THE PORTFOLIO OF DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FROM THE COMPANY ABB ABILITY TM ALLOW REMOTE MONITORING OF ASSETS, BOTH IN ROLLING STOCK AND IN RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURES TO OPTIMIZE THEIR PERFORMANCE, LENGTHEN THE LIFE CYCLE, REDUCE THE CONSUMPTION OF ENERGY, AND MAXIMIZE THE AVAILABILITY OF THOSE ASSETS.
As far as rolling stock is concerned, ABB is betting heavily on energy storage systems (ESS) with the battery factory opened less than three years ago in Baden, and with the expansion of its range of traction converters through the acquisition a few weeks ago of PowerTech Converter based in Berlin.
In rail infrastructure, ABB is also developing technologies to offer a full range of DC traction power solutions, including traction rectifiers, DC switchgear, and protection systems designed to enable operators to build and operate high-performance, safe and reliable modern rail systems with ease. This includes technologies such as high-speed circuit breakers, specifically designed to guarantee maximum performance with thermal currents, or structure-mounted outdoor switchgear (SMOS) that integrates all the necessary elements to protect and safely operate the power sections of the line. aerial.
Beyond the railway sector, ABB is currently developing technological packages for the electrification of heavy vehicles such as buses, trolleybuses, mechanical shovels or mining trucks, and to be able to offer its customers complete solutions from a single technological provider. These packages integrate technologies ranging from electric motors to controllers.
Above all these technologies is the portfolio of digital solutions from the company ABB Ability TM , which allow remote monitoring of assets, both in rolling stock and in railway infrastructures to optimize their performance, lengthen the life cycle, reduce the consumption of energy, and maximize the availability of those assets.