IBG
ABB South Africa

2 Lake Road, Longmeadow Business Estate North, Modderfontein

tel:  
+27 10 202 5000
fax:  
+27 11 579 8441
email:  
paulo.dasilva@za.abb.com
url:  
www.abb.com/za

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Core business offering: ABB is a leading global engineering company that energises the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels.


Port Elizabeth

tel: +27 41 364 0921
fax: +27 41 364 0868
Nelspruit

tel: +27 13 753 7500
fax: +27 13 753 7555
info@za.abb.com
Cape Town

tel: +27 21 506 7700
fax: +27 21 506 7711
info@za.abb.com
Durban

tel: +27 31 533 7200
fax: +27 31 569 6995
info@za.abb.com
Johannesburg, Alrode

tel: +27 11 617 2000
fax: +27 11 908 2061
info@za.abb.com
Longmeadow

tel: +27 10 202 5000
fax: +27 11 579 8441
info@za.abb.com
Richards Bay

tel: +27 35 789 4063
fax: +27 35 789 9285
info@za.abb.com
Dunn, Howard
MV Drives
howard.dunn@za.abb.com
Franken, Leo
National Sales Manager: Measurement & Analytics
leo.franken@za.abb.com
Latchman, Yogesperan
Sales- Motors & Generators
marthinus.greeff@za.abb.com
Mandal, Lars
BU Manager - Robotics
lars.mandal@za.abb.com
McIntosh, John
Control Technologies Sales
john.mcintosh@za.abb.com
Nishi, Loopoo
Sales- Low Voltage Products
nishi.loopoo@za.abb.com
Ramsamy, Yuri
Low Voltage - Enclosures
yuri.ramsamy@za.abb.com
Sheldon, Mark
BU Manager - Drives
mark.sheldon@za.abb.com
Vrey, Ian
BU Manager - LV Products (Control Products)
ian.vrey@za.abb.com
ABB
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency, System Integrator)
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(Manufacturer, Sole Agency, System Integrator)
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(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
Fisher & Porter
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
Hartmann & Braun
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
Kent Instrumentation
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
Sensycon
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
Taylor Instruments
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
TBI
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
Section - Computers & Software
-Electrical design
-Instrumentation design
-Plant design
-Safety engineering
-Simulation systems
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Fieldbus
- Modbus
- Other
- RS232/485/422
-I/O blocks/modules
-Mounting methods
- DIN rail
- Panel/rack mount modules
- Plug in cards
-Operating features
- Diagnostic capability
- High temperature
- Intrinsically safe
- Sealed units
-Signal modules
- Analog
- Digital
- Mixed
-Applications
- Alarm management
- Artificial intelligence
- Asset management
- Batch production
- Calibration management
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Direct control
- Drivers
- DSP (digital signal processing) software
- Dynamic link to libraries (DLL)
- Expert systems
- Facility optimisation
- Fuzzy logic
- Link to Windows databases
- Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
- MRP, tracking, business
- Operator interface
- Programming languages
- Soft PLC
- SPC/SQC
- System simulation/PID tuning
-Datasharing
- DDE
- OLE
- OPC clients
-Language
- C, Pascal, etc
- Java
- MS Visual Basic
- OOP (e.g. Visual C++)
- PLC languages
-Network communications
- Fieldbus
- NetBEUI
- TCP/IP
-Operating systems
- Unix
- Windows 2000
- Windows NT
- Windows XP
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Recorders
- chart paper
- circular chart
- disposable pens
- events
- paperless
- strip chart
- videographic
-Emissions management
-Maintenence management
-MES - Manufacturing Execution Systems
-MIS - Management Information Systems
-Process/capacity planning
-Product data interchange
-Production management systems
-Monitors
- chlorine
- effluent
- gas
- water quality
-Sampling equipment
- gases
- liquids
-Integration into MES and ERP systems
-Number of I/O points
- Unlimited
-Number of PLC or I/O drivers
- >640
-Operating system
- Windows 2000
-Redundancy
-Reports
-Standalone version available
Section - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Handheld/portable
- Hardwired point-to-point HART device calibrator/configurator
- Network capable HART device calibrator/configurator
- Network capable Profibus device calibrator/configurator
-Maintenance
- Calibration
- Predictive maintenance
-Asset related
- Asset management software for intellectual assets (engineering related)
-Calibration, configuration & adjustment
- Networkable HART device calibration/configuration
- Networkable Profibus device calibration/configuration
- Point-to-point HART device calibration/configuration
- Point-to-point Profibus device calibration/configuration
-Education & training
- Simulation for training
-Optimisation & efficiency
- Asset optimisation
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
-DC-DC converters
-Instrument power supplies
-Load management
-Mains AC-DC converters
-Mains/power conditioners
-Power factor correction
-Boxes - electronics
- Plastic construction
-Cabinets
- Explosion protected
- Wall mount
-Cases/housings
- Benchtop
-Enclosures (special)
- Corrosion proof
- Environmentally protected
-Pole mount accessories
-Heavy duty power switching
-Reed relays
- Dry-contact
- Mercury-wetted
-Relays
- DIN-rail mount
- General purpose, control
- Plug-in
- Solid state (photo MOS)
- Solid state (zero-crossing)
- Time delay
-Switches
- Cam-operated
- Foot-operated
- Intrinsically safe
- Key-lock
- Magnetic
- Membrane, custom
- Pushbutton-control
- Rocker
- Rotary selector
- Thumb-wheel encoded output
-Cable/terminal marking systems
-Mounting clips, clamps
-Audible alarms
- Horns, sirens
-CBE (circuit breakers for equipment)
-Emergency stop switches
-Fuses
- Fast-acting
- Normal
- Slow-blow
-IS barriers, signal isolation
-Key-lock switches
-Optical isolators
-Protection relays
- Over/under voltage
- Over-current
- Phase balance
- Phase sequence
- Pump protection
- Thermal overload, motor protection
-Safety limit switches
-Surge protection/suppression
- Lightning arrestors
- Varistor (MOV)
-Thermal magnetic circuit breakers
-Visible alarms
- Indicator lights
- LED
-DIN rail-mount
-Fieldbus terminal blocks
-Fuse terminal blocks
-I/O system
-Patching/cross-connection
-PLC interface
-Pluggable terminal blocks
-Screwed clamp
-Screwless spring cage
-Tab connector blocks (panel)
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-CANbus
-ControlNet
-DCS Data Highway
-DeviceNet
-EIA-485
-Ethernet
-Foundation Fieldbus
-HART
-Interbus-S
-LONWorks
-Modbus
-Profibus
-Profinet
-Proprietary
-Remote I/O
-RS232/422/485
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
-WirelessHART
- access points
- field devices - transmitters
- gateways
- repeaters
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Electric
-Limit switches
-Valve position transmitters
- Valve positioners
-Communications
- Fieldbus
- Proprietary
- RS232
- RS422/RS485
-Functionality
- Adaptive gain
- Auto/self tuning
- Cascade control
- Logic
- Maths/calculations
- Pattern/profile
- PID/PD
- Ratio control
- Scaling of I/O
-Inputs
- 0/4-20mA
- mV/V
- RTD
- Strain gauge
- Thermocouple
-Number of loops
- 1-16
-Outputs
- 0/4-20 mA
- 0-5V
- mA/mV
- Pulse
- Relay contact
-Panel size (mm)
- 48x48
- 48x96
- 72x72
- 96x96
-Visual display
-DCS
-Emergency shut-down systems
-Entry level DCS
-Networked controllers
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
-AC control
- Closed loop
- Flux vector
- Inverters - 1 phase AC
- Inverters - 3 phase AC
- Soft starter
-AC motors
- Induction motors - geared motor units
- Induction motors - over 10kW
- Induction motors - up to 10kW
- Synchronous motors - brushless
- Synchronous motors - permanent magnet
-DC control
- 4-quadrant control
- Speed control
-DC motors
- Brushless
- Geared
- Permanent magnet
- Wound field
-Flowmeters (application)
- Partially filled pipes/channels
-Flowmeters (type)
- Coriolis
- Custody transfer
- Differential pressure (DP)
- Magnetic/electromagnetic
- Mass
- Open channel, flume, weir
- Orifice plate, flow nozzle
- Pitot tube
- Positive displacement
- Target
- Thermal dispersion/calorific
- Turbine
- Variable area
- Venturi tube
- Vortex
- Wedge
-Monitors/indicators
-Potable water meters
-Switches
-Totalisers and correlators
-Explosion proof
-Flameproof
-Intrinsic safety
- Shunt diode safety barriers
- Transmitters - flow
- Transmitters - level
- Transmitters - pressure
- Transmitters - temperature
- Valve positioners
-Analytics & reporting
-Artificial intelligence
-Asset/calibration management
-Smart sensors
-Specialist consulting services
-Wireless network/service providers
-Boiler sight glasses
-Capacitive & conductive
-Float-operated
-Loadcell
-Microwave, guided & radar
-Optical, laser
-Pressure/hydrostatic
-Rotary paddle
-Tank gauging
-Thermistor / thermal
-Ultrasonic
-Vibrating fork
-Coriolis
-Density
-Loadcell
-Digital panel meters
-Digital process indicators
-Displays
- Bar graphs
- Characters
- Display wall (control room)
- LCD, flat-panel
- Programmable message
- Touchscreens
-Handheld terminals
-HMI
-Analog I/O
- 1-16
- 17-64
- 65-256
- 257-512
- more than 512
-Digital I/O
- 1-16
- 17-64
- 65-256
- 257-512
- more than 512
-Display
-Multiprocessor
-Networking organisation
- Host-to-PLC link
- PLC-to-PLC
- Remote I/O
-Networking
- 20 mA loop
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus
- PLC-to-PLC
- Proprietary data bus
- Remote I/O
- RS232, RS422, RS485
-Operator interface panel
-Programming
- Diagnostic software
- Documenting software
- Function block diagram
- High level (C, Basic, etc.)
- IEC 1131
- Ladder diagram (relay logic)
- Logic diagram
- Sequential function chart
-Scan rate less than 1µs per step
-Scan rate less than 1ms per step
-Scan rate more than 1ms per step
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
- Tacho generators
- Tilt transducers
- Torque
-Differential pressure transducers
-Instrument manifolds
-Pressure gauges/indicators
-Pressure switches
-Pressure-electrical transducers
-Capacitive
-Inductive
-Laser
-Limit switch
-Magnetic
-Ultrasonic
-Robots
-Current
-Displacement
-Flow
-Gas
-Level
-Mass
-Thickness
-Amplifiers & pre-amplifiers
-Converters
- A-D
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
- Power (VAR, F, kWh, etc.)
- Programmable
-Isolators
-IR non-contact
-IR thermal imaging
-Panel-mount indicators
-Pyrometers (IR non-contact)
-RTDs (Pt 100, Ni)
-Thermocouples (Type S, T, etc)
-Thermowells
-Conductivity
-Differential pressure
-Electrical power
-Flow
-Level
-pH
-Pneumatic
-Pressure
-Resistance
-Temperature
-Wireless
Section - Services & Systems
-Contractors
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
-Programmers
- DCS
- MES/CIM
- Other
- PLC
- scada
-Project Management
-System integration/consulting
- CIM/CAM
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Information systems
- Materials handling
- Other
- Process control
- Production management
- Scada/DCS/PLC
- Telemetry
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
-Analysers
- Boiler feed water
- Carbon concentration
- Chlorine
- Dissolved oxygen
- Flue gas
- Gas
- Gas chromatograph
- Gaseous contaminants
- Hydrocarbon
- Liquid chromatograph
- On-line process
- Oxygen
- Single element
-Conductivity
-ORP
-pH
-pH handheld
-Pyrometers
-Redox measurement
-Sampling equipment
- Gases
- Liquids
-Spectrometers (UV, IR, etc.)
-Turbidity meters
News from ABB South Africa:
Hitachi ABB Power Grids commences operations
June 2020, News, ABB South Africa

In accordance with the agreement signed on 17 December 2018, Hitachi and ABB have announced the completion of all required procedures as planned and the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. on 1 ...

ABB launches Ability Condition Monitoring for measurement devices
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2020, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration, ABB South Africa

The ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for measurement devices is an innovative, digital solution that will keep continuous gas analysers under control to ensure clean air operations. The ground-breaking, ...

Two ABB experts predict measurement trends for 2020
February 2020, News, ABB South Africa

A look back at developments in industrial measurement technology in 2019, and a look forward at the expected trends for 2020 from two leading ABB experts: Dave Lincoln, digital lead, ABB Measurement & Analytics; and Dane Maisel, VP business development, ABB Measurement & Analytics Americas.

ABB optimises efficient water usage
January 2020, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring, ABB South Africa

ABB has expanded its digital analytical measurement range of solutions with the launch of the AWT420 transmitter. The new four-wire, dual channel analytical instrument measures multiple parameters in ...

ABB's Alrode-based motor and generator factory now fully compliant
November 2019, News, ABB South Africa

Following a recent investment and transfer of knowledge and skills, ABB South Africa’s motor and generator factory in Alrode, near Johannesburg, is now fully compliant with the Department of Trade and ...

Smart sensing reduces motor downtime
September 2019, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration, ABB South Africa

Until now, the monitoring and preventive maintenance of low-voltage motors has been time-consuming and expensive. New technology from ABB transforms simple motors into intelligent machines that warn when ...

Control costs with ABB drives
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Motion Control & Drives, ABB South Africa

ABB is showcasing the ACS580 and ACS480 drives, which offer ready-made solutions for a wide range of applications. Along with energy savings, these drives contain enough functionality to replace various ...

Drone-based gas leak detection
May 2019, IS & Ex, ABB South Africa

Leaks in gas distribution and transmission pipelines present serious safety risks and result in lost revenue and profits to producers. The ABB Ability mobile gas leak detection system is a digital solution, ...

ABB and BP celebrate global MEC frame agreement
April 2019, News, ABB South Africa

BP has appointed ABB as one of its global main electrical contractors (MEC) for the provision of engineering, procurement and construction of electrical equipment for BP Upstream Major Capital Projects. ...

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