Live from ABB Automation and Power World 2011


TODAY’S HEADLINES

Joe Hogan
On Climate Change, DC Power and New Life for Symphony
Answering questions on a variety of subjects relating to ABB’s current focus and view of the future, Joe Hogan, CEO of the ABB Group, spent an hour in a "Town Hall" setting with an audience of users, analysts and interested parties at a Tuesday afternoon ABB Automation and Power World session this week in Orlando.
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Susanne Timsjo
New Technologies Could Make Operators More Effective
Just as today’s younger generation of control operators are typically more comfortable with computers and video games than their more seasoned counterparts, the kids today who will grow up to be the operators of tomorrow are more attuned with interfaces of iPhones/iPads and whatever the next iteration will be. » Read more

Dan Vermeer
Finally, Energy Efficiency's Day in the Sun
Improving energy efficiency has been on and off manufacturers’ collective radar for decades. Opportunities abound, but it seems as if it’s always just beyond the horizon as a significant attainment. Leaders discuss existing and future opportunities in energy efficiency and highlight some of the barriers that make this so hard to get done.
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Rick Hartman
Containerboard Maker and ABB Partnership Surpasses Expectations
When is a new equipment installation more than just implementing new devices? When it delivers benefits way beyond and outside the areas you originally planned. When is a technical partnership more than just working together? When your outside service engineer basically becomes part of your staff and a valued friend. » Read more

Bill Goble
Panel Debates Virtues of Integrated, Interfaced Safety Systems
In a session at this week’s ABB Automation and Power World in Orlando, Luis Duran, ABB’s development manager for safety instrumented systems for the Americas, led a panel of experts in trying to answer the perennial question, "What is the truth about the separation of safety and process automation?"
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Jonathon Read
Electric Car Infrastructure Charges Ahead
Electric vehicles (EVs) are really coming this time. They’re just going to need some place to plug in. Luckily, San Francisco–based ECOtality and ABB are linking up to develop and build the infrastructure and distribution system needed to routinely charge the millions of EVs from dozens of carmakers expected to be zipping along U.S. streets and highways soon. » Read more

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