ABB Ability™ for mining


Increasing availability while pushing performance takes ability. ABB Ability™.


Although demand for commodities is growing in the long term, the mining industry currently faces a unique set of challenges: competitive pressure is driving mining companies to find new ways to increase the production rate of their operations, reduce the cost per ton produced and extend the lifespan of mine sites or establish new ones. As a result, productivity improvement is rapidly becoming a key competitive differentiator.

The solution to these challenges lies in automation, the integration of data and real-time optimization of mining processes. 

ABB Ability addresses the entire mining value chain. From on-demand ventilation management to location-based, real-time decision support, ABB Ability solutions enable mining companies to know more, do more, do better, together.

Our digital products and solutions are combined with decades of industry leadership. Currently ABB offers more than 600 mine hoist solutions and over 125 mill drive systems. We have implemented over 720km of belt conveyor systems and have more than 200 patents in effect in the mining industry.

To read more about some of our success stories, please see the links below.