ABB India has announced the inauguration of its expanded digital substation products and digital systems factory in Vadodara, Gujarat. Located within ABB India’s largest manufacturing campus, the new factory will meet the growing demand for a wide range of digital substation products and digital solutions in India and in over 50 countries. The manufacturing portfolio includes products such as relays, while the solutions range from centralised protection and control systems and distribution automation to bus transfer systems and arc protection for electrical distribution networks. These products are deployed across multiple industries from cement, steel and oil and gas to utilities and renewable energy projects through OEMs. This facility manufactures four variants or series of relays, constituting a significant portion of ABB’s portfolio of this product. The manufacturing of relays follows a complex testing sequence comprising high voltage tests, functional tests and heat run tests. ABB is one of the first in the industry to have automated the entire testing sequence. A special packaging software has been deployed, which allows the products to be placed in the packaging bay only after checking the correct sequence of testing. Distribution automation systems also enable remote monitoring and control of relays.