IBG
ABB South Africa

2 Lake Road, Longmeadow Business Estate North, Modderfontein

tel:  
+27 10 202 5000
fax:  
+27 11 579 8441
email:  
[email protected]
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, the company pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance excellence.


Johannesburg, Alrode

tel: +27 11 617 2000
fax: +27 11 908 2061
[email protected]
Longmeadow

tel: +27 10 202 5000
fax: +27 11 579 8441
[email protected]
Richards Bay

tel: +27 35 789 4063
fax: +27 35 789 9285
[email protected]
Port Elizabeth

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

tel: +27 13 753 7500
fax: +27 13 753 7555
[email protected]
Cape Town

tel: +27 21 506 7700
fax: +27 21 506 7711
[email protected]
Durban

tel: +27 31 533 7200
fax: +27 31 569 6995
[email protected]
Dunn, Howard
MV Drives
[email protected]
Latchman, Yogesperan
Sales- Motors & Generators
[email protected]
Mandal, Lars
BU Manager - Robotics
[email protected]
McIntosh, John
Control Technologies Sales
[email protected]
Nishi, Loopoo
Sales- Low Voltage Products
[email protected]
Ramsamy, Yuri
Low Voltage - Enclosures
[email protected]
Sheldon, Mark
BU Manager - Drives
[email protected]
Vrey, Ian
BU Manager - LV Products (Control Products)
[email protected]
ABB
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency, System Integrator)
Elsag Bailey
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency, System Integrator)
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(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
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(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
Hartmann & Braun
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
Kent Instrumentation
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
K-Tek
(Manufacturer)
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:
ABB’s automatic paper testing delivers faster quality insights
June 2022, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration, ABB South Africa

Quality data from the L&W Autoline is collected in the mill's quality management system via integration with the 800xA DCS.

ABB white paper explores the future of DCS technology
May 2022, News, PLCs, DCSs & Controllers, ABB South Africa

The company foresees a modular automation architecture that will evolve to address customer needs, becoming more open, interoperable and flexible.

A robust cybersecurity strategy is critical
May 2022, IT in Manufacturing, ABB South Africa

Understanding and managing the risks associated with a cyberattack can seem a daunting prospect in the face of keeping a plant up and running.

ABB robotics offers a taste of the future
January 2022, Motion Control & Drives, ABB South Africa

Food and beverage manufacturers increasingly need more flexibility on their production lines to enable them to adapt to changing consumer tastes and demands.

Why a commercial UPS should never be used in an industrial application
January 2022, Electrical Power & Protection, ABB South Africa

In applications with harsh environments, an industrial UPS should be the automatic choice due to higher safety levels, less risk of expensive downtime due to power failures, a longer lifespan and reduced servicing costs.

ABB moves toward zero-carbon mines
November 2021, System Integration & Control Systems Design, ABB South Africa

ABB has launched ABB Ability eMine, a portfolio of solutions that will help accelerate the move toward a zero-carbon mine.

ABB and Stäubli to develop solutions for electric mines
October 2021, News, ABB South Africa

Global industrial electrical connectors providers Stäubli and ABB to explore technologies to support the decarbonisation of mining operations.

ABB opens Digital Solutions Centre in Johannesburg
October 2021, News, ABB South Africa

ABB recently unveiled its new South African Digital Solutions Centre, which aims to help companies overcome their most pressing technology and digitalisation challenges.

Female talent switches on to engineering careers with ABB
September 2021, News, ABB South Africa

ABB’s Sustainability Strategy incorporates driving social progress, equality and diversity to create safe, fair and inclusive working environments and support community building.

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