With over 860 visitors to the Subsea EXPO 2106 stand, ABB exhibiting together with MJR Power & Automation had an extremely busy week, with lots of interest in X-Wave AHC and the innovative ABB HES880 Hybrid Electric Drive System.
Developed initially for Hybrid Diesel Electric Heavy Earth Moving Vehicles, the ABB HES880 platform offers portable, rugged and small form factor modular drive solutions for marine and back deck equipment applications. It’s unrivalled size, power, IP rating (IP67) and high temperature water cooling enables modules to mounted directly on the machine eliminating the requirement for large air cooled drive cabinets located in air conditioned containers on deck or in switchrooms below deck.
The unrivalled portability of HES880 offers a practical, reliable solution to ‘on skid’ installations for portable deck equipment.
In addition greatly reducing the overall deck space and footprint required, mounting drives directly on the machine significantly speeds up mobilisation time. For portable equipment such as winches, wiring from the drives to the motors and field devices remains a fixed installation on the machine and is never disturbed, leading to improved reliability and fewer wiring problems.
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