summary of the company’s efforts to aid […]

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Brand Name Chargers

ABB’s electric vehicle kits will be up against the best of competition at Hannover Messe Provided this year’s Hannover Messe fair proceeds as newly scheduled, there should be an excellent selection of new gadgets to peruse, as usual. Just in case the coronavirus cancels plans, however, here’s some sneak previews. The innovation-packed trade fair, which […]

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Transformation on Track

ABB’s 2019 results show a resilient, versatile company weathering the storm ABB has been through the storm, weathered the storm, at the eye of the storm…pick your meteorological phrase. Executive shuffle, repurposing of businesses and branches, mergers and acquisitions—all have occurred at the Swiss-based tech-industrial conglomerate during the chaotic decade that was the 2010s. Through […]

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ABB’s U.S. Electrification Business Under New Leadership

Maryrose Sylvester, a former GE executive and software specialist, takes over ABB’s U.S. business has a new chief. The Zurich-based industrial-tech conglomerate appointed Maryrose Sylvester, an industrial and software specialist and former General Electric executive, to the positions of United States country managing director and U.S. head of electrification business. Sylvester will replace company veteran […]

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NAED In America

Electrical distributors association holds annual conference The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) held its annual conference and national meeting this week in San Francisco. A number of awards were distributed to familiar individuals and companies. While a comprehensive list and individual photos can be viewed on NAED’s twitter feed, here are some of the […]

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Smart Cities

Wildly ambitious, potential IoT hubs are a popular banner for tech companies. But they’re often short on details—and their progress is difficult to quantify The concept of the “smart city” has already gone through a number of iterations in a short lifespan. Many of them are wildly ambitious, and others seem practical but are short […]

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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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