ABB Electrification & Robotics to offer free digital solutions

March 27, 2020
Committed to reliable power distribution and keeping production running.

Supporting operations in critical healthcare facilities, utilities, industrial and commercial buildings, software solutions from ABB will be available free-of-charge throughout 2020.

Effective March 27 and until the end of the calendar year, ABB Electrification will waive the fee for 12 months for all new subscriptions for its iUPSGuard software for hospitals, and for all new or renewed subscriptions for its ABB Ability Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) capabilities.

From remote monitoring and diagnostics for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) for critical healthcare applications, to energy and building-management solutions for utilities, commercial and industrial facilities, ABB Electrification aims to provide tools that address critical infrastructure needs.

Tarak Mehta, president of ABB’s Electrification business explains, “We appreciate the challenges which our customers are facing at this time and are committed to helping them achieve greater operational stability and savings. The importance of the work which they undertake across a variety of sectors cannot be underestimated and we wanted to enable as many facilities as possible to benefit from our solutions by waiving all charges for 12 months.”

At the current time, reliable power distribution is especially critical for hospital and healthcare applications. With ABB’s iUPSGuard solution, hospitals and medical facilities can benefit from remote monitoring and diagnostics of any ABB or third-party UPS, ensuring that essential power is maintained, according to the company.

Meanwhile, ABB is offering a number of solutions cost-free from the ABB Ability Marketplace, which are designed to remotely enhance operational efficiencies and security for businesses. These solutions support facilities in their current efforts to maintain critical operations while minimizing onsite workforces.

  • ABB Ability Electrical Distribution Control System (EDCS), a digital energy-management platform that can help businesses save up to 30% on operational costs
  • ABB Ability Backup Management for electrical systems–DataCare, which enables sharing of technical information on protection and control relays. This maximizes operational efficiency by enabling a facility to plan updates to coincide with planned testing / maintenance, according to ABB.

ABB will also waive fees for three new ABB commercial building-automation solutions (accessible via myBuildingsPortal) that enhance security through remote management:

  • Building Care Service and DALI Manager, promising customers full access to the IoT Dashboard Server, which provides a full overview of and control of their building. Meanwhile, DALI Manager enables full control of DALI emergency lighting systems via the IoT Dashboard Server
  • Video Streaming and Storage for the smartIP VideoControl portfolio, which enales building operators to remotely watch video streams from their ABB CCTV security cameras. The stream is also stored online and can be watched again later.
  • Remote Lock Release for the smartIP AccessControl portfolio, enabling building operators to remotely open an electronic door lock, removing the need for them to go on-site to handover a key should emergency access be needed 

Any customers who wish to take advantage of the free-of-charge software solutions should contact their local ABB Electrification sales representative.

Similarly, ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation business will offer key software services free of charge through the end of the year, helping customers and partners keep production lines going and to enable businesses to continue to function while many are working from home.

Among the services included are condition monitoring and diagnostics, asset management software and remote troubleshooting and monitoring of production lines for the delivery of important supplies. Click here to access all technology.

Key features include:

  • A secure 24/7 monitoring and diagnostics service
  • Identification of the most frequent failures
  • Condition monitoring and trend analytics for mechanical units and controller measurements
  • Immediate critical alarm notifications via e-mail
  • System snapshot in case of alarm for fast root cause analytics
  • MyRobot and alarm dashboard with actionable information
  • Virtual training support during office hours