ABB partners with NED University, Pakistan to train the country’s future engineers

Pakistan, 26 October 2017. ABB has a continuing commitment towards social responsibility in Pakistan.

As part of the ongoing support towards engaging and actively participating in various projects in Pakistan, ABB has now set up a control systems laboratory at the NED University in Karachi, Pakistan. Last year, ABB Pakistan had sponsored a similar lab in UET Lahore as well.ABB has signed a MoU with the NED University for setting up a Control Systems Laboratory.

NED University, being one of the leading government universities which offers electrical engineering courses was a natural pick for ABB to work with. The university also has a long history of producing graduates for the country’s power sector.

This laboratory, which was inaugurated last month, has the provision for the installation of a fully integrated automation technology equipment to help engineering students gain first-hand knowledge of working with complex electrical equipment.

The lab at the NED University houses ABB’s symphony plus control trainers, hardware simulators, AC800M, PLC series AC500, VFD, Protection relays network communication with the control system via electrical integration protocol (61850), to help simulate and understand process automation with power automation on the same platform and energy analyzer with the requisite safety precautions.

This is a gateway for students to understand how the industry will have digitally connected devices.

ABB has provided the university with trainer panels akin to the ones installed across various industrial locations of global ABB customers. These panels will provide hands on experience for the students.

“We have scheduled training sessions for lab faculty and few sessions for students as well so that they know how to use the equipment. ABB has also contributed 25 laptops, tables, chairs, Central Processing Units and large screens for lectures.

ABB hopes to engage the youth in our country with innovations in technology to help them understand how industries can optimize processes and power for better productivity, which is vital to industrial growth. ABB has recently brought all of its connected devices under the ABB AbilityTM platform and this lab will help students understand the future of industries with devices connected over the internet,” said Najeeb Ahmed, Country Managing Director.

Najeeb also mentioned: “Innovation is our lifeblood: We are constantly striving to find new ways to make our customers more competitive and minimize environmental impact.”

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 a more than 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 136,000 employees.