ABB Ability™ Manufacturing Operations Management for metals (MOM4Metals)

Improve information sharing, production planning, execution, reporting, asset monitoring, process optimization throughout all processes - from steel production, hot rolling, cold rolling to finishing and treatment in processing lines

  • Do you have optimized production schedules at your fingertips?
  • Is your production integrated with your planning?
  • Can you back-trace your production?
  • Do you know the ‘what and why’ of your plant downtime?
  • Are you managing your line set-up parameters optimally?
  • Do you monitor material quality during production?

Reference installation

World’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum

The largest fully integrated plant amongst customer facilities in Saudi Arabia


  • Production Planning
  • Production Management
  • Quality Management
  • Process Data Management
  • Reporting
  • Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)


  • 14 interfaces to external systems
  • 21 Equipment
  • 40 working places


  • Leverages efficiencies - integrating mine, refinery, smelter and rolling mill

  • Further efficiencies from low energy costs embedded in a brand new infrastructure environment

A common framework for production planning and manufacturing execution systems in

Steel production

  • EAF - Electric arc furnace
  • LF - Ladle furnace
  • VD - Vacuum degassing
  • BOF- Basic oxygen furnace

Hot flat mills

  • HSM - Hot strip mills
  • SM - Steckel mills

Profile mills

  • Bar and wire mills
  • Section mills

Cold rolling mills

Processing lines

Tube mills

Line stop monitoring

Recording and analysis of line stops / downtime detailing when, what and why

Roll management

Keeps track of the rolls, monitors the roll wear and supports roll change

Quality management

Inspection, material rejection, recording and analysis of quality set-points versus measured process values

Equipment monitoring

Recording of equipment operating time and cycles for planning and maintenance

Material identity tracking

Tracking of individuals (pieces) along the production line

Enterprise connectivity

Seamless integration of ERP, SCM, MES and control systems for enterprises of all levels of complexity



Mobile app provides access to ABB Ability™ Manufacturing Operations Management for metals and your process data from any place, anytime, anywhere




Smart device app for ABB Ability™ Manufacturing Operations Management for metals offers:

  • Quick and updated view of system dashboards 

  • Production, downtime, roll tonnage data at fingertips 

  • Overview of material & heat tracking data in the mill in various zones such as furnace, mill and finishing area

  • Different dashboards for different log-in rights

  • Can be deployed via intranet or internet in line with customer need



Data integration, visualization, analytics and optimization examples

Partner with ABB to accelerate your digital transformation journey

Why ABB?
  • Experienced provider OT and IT stack
  • Third party and legacy integration
  • Domain knowledge and cross industry knowledge
  • Efficient transformation projects, focus on ROI
  • New tools such as cloud, analytics
  • Development model with partners to jointly develop solutions

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