ABB
Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

ABB is a multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operating mainly in robotics and the power and automation technology areas. It ranked 158th in the Forbes Ranking .ABB is one of the largest engineering companies as well as one of the largest conglomerates in the world. ABB has operations in around 100 countries, with approximately 150,000 employees in November 2013, and reported global revenue of $40 billion for 2011.ABB is traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zürich and the Stockholm Stock Exchange in Sweden since 1999, the New York Stock Exchange in the United States since 2001, September 2005 on London Stock Exchange and in November 2005 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Wikipedia.

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A method and system for establishing bidirectional remote communication between a Remote Service Portal and a plurality of drives is described. The method and system use a bidirectional remote communication interface for bidirectional remote communication that comprises a network adaptor for installing a client server connected to the drives and configured for bi-directional secure data exchange and handling the drive related action and data for each drive, a CommGrid server configured as a communication server configured to communicate with the client server and the RSP, and a web socket based communication protocol for the bidirectional remote communication between the RSP, the client server and the CommGrid server that uses request and response packets for handling request actions and response actions respectively, comprising a plurality of blocks, and wherein the plurality of blocks comprise Data block, Digital Signature block, Device Key block and Action specification block.


In aspects, the present invention discloses a method of configuring a plurality of devices of a control system using a configuration server connected to a plurality of data repositories using an engineering data gateway. The method comprises retrieving a first data set from a first data repository from the plurality of data repositories, retrieving a second data set associated with the first data set from a second data repositories from the plurality of data repositories, identifying at least one functional dependencies among the first data set and the second data set, generating a plurality of engineering artifacts including a configuration file, and transmitting the configuration file to a corresponding device from the plurality of devices.


An electrical contact tip (5) for switching applications. The contact tip (5) comprises a body comprising a first layer (7a) and a second layer (7b). The first layer (7a) is arranged on the second layer (7b) and is adapted to come i n contact with a corresponding contact tip (5) during switching operations. The first layer (7a) and the second layer (7b) consist of Ag-composites comprising one or more elements, compounds or alloys and the hardness of the first layer (7a) is lower than the hardness of the second layer (7b).


The present invention discloses a method of transmitting time-critical messages in an OSI layer 2 network tunnel from a first IED in a first substation to a second IED in a second substation over a WAN, wherein each of the first and second substation comprises an edge IED and is associated with a substation LAN, wherein each of the time-critical messages comprises message parameters. The method comprises the steps of: a) creating a translation table comprising corresponding values of the message parameters, between the LANs and the WAN, b) defining a virtual IED in the second substation using the translated values of the message parameters, to impersonate the first IED, c) translating the message parameters according to the translation table, by the edge IED of the first and second substation, d) forwarding the time-critical messages from the first IED in the first substation to the WAN, and e) receiving the time-critical messages by the second IED in the second substation from the WAN.


Patent
Abb | Date: 2017-03-01

A rotor (100) for a synchronous reluctance machine, a cross-section of the rotor (100) comprising a pole sector (104) comprising alternating flux paths (106A, 106B) and flux barriers (108A, 108B) and a permanent magnet (110) for strengthening a magnetic flux in the rotor (100). The permanent magnet (110) is arranged onto a flux path (106B) residing between flux barriers (108A, 108B) of a pole sector (104).


There is presented an arrangement for cooling components of a subsea electric system. The arrangement comprises a tank filled with a dielectric fluid. The tank comprises a first section and a second section. The arrangement comprises at least one first electric component located within the first section. The arrangement comprises at least one second electric component located within the second section. The arrangement comprises a first heat exchanger located outside the tank and in fluid contact with the tank, and arranged to during operation be in thermal contact with sea water. The arrangement comprises a pump arranged to force a flow of the dielectric fluid through the first heat exchanger. Flow of the dielectric fluid in the tank is partially by natural convection and partially by forced convection generated by the pump. The at least one first electric component generates more heat than the at least one second electric component. Within the first section the share of the flow by natural convection is greater than within the second section.


An industrial control system with communication bar and power bar is provided. The industrial control system comprises a plurality of I/O modules; a plurality of terminal boards; at least one communication bar having an input connected with a controller and a plurality of output interfaces, wherein each output interface connects with one I/O module or one terminal board; at least one power bar having an input connected with power supply and a plurality of output interfaces, wherein each output interface connects with one I/O module or one terminal board; wherein each I/O module communicates with one corresponding terminal board through the communication bar respectively.


The present invention discloses a diagnosis system and a method of detecting a condition of an electric machine using a portable diagnostic device (120) comprising one or more sensors for measuring at least one physical parameter associated with the electric machine in at least two axes (150,160). The method comprises measuring the at least one physical parameter associated with electric machine at a first position (112) in a first axis (150) and a second axis (160), determining a ratio of a first measurement of the at least one physical parameter in the first axis and a second measurement of the at least one physical parameter in the second axis at the first position, identifying a spatial distribution associated with the condition of the electric machine from a database (130) based on the determined ratio and identifying the condition of the electric machine based on the identified spatial distribution.


A method of obtaining a measure of electrical impedance in respect of one or more sensing electrodes (2A, 2B) of an electromagnetic flowmeter, the method comprising: intermittently injecting an impedance measurement signal to at least one of the sensing electrodes (2A, 2B) whilst a coil excitation drive signal is applied to field generating coils (3) of the flowmeter; during a first interval, when the coil excitation drive signal is applied to the coils (3) and the impedance measurement signal is injected to at least one of the sensing electrodes (2A, 2B), obtaining a first measurement signal from the sensing electrodes (2A, 2B), the first measurement signal comprising an electromagnetically induced flow measurement signal and an electrode impedance measurement signal; during a second interval, when the coil excitation drive signal is applied to the coils (3) but the impedance measurement signal is not injected to at least one of the sensing electrodes (2A, 2B), obtaining a second measurement signal from the sensing electrodes (2A, 2B), the second measurement signal comprising an electromagnetically induced flow measurement signal; and combining the first measurement signal and the second measurement signal to obtain an output signal comprising the electrode impedance measurement signal without the electromagnetically induced flow measurement signal. Also provided is sensing apparatus which carries out such a method, and also an electromagnetic flowmeter comprising such sensing apparatus.


Patent
Abb | Date: 2017-05-17

A power semiconductor module (10) comprises an electrical conducting base plate (14) and an electrically conducting top plate (35); a plurality of power semiconductor chips (12), which are arranged between the base plate (14) and the top plate (35) and which are attached with a collector face (16) to the base plate (14); a plurality of press elements (34), wherein each press element (34) is pressed by the top plate (35) with a foot (36) against an emitter area (18) on a power semiconductor chip (12) and wherein each press element (34) electrically connects the top plate (35) with the emitter area (18); at least two gate conductors (32) electrically insulated from the top plate (35), wherein each gate conductor (32) runs from the top plate (35) towards the base plate (14) and contacts at least one power semiconductor chip (12) in a gate area (24); and an electrically conducting emitter connection element (48), which is arranged between the base plate (14) and the top plate (35) and which electrically interconnects the feet (36) of the press elements (34).

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