Integrated Power Services to acquire assets of ABB Industrial Services Business

IPS, which specializes in the servicing, engineering and remanufacturing of electrical, mechanical, and power management assets, has agreed to acquire assets of ABB’s Industrial Services business.   The business includes a U.S. and Canadian service shop network with locations in Tucson, Ariz.; Evansville, Ind.; Charlotte, N.C.; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Burlington, Ontario, Canada, employing 114 talented employees. The transaction is expected…

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ABB, Boliden, Epiroc make first underground B-E truck trolley system

ABB is collaborating with equipment maker Epiroc and miner Boliden for a milestone project it says will help advance the mine of the future: the first fully battery-electric truck trolley system. This is a leap ahead for mining electrification, the group said, contributing to significant reductions in carbon emissions and boosts for worker health and safety. The underground hauling fleet…

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ABB unveils Ability Smart Hoisting

ABB is targeting digital monitoring and optimization for improved performance and reliability of mine hoists with the introduction of a new digital suite of applications for hoist monitoring and optimization, now rebranded to ABB Ability Smart Hoisting. The company said the rerelease opens it up for further integration to other cloud solutions and extended offerings that significantly increase the operational…

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ABB assists Gravitricity in mine shaft reuse

ABB has signed an agreement with UK-based Gravitricity to accelerate the development and implementation of gravity energy storage systems in former mines. The collaboration brings new sustainability opportunities beyond shaft decommissioning.  “As the world generates more electricity from intermittent renewable energy sources, there is a growing need for technologies which can capture and store energy during periods of low demand…

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Unplanned downtime costs $103k, $125k per hour: ABB

A new survey from ABB has revealed the close tie between uptime and reliability, confirming its findings that unplanned downtime can cost some industrial sites $103,000 per hour in the U.S. and $125,000 globally. According to the new “Value of Reliability” survey, 69% of industrial businesses experience unplanned outages at least once a month, a number found both in the…

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Tata Steel, ABB team up on sustainable steel production

Photo: ABB India-based steelmaker Tata Steel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ABB to co-create innovative models and technologies to help reduce the carbon footprint of steel production. The two companies will focus on system-level assessments of Tata Steel’s manufacturing plants and production facilities for evaluation and co-development of short and long-term options for energy efficiency, decarbonization and…

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ABB publishes plan for electric mines

ABB has published a five-point action plan that sets out a roadmap to decarbonizing mining operations from pit to port for any underground or open-pit mine. The new five-pillar plan – which is available as an eBook on ABB.com –highlights five steps for total plant electrification across mine hauling operations and power distribution and management.  It aims to help mining companies on…

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ABB podcast dives into process automation

ABB’s The Process Automation Podcast explores how automation, electrification and digital technologies – through their role in industry – are contributing to life the way we know it and are enabling society to become more efficient and sustainable. Hosted by engineer Fran Scott, the podcast series delves deep into how process automation technologies are transforming various industries around the world,…

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