ABB India’s ‘Smart Power Portfolio’ Uses Cobots to Expand Capacity and Transition to Industry 5.0

Bengaluru, India – ABB India has expanded and upgraded its Smart Power factory in Nelamangala, Bengaluru, to meet the rapid growth in demand for its Smart Power solutions and energy management technologies by implementing one of the first Industry 5.0 production processes. To create a sophisticated, automated, and flexible future-ready factory, the smart facility employs advanced collaborative robotics technology for improved human-machine interface, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced digitalization technologies.

This one-of-a-kind facility manufactures, tests, and supplies ABB Smart Power’s full range of low voltage power equipment and energy management technologies in order to meet industry demand for increased reliability and energy savings. It meets the growing demand for electricity in a variety of sectors, including commercial and residential buildings, infrastructure, utilities, and renewable energy systems such as solar and wind.

The ABB Smart Power factory, which spans over 8,400 square meters, connects equipment such as robots, motors, and drives to the Internet of Things (IoT). To maximize productivity and efficiency, the connected factory software identifies process optimization opportunities and schedules predictive maintenance. This resulted in a 40 percent increase in productivity in the same space, with a 15 percent increase in energy efficiency.

This facility also houses a variety of robot types, as well as combined autonomous test cells for various product variants. A Metrology Lab ensures standardization in measurement, calibration, and inspection to match the highest standards of design specifications and product quality, enabling last mile manufacturing competitiveness. In the facility, a Test Lab conducts rigorous endurance tests on products manufactured for conformance.

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

Stating that the Bangalore factory has been upgraded and expanded, making it one of the company’s most advanced production facilities in the world, and the adoption of new Industry 5.0 technologies makes it an ideal home for the production, testing, and supply of ABB Smart Power’s technologies, Giampiero Frisio, President, Smart Power Division, ABB Group, said, “The Smart Power team are the ideal partners for customers pursuing higher standards of safety, reliability, and energy efficiency in their operations.”

Explaining that the company will be able to demonstrate the benefits of smart solutions to its customers directly through its own digital transformation at this facility, Kiran Dutt, President, Electrification Business, ABB India Ltd, commented, “We believe that this will encourage the shift towards digital and sustainable manufacturing in India. Smart factories would be the cornerstone for the Indian manufacturing sector to leapfrog and manufacture quality electrification products and solutions to support the country’s next level growth across sectors sustainably.”

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