ABB India has opened a smart factory in Bangalore for the production of electrical protection and connection solutions.  The smart factory enables continuous monitoring of the production process through visualization of operational data, to increase efficiency and flexibility of the manufacturing process.

Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director of ABB India, said, “ABB has continued to invest in building capacity to cater to the evolving trends in the Indian market and bridging them with best in class global technology. At ABB, we use smart technology to make solutions that help our customers get digital-ready,”

The facility will be located on the existing factory premises of Nelamangala in Bangalore.The vision is to increase efficiency and flexibility of the manufacturing process.

“As digitalization gains traction across Indian industries, ABB’s smart factory will take the production of power equipment to the next level. Digital technologies enabling the manufacturing of various next-generation plug and play solutions will cater to a rapidly evolving market. Such world-class, smart facilities will be the stepping stone for the next level of growth for the nation,” Sharma said.

“This smallest and feature-rich power circuit breaker results in space savings of about 25 percent and a reduction in assembly time by 10 percent with network analysis and preventive diagnostics powered by cloud connectivity for any installation,” Sharma added.

Through the technology one can track and display operational performance parameters across the entire manufacturing chain in real time. Not only the factory has digital lifecycle management with interconnected automation components, it has also real-time feeds monitor the entire manufacturing process.

Remote access and wireless communication with Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) manage the production process, work orders and testing parameters. Taking the Make in India initiative to the next level of precision and smart technology, the newest member of the portfolio, Emax 2, includes product line features such as product assembly on track guided vehicles (TGV) powered by electric motors on a closed loop track.

ABB is a technology company which is into electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years.