Enlarging its current capacity for manufacturing of low voltage motors, ABB has added a novel manufacturing line at its Faridabad plant. The new line would develop energy efficient motors up to 55kW for customers operating in different industrial sectors such as F&B, water & wastewater, cement, metals and mining, HVAC, textiles, rubber and others. ABB’s LV motors are compactly designed to minimize space and total cost of ownership. Providing greater flexibility to meet specific customer requirements, ABB’s LV motors help in operating critical processes with minimum downtime.
“This expansion further reinforces our commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The new line will not only meet the growing demands of domestic market, but also help us boost exports to other significant markets like Middle East and Africa.
Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities will continue to manufacture world-class motors that are reliable and energy efficient.” stated Sanjeev Arora, President, ABB Motion India.
As roughly 75% of industrial motors are used to run pumps, fans, and compressors, usage of energy capable motors play a vital role in reducing energy consumption. ABB is manufacturing Super Premium efficiency motors in India that meet the IE4 standard, which specifies energy losses about 15% lower than those delivered by IE3 motors. These motors are robust, customizable, reliable, and suitable for use in numerous industries and applications, and in some of the most demanding conditions.
State-of-the-art facility determined on sustainability
In an endeavor to enable a low carbon society, ABB is constantly working towards achieving RE100 commitment and reduction of carbon footprint at its Faridabad manufacturing unit. In 2020, the unit contributed to 100% CO2 emission reduction (scope 2 emission) through inhouse solar power generation and buy of energy attribute certificates (I-REC). Various energy efficiency enhancement activities are carried out in line with EP100 commitment like adoption of energy efficient lighting, high efficiency IE 3/IE4 motors and enhancement of energy efficiency potential of compressors.
In 2020, ABB had initiated a novel series of high-output motors for its industrial customers in India with compact design, reducing the overall size of equipment and total cost of ownership. Manufactured at ABB’s Bengaluru and Faridabad factories, the made-in-India motors assisted in bolstering ABB’s presence in the domestic market.