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Module Type Package (MTP)

Offering process function as a service for modular enabled automation solutions with plug and produce capabilities is the future of the process industry

MTP as production flexibility enabler

Modular process plants will have pre-automated modular units that can easily be added, arranged and adjusted according to the production needs. This is achieved through the Module Type Package (MTP), a standardized methodology enabling interoperability between any module and orchestration system developed within the MTP framework. Distributed Control Systems (DCS) will evolve to process orchestration systems that manage the operation of the modular units.

The MTP contains all necessary information to integrate a module into a modular plant, such as the communication, the services, a human machine interface (HMI) description and maintenance information.

ABB has launched world’s first commercial modular enabled process automation solution. This is the first solution to combine an orchestration layer and a module layer integrated with the technology of module type packages (MTPs).

Interested in Modular Automation?

Several Module Type Package (MTP) control sub systems and a modular configuration tool have been delivered and are currently running with the ABB's orchestration system at one of the major life science companies, Bayer AG.

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Modular automation reduces the complexity in engineering, commissioning and maintenance with packaged process-engineering functions

Module Type Package (MTP): Standardizes the interfaces between control level and module. 

Why should you care about MTP?

Module Vendor
System Integrator
Plant owner
  • Reduced cost, risk and delivery time with standardized control solution.
  • Increased scope with automation control included in the modules.
  • Increased business opportunity with services such as fleet management.
Reduced cost, risk and delivery time:
  • Less none standard interfaces
  • Shorter commissioning time
  • Reduced engineering
  • Easier trouble shooting
  • Reduced time for 3rd party system integration
  • Focus on core business and outsource automation
  • Higher flexibility of the production
  • Reduced time to market
  • Less lifecycle costs

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