Metallurgical process control, metal manufacturing automation and optimization

ABB ranks as the world' s largest provider of process automation systems for metal industry. We offer a common technology platform used in all segments of metallurgy as a complete automation solution from yard to melt shop, hot and cold rolling, processing lines and to market.

The ABB award-winning distributed control system (DCS) product families can be scaled to meet different customer needs from PLC functionality up to high-end rolling mill controller including technological controls, mathematical models and simulation packages, full integration of process, electrical and safety - to achieve greater results with fewer resources. ABB DCS systems also provides state-of-the-art visualization and diagnostics for the complex requirements in metals applications. Real-time access to all plant data support for faster decision-making and operator action.

Unrivaled in its scope, ABB is a global leader in instrumentation and analytical – certified to international standards and provides a wide variety of measurement products, including fieldbus technology, and gas analyzer systems, e.g. for emission monitoring.

Fast and accurate control of torque and speed under all operating conditions is an important precondition for the successful control of material thickness, flatness and tension. For metals applications, ABB has developed dedicated special drive functions to achieve highest performance speed and torque control – enabling our customers to optimize production while ensuring quality, minimizing wear and enhancing reliability.

Smart manufacturing in metals

Our offering


Control every stage of production, from shop-level control systems to top-level MES, with the proper protection against cyber threats


Collect data across the entire operations, display it in meaningful ways and in the right context, simulate different scenarios


Act on the insights and predictive analytics by making fast informed decisions to improve safety, uptime, speed and yield

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