: Since its introduction more than four decades ago, the distributed control system (DCS) – a digital platform for automated control and operation of plants and processes has sat at the heart of process and energy industries. As industry undergoes digital transformation, the DCS continues to be key to ensuring safe, efficient and reliable operations, enabling the collection of valuable data and analytics for realtime insights.
“ABB leads the field in DCS thanks to its domain knowledge in multiple industries, extensive service network, a continued investment in developing technology, loyal customers and digital solutions that meet rapidly changing customer requirements.” Said Bernhard Eschermann, Chief Technology Officer, ABB Process Automation. “Much of our development is focused on advancing technology such as Modular Automation, Select I/O and secure Edge integrated solutions which address new process and business challenges while protecting investments our customers have already made in their installed DCS systems. We believe these type of solutions to be some of the catalysts needed for the successful implementation of Industrial IoT and agile navigation to Industry 4.0.”