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.