ABB shows ‘Factory Of The Future’ at PPMA 2019

ABB, a technology provider for digital industries, will bring together the elements of a “factory of the future” at PPMA 2019, at the Birmingham NEC, October, 1-3. The company wants to demonstrate how its latest automation and robotics technologies can transform performance in food and beverage manufacturing processes.

The stand will feature examples from ABB’s extensive automation and digital portfolio, showing how tomorrow’s factory will be able to respond rapidly to changing customer demands while maintaining profitability, safety, and quality.

Among the highlights will be demonstrations of the ACOPOStrak from ABB’s B&R automation business, illustrating high-speed merging and dividing of product flows. There will also be a robotic solution on display showcasing how the precision, repeatability and rapid cycle time of ABB’s SCARA and FlexPicker robots can help increase productivity and flexibility in pick-and-place and packing applications.

Other attractions will include examples of digital technology from ABB’s measurement and analytics portfolio. The WiMon100 wireless vibration and temperature sensor opens new possibilities for monitoring and maintaining electric motors and other rotating machinery, says the company. Enabling operators to remotely access status and performance data, it eliminates the time and cost of dispatching service engineers to conduct manual checks and helps to prolong service life through effective predictive maintenance.

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