ABB India transition to Industry 5.0 by expanding capacity with cobots

ABB India recently became one of the first-of-its-kind factory with Industry 5.0 standards, with human and cobots collaboration as reported on Aug 29th.

To meet he strong demand growth for its Smart Power solutions and energy management technologies with one of the first Industry 5.0 production processes, ABB India has expanded and upgraded its Smart Power factory in Nelamangala, Bengaluru.

Spanning over 8,400 sqm, the ABB Smart Power factory, links equipment such as robots, motors, and drives to the Internet of Things (IoT). The connected factory software highlights process optimization opportunities and schedules predictive maintenance to maximize productivity and efficiency. This resulted in enhanced productivity of 40% in the same space, with an energy efficiency of 15%.

The smart factory caters to the increasing demand across sectors including commercial and residential buildings, infrastructure, utility and renewable energy systems of solar, wind and many others where electricity is consumed.

This facility also houses numerous robot types with combined autonomous test cells for different product variants. Enabling last mile manufacturing competitiveness, a Metrology Lab ensures standardization in measurement, calibration, and inspection to match the highest standards of design specifications and product quality. A Test Lab in the facility performs rigorous endurance tests of products manufactured for conformance.

In line with ABB’s 2030 sustainability strategy in achieving carbon neutrality, this Smart Power Factory is nested within ABB India’s integrated Nelamangala Campus which is certified by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) with Platinum rating and by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for water positivity.

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