A new generation of ABB digital solutions based on an integrated cloud platform enabled with Microsoft cooperation is helping with Internet of Things and digitalization opportunities, announced ABB in October 2016. ABB also announced the establishment of four market-oriented business departments this past January: robotics and motion control, industrial automation, electrical products, and power grids. Control Engineering China interviewed Zhang Jun, ABB director of strategic markets and business development of the industrial automation business department, about ABB's role in automation.
Jun's current department replaced the former ABB process automation business department and integrated products including programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and heavy duty rectifiers previously affiliated with the business department of discrete automation and motion control.
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