ABB India expands its ‘Smart Power portfolio’ capacity with cobots, one of the first in India to transition to Industry 5.0

ABB India has expanded and upgraded its Smart Power factory in Nelamangala, Bengaluru, to meet the strong demand growth for its Smart Power solutions and energy management technologies with one of the first Industry 5.0 production processes. The smart facility harnesses advanced collaborative robotics technology for better human-machine interface, artificial intelligence and advanced digitalisation technologies to create a sophisticated, automated, and flexible future-ready factory.

This first-of-its-kind facility manufactures, tests, and supplies ABB Smart Power’s complete range of low voltage power equipment and energy management technologies to meet demand from the industry for increased reliability and energy savings. It caters to the increasing demand across sectors including commercial and residential buildings, infrastructure, utility and renewable energy systems of solar, wind and many others where electricity is consumed.

Spanning over 8,400 sqm, the ABB Smart Power factory, links equipment such as robots, motors, and drives to the internet of things. The connected factory software highlights process optimisation opportunities and schedules predictive maintenance to maximise productivity and efficiency. This resulted in enhanced productivity of 40 per cent in the same space, with an energy efficiency of 15 per cent.

The facility also houses numerous robot types with combined autonomous test cells for different product variants. Enabling last mile manufacturing competitiveness, a metrology lab ensures standardisation in measurement, calibration, and inspection to match the highest standards of design specifications and product quality.  A test lab in the facility performs rigorous endurance tests of products manufactured for conformance. In line with ABB’s 2030 sustainability strategy in achieving carbon neutrality, this Smart Power factory is nested within ABB India’s integrated Nelamangala Campus which is certified by Indian Green Building Council with Platinum rating and by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for water positivity.