ABB introduces energy-efficient products for end users and industrial application

2013-04-28 -
- Solar Pump Drive to address renewable market as off-grid solution
- Sync Motor with ACS850 Drive to drastically reduce downtime

The Discrete Automation and Motion division of ABB Limited, India, launched two select, energy-efficient products at its Channel Partner Meet. The high output Synchronous Reluctance Motor (SynRM) and Drive package that was voted Europe’s automation product of the year in 2011 and the Solar Pump Drive that has been indigenized to address Indian market requirements reaffirm ABB’s commitment to enabling India’s sustainable development.

Harnessing the power of the sun
Solar powered and energy-efficient products have the potential of being market catalysts for green energy in developing countries like India. The Solar Pump Drive, derived from ABB’s existing product line, has been re-engineered in India exclusively, to meet customer requirements for uninterrupted and reliable power in rural and agricultural sectors.

With over 300 sunny days a year; the Solar Pump Drive will help Indian farmers maximize the benefits of solar power, while reducing dependency on the grid. It is ideal for remote areas that are not grid connected or where power availability is capital intensive, and will also help offset the cost of diesel gensets. The Discrete Automation and Motion division has increased its footprint in the solar business with products such as inverters and has booked over 225 MW orders in the last financial year.

“ABB in India is proud of these new additions to our product portfolio. Indigenization and local manufacturing are key focus areas for ABB and our new product lines demonstrate our commitment to delivering innovative solutions across market segments. We are strengthening our portfolio in industrial automation through the motor and drive, while we continue to push the envelope when it comes to renewable energy.” R Narayanan, Division Manager, Discrete Automation and Motion, ABB Limited, India

Double the power at half the size
The compact Synchronous Reluctance Motor with ACS850 Drive is a premium-efficiency, IE4 version of ABB’s award-winning SynRM Motor and Drive packages. Its innovative rotor design virtually eliminates power losses, boosting efficiency. Further, it keeps the running motor cool, extending service life and lengthening maintenance intervals.

With this motor, ABB is the first manufacturer in the field to provide verified efficiency curves for the entire motor-drive package. This will help users to accurately calculate the energy consumption of their equipment and usage and carbon dioxide emissions, thereby optimizing the cost of ownership. Industrial motors use 25 percent of all electricity generated. A drive-motor combination has the potential to cut energy costs by as much as 70 percent.

The Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division at ABB works with a strong Channel Partner network across India. The Channel Partner Meet, where the products were launched, provides a valuable forum for introducing new products and standards for the current year. The products will be available to customers through the channel partner network.