Data is collected in real-time from data acquisition systems, such as IBA, or from process controllers via OPC or Modbus/TCP. It is seamlessly integrated with process control and is securely stored onsite at the customer facility using ABB Historian. Information is then visualized in intuitive dashboards which designated site and ABB personnel can access online 24/7.
The digital technology at the core of this service - ABB Ability™ Data Analytics for cold rolling mills* - employs cold rolling mill-specific algorithms. This allows you to harness high level plant and process data and use it to reveal trends and inter-relations between various process parameters, trace and visualize the KPI’s important to your cold rolling mill, right down to individual coil or coil set.
Real-time continuous monitoring and remote expert support allow to detect and analyze deviations, identify their root cause and leverage the insights gained to predict and prevent faults before they affect production. The service includes proactive deviation alerts and reports, as well as system maintenance and updates - ensuring smooth, reliable operation and faster, more data-driven decisions. Insights can also be leveraged across multiple sites to unlock further cost savings at enterprise level.
*ABB Ability™ Data Analytics for cold rolling mills is available as part of Performance Optimization Service for cold rolling mills or as a stand-alone product.