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ABB to expand Dodge Passport selection tool

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ABB’s online product selection programme, Passport, is to offer an application-based approach, allowing users to quickly and easily design and order mechanical products for use in belt conveying applications.

With its web-based Dodge Passport design tool, ABB will, for the first time, enable customers to design conveyor pulley assemblies and belt conveyors. Users will be able to order and create complete application-based solutions on user friendly programmes. The solutions will be offered for bulk material handling applications, which are often used in the mining, cement, aggregate, and grain industries.

The new conveyor pulley assembly designer will enable users to select, quote, and order conveyor pulley assemblies, complete with shafting and mounted bearings. Customers will be able to make cost-effective selections of readily available components, with real-time pricing and availability. Once the customer’s selections are complete, Passport also includes an add-to-order feature, enabling customers to convert selections into orders seamlessly, via the PT Place e-commerce platform.

In order to accurately size gear reducers, motors, conveyor pulleys, shafting, and mounted bearings, Passport’s new belt conveyor design programme will use application-specific design parameters. These include capacity, material characteristics, and conveyor geometry. The tool also provides a summary, including component details, supporting technical performance data, and indexes selections for future reference.

“From Torque-Arm reducer drive packages to conveyor pulley assemblies complete with mounted bearings, Dodge has a leading product offering for belt conveying applications,” said Matthew Wolford, Electronic Tools Product Manager at ABB. “Passport’s new design applications leverage over 140 years of bulk material handling expertise, guiding users through a reliable selection process for all Dodge mechanical products and accessories.”

Additional Dodge mechanical power transmission products will be incorporated into future Passport capabilities, as well as expanding the application-based approach for packaged product solutions to a wider range of common industrial applications.

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation, and robotics and motion.

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