ABB Automation & Power World 2011

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2011 ABB Automation & Power World

Headlines from April 19, 2011

Passion Powers ABB to Serve World Needs

Sometimes traditional values and talents from the past are just what you need to survive and prosper in the future. "ABB has a great legacy of accepting new challenges and programs, and it likes attacking projects that are difficult to do to set the pace in industry," said Joe Hogan, ABB Group president and CEO. » Read more

The Cyber Security Standards Landscape

Infrastructure stakeholders have a critical need to make sense of, comply with and, more importantly, make beneficial use of today’s current and evolving cyber security standards. Differences in scope, goals, applicability, level of detail and an environment of constant change make this a challenge. » Read more

Convergence Is Coming!

"The convergence of automation and power creates more value than each separately," began Peter Terwiesch, ABB chief technology officer, at the ABB Automation and Power World press briefing this week in Orlando. "For industry, we create energy efficiency and productivity; for utilities, we make a stronger and smarter grid." » Read more

ABB Exploring Measurement Frontiers

What’s new in measurement products at ABB? That’s a very inefficient question because it results in such a long and detailed answer. In fact, almost all of its measurement solutions seem to be new or in the process of being updated. Better to ask, "What’s not new in ABB measurement products?" Of course, the short answer is "Not much." » Read more

Manufacturing Leads U.S. Economic Expansion

When Don Leavens, vice president and chief economist at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), set the title for this year’s economic discussion at ABB Automation and Power World in Orlando, the U.S. economy was in recovery mode. » Read more

New York Consortium Explores Smart Grid

If Thomas Edison could take a look at our nation’s electrical grid today, there’s very little that he wouldn’t already be familiar with. But the out–dated grid is running up against considerable limitations and is often over–taxed. It is for these and other reasons that researchers are working to develop a "smart grid." » Read more

On Climate Change, DC Power and New Life for Symphony

Answering questions on a variety of subjects relating to ABB’s current focus and view of the future, Joe Hogan, CEO of the ABB Group, spent an hour in a "Town Hall" setting with an audience of users, analysts and interested parties at a Tuesday afternoon ABB Automation and Power World session this week in Orlando. » Read more

New Technologies Could Make Operators More Effective

Just as today’s younger generation of control operators are typically more comfortable with computers and video games than their more seasoned counterparts, the kids today who will grow up to be the operators of tomorrow are more attuned with interfaces of iPhones/iPads and whatever the next iteration will be. » Read more

Finally, Energy Efficiency's Day in the Sun

Improving energy efficiency has been on and off manufacturers’ collective radar for decades. Opportunities abound, but it seems as if it’s always just beyond the horizon as a significant attainment. Leaders discuss existing and future opportunities in energy efficiency and highlight some of the barriers that make this so hard to get done. » Read more

Containerboard Maker and ABB Partnership Surpasses Expectations

When is a new equipment installation more than just implementing new devices? When it delivers benefits way beyond and outside the areas you originally planned. When is a technical partnership more than just working together? When your outside service engineer basically becomes part of your staff and a valued friend. » Read more

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