SWEDEN – ABB’s new Ability™ collaborative operations centre will connect systems, software and services used by customers with ABB personnel to leverage the industry and informational expertise of both customers and ABB for higher overall operational efficiency. This approach leverages ABB’s extensive operational technology expertise to provide data driven improvement areas for customers through remote connectivity, secure access, and technical support.
[caption id="attachment_1003722466" align="alignleft" width="300"] A peek inside one of ABB’s collaborative operations centre.
The Västerås centre will support ABB’s mining customers, and will co-ordinate with other ABB collaborative operations centres around the world to provide expanded support and additional expertise. Each Ability centre is staffed with process experts and equipped with digital technology that serve specific customer needs.
The Västerås collaborative operations centre will support the recently announced ABB Ability
performance improvement for hoists service. This remote-enabled, software-assisted service analyzes mine hoist data 24/7, continuously gathering and analyzing data to automatically identify, categorize and prioritize issues to address. It delivers this data via predictive notification to customer and ABB personnel, so that fast action can be taken to improve condition and performance. This service reduces unplanned hoist stoppage and increases system safety and reliability. Other ABB advanced digital services deliver proactive optimization to ABB control systems, PID control loops, cyber security, drives and rotating machines.
Sensors and operation critical systems transmit data on the health, performance and location of plant equipment to collaborative operations centre, where sophisticated software performs advanced data analytics 24/7. Insights gained allow engineers to quickly diagnose potential issues, advise on preventive maintenance, and recommend measures to improve performance. ABB experts and customers work closely together, taking data-driven decisions in real time that increase operational and business performance.
ABB Ability collaborative operations is a true Internet-of-Things application, and is part of the company's portfolio of ABB Ability with industry leading digital solutions. Collaborative Operations provides performance management, remote monitoring and preventive analysis technologies to ensure security, and improve efficiency and productivity in various industries.
Find information of all that ABB offers the mining industry at www.ABB.com/Mining.