The choice is yours: you can perform a step-by-step evolution in a controlled, invest-as-you-grow process, or implement a complete evolution that completely replaces your existing system. ABB has developed an integration between 800xA and Invensys Foxboro I/A that enables you to enjoy all the benefits of 800xA but keep your existing Foxboro I/A controllers as long as it makes sense. A next step could be a step wise replacement of the controllers and note that ABB can carry out that even if this is a batch orchestrated environment. The flexibility is yours in order to get maximum cost efficiency.
The key ABB value proposition is evolution via enhancement. This includes operator graphics, historical data, batch recipes, operator training, etc. We invest huge resources to protect your investment, and the result can be seen in time and money-saving graphical and database conversions, as well as cable kits that eliminate the need for extensive rewiring. You’ll find plenty more examples. What’s more, they all follow an individually-tailored pathway.
ABB’s evolution solution is a low-risk, incremental evolution strategy – adding value, meeting performance objectives, building strength on strength. It’s proven – it has worked for thousands of end-users and it will work for you.
ABB’s unique demonstration center in Marseille, the ABB DCS Collaboration Arena, hosts a blend of earlier ABB DCS generations and other DCS brands, all collaborating in one system using 800xA operator environment. Please visit us for a walkthrough!