Keep production lines going while working from home

ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Thursday, 09 April, 2020

Keep production lines going while working from home

During this unprecedented crisis, ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation business is working to help customers and partners keep production lines going and to enable businesses to continue to function while many are working from home.

ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business will make key software services available free of charge to its customers until the end of 2020.

Many can benefit from digital solutions that enable them to manage their production lines remotely and to keep robot systems running at optimal performance with less human interaction, particularly given the current need for social distancing and remote work. Digital tools can also be used to help customers continue to work and prepare for projects that will be ready to go as soon as everyone gets back to the workplace.

The software being made available free of charge includes:

  • ABB Ability Connected Services - Condition Monitoring & Diagnostics: This platform monitors the health and performance of single robots or entire fleets, helping customers to monitor and run robot systems at optimal performance remotely. To register, visit
  • RobotStudio: This is ABB’s simulation and offline programming software, offering a complete digital replica (digital twin) of physical assets or systems so users can see what’s going on in their production line remotely. It allows users to create, simulate and test a complete robot installation in a virtual 3D environment without having to visit or disturb their actual production line. All RobotStudio functionalities, including all Powerpacks and CAD convertors, digital twin and virtual reality meetings will now be available free of change.
  • Virtual Technical Support: If technical support enabled via video (Skype, Zoom, Teams). To access this support please contact your local ABB representative.

The following YouTube video shows the ABB Ability Connected Services:

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