Panel Builder System Integrator

September 18, 2019

Successfully operating in more than 450 cement and mining sites worldwide, the ABB Ability System 800xA Minerals Process Control Library is a ready-to-use, tailor-made automation software solution for the mining and cement industries. It is designed to achieve the highest plant productivity, availability and safety, as well as the best operator efficiency. The new ABB Ability System 800xA Minerals Process Control Library update offers additional functions that are now available with the new version of the ABB 800xA 6.1 automation platform.

This version comes with a completely new clear and intuitive graphical interface for process displays, faceplates and workplace layout providing operators with relevant process information in its situational context. This enables awareness of any given situation in a plant. It also offers an extensive set of options for adapting presentation so that focus can be tailored, and users can navigate to the required information much faster.

A key new feature is the unique alarm system which enables plant operators to immediately detect, understand and resolve all types of process situations and disturbances in minimum time. The most critical elements of the production process are emphasized through a combination of context-based information and consistent alarm colors and shapes, ensuring that attention is always drawn to those requiring immediate response.

The wider release follows the first installation of ABB Ability System 800xA Minerals Process Control Library at the Hoghiz cement plant in the Brasov region of Romania which produces 1 million tons of cement a year.

"Following the upgrade of the automation system to the latest version of ABB Ability System 800xA which has been in operation since early July, process displays are much clearer." says Razvan Cocea, Head of Electrical and Automation for CRH Hoghiz Plant. "With the new visual control graphics, it is now immediately obvious which equipment requires attention. The new process alarms instantly alert operators when something is wrong. They can then easily navigate to the detailed displays to find the root cause of the problem and take appropriate measures to bring the process up and running again."

"Thanks to a continuously growing level of automation and intercommunication fewer people are now managing much larger plant areas," said Michael Marending, lead engineer at technology leader ABB. 'This adds complexity to daily plant operation and places increasing demands on today's control room personnel. The ability of humans to be able to respond, with good decisions at the right time, is crucial for the optimization of plant efficiency and reliability."

“Visualization is critical to the process, providing the main interface between humans and the production site. This new HMI offers a whole new set of functions and makes real-time information much more accessible to operators. The new visual control graphics make it easier for all users of the system to take the right decisions in any situation and allow operators, maintenance and engineers to collaborate in new ways. Visual control graphics can be easily integrated into other existing ABB and external vendor subsystems.”

ABB Ability System 800xA Minerals Process Control Library is part of the ABB Ability MineOptimize portfolio of digitally connected products, services and solutions that enable modern mines and cement plants to maximize visibility, reliability, productivity and energy efficiency and optimize performance.

ABB Ability is the company’s digital platform and comprises more than 210 industrial internet solutions and cloud infrastructure.

Source


Emerson’s New Easy-to-deploy Monitoring Accelerates Asset Digitalization

Emerson MonitoringEmerson recently introduced the AMS Asset Monitor edge analytics device, which digitalizes essential asset data and analytics for better operations performance and improved decision making. AMS Asset Monitor provides actionable insights into essential assets that were previously monitored only with infrequent assessments. The new edge analytics device will connect with Emerson’s Plantweb Optics asset performance platform to provide key operations personnel with instant asset health details for operations and maintenance decision making. 

 

 

Read More

Latest Articles

  • Prev
  EPLAN, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, four leading companies in automation and advanced ...
As the Vice President and General manager of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power division David ...
For the fourth year in a row, Manufacturers Automation Inc. has been awarded the “Outstanding ...
  Flexibility and rapid production are two of the main demands placed on panel building and ...
  In this issue of Industry Insights with Owen we discuss factory automation ...
Allied Electronics & Automation is announcing the expansion of its current Sales organization. ...
The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today the first Founding Members of its new ...
Canada continues to be an excellent performer for HARTING, recording double digit revenue growth on ...
  With the growth of e-Commerce, comes major changes in global retail and logistics. ...
This June the Pepperl+Fuchs road tour made its way through Ontario and Quebec, visiting several ...

Printing With Precision – Improving Existing High-Speed Equipment

JAE LogoThe Scenario

A high-speed printing company had partially completed an upgrade to their equipment. The printing machine used two alternating print heads to produce units at a rate of more than 11/s. Due to the nature of the product, speed, accuracy, and repeatability were extremely important. The process needed to be consistent as any defect would impact production further down the line.

To ensure there were no errors, the units would pass through a vision system designed to detect defects and other irregularities. A mechanical reject system would then remove any defected units from the line.

Read More

Important safety considerations for machine shop equipment

OmronIf not properly safeguarded, machine shop equipment is capable of seriously injuring an operator. Lathes, band saws and other simple machines can cut or even sever a finger or a limb. Due to the major potential for harm, it’s essential for manufacturers to comply with all mandated safety standards for the types of machines they employ.

What are the standards?

To get started with machine shop equipment safety compliance, manufacturers can look up the safety standards applicable to their region. In the United States, relevant standards are sorted into the following three categories:

Read More

Cut Startup Costs and Inefficiencies with the Right MAC

RockwellBy Simon McEntee

Reduce Integration Challenges by Embedding an OEM MAC in Your Gas Processing Facility Projects

You’ve been through it before. Just days away from a scheduled plant or platform launch and you’re scrambling to connect OEM skids and at risk of missing your launch deadline.

Almost every oil and gas company has experienced the chaos that comes with trying to finish a start-up in its final days. The good news - this doesn’t have to be your status quo.

 Read More

 

Coming Soon: The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8, Virtual control cabinet engineering – fully matured

The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8 is making its first big appearance at the SPS IPC Drives. The software for virtual 3D control cabinet engineering is characterised by its expanded flexibility, surprising users with a brand new 4K-capable user interface. It’s also causing decision-makers to sit up and take notice: during live, joint presentations in Nuremberg, EPLAN and Rittal will be introducing a whole series of innovations in the context of control cabinet engineering.

These include complementary software solutions for engineering and preplanning operations, innovative system technology for housings, power distribution and climate-control systems, automation technologies, and digital assistance systems for integrated automation of manufacturing processes. EPLAN and Rittal are thereby positioning themselves as solutions providers offering integrated solutions for optimising processes in control cabinet engineering: combined machine/hardware and software solutions, product-accompanying data and comprehensive on-site process integration services for customers.

Read More: < ...

Product News

  • Prev
Aluminum and copper conductors can be installed quickly, easily, and safely in the new UL-approved ...
You will be impressed by the new TRIO POWER power supplies with IP67 protection from Phoenix ...
4mm (smooth) and 5mm (M5 threaded) round photoelectric sensors are now available from ...
The NITRA pneumatic AC Series of coalescing air filters from AutomationDirect allows finer removal ...
The smallest robot controller in its class, the ultra-compact YRC1000micro minimizes installation ...
Introduced specifically for manufacturers branching out into robotics, the new Smart Series suite ...
Yaskawa Cockpit is a new software platform that monitors, accumulates and visually delivers ...
The next generation of robot programming, Smart Pendant radically changes the way a robot is ...
Ideal for high-speed assembly and handling applications, the GP7, GP8 and GP12 robots are fast, ...
Featuring power and force limiting technology, Yaskawa Motoman’s HC10 and HC10DT robots work safely ...
Kerrwil Publications

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2019 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil