ABB Ability System 800xA provides manufacturing processes control, contributing to seamless operation. Uninterupted operation is especially important during the potato harvest, i.e. from September till December, when even a single day of downtime would mean enormous financial losses to the Czech starch manufacturing giant.
„With System 800xA, operators have full control over power and raw material consumption and are able to maintain key processes without interruption,“ said Martin Červinka, Local Business Unit Manager ABB Control Technologies.
“The reason for selecting System 800xA were good experience and excellent references from our colleagues in Sweden. Our parent company Lyckeby Starch has been using the control system successfully in manufacturing plants of the same kind that we are installing here now,” added Václav Straka, Technical Development Manager, LYCKEBY AMYLEX, a.s.
System 800xA is not only a DCS, but also a platform enabling the full integration of the electrical, information and safety systems, with the capacity to improve engineering efficiency, operator performance and asset utilization. The system provides efficiency and safety through supervision and process control. System 800xA offers integrated operations, highly powerful HMI (human machine interface) and ergonomic environment for operators. ABB thus enables operators to perform their tasks better and to make correct decisions at the right time.