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Fiber-optic sensor and method

A fiber optic sensor and related method are described, with the sensor including a cross-coupling element in the optical path between a polarizing element and a sensing element, but separated from the sensing element itself; with the cross-coupling element generating a defined cross-coupling between the two orthogonal polarization states of the fundamental mode of a polarization maintaining fiber guiding light from the light source to the sensing element thus introducing a wavelength-dependent or temperature-dependent sensor signal shift to balance wavelength-dependent or temperature-dependent signal shifts due to other elements of the sensor, particularly signal shifts due to the wavelength dependence of the faraday effect or the electro-optic effect constant.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

Electrical assembly

An electrical assembly comprising a first control system (ctrl1) adapted to control a power conversion system (2), a sensor system (8) adapted to detect conditions relating to the first control system (ctrl1), the conditions comprising temperature and/or humidity, and a heating system (5) adapted to heat the first control system (ctrl1) of the electrical assembly. The electrical assembly further comprises a second control system (ctrl2) which is adapted to receive information from the sensor system (8) and in connection with turning on the electrical assembly to selectively turn on the first control system (ctrl1) and/or the heating system (5) based on conditions relating to the first control system (ctrl1).. ... Abb Technology Ag

Robotic turntable assembly

A robotic turntable assembly for servicing an item includes a support station for supporting the item on a first support region of the support station. The first support region is movable between an operational zone and a non-operational zone. ... Abb Technology Ag

Arrangement for cooling a cabinet

Arrangement for cooling a cabinet (1) comprising a chamber (6) for accommodating at least one heat dissipating device, a cooling duct (10) separate from the chamber (6) for receiving heat from the chamber (6), a fan for transferring heat in the cooling duct (10) out from the cabinet (1), a filtering device (8) arranged to an end of the cooling duct (10) for filtering intake air, a cross-sectional area of the filtering device (8) being larger than a cross-sectional area of the cooling duct (10).. . ... Abb Technology Ag

Method to demodulate a signal component from a sampled input signal and field bus device

A method to determine the magnitude ma of a signal component with frequency ωa from a set of n digital samples of an input signal acquired at a sampling rate r, said input signal having a discrete spectral representation having n bins with frequencies ω1, . . ... Abb Technology Ag

Systems and methods for assesing vulnerability of non-line of sight targerts

A computer-implemented system and method of determining the vulnerability of an asset includes determining an elevation surface surrounding an asset. A target point and aim point are selected on the asset and ballistic trajectories are determined for a particular projectile. ... Abb Technology Ag

Active neutral-point-clamped (anpc) converters and operating methods thereof

Five or more level active neutral-point-clamped (anpc) converters and operating methods thereof are disclosed. The five or more level anpc converters may include upper and lower dc links, a neutral point, a converter output, a plurality of switching devices including upper and lower active neutral clamp switching devices, and at least one two-level cell connected to the output. ... Abb Technology Ag

Method and system for robotic adaptive production

A method for robotic adaptive production includes modifying program instructions online while performing production activities in response to detecting a change in the production environment. A robotic adaptive production method includes modifying program instructions online while performing production activities to minimize a production task cycle time or improve a production task quality. ... Abb Technology Ag

Uninterruptable power supply system with fault clear capability

The present invention provides an uninterruptable power supply system (100) comprising a first ac source (108) providing three-phase ac power via a four-wire ac-power supply line (112); a dc source (110) providing dc power via a dc power supply line (114), and a power converter (102) receiving ac power from the first ac source (108) and/or dc power from the dc source (110) and delivering two wire dc power to a load (118) via a dc output line (116), whereby one pole of the dc output line (116) is connected to the neutral reference of the four-wire ac-power supply line (112), the uninterruptable power supply system (100) further comprises a bypass device (142) for passing power from its output side (106) to the dc output line (116), whereby the bypass device (142) and the power converter (102) are connected in parallel to the dc output line (116), and the bypass device (142) comprises at least one switching unit (144), which receives ac power at its input side, and a control unit (138), whereby the switching unit (144) is controlled by the control unit (138) to supply pulsed power from an ac power supply with essentially the same polarity as the dc output line (116). The present invention also provides a method for realizing a bypass in the above uninterruptable power supply system (100).. ... Abb Technology Ag

Robotically controlled gas tungsten arc welder and method for operating the same

A torch assembly used in an arc welder is disclosed. The assembly includes a head, an electrode extending from the head, and a non-linear delivery tube carrying a movable feed wire and extending from the head. ... Abb Technology Ag

Method and apparatus for detecting vector shift

A method and an apparatus for detecting a vector shift in an ac power system, the apparatus comprising frequency measuring means (10) adapted to determine a frequency of the ac power system, derivation means (20) adapted to determine a time derivative of the frequency, filtering means (30) adapted to filter the time derivative of the frequency, and detection means (40, 50, 60, 70) adapted to calculate time derivatives for the filtered time derivatives of the frequency over a time period having the length of the fundamental period of the ac power system, to determine a number of positive and negative time derivatives among the calculated time derivatives, and to detect a vector shift in the ac power system in response to an absolute value of a difference between the determined number of positive time derivatives and negative time derivatives exceeding a predetermined threshold value.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

Power semiconductor device

A power semiconductor device is disclosed having a power semiconductor element with an upper and lower side, the upper side being located opposite to the lower side; a first and second electrode, and a housing, wherein the power semiconductor element is arranged between the first and second electrode such, that the upper side comprises a first contact portion being in contact with the first electrode and a first free portion not being in contact with the first electrode, and wherein the lower side at least comprises a second contact portion being in contact with the second electrode, and wherein a channel is provided fluidly connecting at least a part of the first free portion with a predetermined degassing point of the housing for guiding an overpressure, which overpressure results from plasma and/or gas occurring in a failure mode, from the first free portion to the predetermined degassing point.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

Circuit breaker

The invention relates to a circuit breaker comprising a first and a second contact assembly, wherein one of the contact assemblies comprises contact fingers arranged in a finger cage configuration and the other contact assembly comprises a tube or rod contact. The contact fingers comprise an impact point where the tube or rod, impacts the contact fingers for the first time during electrical connection establishment, and a contact zone which contacts the tube or rod when the electrical connection is established. ... Abb Technology Ag

Ups operation with high converter efficiency

The present invention provides a method for controlling an uninterrupted power supply system comprising multiple converters and a control device, whereby the multiple converters are connected in parallel between a power supply side and a load side of the uninterrupted power supply system, each converter is provided to be individually activated by the control device to provide power from the power supply side to the load side, comprising the steps of determining a system load level at the load side of the uninterruptable power supply system, determining a number of required active converters based on the system load level and a system efficiency depending on the number of active converters, and activating the number of required converters based on the above determination.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

11/03/16 / #20160322816

Ac network power flow control

A series injection device includes a power splitter coupled to two or more lines of an ac power system. The power splitter includes a coupling transformer for each phase of a single phase or polyphase ac circuit that includes the two or more lines. ... Abb Technology Ag

11/03/16 / #20160320236

Small volume high emissivity infrared calibration source systems and methods

A blackbody surface radiator includes a surface having a plurality of adjacent grooves, each groove extending from a groove bottom to a pair of groove tops, each groove top being common with an adjacent groove, the groove bottoms and groove tops having a width of less than 100 micrometers. A mirror-like emissive coating covers the surface.. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/27/16 / #20160315556

Method for acquiring values indicative of an ac current of an inverter and related circuit and inverter

. . A method for acquiring values indicative of an ac current generable by an inverting stage of an inverter. The method includes at least a first line and a second line for providing a path for ac current between the inverting stage and the output stage, a current sensor is operatively associated to the first and second lines and configured in such a way to generate a signal as a function of the sum between the ac current flowing in the first line and the ac current flowing in the second line. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/27/16 / #20160315454

Auxiliary compartment for a switchgear system

An auxiliary compartment for housing at least one electrical device is associated with an auxiliary cubicle of a switchgear enclosure. The auxiliary compartment is removably mounted in the corresponding auxiliary cubicle for quick disconnection of the electrical device from an associated circuit breaker in an adjacent circuit breaker cubicle. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/27/16 / #20160314893

Electrical transformer barrier structure

One or more electrical transformers comprising barrier structures for improved flashover resistance are provided herein. A barrier structure may be positioned between a higher voltage winding and a lower voltage winding, between the higher voltage winding and a core, or between two higher voltage windings of a multi-phase electrical transformer. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/20/16 / #20160308356

Method and apparatus for electrical distribution grid control

According to one aspect of the teachings herein, a controller communicatively couples to and advantageously exploits a distributed control network of an industrial plant by, for example, using information received over the distributed control network to predict the value of one or more electrical parameters of an electrical distribution grid of the industrial plant, and to generate and transmit converter control commands based on the predicted value(s). These converter control commands target one or more converters located within the electrical distribution grid, each converter having an active front end or afe that allows the reactive power consumption of the converter to be adjusted via the converter control commands.. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/20/16 / #20160305984

Optical sensor

A method of increasing accuracy of optical sensors based on generating two sets of light waves having different velocities in the presence of a non-vanishing measurand field within a sensing element of the sensor is described. A defined static bias phase shift is introduced between the two sets of light waves. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/13/16 / #20160302330

Cooled power conversion assembly

A cooled power conversion assembly comprising a first chamber, a second chamber at least partially separated from the first chamber, at least one first type device located in the first chamber, at least one second type device located in the second chamber, and cooling means comprising a first cooling element and a second cooling element. The first cooling element is adapted to transfer heat out of the first chamber, and the second cooling element is adapted to transfer heat out of the second chamber. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/13/16 / #20160302035

Location estimation within a wireless mesh network utilizing wireless signal signatures

Systems, methods and apparatuses for estimating a location within an area are disclosed. One method includes determining a plurality of wireless signal signatures at a plurality of locations within the area, wherein each wireless signal signatures includes a characteristic of a plurality of wireless links between a device and a plurality of network access points at a one of the plurality of locations, wherein the plurality of wireless signal signatures are received by a network manager server. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/13/16 / #20160301328

Method for detecting islanding in grid connected power generation systems and related dc/ac converter apparatus

Method for detecting an islanding condition of a grid connected energy conversion system and related dc/ac converter apparatus, adapted to optimize performance in terms of preservation of the power quality, provide synchronized perturbation for all the inverters of a plant, provide shut down capability within the time requested by utilities and safety standards and provide immunity to grid frequency fluctuations.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

10/13/16 / #20160301196

Switchgear manual control plug racking interlock structure

Interlock structure for a circuit breaker is constructed and arranged such that 1) when a control plug is disconnected from a socket, a portion of a linkage structure engages a racking linkage, causing a portion of the racking linkage to engage a racking screw, preventing the racking screw from rotating and thus preventing racking of the circuit breaker, and 2) when the control plug is connected with the socket, the linkage structure is actuated thereby moving the portion of the linkage structure to disengage from the racking linkage such that the portion of the racking linkage disengages from the racking screw, permitting the racking screw to rotate thereby permitting the circuit breaker to be racked to a connected position, where the primary contacts are connected to the main bus.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

10/13/16 / #20160300904

Edge termination for semiconductor devices and corresponding fabrication method

A termination region of an igbt is described, in which surface p-rings are combined with oxide/polysilicon-filled trenches, buried p-rings and surface field plates, so as to obtain an improved distribution of potential field lines in the termination region. The combination of surface ring termination and deep ring termination offers a significant reduction in the amount silicon area which is required for the termination region.. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/13/16 / #20160300042

Licensing of a hardware component

The present invention provides a method for licensing of a hardware component connected to a real time data processing system, comprising, the steps of providing a software component enabling the use of the hardware component with the real time data processing system, which is executable on the real time data processing system, verifying a license for the hardware component in the software component, and activating the hardware component to make it usable to the real time data processing system upon successful verification of the license for the hardware component in the software component. The present invention also provides a real time data processing system connected to at least one hw component subject to licensing, whereby the real time data processing system is adapted to perform the above method.. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/13/16 / #20160299105

Magneto-mechanical sensor for paramagnetic oxygen measurement

A magneto-mechanical sensor can be use for paramagnetic gas analysis, in which a test piece has a conductor loop is rotatably held by at least one suspension wire. In order to be able to produce the conductor loop, which is to be electrically connected to the at least one suspension wire, with little manual effort and use a small-sized, light-weight sensor, portions of the conductor loop are applied to the surface of the test piece using a metallization process.. ... Abb Technology Ag

10/06/16 / #20160292046

Method and system for coherent aggregation and synchronization of gathered data from spread devices

In a method for gathering time-variable data from electronic slave devices in data communication through a data transmission channel with an electronic master device, the slave devices periodically measure and store a current value of at least one respective time-variable parameter (p1(t), . . ... Abb Technology Ag

09/29/16 / #20160285829

Security framework for transmitting communication messages between a substation lan and packet-switched wan

. . The invention relates to the field of a security framework for transmitting communication messages between a substation lan and packet-switched wan, in particular, a network interface for transmitting protection data in a power network. The present invention provides a network interface for transmitting communication data including protection data of a power communication network, between a substation ethernet lan and a packet-switched wan usually in layer 2. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/29/16 / #20160284962

System and method for energy harvesting in a data center

A system and method for energy harvesting in a data center has one or more collection devices, a thermoelectric device, and a controller for directing the operation of the thermoelectric device and other equipment in the data center. The waste heat generated by the servers in the data center is harnessed and directed into the thermoelectric device where the waste heat is converted to usable electrical energy under the direction of the controller. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/29/16 / #20160284708

Reverse conducting power semiconductor device

A rc power semiconductor is provided which comprises a plurality of diode cells and a plurality of gct cells. Each gct cell comprises a first cathode layer with at least three cathode layer regions, which are separated from each other by a base layer. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/29/16 / #20160283702

Method and device providing secure vendor service access

The present invention provides an approach for granting access and respectively denying access to an instruction set of a device. The technical teaching provides the advantage that unauthorized access can be effectively prevented. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/22/16 / #20160278230

Rail-mounted control system

A control system for mounting to a rail. The control system includes a control assembly and one or more i/o assemblies. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/22/16 / #20160276919

Fast model predictive pulse pattern control

A method for controlling an electrical converter comprises the acts of determining an error value based on a difference between an estimated output value and a reference output value, the estimated output value being based on measurements in the electrical converter; comparing the error value with an error band and in the case of the error value exceeds the error band, controlling the electrical converter by switching to a different control scheme. The converter is controlled with the modified pre-calculated switching by determining a pre-calculated switching sequence for the converter based on an actual state of the electrical converter, the switching sequence comprising a sequence of switching transitions of the converter; modifying the pre-calculated switching sequence by modifying transition times of switching transitions of the pre-calculated switching sequence, such that the error value is minimized; and applying at least a part of the modified switching sequence to the electrical converter.. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/22/16 / #20160276829

Method and apparatus for operating a converter in a converter-based power distribution system, and power distribution system having a plurality of converter-based power transmission units

The invention relates to a method for operating a converter in an energy distribution system, wherein, by means of the converter, an electrical energy provided by a source is fed into an ac electricity network at a coupling point (e) or electrical energy is drawn from the ac electricity network at the coupling point (e), wherein the ac electricity network is coupled to further converters for feeding in or drawing electrical energy, wherein the converter has an inverter provided with power switches in order to provide an electrical variable, comprising providing one or a plurality of system state variables indicating a system state of the electricity network, selecting one of a plurality of commutation patterns depending on the one or the plurality of system state variables, and driving the inverter according to the selected commutation pattern.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

09/15/16 / #20160268448

Power semiconductor rectifier with controllable on-state voltage

. . It is the object of the invention to provide a power semiconductor rectifier with a low on-state voltage and high blocking capability. The object is attained by a power semiconductor rectifier comprising: a drift layer having a first conductivity type; and an electrode layer forming a schottky contact with the drift layer, wherein the drift layer includes a base layer having a peak net doping concentration below 1-1016 cm−3 and a barrier modulation layer which is in direct contact with the electrode layer to form at least a part of the schottky contact, wherein a net doping concentration of the barrier modulation layer is in a range between 1-1016 cm−3 and 1-1019 cm−3, and wherein the barrier modulation layer has a layer thickness in a direction vertical to the interface between the electrode layer and the barrier modulation layer of at least 1 nm and less than 0.2 μm.. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/15/16 / #20160266192

A method of single-ended fault location in hvdc transmission lines

The invention concerns a method of fault location in hvdc (high voltage direct current) transmission lines, especially in mixed lines, where part of the line is overhead line and part is a cable line. The fault location is based on estimation arrival times of travelling waves induced by fault in transmission line that are propagating along the line from faulted point to the measurement point, which is located at one end of the transmission line.. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/08/16 / #20160261118

Double-stage inverter apparatus for energy conversion systems and control method thereof

. . A double-stage inverter apparatus for energy conversion systems (fig. 1) and control method thereof, adapted to manage the operations of the on-board booster module so as to optimize the overall electrical efficiency of the system. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/01/16 / #20160254669

Coordinated control of multi-terminal hvdc systems

A robotic 3d printing system has a six degree of freedom (dof) robot that holds the platform on which the 3d part is built on. The system uses the dexterity of the 6 dof robot to move and rotate the platform relative to the 3d printing head, which deposits the material on the platform. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/01/16 / #20160254376

Insulated gate bipolar transistor

An igbt is provided having a first gate unit having first trench gates with first conductive layers and planar gates with second conductive layers. A second gate unit having a second trench gates may be connected to the emitter electrode, with the first and second conductive layers forming a first shape closed in itself and enclosing the second gate unit. ... Abb Technology Ag

09/01/16 / #20160250757

Method and apparatus for using vibration to release parts held by a robotic gripper

A robot has a gripper for gripping parts and releasing the gripped part at a destination position. The gripped part is vibrated at the destination position to cause the gripper to release the gripped part. ... Abb Technology Ag

08/18/16 / #20160242320

Heat exchange device based on a pulsating heat pipe

A heat exchange device may be based on a pulsating heat pipe and a cooling arrangement. The heat exchange device may include a plurality of pipes to provide fluid paths between a first fluid distribution element and a second fluid distribution element. ... Abb Technology Ag

08/18/16 / #20160240338

Vacuum circuit breaker under high pressure

A vacuum circuit breaker for the use in high pressure environments, has at least one vacuum interrupter with at least one moving contact and at least one fixed contact inside the vacuum interrupter, and external contact points at the vacuum interrupter. The vacuum circuit breaker can be used under the high-pressure environmental conditions through the use of at least one vacuum interrupter arranged in a pressure tight container, wherein the electrical contacting is realized via a high voltage bushings through the container wall, and the pressure tight container is at least partially filled with insulating oil.. ... Abb Technology Ag

08/18/16 / #20160239078

Intelligent electronic device for outdoor environment with powering options for the display when not in use

An assembly includes a cabinet having an interior and a door to gain access to the interior. An intelligent electronic device (ied) is within the interior of the cabinet and includes inputs providing electrical connections to the ied, pushbuttons to provide user input to the ied, a display module including a display, a component, and a timer circuit. ... Abb Technology Ag

08/11/16 / #20160233042

Circuit breaker contact arm

A contact arm for a circuit breaker includes a body extending along a body axis between a first end and a second end. The body includes an interior surface, an exterior surface, and a fin extending between the interior surface and the exterior surface. ... Abb Technology Ag

08/11/16 / #20160229050

Contact force limiting with haptic feedback for a tele-operated robot

One exemplary embodiment is a system comprising an operator input device structured to move in response to operator-applied force and to selectably output feedback force to the operator. A first computing system is structured to receive input from the operator input device and provide an output. ... Abb Technology Ag

08/04/16 / #20160226398

Transient current protection device for electrical energy conversion systems connected to the power grid

The present invention relates to a transient current and voltage protection device for electrical energy conversion systems connected to the power grid, comprising a diode bridge connected between the power grid and the power section of said inverter, upstream of the main filtering inductors.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

08/04/16 / #20160226368

Control method for electrical converter with lc filter

An electrical converter is interconnected via a filter with an electrical load or an electrical power source. A method for controlling the converter comprises the steps of: receiving a reference flux (ψ*i) for the electrical converter; determining output signals (y) comprising currents and/or voltages measured in the filter; determining an estimated flux (ψi) from the output signals (y); determining a corrective flux (ψi,damp) from the output signals (y) based on a mathematical model of the filter and a quadratic cost function; determining control input signals (u) for the electrical converter based on a sum of the estimated flux (ψi) and the corrective flux (ψi,damp); controlling the converter with the control input signals (u); and algorithmic filtering of at least one of the output signals (y) by applying a signal filter to the at least one output signal, which is designed for amplifying the at least one output signal at a resonance frequency of the filter, whereby the corrective flux (ψi,damp) is determined from the filtered output signals.. ... Abb Technology Ag

08/04/16 / #20160225486

Apparatus for the generation, the distribution and/or the usage of electrical energy and component for such an apparatus

The present invention relates to an apparatus for the generation, the distribution and/or the usage of electrical energy. The apparatus comprises a housing enclosing an insulating space and an electrically conductive part arranged in the insulating space, said insulating space containing a dielectric insulation medium, at least a portion of which being in the form of an insulation gas comprising an organofluorine compound. ... Abb Technology Ag

08/04/16 / #20160223411

Thermometer and measuring device for fluids

A thermometer has at least one temperature sensor, having a physical variable which changes in a characteristic manner depending on temperature, at least one electrical output for emitting a signal which is a measure for the value of the variable, a transmitter for a sound wave or an electromagnetic wave, which transmitter can be coupled to the temperature sensor and controlled thereby depending on the variable's value, or can radiate the wave at least in part towards the temperature sensor, the wave-temperature sensor interaction depending on the variable's value, and either a wave receiver, which reconverts the wave into an electrical signal, or another unit for converting the wave-temperature sensor interaction into an electrical signal, connected to the electrical output.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

07/28/16 / #20160219743

Support structure for power electronics

The application concerns a support structure for power electronics, comprising a holder for the insertion of at least one power electronics module and an electrically conductive external geometry which surrounds the holder and has rounded corners and edges with a radius of curvature which is greater than a predetermined minimum radius.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

07/28/16 / #20160218615

Semiconductor stack for converter with snubber capacitors

A semiconductor stack for a converter comprises two series-connected semiconductor switches; two terminals for connecting a cell capacitor, which are connected to one another by the two semiconductor switches; at least one cooling element arranged between the semiconductor switches; a frame, by which the semiconductor switches and the cooling element are fixed to one another and which provides the terminals; and at least two snubber capacitors which are mechanically fixed to the frame and which are connected in parallel, are connected to the terminals and which in each case form a commutation loop with the semiconductor switches.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

07/28/16 / #20160218513

Method for testing electric system and electric system

A method for testing an electric system and an electric system comprising a first inverter (10) and one or more second inverters (11, 12, 1n), and control means (40) configured to start the first inverter (10), provide and sustain with the first inverter (10) an ac voltage of a predetermined magnitude and a predetermined frequency at an ac output of the first inverter, start at least one second inverter (11, 12, 1n), and supply with the first inverter (10) reactive power to the started at least one second inverter (11, 12, 1n).. . ... Abb Technology Ag

07/28/16 / #20160217950

Low voltage switch pole

A low voltage switch pole which comprises an insulating casing having lateral walls and a front and a rear wall and defining an internal space with a contact area and an arc extinguishing area, a fixed contact assembly and a movable contact assembly being positioned in said contact area, said movable contact assembly being movable between a closed position in which it is into contact with said fixed contact assembly and an open position in which it is spaced apart from said fixed contact assembly, an arc chamber comprising a plurality of substantially parallel metallic plates inserted into an enclosure made of insulating material being positioned in said arc extinguishing area; the switch pole further comprises an insulating wall which is positioned in said internal space between said contact area and said arc extinguishing area and partially separates said contact area from said arc extinguishing area, a channel connecting said contact area to said arc extinguishing area being provided in said insulating wall.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

07/21/16 / #20160211787

Systems and methods concerning exciterless synchronous machines

A synchronous machine and related systems include a stator and rotor separated by an air gap. The rotor includes a rotating dc power supply coupled to exciter windings disposed adjacent the air gap. ... Abb Technology Ag

07/21/16 / #20160209450

Testing of a substation automation system

The invention supports and promotes testing of substation automation (sa) functions involving intermediary logical nodes (ln) in sa systems of operating substations, specifically with minimized impact on the substation and/or the sa system and without having to completely deactivate or isolate entire parts of the substation. A test is set up by defining at least one input ln where the test scenario input signals will be applied, and by determining output lns where expected output values shall be observed. ... Abb Technology Ag

07/14/16 / #20160204240

Power semiconductor device

A power semiconductor device is provided comprising: a collector electrode, a collector layer of a second conductivity type, a drift layer of a first conductivity type, a base layer of the second conductivity type, a first insulating layer having an opening, an emitter layer of the first conductivity type, the emitter layer contacts the base layer and separated from the drift layer by one of the first insulating layer or the base layer, a body layer of the second conductivity type arranged laterally to the emitter layer and separated from the base layer by the first insulating layer and the emitter layer, a source region of the first conductivity type separated from the emitter layer by the body layer, an emitter electrode contacted by the source region. The device further comprises a first layer of the second conductivity type contacting the emitter electrode and separated from the base layer, and a second layer of the first conductivity type arranged between the first layer and the base layer and separated from the emitter layer and the source region. ... Abb Technology Ag

07/14/16 / #20160203924

Method and control system for controlling a switching device

A method controls a switching device having at least one phase comprising at least one couple of contacts which can be actuated for switching between a closed condition and an open condition. The method provides control means for controlling the actuation of the at least one couple of contacts, such control means being adapted to operate using time cycles; set the time cycles with a predetermined time duration; detects a difference of a value of a parameter associated to the phase with respect a preset value.. ... Abb Technology Ag

07/14/16 / #20160202716

Power and control device for medium voltage applications

A power and control device (1) for medium voltage applications characterised in that it comprises a power and control unit (2) having a first feeding port (21) electrically coupleable with electric power supply means (60), a first control device (3) operatively coupled to said first feeding port, said first control device being adapted to prevent the electrical feeding of said power and control unit through said first feeding port, when the operating temperature of said power and control device is lower than a first threshold value (th1) indicative of a minimum operating temperature provided for said power and control unit.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

07/07/16 / #20160197459

Medium voltage switchgear with front accessibility of current transformers mounted external to a rear of a circuit breaker compartment

A switchgear includes a circuit breaker housing defining a circuit breaker compartment. A bushing has first and second portions and extends through an opening in a rear wall of the housing so that the first portion is disposed in the circuit breaker compartment and the second portion is disposed beyond the exterior of the rear wall and external of the circuit breaker compartment. ... Abb Technology Ag

07/07/16 / #20160193678

Method for ultrasonic welding with particles trapping

The present invention relates to a method of connecting two components by ultrasonic welding for producing a power semiconductor module, said method comprising the steps of: a) aligning the components to be welded to form a welding interface; b) aligning a welding tool to the aligned components; c) removably arranging a trapping material at least partly encompassing the welding interface, whereby the trapping material is a foam; and d) connecting the components by activating the welding tool. The method like described above provides an easy and cost-saving measure in order to prevent particle contamination when performing a welding process such as particularly an ultrasonic welding process sue to scattered particles.. ... Abb Technology Ag

06/16/16 / #20160172991

Converter arrangement

A converter arrangement comprises first and second modular multilevel converters, each of the modular multilevel converters comprises two converter branches. Each converter branch comprises a plurality of series-connected converter cells. ... Abb Technology Ag

06/16/16 / #20160172881

Power supply for critical railroad equipment

A power supply system for an electrical equipment comprises a first power supply module for supplying power to the electrical equipment, wherein the first power supply module is connectable to a first electrical network and is adapted for converting a first input current from the first electrical network to an output current suppliable to the electrical equipment; a second power supply module for supplying electrical power to the electrical equipment, wherein the second power supply module is connectable to a second electrical network of different frequency and/or different voltage as the first electrical network and is adapted for converting a second input current from the second electrical network to the output current, when the first power supply module is not able to converting the first input current; and an electrical energy storage for supplying electrical power to the electrical equipment, wherein the electrical energy storage is adapted for providing the output current, when the first and/or second power supply module is not able to convert the first and/or second input current.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

06/16/16 / #20160172133

Circuit breaker

The invention relates to a circuit breaker that can be switched between an on position and an off position, such that in the off position an interruption path comprising an arcing space is formed. The circuit breaker comprises a storage volume for a quenching gas, which is in gaseous communication with the arcing space and has an inlet port for the quenching gas. ... Abb Technology Ag

06/09/16 / #20160164299

Apparatus for the conversion and optimized consumption management of power from renewable sources

. . An apparatus for the conversion and optimized management of power produced from renewable sources, and in particular from solar sources, in the household environment and not only, adapted to control the use of power in order to maximize the management cost-effectiveness whilst ensuring the optimization of the energy collection by the photovoltaic generator.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

06/09/16 / #20160164238

System and method for automated splicing and terminating low, medium, high, and extra high voltage cables

A system and method for additively manufacturing splices and terminations for extra high, high, medium and low voltage power cable includes providing an additive manufacturing machine having at least one print head. Cable ends can be secured within a chamber from which atmospheric air can be evacuated and replaced with non-oxidizing gas. ... Abb Technology Ag

06/09/16 / #20160163483

Method to determine the pressure inside of a vacuum interrupter, and vacuum interrupter itself

A method to determine pressure inside a vacuum interrupter for medium or high voltage use, having at least one fixed contact piece and at least one movable contact piece arranged inside the technical vacuum of a vacuum interrupter, and wherein contact pieces are electrically connected to external electrical fixation points can implement a high accuracy pressure sensing in rough conditions inside a vacuum interrupter, without additional components internally to the vacuum interrupter, by connecting the external electrical fixation points with an external electrical energy source, and in the disconnected or open position of the vacuum interrupter, the effect of a cold cathode vacuum gauge will be used, in that the leakage current between the open contacts generates an x-ray induced ionization of the rest-gas inside the vacuum interrupter, and the resulting current is measured with high resolution, in order to determine by this current the rest-gas pressure inside the vacuum interrupter.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

06/09/16 / #20160163418

Systems and methods for applying metallic laminates to cables

A laminated cable includes a metal laminate surrounding a cable core having first and second ends. Solder is applied adjacent the ends of the laminate, and is heated and subsequently cooled to form a metal seal. ... Abb Technology Ag

06/02/16 / #20160155563

Enhanced track resistant dome structure for dry-type cast coil transformer

A dry type cast coil transformer (28) includes a hollow body (29), a dome structure (26) extending from the body, and undulation structure (30), defining at least a portion of an outer surface of the dome structure, constructed and arranged to increase an electrical track path in the dome structure.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

06/02/16 / #20160152416

Conveyor inspection with unmanned vehicle carying sensor structure

A method inspects a conveyor (10) having opposing sides (34, 35) and a length. The conveyor includes an endless belt (16) and a plurality of roller structures (24) disposed in spaced relation along at least a portion of the length of the conveyor and under a top flight (17) of the belt for supporting the belt while material is being conveyed on the belt. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/26/16 / #20160149944

Method for intrusion detection in industrial automation and control system

A method and system for automatic signalling an alert when a possible intrusion occurs in an industrial automation and control system, based on security events which occur in the industrial automation and control system or are externally fed into the system. The method includes the steps of: (a) determining a correlation of a first and second security event and storing the correlation in an event database, wherein the correlation includes a probability that the first security event is followed by the second security event within a normalised time period, (b) identifying a candidate event as the first security event, based on event information of the candidate event, upon occurrence of the candidate event, (c) classifying the candidate event as anomalous when the probability exceeds a predetermined threshold and no second security event follows the candidate event within the normalised time period, and (d) signalling the alert indicating the candidate event.. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/26/16 / #20160148762

Gas insulated switching device and camera system for optical check of switching position in the switching device

A gas insulated switching device with a gastight housing, with switching elements mounted in the housing, having an optical window on which an external camera can be positioned outside the housing on a support element in such, that the contacts and/or the contact positions of one or more switches can be displayed by this camera on a display screen, and with a switchable light source, which illuminates the area the camera is focused on to display the contact positions of one or more switches, as well as a camera system having the switching device. For easier and more cost effective use of a camera system, considering that direct optical control of specific switch positions are often not desired, the camera may be portable and/or positionable only temporarily, and the support element and the camera itself are provided with complementary elements for temporarily positioning the portable camera to the support.. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/26/16 / #20160148749

Tap configurations for a transformer

A transformer is provided with a tap configuration that permits only valid tap connections to be made. The transformer has a tap board to align the tap connections in the desired configuration depending on the number of tap positions available for the application. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/26/16 / #20160148728

Multi-terminal surge arrester

A multi-terminal surge arrester which includes an active part extending along a longitudinal direction of the surge arrester, a first electrode resting against a first end of the active part, and a second electrode resting against a second end of the active part, which second end opposes the first end in the longitudinal direction of the surge arrester. The surge arrester further includes an insulating fixing device mechanically connecting and fixing the first electrode and the second electrode, and an insulating housing arranged around the active part. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/26/16 / #20160147209

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for monitoring and management of a power distribution system

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for monitoring and management of a power distribution system are disclosed. In one example, the method includes receiving sensory measurement data captured by a mobile inspection device during an inspection of power distribution system elements in a power distribution system. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/26/16 / #20160144723

Converter system for electrically driving a vehicle

A converter system for electrically driving a vehicle, including a grid-side converter, a dc link with at least a first and second potential conductors, and a motor-side converter. The motor-side converter allows a bidirectional flow of energy. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/19/16 / #20160139581

Method and device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation

A method/device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation with a configuration tool designed to physically identify a field device in the automation installation and logically identify its field device type, to logically incorporate and configure it into the automation installation, the tool to this end resorting to a prescribed field-device-type-specific information package at least partially describing functions and data of the field device type. Parameterizing a plurality of field devices of the same type may be achieved by forming a first individual field-device-specific information package for a first field device from the field-device-type-specific information package, and a further individual field-device-specific information package for each further field device of the same type from the first individual field-device-specific information package, by first of all duplicating the first individual field-device-specific information package, then individualizing it for the further field device.. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/19/16 / #20160138960

Method for operating a flow meter

A method recognizes wear of a flow meter, involving measuring a baseline of a characteristic of the flow meter, operating under operating conditions, as a configuration, over a calibration period; forming an average value of the baseline, and defining a reference value, an upper limit, and a lower limit, based on the average value, and cyclically measuring the baseline of the characteristic, in a measuring over a measuring period, during wear-causing operation of the flow meter; forming the average value; comparing this average value to the upper and lower limits; and issuing a warning signal when the upper limit is exceeded or when the lower limit is fallen below.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

05/12/16 / #20160134175

An air-to-air heat exchanger

The heat exchanger comprises a first housing (10) provided with air channels (210) extending in a first direction (x) from an upstream end wall (13) towards a downstream end wall (14), a top plenum (20) in an upper portion of the first housing (10) above the air channels (210), and partition walls (220, 230) extending in a second direction (y) perpendicular to the first direction (x) and dividing a lower portion of the first housing (10) into an upstream end section (31), a middle section (32), and a downstream end section (33). The air channels (210) terminate at the partition wall (230) between the middle section (32) and the downstream end section (33). ... Abb Technology Ag

05/12/16 / #20160134101

Method and means for complex, universal earth fault protection in power high and medium voltage system

A method and apparatus for earth fault in power high and/or medium voltage system may enhance a protection system for special technical task, which is to measure residual current, the invention is, that for earth fault protection in power system or a part of power system, for example, but not limited to, cable connectors, wherein residual current is determined indirectly by the calculation from the phase current values, obtained from the output signals of rogowski-coil based current sensors.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

05/12/16 / #20160133423

Fuse link

A fuse link used in alternate current medium- or high-voltage systems with a current frequency of 50 hz includes a spring-type striker pin and is designed for the protection of electrical devices against consequences of short circuits and overloads. A porcelain housing with a star-core, external end caps closed by plugs, star-core end caps with a ring-shaped first tap designed to ensure electric contact between the star-core end cap and the external end cap of the fuse link is also included. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/12/16 / #20160129979

Transformer in-situ inspection vehicle with a cage hull

An inspection device for use in a fluid container includes at least one thrust device, at least one ballast device and a cage which carries the at least one thrust device and the at least one ballast device. The cage includes at least two bars. ... Abb Technology Ag

05/05/16 / #20160124409

Method and system for the external exchange or update of a device

. . A method exchanges or updates an old device of a process control system, wherein information is collected about the type and the entity of the old device as well as the type of a new device, wherein the information is compiled into a request, and the request is forwarded to an external service system, with which the request is analyzed and processed, whereupon a new device is compiled externally and is transferred to the process control system in a transfer and is integrated into the process control system.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

04/28/16 / #20160118783

A coil actuator a for low and medium voltage switching apparatus and an arc fault coil suppression device comprising said coil actuator

A coil actuator for a low and medium voltage switching apparatus comprising a coil electromagnet (2), a power and control unit (3), which comprises a power circuit (31) operatively connected to said coil electromagnet (2) and a processing unit (32) operatively connected to said power circuit and controlling the trip of said coil electromagnet (2) through said power circuit (31). The power and control unit (3) comprises an optical port (30), which is suitable to be operatively connected to an optical fiber cable (112), and a first detection unit (33), which is operatively connected to said optical port and to said processing unit. ... Abb Technology Ag

04/28/16 / #20160118186

Hardened inductive device and systems and methods for protecting the inductive device from catastrophic events

A hardened inductive device and systems and methods for protecting the inductive device from impact is provided. The inductive device is hardened with protective coating and/or an armor steel housing. ... Abb Technology Ag

04/28/16 / #20160118181

Transformers

A transformer may comprise a winding wrapped around a magnetic core, the winding having at least one winding portion extending between the magnetic core and the exterior of the winding in radial direction. The winding may comprise at least a first conductor and at least a second conductor, arranged radially adjacent to each other in each winding portion with the interposition of an insulating layer, wherein the first conductor is arranged radially inwardly with respect to the second conductor for part of each winding portion length, and radially outwardly with respect to the second conductor for another part of each winding portion length.. ... Abb Technology Ag

04/07/16 / #20160099863

System analyzer and method for analyzing an impact of a change in a component of a distributed control system

A system analyzer and a method for analyzing an impact of a change in a component of a distributed control system (dcs) are disclosed. The system can collect and store data representing the dcs components and their interconnection as well as signals of the dcs components. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/31/16 / #20160093422

Flange attachment

An insulating device includes a body portion including a first surface feature extending between a first surface end and a second surface end. The first surface end defines a first surface cross-sectional size. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/24/16 / #20160087837

Device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation

A device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation with a configuration tool that is designed to physically detect a field device in the automation installation, to logically incorporate it into the automation installation and to configure it in the automation installation, the configuration tool communicating with the field devices and ascertaining the device status thereof on a regular cycle. In order to visualize the validity of a device status ascertained in the past, each field device may have, in the configuration tool, an associated device status symbol whose appearance changes dynamically on the basis of the time elapsed (t1, t2, t3) since the time (t0) of the last update of the device status.. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/24/16 / #20160087355

Part of a conducting bar for an electrical apparatus

A part (11) of a conducting bar (5) for an electrical apparatus, such as a terminal block, the part (11) of the conductive bar (5) comprising a first planar portion extending along an extension direction (15) of the part (11) of the conducting bar (5), a second planar portion (23) extending along the extension direction (15), the extension plane (25) of the second portion (23) being transversal to the extension plane (21) of the first portion. The part (11) has a first cutout along a first contour arranged in the first portion and a second cutout along a second contour arranged in the first portion.. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/24/16 / #20160086710

Single piece frame for transformer core/coil assembly

A one-piece frame is provided for a core/coil assembly of a transformer. The frame includes a first wall, a second wall integral with the first wall, a third wall integral with the second wall and in opposing relation to the first wall, and a fourth wall integral with the third wall and in opposing relation to the second wall. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/24/16 / #20160086339

Method of providing cartograic information of an eletrical component in a power network

A method is disclosed for providing cartographic information of an electrical component in a power network. The cartographic information may include geographic coordinates and a type of the electrical component. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/24/16 / #20160085642

Fault tolerant industrial automation control system

A combination of a component-based automation framework, software-based redundancy patterns, and a distributed, reliable runtime manager, is able to detect host failures and to trigger a reconfiguration of the system at runtime. This combined solution maintains system operation in case a fault occurs and, in addition, automatically restores fault tolerance by using backup contingency plans, and without the need for operator intervention or immediate hardware replacement. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/24/16 / #20160085383

Device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation

A device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation with a configuration tool that is designed to physically detect a field device in the automation installation, to logically incorporate it into the automation installation and to configure it in the automation installation, the configuration tool resorting for this purpose to a prescribed first field-device-specific information packet that describes the functions and data of the field device at least in part. In order to alter the size of windows in the relationship context, the windows in a relationship context being arranged in matrix form, directly adjacently, with the window boundaries forming a lattice structure of intersecting window boundary lines, each node of the intersecting window boundary lines has an associated operator control element, the operator control element has a control area, and activation of an operator control element renders the window boundary lines intersecting at this node relocatable.. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/24/16 / #20160085227

Device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation

A device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation with a configuration tool that is designed to physically detect a field device in the automation installation, to logically incorporate it into the automation installation and to configure it in the automation installation, wherein, to this end, the configuration tool resorts to a prescribed first field-device-specific information packet that describes the functions and data of the field device at least in part. In order to ascertain the origin of a system report, it is proposed that the hierarchic structure of the automation installation be mapped in the configuration tool by nested geometric figures in a screen element. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/24/16 / #20160085224

Device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation

A device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation with a configuration tool that is designed to physically detect a field device in the automation installation, to logically incorporate it into the automation installation and to configure it in the automation installation, the configuration tool resorting for this purpose to a prescribed first field-device-specific information packet that describes the functions and data of the field device at least in part. To improve lucidity, a self-contained screen element for calling a plurality of functions of a related functional area is provided, which screen element has a plurality of sensitive subregions, each of the sensitive subregions being denoted by an individual symbol and being designed to call a function of the related functional area.. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/17/16 / #20160079898

Doubly-fed, variable-speed, dual-voltage ac generation and distribution systems

. . A generation and distribution system comprises an adjustable-speed prime mover and a doubly-fed asynchronous alternating-current (ac) generator driven by the prime mover and having a first poly-phase circuit, e.g., a stator, and a second poly-phase circuit, e.g., a rotor. The system further includes a first ac bus electrically coupled to the first poly-phase circuit and configured to deliver ac power at a first ac voltage to multiple loads, and a second ac bus configured to deliver ac power at a second ac voltage to another group of loads, the second ac voltage being lower than the first. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/17/16 / #20160079879

Method for controlling of a modular converter

A method for controlling a modular converter, having a plurality of m converter cells, including an active ac-to-dc converter operable in one of a plurality of modes; a dc-to-dc converter; a secondary side of said ac-to-dc converter and a primary side of said dc-to-dc converter connected in parallel with a dc-link capacitor, wherein the primary sides of the converter cells are connected in series, with a first converter cell connected to a line, preferably a medium voltage line, providing an ac line voltage an m-th converter cell connected to a ground; operated by a method placing the converters in bypassed, active or diode mode.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

03/17/16 / #20160079441

High frequency power diode and method for manufacturing the same

High frequency power diode including a semiconductor wafer having first and second main sides, a first layer of a first conductivity type formed on the first main side, a second layer of a second conductivity type formed on the second main side and a third layer of the second conductivity type formed between the first layer and the second layer. The first layer has a dopant concentration decreasing from 1019 cm−3 or more adjacent to the first main side of the wafer to 1.5.1015 cm−3 or less at an interface of the first layer with the third layer. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/17/16 / #20160077534

Voltage control system

According to an embodiment, the invention provides a voltage control system for medium voltage applications. The voltage control system provides a booster-transformer and a feeder-transformer, each of the booster-transformer and the feeder-transformer having a respective primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein the secondary winding of the feeder-transformer is electrically connected with the primary winding of the booster-transformer by an intermediate circuit. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/10/16 / #20160072682

Device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation

A device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation with a configuration tool which is operative to physically detect a field device in the automation installation, to logically incorporate it into the automation installation and to configure it in the automation installation, the configuration tool resorting for this purpose to a predefined first field-device-specific information packet which at least partially describes the functions and data of the field device and displays them in predefined screen elements. The configuration tool may be operative to individually arrange a plurality of screen elements of device-specific parameters, functions and/or graphical representations, which are predefined for display on a plurality of pages in the device-type-specific device description file, on a single device-specific page in an application-specific manner.. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/10/16 / #20160071815

Spacer system for a semiconductor switching device

A spacer system for a semiconductor switching device which is formed as a spacer ring and a plurality of insulating elements and supporting elements are arranged in an alternating manner around a circumference of the spacer ring. The insulating element includes a recess receiving a cathode gate connector element. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/10/16 / #20160071644

Coil assembly for a dry transformer, method for manufacturing a coil assembly and dry transformer

A coil assembly for a dry high-voltage transformer, having at least one coil with hollow cylindrical electrical winding and with taps, wherein the coil is surrounded at least on its radial outer surface by stiff insulation material, wherein a tap-changer is casted on the outer surface of the insulation material, which is electrically connected to the taps, wherein the electrical connection of at least some of the taps is guided at least in part through the insulation material. The tap-changer may be surrounded by a casting material.. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/10/16 / #20160070458

Method and device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation

A method and device for managing and configuring field devices in an automation installation with a configuration tool operative to physically detect a field device in the automation installation, logically incorporate it into the automation installation, and configure it in the automation installation, the configuration tool resorting for this purpose to a predefined first field-device-specific information packet which at least partially describes the functions and data of the field device and for this purpose has a predetermined set of predefined graphical elements. The configuration tool may have a set of freely defined graphical elements, each freely defined graphical element corresponding to a predefined graphical element of the field-device-specific information packet, the functionality and appearance of the freely defined graphical elements being freely definable, and the configuration tool being operative to extract the predefined graphical elements from the field-device-specific information packet and to replace them with freely defined graphical elements.. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/10/16 / #20160070248

Electrical drive system with model predictive control of a mechanical variable

A system for controlling an electrical drive including the steps of: receiving an input reference value for a first mechanical variable; estimating a second mechanical variable for a predefined time based on a model based on: a first equation for predicting a future state of the drive system a second equation for predicting at least an actual value of the second mechanical variable; and selecting a first future value from development of the second mechanical variable.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

03/10/16 / #20160068068

Drive unit for driving a motor

A drive unit for driving and starting a motor in the form of an internal combustion engine designed for driving a traction generator coupled to the motor.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

03/03/16 / #20160061233

Electric hydraulic actuator

There is set forth herein an actuator having a housing and a piston assembly. The piston assembly can have a piston and a piston rod extending from the piston. ... Abb Technology Ag

03/03/16 / #20160059410

Electric fluidic rotary joint actuator with pump

There is set forth herein an articulated arm, the articulated arm comprising a first rigid link assembly and a second rigid link assembly. The articulated arm can be configured so that the second rigid link assembly rotates in relation to the first link assembly about a rotary axis. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/25/16 / #20160056974

Redundant content bridging between substation communication networks

A method is disclosed for providing a network bridge between a source and a receiving network of a communication network, wherein the network bridge includes two content-bridging nodes connected between the source and the receiving networks according to a redundancy schema defined in iec62439-3. The method can include assigning a common source network node identifier to the two content-bridging nodes; receiving, by each of the two content-bridging nodes, network traffic within the source network; and forwarding, by each of the two content-bridging nodes using the source network identifier, the network traffic from the source to the receiving networks.. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/25/16 / #20160055943

Hybrid conductor with circumferential conducting layers

A conducting medium or high voltage cable can include at least one conductor surrounded by an insulating layer. One or more layers of conducting wires can surround the insulating layers, and the layers of conducting wires themselves can be separated by insulating layers. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/25/16 / #20160055942

Hybrid conductor

A cable comprising that includes an elongated conductor operable to transmit electrical energy at medium or high ac voltages. The conductor has a core including a first plurality of wires of a first conductive material, and an outer layer surrounding the core including a second plurality of wires of a second conductive material. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/25/16 / #20160054286

Hydrogen sensor, hydrogen detection system employing the same, and electrical device with a hydrogen detection system

An optical sensor for detecting hydrogen in a fluid in physical contact with the sensor is provided. The sensor includes an optical fiber, wherein an end portion of the optical fiber is coated with a multilayer including: a sensing layer, including a film of an alloy, the alloy including mg, ni, and m, wherein m is at least one of zr, ta, and hf, and wherein the alloy has the composition mgxniymz, and wherein x is from 40 to 60, y is from 10 to 40, and z is from 10 to 40, and a catalyst layer including pd. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/25/16 / #20160052005

Color changer

A color changer is provided that includes a base module having at least two input channels and at least one output channel for paint material connectable to each of the at least two input channels. The color changer further includes at least two paint valves, each of the at least two paint valves corresponding to one of the at least two input channels and configured to close the corresponding input channel and to be opened by the application of air pressure, and at least two pilot air channels, each of the at least two pilot air channels corresponding to one of the at least two paint valves and configured to convey air pressure to the corresponding paint valve to open the corresponding paint valve. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/25/16 / #20160052004

Color changer

A color changer is provided that includes a base module having at least two input channels and at least one output channel for paint material connectable to each of the at least two input channels. The color changer further includes at least two paint valves, each of the at least two paint valves corresponding to one of the at least two input channels and configured to close the corresponding input channel and to be opened by the application of air pressure, and at least two pilot air channels, each of the at least two pilot air channels corresponding to one of the at least two paint valves and configured to convey air pressure to the corresponding paint valve to open the corresponding paint valve. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/18/16 / #20160049342

Module arrangement for power semiconductor devices

A module arrangement for power semiconductor devices, including one or more power semiconductor modules, wherein the one or more power semiconductor modules include a substrate with a first surface and a second surface being arranged opposite to the first surface, wherein the substrate is at least partially electrically insulating, wherein a conductive structure is arranged at the first surface of the substrate, wherein at least one power semiconductor device is arranged on the conductive structure and electrically connected thereto, wherein the one or more modules includes an inner volume for receiving the at least one power semiconductor device which volume is hermetically sealed from its surrounding by a module enclosure, wherein the module arrangement includes an arrangement enclosure at least partly defining a volume for receiving the one or more modules, and wherein the arrangement enclosure seals covers the volume.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

02/18/16 / #20160047697

Application temperature pickup device for autonomously measuring the temperature of a container

An application temperature pickup device is provided for autonomously measuring the temperature of a thermal-energy-having container, with a housing to be secured to the container, a temperature sensor which measures the temperature of a measuring surface of the outer wall of the container and rests thereon, and associated electronics which are arranged in the housing, as well as a thermoelectric generator which conducts away through the flow of heat the thermal energy of a tapping surface of the outer wall of the container and which has the purpose of supplying energy to the temperature sensor and the electronics, wherein the measuring surface is arranged separated from the tapping surface by a distance in order to reduce the exchange of heat with the tapping surface.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

02/11/16 / #20160043655

Control system and method for controlling a rectifier

A system and method for controlling a rectifier due to changing operating conditions including at least one reactor per phase connected to the rectifier for providing an input signal, a bias current for controlling the reactor, and a control current for controlling the reactor. The bias current is fixed to a predefined value which is taken as an input signal for providing a control current compensating the difference between the predefined value of the bias current and a start value defining a start point of the linear operating range of the reactor.. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/11/16 / #20160043561

Device for intrinsically safe redundant current supply of field devices

A device is provided for intrinsically safe redundant current supply of field devices with a common current-limiting resistor in the mesh of the field device and with redundant current supply units. A current sensor can be provided in the mesh of the field device, the output signal of which sensor is connected to a controllable voltage source in the redundant current supply units.. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/11/16 / #20160043560

Device for intrinsically safe redundant current supply of field devices

A device is provided for intrinsically safe redundant current supply of field devices with a common current-limiting resistor in the mesh of the field device and with redundant current supply units. A current sensor can be provided in the mesh of the field device, the output signal of which sensor is connected to devices for controlling current or active current limiting in the redundant current supply units.. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/11/16 / #20160043533

Process for providing a contamination-reducing component to an electrical apparatus

A process for providing a contamination-reducing component to an electrical apparatus, the electrical apparatus including a housing enclosing an insulating space and an electrical component arranged in the insulating space, the insulating space including an insulation medium which includes or consists of carbon dioxide. The process includes the steps of presaturating the contamination-reducing component with carbon dioxide before placing it inside the electrical apparatus.. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/11/16 / #20160043009

Power semiconductor module

A power semiconductor module, including a housing and a substrate having at least one conductive path is located, at least one power semiconductor device arranged on said conductive path at least one contact, a self-sustaining system for detecting a physical parameter or a chemical substance, a device for wireless transmitting data provided by the sensor, and an energy source. The sensor detects at least one of current, voltage magnetic fields, mechanical stress, and humidity. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/11/16 / #20160042886

Switching device and related switchgear

An exemplary switching device connects and disconnects a power line to and from, respectively, at least an associated electrical load. The switching device includes at least one phase of the switching device having a housing that includes a movable contact configured to be coupled to and separated from a corresponding fixed contact, wherein the at least one phase of the switching device includes an electrically semiconducting assembly having an insulating support operatively associated with a plurality of semiconductor devices, wherein the plurality of semiconductor devices are connected in series and are electrically connected to said fixed contact and to said movable contact, and wherein the semiconducting assembly is configured to be installed into the housing to surround at least a portion of at least one of said fixed contact the movable contact when it is coupled to the fixed contact.. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/11/16 / #20160041040

Protective tube device for protecting a temperature sensor against contact with a fluid

A protective tube device can protect a temperature sensor against contact with a fluid, and has a distal end containing the temperature sensor and has an outer wall provided for contact with the fluid, and a proximal end which is connected to the temperature sensor by electric lines and is intended for arrangement outside the fluid, wherein, on the outer wall of the distal end, an elastic membrane closes off a resultantly defined pressure transmission fluid reservoir in a fluid-impermeable manner, the pressure transmission fluid reservoir being connected fluidically by a fluid channel running within the protective tube device to a pressure sensor arranged in the proximal end.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

02/04/16 / #20160036221

Dc connection system for renewable power generators

A dc connection system for renewable power generators includes a first monopole dc collection network, a second monopole dc collection network and a first bipole transmission system. The first monopole dc collection network aggregates positive-valued dc voltage outputs of a first cluster of renewable power generators onto a positive terminal of the first monopole dc collection network. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/04/16 / #20160035518

Door mounted vent flap structure for arc-resistant compartment

A door for an arc-resistant compartment includes an opening there-through. Flap structure includes a flap member coupled to the door and movable between an opened position permitting air to pass through the opening, and a closed position covering the opening. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/04/16 / #20160035488

Cast split low voltage coil with integrated cooling duct placement after winding process

A coil for a transformer includes first and second coil segments with each coil segment being defined by successive layers of wound conductor sheeting. The coil segments are electrically connected together and are adjacent, defining a space there-between. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/04/16 / #20160033980

On-load tap-changer for dry transformers and dry transformer

An on-load tap-changer for dry transformers, having an electric insulating hollow casing extending around a virtual axis, wherein several electric contact sections are foreseen along a path on the inner surface of the hollow casing, which are electrically joined through the wall of the hollow casing and a selector contact in the inner of the cylinder which is moveable along the path and that's outer end is selectively connectable with one of the contact sections by a respective movement. Respective cables are foreseen to electrically connect the contact sections from the radial outer side of the hollow casing, wherein at least some of the cables have a respective surrounding outer insulation at least at their respective connected end.. ... Abb Technology Ag

02/04/16 / #20160033952

System and method for testing a distributed control system of an industrial plant

A system for testing a distributed control system of an industrial plant is provided. The distributed control system includes at least two industrial control devices and at least one data communication device. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/28/16 / #20160027762

Power semiconductor module

A power semiconductor module includes a first main electrode, a second main electrode and a control terminal. The power semiconductor module includes controllable power semiconductor components arranged between the first main electrode and the second main electrode. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/28/16 / #20160026166

Method and apparatus for controlling a physical unit in an automation system

A method for controlling a physical unit, involving: cyclically generating a plurality of controlling outputs, wherein the plurality of controlling outputs is provided in a redundant manner; applying a selected one of the controlling outputs to the physical unit; checking if at least the selected controlling output is correct; and selecting one of the control units whose controlling output was checked as correct to apply its controlling output to the physical unit (2) in a subsequent cycle, wherein the applying the selected one of the controlling outputs to the physical unit is performed before or during the step of checking.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

01/28/16 / #20160023564

Connecting apparatus for connecting an electrically powered vehicle to a charging station

A connecting apparatus for mounting on a vehicle or charging station, providing an electrical connection between the station and vehicle for charging an storage device of the vehicle, comprising: a contacting head for transferring electrical energy; at least one alignment device for coupling the contacting head to a receiver; a detector configured to determine a position of the receiver; and a control unit for aligning the contacting head and receiver; and wherein the alignment device includes a horizontal positioner; a pivoter for pivoting a contacting post carrying the contacting head from a parking position to a substantially vertical position; and a vertical positioner for telescoping the contacting post to adapt its length. The horizontal and vertical positioners, and pivoter performing an alignment movement independent from the others.. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/21/16 / #20160018972

System and method for self-optimizing a user interface to support the execution of a business process

. . A system, method, and computer program product for optimizing a graphical user interface in support of a business process are provided. User activity in a first version of the graphical user interface is logged and compared against a first gui definition to generate variance data. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/21/16 / #20160016186

System and method for determining component-related delay times for the robot-based spray application of viscous fluids

A system and method are disclosed for determining component-related delay times for the spray application of viscous fluids, which includes an actuable application system for a viscous fluid having at least components of a metering device, fluid valve and application nozzle. The dynamic behaviour of the application system can be dependent, with respect to the volume flow profile of the viscous fluid during the application and component-related delay times, and an impacted object to be sprayed with the viscous fluid by the application nozzle. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/14/16 / #20160013624

Gas cooler for a medium voltage switchgear assembly

Ta gas cooler for a medium voltage switchgear assembly with a gas compartment, having a housing with a hollow body for accommodating the heated gas, which flows through the medium voltage switchgear assembly and is heated by at least one heat-generating current conductor, wherein the hollow body of the housing is divided at least partly in several parallel hollow bodies, which are shaped as fins.. . ... Abb Technology Ag

01/14/16 / #20160013302

Reverse-conducting power semiconductor device

A reverse-conducting power semiconductor device with a wafer has first and second main sides which are arranged opposite and parallel to each other. The device includes a plurality of diode cells and a plurality of gate commutated thyristors (gct) cells. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/14/16 / #20160012994

Magnetic actuating device for a current switching device

A magnetic actuating device (1) for a current switching device (2) comprises: -a ferromagnetic stator (3) and a ferromagnetic armature (4) which is movable between a first end position (5), which is close to the ferromagnetic stator (3), and a second end position (6) which is spaced apart from the ferromagnetic stator (3), —a compression spring (7) configured for urging the ferromagnetic armature (4) to the second end position (6), —an electrical coil (8) energizable for electromagnetically attracting the ferromagnetic armature (4) to the first end position (5), and—a mechanical locking assembly (10) configured for releasably blocking the ferromagnetic armature (4) in the first end position (5).. . ... Abb Technology Ag

01/14/16 / #20160009531

System and method for controlling at least two automated non-passing rail mounted gantry granes

A system or method, for controlling at least two automated non-passing rail mounted gantry cranes, has, for each crane, a crane control unit for ensuring execution of at least one work order received by the respective crane from an external scheduling system, and may have a rescheduling unit which performs a rescheduling of the at least one work order based on an expected trajectory along the rail determined for each work order. The rescheduling can be achieved by splitting at least one of the work orders into at least two new work orders and by re-sequencing and re-allocating resulting work orders to reduce the number or duration of situations, where the expected trajectory of one crane blocks the expected trajectory of another crane and/or to reduce a workload imbalance between the cranes. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/14/16 / #20160008979

Method for checking a robot path

A method checks a robot having a robot controller having a predeterminable safety range, wherein the robot can interrupt the travelling of the robot tool center point (tcp) into the safety range if the robot tool center point (tcp) travels into the safety range during execution of a movement program. The method involves: fixing a safety range which is surrounded by boundary surfaces spanned between respective boundary points, predetermining the safety range on the robot controller, if the safety range is not yet predetermined, fixing a test movement path which in principle lies outside the safety range having a plurality of path points, wherein at least one path point is located in the immediate vicinity of one of the boundary surfaces, executing a test movement program by moving the tcp along the test movement path, checking whether the execution of the test movement program is interrupted.. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/07/16 / #20160007485

Semiconductor module with ultrasonically welded terminals

A semiconductor module includes a base plate, a substrate on the base plate and carrying at least one semiconductor chip, a housing attached to the base plate and at least partially enclosing the substrate, and at least one terminal having one end which protrudes from the housing and another end which has a terminal foot attached on a terminal pad of the metallization by means of ultrasonic welding. The housing has a protective wall which encloses the terminal and divides an interior space of the housing into an unprotected region and a protected region. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/07/16 / #20160006780

Method for processing data streams including time-critical messages of a power network

A method is disclosed for processing data stream within a time constraint by a stream processing network having a plurality of processing elements. The method includes determining a processing unit, by selecting at least one of the plurality of processing elements, for transmitting next data items of the data stream; collecting system information of the processing unit, wherein the system information includes load information of the selected processing element; adapting, based on the system information, a sending rate of the data stream; discarding, by the processing unit, data items of the data stream that would not be processed within the time constraint; and sending, by the processing unit, data items of the data stream that would be processed within the time constraint.. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/07/16 / #20160006255

Intelligent electrical power network device

An intelligent electrical power network control and/or protection device comprises at least one power supply connection for connecting the device to a main power source and an auxiliary power source and at least one unit configured to monitor main power, the unit being configured to activate a signal indicating lack of main power in response to lack of main power. The device further comprises at least one unit configured to provide a state control operation for changing an operating state of at least one unit of the device or an operating state of at least one unit to be connected to the device from an operative mode t a power saving mode in response to the activated signal indicating the detected lack of main power.. ... Abb Technology Ag

01/07/16 / #20160006221

Mounting of a start system on a plurality of securing rails

The present invention relates to a start system (1) comprising a plurality of electrical apparatuses (3, 5) each comprising an insulating casing (7, 9), secured to each other and having an alignment along a first extension direction (d1). The plurality of electrical apparatuses (3, 5) is intended to be brought on a plurality of securing rails (13, 15) extending along a second extension direction (d2) transversal to the first extension direction (d1). ... Abb Technology Ag

01/07/16 / #20160005536

Method for manufacturing a stacked triangular core transformer

A method for manufacturing a stacked triangular core transformer includes assembling a triangular core by positioning of two halves of one leg on an assembly stand in the horizontal position; securing the positioned halves; positioning an outer clamping beam underneath two leg halves at the one end of the leg halves; assembling a yoke segment at the one end of two halves of the core leg; and forming a first clamp of the frame. The method continues by forming a second clamp of the frame at the other end of the two halves of the core leg by repeating the above positioning, assembling and forming steps; tightening the clamps together by securing means; rotating a single core frame into vertical position and releasing securing bar of the assembly stand; assembling two additional single core frames by repeating the above steps; positioning the frames in abutting position, and tightening them together.. ... Abb Technology Ag








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