Robotics hub

Power and automation technology group ABB has opened the 600m² Regional Robotics Packaging Application Hub in Singapore.

The new centre will serve as a platform to develop novel robotics manufacturing solutions and value-added engineering solutions to industrial manufacturing processes tailored for the Asian market.

The company aims to develop hardware and software to benefit the food and drinks, pharmaceutical, consumer electronics, and solar photovoltaics industries.

Serving as a live learning and collaborative environment through research and problem-solving from real industrial cases, the new hub will be an extension of the company’s Robotics Application Center that was established in 2010.

The workshop features demo units for the picking, packing and palletising processes and allows end-customers, channel partners and ABB to run trials with actual products, assemble robotics systems and conduct factory acceptance tests prior to delivery.

ABB Singapore and South Asia head Haider Rashid said: "We are looking forward to sharing our know-how and helping companies to become even more cost-competitive while meeting the highest standards of productivity and quality, and we are excited about making a difference to industries in the region."

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"We are excited about making a difference to industries in the region."

Singapore Economic Development Board assistant managing director Lim Kok Kiang said: "Singapore is embarking on the Future of Manufacturing initiative to position ourselves as the leading advanced manufacturing hub in the region. ABB is a major power and automation solutions investor in Singapore, and its Regional Robotics Packaging Application Hub will be a major boost for our advanced manufacturing ambitions."

Image: ABB’s Regional Robotics Packaging Application Hub in Singapore. Photo: courtesy of ABB.