2022-01-30 14:19 来源:翻译

New ABB study on industrial transformation unveils critical relationship between digitalization and sustainability

·“Billions of better decisions” highlights the role of Industrial IoT solutions in reaching sustainability goals while empowering the industrial workforce
·International survey of 765 decision-makers reveals that while 96 percent believe digitalization is “essential to sustainability,” just 35 percent have implemented Industrial IoT solutions at scale
·72 percent of companies are increasing investment in Industrial IoT specifically to address sustainability aims

·"数以亿计的更好决策 "强调了工业物联网解决方案在实现可持续发展目标方面的作用,同时增强了工业劳动力的能力
·对765名决策者进行的国际调查显示,尽管96%的人认为数字化对可持续发展 "至关重要",但只有35%的人已经大规模地实施了工业物联网解决方案

ABB released the findings of a new global study1 of international business and technology leaders on industrial transformation, looking at the intersection of digitalization and sustainability. The study, “Billions of better decisions: industrial transformation’s new imperative,” examines the current take-up of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential for improving energy efficiency, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and driving change. The goal of the new ABB research is to spur discussion within industry regarding opportunities to leverage the Industrial IoT and empower companies and workers to make better decisions that can benefit both sustainability and the bottom line.

ABB发布了一项针对国际商业和技术领袖的关于工业转型的新的全球研究1的结果,探讨了数字化和可持续性的交叉点。这项名为 "数十亿个更好的决定:工业转型的新要求 "的研究,考察了目前工业物联网(IoT)的应用情况及其在提高能源效率、降低温室气体排放和推动变革方面的潜力。ABB新研究的目的是在工业界讨论利用工业物联网的机会,使公司和工人能够做出更好的决定,从而有利于可持续性和底线。

“Sustainability goals more and more are a crucial driver of business value and company reputation, and Industrial IoT solutions are playing an increasingly important role in helping enterprises achieve safe, smart and sustainable operations,” said Peter Terwiesch, President of ABB’s Process Automation business area. “Unlocking insights hidden in operational data holds the key to enabling literally billions of better decisions throughout industry and acting upon them, with significant gains in productivity, reduced energy consumption and lower environmental impact.”

ABB集团过程自动化事业部总裁Peter Terwiesch表示:“可持续发展目标日益成为企业商业价值和公司声誉的关键驱动力,工业物联网解决方案在帮助企业实现安全、智能和可持续运营方面发挥着越来越重要的作用。发掘隐藏在运营数据中的洞见,是在整个行业中真正实现海量更优决策的关键,据此采取行动,从而显著提高生产率,减少能源消耗,降低环境影响。”

The study, commissioned by ABB, found that an organization’s “future competitiveness” is the single greatest factor – cited by 46 percent of respondents – in industrial companies’ increased focus on sustainability. Yet while 96 percent of global decision-makers view digitalization as “essential to sustainability,” only 35 percent of surveyed firms have implemented Industrial IoT solutions at scale. This gap shows that while many of today’s industrial leaders recognize the important relationship between digitalization and sustainability, the adoption of relevant digital solutions to enable better decisions and achieve sustainability goals needs to accelerate in sectors like manufacturing, energy, buildings and transport.


Further key learnings from the study

·71 percent of respondents reported greater priority given to sustainability objectives as a result of the pandemic
·72 percent said they are “somewhat” or “significantly” increasing spending on Industrial IoT due to sustainability
·94 percent of respondents agreed the Industrial IoT “enables better decisions, improving overall sustainability”
·57 percent of respondents indicated the Industrial IoT has had a “significant positive effect” on operational decision-making
·Perceived cybersecurity vulnerabilities are the #1 barrier to improving sustainability through the Industrial IoT


·72%的受访者表示,由于可持续发展,他们 "在一定程度上 "或 "在很大程度上 "增加了工业物联网的支出
·94%的受访者同意工业物联网 "能够做出更好的决策,提高整体的可持续性"
·57%的受访者表示,工业物联网对运营决策产生了 "重大的积极影响"

Win-win scenarios with the Industrial IoT

With 63 percent of executives surveyed strongly agreeing that sustainability is good for their company’s bottom line, and 58 percent also strongly agreeing it delivers immediate business value, it’s clear that sustainability and traditional priorities of Industry 4.0 efforts – speed, innovation, productivity, efficiency, customer-centricity – are increasingly intertwined, opening up win-win scenarios for companies looking to drive efficiency and productivity while making strides on climate change.


“The International Energy Agency2 estimates that industry accounts for more than 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions today,” said Terwiesch. “If we are to reach climate objectives such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, industrial organizations need to implement digital solutions as part of their sustainability strategies. Embracing these technologies at all levels – from the boardroom to the facility floor – is key, as every member of the industrial workforce can become a better decision-maker when it comes to sustainability.”


ABB innovations for sustainability

ABB is committed to leading with technology to enable a low-carbon society and a more sustainable world. Over the past two years, ABB has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by more than 25 percent. As part of its Sustainability strategy 2030, ABB expects to be fully carbon neutral by decade’s end and to support its global customers in reducing their annual CO2 emissions by at least 100 megatons by 2030, the equivalent of removing 30 million combustion cars from the roads each year.


ABB’s investments in digital capabilities are core to this commitment. With more than 70 percent of ABB’s R&D resources dedicated to digital and software innovations, and a robust ecosystem of digital partners, including Microsoft, IBM and Ericsson, the company has established a leading presence in Industrial IoT.


The ABB Ability portfolio of digital solutions enables a host of industrial use cases to power improvements in energy efficiency, resource conservation and circularity, including condition monitoring, asset health and management, predictive maintenance, energy management, simulation and virtual commissioning, remote support and collaborative operations. Examples of ABB’s more than 170 Industrial IoT solutions include ABB Ability Genix industrial analytics and AI suite; ABB Ability Energy and Asset Manager; ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for Powertrains; and ABB Ability Connected Services for industrial robots. 

ABB Ability数字化解决方案组合在大量行业应用案例中,帮助提升能源效率,推动资源保护和循环利用,包括状态监测、资产健康和管理、预测性维护、能源管理、仿真和虚拟调试、远程支持和协作操作等。ABB的170多款工业物联网解决方案包括ABB Ability Genix工业分析和人工智能套件、ABB Ability能源与资产管理、ABB Ability数字化传动链状态监测系统、ABB Ability工业机器人互联服务等。