ABB partners with Samotics to extend its condition monitoring services

ABB is acquiring a 10% stake in Samotics, the Dutch electrical signature analysis (ESA) technology provider, and has entered into a strategic long-term partnership with the company to offer enhanced condition monitoring services.

The partnership will extend ABB’s asset health monitoring services to harsh and submersible environments and deliver more insight into machine health and energy efficiency. As a first step, ABB will integrate Samotics’ plug-and-play monitoring solution into its digital portfolio.

Samotics’ technology is complementary to the ABB Ability Condition Monitoring service for powertrains, a sensor-based solution that analyzes the health and performance of rotating equipment. Samotics’ SAM4 technology, which is already being implemented across the wastewater and water, steel, and chemical sectors, will expand ABB’s application of asset health monitoring of motor-driven industrial equipment as it does not rely on mounting sensors in the field. This means that SAM4 can be deployed on machines in harsh and submerged environments.

“Our strategy is to build an ecosystem with leading service providers who can contribute to our customers’ overall success,” said Adrian Guggisberg, president of ABB Motion Services. “With Samotics, we share the ambition to co-develop digital services that will offer even greater insight across a wider range of applications to help our customers taking better decisions.”

Jasper Hoogeweegen, CEO of Samotics said: “Entering into a strategic partnership with ABB will open doors with potential customers around the world and help us scale our business. At the same time, we share a mindset and commitment to help solve reliability and energy efficiency challenges.”

ABB plans to roll out Samotics technology to customers before the end of 2022 as part of its growing service portfolio for rotating equipment.