ABB Automation GmbH

Kallstadter Str. 1, 68309 Mannheim


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 10  Electrical engineering and process control technology
  • 10.01  Electrical equipment

Electrical equipment

  • 10  Electrical engineering and process control technology
  • 10.02  Process control technology and automation

Process control technology and automation

  • 10  Electrical engineering and process control technology
  • 10.03  Data processing and software

Data processing and software

  • 10  Electrical engineering and process control technology
  • 10.04  Engineering and technical support

Engineering and technical support

  • 12  Information processing
  • 12.02  Computation and simulation software

Computation and simulation software

Our products

Product category: Process control technology and automation

Processing Lines

Industrial IT solutions for the metals industry

ABB is a leading supplier of solutions and electrical equipment for Processing Lines for the Ferrous Industry; Stainless Industry as well asNon-Ferrous Industry. For these industries more than 450 Processing Lines have been installed by ABB all over the world.
Our reference list covering the processing of steel/stainless steel and non-ferrous strip containing the following types of processing lines:

Processing lines for surface treatment, such as: Pickling; Decrreasing; Coating (glavanizing, tinning, chromizing, aluminizing, color coating) and Grinding

Processing lines for treating the structure of the material, such as: Annealing and Levelling

Processing lines for operation: such as: Trimming; Slitting; Cutting ot length; Recoiling; Inspection and Coil optimization

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Product category: Engineering and technical support

CPM - Production Control

CPM4Metals (CPM for Metals) - ABB’s solution for production planning and production execution for the Metals industry

CPM stands for Collaborative Production Management and is a family of solutions from ABB for information sharing, production planning and execution, reporting, asset monitoring, and process optimization (mathematical models) covering all processes from steel production, hot rolling, cold rolling to finishing and treatment in processing lines.

Typical features:

  • Production plan optimization
  • Plant-wide sharing of information between business systems and the shop floor
  • Production execution (dispatch of production order data/collection of process data)
  • Paperless production management (online information, less misprinted data, availability of instructions)
  • Visualization of real-time production and equipment status (line stops, operating time, etc.)
  • Production performance analysis (time-based and individual-based reporting).

CPM allows users in the organization to increase the efficiency of working by making the right decisions at the right time with fewer mistakes. This information is up-to-date and quickly accessible to users. This allows them to collaborate in a more informed way to ensure maximum productivity and quality.

With a system adapted for your needs, ABB supports you with a full suite of CPM solutions for your production line.

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Product category: Computation and simulation software

Test Systems

Our mission is to provide our customers in the testing industry with first-rate drive technology and customer-specific applications. To this end, we design and deliver individual drive components as well as integrated customized test stands and special drive solutions for the most diverse of purposes. Our dedicated, highly experienced specialists create the solutions that are right for you. Our services comprise:

  • Consulting, design and project planning
  • Special drive designs
  • Expert project implementation
  • Expert engineering services on an individual basis
  • Customized solutions and upgrades
  • Design and delivery of drive-related mechanical systems
  • Professional installation, competent implementation and reliable after-sales service – worldwide

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About us

Company details

ABB solutions for metals industries

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.

Process Automation

The main focus of this ABB business is to provide customers with products and solutions for instrumentation, automation and optimization of industrial processes. The industries served include oil and gas, power, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals and minerals, marine and turbocharging. Key customer benefits include improved asset productivity and energy savings.

Metals Solutions

ABB is a leading provider of electrical equipment and control systems to optimize the process of melting, shaping and finishing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. As a competent partner for the metals industry ABB offers innovative solutions, products and services:

• Smart automation solution for metals applications -
   from simulation models to technological controls
• Process control systems, measurement and analytical devices
• Metallurgy products : electromagnetic stirrers and brakes  for furnaces and continuous casters
• Force measurement products and solutions
• Drives systems and frequency converters
• Power supply and distribution
• Industrial crane systems

ABB's electromagnetic stirrer and brakes have been widely applied in arc furnaces, ladle furnaces and continuous casters in metals industry in more than 60 years for increased quality and productivity. Our metallurgical competence and advanced 3 D computer simulation, combined with worldwide service net, ensure you the simple, safe and reliable operation with less energy, minimum maintenance and better after sales service. EM stabilizer is the latest product developed for processing lines to increase quality and reduce overcoating.

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