ABB India inaugurated two new facilities in May 2017 in Bengaluru - India’s first digitalized remote service center for its energy saving drives solutions and added a new production line for digitalized low voltage drives. The ABB remote service center will provide 24x7 access to information and support on drives installed at customer facilities for predictive maintenance and condition monitoring for all industries including power, cement, oil and gas, metals, food & beverage and many other applications. The new center is the third of its kind in the ABB global footprint and is now fully activated in India. It will support customer installations in India and around the world. In India, 31 percent of total electrical energy is consumed by industrial motors. Drives control the speed of these motors and hence are a key component of enabling energy efficiency and improving productivity. Benefits of such a remote center include faster identification of potential problems leading to increased uptime of customer assets and ultimately savings in operational costs.
The new production line manufactures digitally enabled low voltage drives (ACS560 and ACS580 series). The drive information in the cloud can be accessed securely with daily devices like smartphones. Drives are an environmentally friendly option to use energy efficiently while running motors based on their current load instead of running them on full speed continuously. These drives provide multiple energy optimization features, are easily commissioned via smartphone, and include features for uninterrupted operations during power fluctuations.
Keywords: ABB India, Remote Service Center, Drives, Energy, ARC Advisory Group.