ABB to Deliver Data Analytics-Based Optimization for Metals Producers with New Digital Solutions Suite

By Ralph Rio

Company and Product News

ABB Ability Data Analytics Platform is a new digital solution for iron, steel and other metals manufacturing customers that helps customers to visualize every single piece of data across the value chain, so they can make real time decisions on planning and plant wide operations.

ABB Ability Data Analytics collects, analyzes and visualizes data from a variety of subsystems and devices within a metals plant, harnessing large volumes of complex data and integrating Operating Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) in one single platform.  Fully scalable, secure and vendor neutral, it can be connected to any ABB or third-party systems and devices.  By breaking down data silos and increasing information transparency ABB Ability Data Analytics Platform helps customers take the essential steps towards realizing fully digitalized plants.

Specific features provide customers with an integrated view of operations in real-time via powerful, high resolution dashboards.  With either on-premises or cloud connectivity, this centralized platform solution allows for better planning and process control through the continuous monitoring of production data, downtime, and movement of heats and raw materials as examples.  Analysis of complex, large data across time-frames and facilities provides opportunities for improving quality, identifying bottlenecks and optimizing the plant-wide resourcing of utilities, byproduct gases and production.  It can be used when applying new technologies such as machine learning, or to optimize specific process areas such as cold rolling and long product mills.

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