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ABB Ability™ System 800xA Networks

Control. Monitor. Communicate. ABB Ability System 800xA Networks provide pre-configured network components that are tested with 800xA to ensure top quality performance and provide protection against cyber threats.

Modern DCS heavily depend on reliable, robust and secure networks. Network equipment enables clients to communicate with servers and controllers to obtain information from the field.

ABB Ability System 800xA Network equipment features & benefits:

  • Integrated detail status monitoring & alarming
  • Robust & of long life duration
  • High MTBF figures ensures long service life
  • Reliable even when a media break occurs
  • The portfolio is specifically developed for 800xA and all components are fully supported by ABB

New! Entirely new RNRP industrial routers/firewalls have been specifically developed for use in ABB Ability System 800xA networks using the Redundant Network Routing Protocol (RNRP).

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Efficient network operations with ABB Ability System 800xA Networks

Modern DCS heavily depend on reliable, robust and secure networks. Network equipment enables clients to communicate with servers and controllers to obtain information from the field. 

In addition to the traditional Ethernet communications from operator workstations to controllers, there's an increase in Ethernet-based fieldbus networks to communicate to field equipment.  Fieldbus protocols such as PROFINET, IEC 61850, Ethernet/IP and MODBUS TCP/IP are being used to communicate to lower level PLCs, smart transmitters, valve actuators, and even electrical equipment. Using fieldbus solutions allows for not only reduced wiring and installation costs, but they allow for more diagnostic information to be brought back in. 

The products have the capability to define a default ABB configuration to have teams focus on plant production rather than becoming experts on technology like networks and virtual machines. 

Typical ABB Ability System 800xA networks use cases

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