ABB Ltd provides power and automation technologies for utility, industry, and transportation and infrastructure sectors. The company operates in approximately 100 countries across 4 regions, including Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Segments The company operates in four segments, including Discrete Automation and Motion, Electrification Products, Process Automation, and Power Grids. Discrete Automation and Motion segment The Discrete Automation and Motion segment offers a range of products and services, including variable-speed drives, motion control solutions, motors, generators, power electronics systems, rectifiers, power quality and power protection products, mechanical power transmission of rotating equipment, traction converters, solar inverters, wind turbine converters, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and industrial robots. These products help customers to improve productivity, quality, and energy efficiency, and generate energy. Key applications include energy conversion, data processing, actuation, automation, standardized manufacturing cells for applications, such as machine tending, welding, cutting, painting, finishing, picking, packing and palletizing, and engineered systems for the automotive industry. The majority of these applications are for industrial applications, including discrete manufacturing, process automation and hybrid or batch manufacturing, with others provided for infrastructure and buildings, transportation, and utilities. This segment also provides a range of life-cycle services, from product and system maintenance to application design, including energy efficiency appraisals, preventive maintenance and remote monitoring services. Revenues are generated both from direct sales to end users, as well as from indirect sales through distributors, machine builders and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), system integrators, and panel builders. Products and Services The Discrete Automation and Motion segment provides low-voltage and medium-voltage drive products and systems for industrial, commercial and residential applications. Drives provide speed, torque and motion control for equipment, such as fans, pumps, compressors, conveyors, centrifuges, mixers, hoists, cranes, extruders, printing and textile machines. They are used in industries, such as building automation, marine, power, transportation, food and beverage, metals, mining, and oil and gas. This segment also produces a range of power conversion products. These include static excitation and synchronizing systems that provide stability for power stations, and uninterruptible power supply modular systems, as well as high power rectifiers that convert alternating current (AC) power to direct current (DC) power for very high-amperage applications, such as furnaces in aluminum smelters. It also manufactures solar inverters, wind turbine converters and converters for power protection. Rail traction converters, DC wayside power solutions and a range of solutions for the charging of electric vehicles are also part of this segment’s portfolio. This segment supplies a range of electrical motors and generators, including high-efficiency motors that conform to environmental and Minimum Energy Performance Standards. It manufactures synchronous motors for demanding applications and a range of low- and high-voltage induction motors, for both IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) standards. The Discrete Automation and Motion segment offers robots, controllers and software systems and services for the automotive manufacturers and their sub-suppliers, as well as for general manufacturing industries, to improve product quality, productivity and consistency in manufacturing processes. Robots are also used in activities or environments, which may be hazardous to employee health and safety, such as repetitive lifting, dusty, hot or cold rooms, or painting booths. In the automotive industry, the robot products and systems are used in such areas as press shop, body shop, paint shop, power t
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