Stäubli Electrical Connectors signs memorandum with ABB to develop solutions for the transition to all-electric mines

Stäubli Electrical Connectors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ABB to collaborate in bringing solutions to market to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with heavy machinery in mining.

Stäubli a leading manufacturer of connector solutions and global technology company ABB will explore the development of electrification solutions that will meet the demands of industrial applications. These include high power requirements, automated and safe operations, adaptation to harsh environmental conditions and meeting approved standards. The focus will be on mine infrastructure solutions for battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

“As a global provider of reliable connectors with a strong commitment to drive innovation, we have many key applications across various industries. Every industry demands unique technological solutions, while the mining space is now developing for a long more sustainable future,” said Winnijar Kauz, Stäubli Electrical Connectors’ Global Business Head of E-Mobility. “Today’s mining environments need industrial leaders to collaborate and support the transition to all-electric operations. We look forward to teaming up with ABB to explore and develop technology solutions that will lead the way for emission free mining operations."

“Mining and heavy industry customers seeking to decarbonize their operations are looking for innovative solutions to support the electrification of their fleets,” said Max Luedtke, ABB’s Global Head of Mining. “These solutions are needed to facilitate the transition to net zero emission transport and to fast-track the development of new emissions-reducing systems. The goal is for electrification and automation of the whole mining operation.”

“This MoU is another cornerstone of our dedication towards sustainability in mining and to reach a platform which is able to provide new solutions to the market out of collaboration between companies,” said Mehrzad Ashnagaran, ABB’s Global Product Line Manager Electrification & Composite Plant. “Partnering and joining forces amongst domain experts and complementing the offering for the best possible customer experience in terms of productivity and safety while focusing on environmental aspects is what drives us at ABB. We are really looking to this joint approach with Stäubli.”

The agreement between ABB and Stäubli was signed by Mehrzad Ashnagaran, ABB’s Global Product Line Manager Electrification & Composite Plant, and Philippe Grunenberger, Stäubli’s Director Global General Industries on June 25, 2021.

ABB is celebrating 130 years of experience in the mining industry in 2021. The company delivers complete electrification, automation and digital solutions, industry-specific products and lifecycle services across every stage of the mining cycle. ABB’s digital applications draw on advanced libraries and software solutions to reduce process complexity and can integrate with existing equipment and technology. ABB Ability™ MineOptimize is a digitalized portfolio of connected solutions that is already improving the energy efficiency as well as productivity and optimization of CAPEX and OPEX of open pit and underground mines worldwide.

Stäubli Electrical Connectors stands for advanced contact technologies and elaborate solutions developed with a methodical and qualified approach. Close conceptual and geographical collaboration with customers, even for the most uniquely demanding tasks, keeps Stäubli Electrical Connectors at the pulse of events for more than 50 years and this proximity is one of the key to successful innovative solutions.

Über die Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG

Stäubli offers innovative mechatronic solutions in three core areas including Connectors, Robotics and Textile. Founded in 1892, today Stäubli is an international group headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland with more than 5,500 employees worldwide. Stäubli has a presence in 29 countries with production companies, sales and service subsidiaries and is supplemented by agents in 50 countries. As a world market leader in the field of connectors, Stäubli manufactures quick connector systems for all types of fluids, gases and electrical energy. The Electrical Connectors product portfolio (formerly Multi-Contact) ranges from miniature connectors to high-performance connectors for power transmission, industrial automation, transportation, test and measurement. In Photovoltaics, Stäubli is the global market leader with its MC4 connector components. The core of all Stäubli electrical connectors is the unique MULTILAM technology.
https://www.staubli.com/electrical

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG
Stockbrunnenrain 8
CH4123 Allschwil
Telefon: +41 (61) 3065555
Telefax: +41 (61) 3065556
http://www.staubli.com/electrical

Ansprechpartner:
Alain Schierenbeck
Business Development Manager E-Mobility
Telefon: +41 61 306 55 39
E-Mail: a.schierenbeck@staubli.com
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