ABB Ability Smart Sensor wins the Golden Amper 2017 award

Prague, Czech Republic, 23 March 2017 – ABB has again won the prestigious Golden Amper 2017 award, this time for its ABB Ability Smart Sensor, a breakthrough condition monitoring solution for low-voltage motors.
ABB, a pioneering technology leader in power products, robotics and drives, industrial automation and power, has presented in its exposition at Amper 2017 trade fair a range of solutions and products that facilitate and support the transition towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. One of the new products in ABB’s portfolio is the ABB AbilityTM Smart Sensor, which won the prestigious Golden Amper 2017 award.

Globally introduced at Hanover fair last year, the ABB Ability Smart Sensor was now presented at Amper 2017. We are excited to win the prestigious Golden Amper 2017 award for our ABB Ability Smart Sensor, which is one of the key innovations that make the Fourth industrial revolution tangible for our customers,” said Tanja Vainio, Country Managing Director, ABB Czech Republic.

The main theme of the ABB exposition was the presentation of ABB Ability, a concept of digital solutions. Launched at ABB Customer World in Houston, ABB Ability is based on innovative solutions, ABB’s expertise and more than 40 years of leadership in industrial digitalization.

With ABB Ability, ABB is combining its entire portfolio of digital solutions and services by bringing together ABB’s deep domain expertise, advanced network connectivity and the latest digital technologies to create added value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure. It helps customers to develop new processes and advance existing ones by providing insights and optimizing planning and controls for real-time operations, enhancing possibilities for innovation and increasing competitiveness on the emerging market of industrial digitalization.

ABB Ability Smart Sensor – a breakthrough condition monitoring solution for low-voltage motors

The ABB Ability Smart Sensor transforms low-voltage motors into crucial elements of the Fourth industrial revolution. It monitors the condition of a motor and picks up key operating data, such as vibration and temperature. Sophisticated analytics turns the data into insights that can help to reduce motor downtime by up to 70 percent, extend lifetime by as much as 30 percent and cut energy consumption by up to 10 percent.

No wiring is needed to attach this compact sensor to the frame of low-voltage induction motors. The sensor relays information about the motor’s condition via a smartphone and over the internet to a secured server. Using special algorithms, the data is analysed and transformed to a set of insights, which is then sent back to the user’s smartphone or dedicated portal. From the portal, the user has access to data and trends, as well as to data on operating time and motor load. This solution can turn huge numbers of motors into smart devices, enabling them to benefit from intelligent services.

ABB ( is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. In the Czech Republic, ABB operates in 8 locations and has 7 manufacturing plants, 4 R&D centres.