• Motors that let you know when it is time for a service
    Prepaid condition monitoring for motors
    ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for motors Our condition monitoring solution connects motors with the twenty-first century. ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors uses compact sensors to pick up multiple data from motors and provides information about motor health and performance via a smartphone or a dedicated web portal. This solution enables you to plan maintenance, optimize uptime and improve the efficiency of your motors.
    Benefits

    Optimized energy#3
    Save energy in a plant by detecting inefficiencies in your systems.
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    Prevention of unexpected downtime#6
    Reduce downtime by transitioning from reactive to proactive maintenance.
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    Reduced maintenance cost#21
    Save time and effort of maintenance engineers with early warning systems.
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    Improved safety#25
    Enables easy access to motors in locations that are difficult or dangerous to access.
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    Edition & Pricing
    • Editions & Package (3)
    All editions
      Included
    • Condition monitoring for motors
    • Energy consumption monitoring
    • Vibration and surface temperature
    • Secure and flexible user management
    • Alerts and notifications
      Excluded
    • Smart Sensor hardware
    Prepaid, 1-year plan
  • For 1-24 Devices EUR 125 / Device / One Time

  • Unlimited Users
  • One-time payment to activate a 1-year subscription for one ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors.
  • For one ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors.
  • Flexible solution.
  • The no-ties subscription without automatic renewal.
  • Volume pricing
  • For 25 Devices And Above EUR 112.5 / Device / One Time


  • Prepaid, 2-year plan
  • For 1-24 Devices EUR 244 / Device / One Time

  • Unlimited Users
  • One-time payment to activate a 2-year subscription for one ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors.
  • For one ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors.
  • Flexible solution.
  • The no-ties subscription without automatic renewal.
  • Volume pricing
  • For 25 Devices And Above EUR 219.6 / Device / One Time


  • Prepaid, 5-year plan
  • For 1-24 Devices EUR 575 / Device / One Time

  • Unlimited Users
  • One-time payment to activate a 5-year subscription for one ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors.
  • For one ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors.
  • Flexible solution.
  • The no-ties subscription without automatic renewal.
  • Volume pricing
  • For 25 Devices And Above EUR 517.5 / Device / One Time


  • You will receive a voucher with a code that activates your subscription for one ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors. To activate it, just scan the code from the voucher with the Smart Sensor Platform app. The voucher can be used only once, by any user.

    The ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor must be purchased separately in order to benefit from the subscription services. Users activate and install the Smart Sensor with the app on their phone or tablet. After the 60-days free trial period a user must purchase a subscription in order to continue to access the services and data. A subscription provides access to services and data of one Smart Sensor to an unlimited number of users.

    Additional information
    • Extend the lifetime of your motor with less redundant plant. Spare inventory.

    • Fit it easily to the surface of a motor, without wiring or machining, and collect operational data and health information of the motor. Maintenance and operation can be optimized in a way that was not possible before. The benefits can be significant, payback time expected to be less than one year in most cases. With IoT-technology the sensor performs at a low cost that was unthinkable a few years ago.

      Like a fitness wristband for electric motors

      In the standard configuration the sensor takes a measurement every hour, and has a memory for a month.

      Within that month the data must be collected, either automatically via a gateway or manually with a smart phone.

      The data is analyzed by the powerful algorithms of ABB, the world's leading manufacturer of electric motors.

      Highly configurable

      Users can change the interval between measurements, extend the battery life with the power saving mode, add photos and event descriptions, adjust settings for alarm and alert, calibrate with other measurements, and many other features.

      The app and portal can be configured to different languages and to imperial or metric units. The user can also select alerts and communication he/she wants to receive.

      Secure and safe

      The user management allows control of who has access to which data.

      The system complies with ABB's strict standard on cyber security.

      How to purchase the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor hardware?

      Please contact your local ABB representative to purchase the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor hardware.

    • Support

      Description: When users have questions about the Smart Sensor, the app or web portal they can contact the support team by using the feedback function in the app and web portal. Please attach a log file to make the trouble shooting easier.
    Additional information

    Extend the lifetime of your motor with less redundant plant. Spare inventory.

    Fit it easily to the surface of a motor, without wiring or machining, and collect operational data and health information of the motor. Maintenance and operation can be optimized in a way that was not possible before. The benefits can be significant, payback time expected to be less than one year in most cases. With IoT-technology the sensor performs at a low cost that was unthinkable a few years ago.

    Like a fitness wristband for electric motors

    In the standard configuration the sensor takes a measurement every hour, and has a memory for a month.

    Within that month the data must be collected, either automatically via a gateway or manually with a smart phone.

    The data is analyzed by the powerful algorithms of ABB, the world's leading manufacturer of electric motors.

    Highly configurable

    Users can change the interval between measurements, extend the battery life with the power saving mode, add photos and event descriptions, adjust settings for alarm and alert, calibrate with other measurements, and many other features.

    The app and portal can be configured to different languages and to imperial or metric units. The user can also select alerts and communication he/she wants to receive.

    Secure and safe

    The user management allows control of who has access to which data.

    The system complies with ABB's strict standard on cyber security.

    How to purchase the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor hardware?

    Please contact your local ABB representative to purchase the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor hardware.

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