ABB Customer World (ACW) 2018 was held at the Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center. Led by the theme “Let’s write the digital future. Together!”, ABB showcased its cutting-edge technical achievements in power, industry, transport and infrastructure. ABB's Electrification Products division highlighted its digital portfolio integrating medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgear and DC and AC electric vehicle (EV) chargers through the on-site exhibition and an industry forum themed “Leading the future electrification of transport”, with the aim to support a truly zero-emission future through its broad portfolio of sun to socket solutions.
ABB is committed to running the world without consuming the earth,” said Tarak Mehta, president of ABB Electrification Products division will highlight its digital portfolio integrating medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgear and DC and AC electric vehicle (EV) chargers through the on-site exhibition and an industry forum themed “Leading the future electrification of transport”, with the aim to support a truly zero-emission future through its broad portfolio of sun to socket solutions.
ABB is committed to running the world without consuming the earth,” said Tarak Mehta, president of ABB Electrification Products division. “We are dedicated to supporting China achieve a better future by building a sustainable infrastructure. The depth and breadth of our solutions from energy storage, intelligent power distribution and fast charging for EVs to grid connection of renewable energy will be showcased together for the first time at ABB Customer World”.
Fortune Magazine recently ranked ABB #8 on its list of companies that are “changing the world” for its outstanding contributions in accelerating the utilization of clean energy and promoting e-mobility. As a global leader in DC fast charging, ABB has installed more than 8,000 networked, fast charging stations, including high power chargers up to 350 kW, across 68 countries, more chargers than any other manufacturer.
At ACW 2018, ABB showcases its latest AC charger, 180kW DC fast charger and 350kW European standard CCS2 high-power charger. Part of ABB Ability™, the company’s digital offering, ABB’s DC chargers can achieve a normal availability of 99.5 percent. They can also remotely diagnose more than 90 percent of problems and solve more than 60 percent of them online without the need for presence at the site, thus greatly improving operating efficiency and ensuring worry-free charging.
The electric vehicle charging infrastructure portfolio covers electric vehicle chargers and medium-voltage distribution equipment to cater for charging of cars, buses and trucks and simultaneous charging of multiple vehicles, thus saving installation and commissioning time, minimizing risk and meeting local utility standards and charging reliability requirements.
James Zhao, lead division manager of ABB China Electrification Products division, believes that as China is entering a more mature and complex stage of development, challenges from energy and the environment have become increasingly prominent.
Consequently, sustainability and electrification transformation and upgrading have become the core drivers of market growth in various industries. In the mobility field, disruptive changes are occurring, and re-electrification of the upstream, midstream and downstream industries is emerging, which is just what ABB is good at. With leading digital expertise and deep insights into local customers, ABB has helped many businesses in China achieve electrification upgrades to improve energy efficiency and asset management levels as well as system stability, so as to enhance their local and global competitiveness and create more value.
In response to the diverse needs of the market, ABB presents the following new electrification products at ACW 2018:
Full range of products of Electrification Products Industrial Solutions that has newly joined ABB: This event marks their debut. Amongst, the UPS-TLE Modular series of modular uninterruptible power systems boasts double conversion efficiency of up to 96 percent, output voltage distortion of less than 1 percent and support for online hot plug, intelligent battery management and remote monitoring.
In addition, as an important part of ACW 2018, the opening ceremony of ABB Xiamen Hub was held on November 13 to celebrate the successful establishment of ABB's manufacturing bases and R&D centers in China. Engaging an area of 430,000m2 and involving an investment of ¥2 billion (approximately $300 million), ABB Xiamen Hub is ABB’s largest single investment project in China and its largest and most advanced manufacturing base worldwide. Demonstrating ABB's confidence in the Chinese market, it will help ABB to develop business in China, better serve existing and potential customers and continue to secure its leading position in electrification.