What’s new/innovative about it?
This offer is a result of ABBs unique expertise in the hardware (drives and motors) combined with the range of digital products, software and services. For the first time we introduce it as an ABB Ability Digital Powertrain system - an intelligent system comprised of motors/generators, drives/convertors, mechanical powertrain components like bearings, couplings and gearboxes, and applications like pumps, fans, compressors that are equipped with sensors and cloud connectivity.
Does the product have a USP?
ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for powertrains provides customers with a one-stop visualization of the operations of the unified system. A one-stop visualization - the monitoring portal - allowing customers to get the insights into the powertrain performance and to take right proactive actions on the assets maintenance.
What is the product’s main benefit for the customer?
Less down time, extended equipment lifetime, lower costs of ownership, and higher profitability, employees’ safety. Customers can receive a thorough report on equipment status and further maintenance recommendations.
Can these benefits be expressed in numbers?
o Up to 70% reduced unplanned downtime
o Up to 30% extended assets livetime
o Up to 10% improved energy efficiency
In what way does the product contribute to integrated processes and/or Industry 4.0?
This solution is based on connectivity, machine learning technologies and data analytics capabilities. It delivers new opportunities to assess, manage and ensure performance of industrial equipment in an integrated way.
To what extent does the product reflect the idea of integration (of employees, external business partners, processes)?
This service is a good showcase of how digitalization enables 1) the integration of individual components within the powertrain system giving a full transparency of the data and processes 2) the integration of people and processes – how people can make more informed decisions based on more accessible machine data.