Manufacturing, powered by sophisticated digital technology, is accelerating and driving new growth and job creation. The convergence of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) is rewriting the rules for manufacturers and how they work.
Technology is making manufacturing more productive, cleaner and safer. But too much value is trapped in firms’ complex legacy systems. ABB is helping manufacturers unlock this value and transform their operations with a flexible, simplified approach to automation.
In smart factories, ABB links equipment like robots, motors, and drives—even entire production cells—to the industrial Internet of Things. Once connected, ABB Ability™ advanced software and AI help enterprises run more efficiently and safely by detecting equipment failures before they happen and automatically suggesting process optimizations.
Using the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor system, for example, manufacturers can convert traditional motors, pumps and mounted bearings into smart, wirelessly connected devices that provide new visibility and contribute to system-level intelligence.