Due to global competition metals manufacturers are under constant pressure to find new and improved ways to enhance operations and reduce costs. More powerful tools are needed to monitor operations, identify and diagnose current problems, and predict new ones before they cause bottlenecks, unplanned downtime or unnecessary use of resources such as utilities, energy and assets.
ABB Ability™ Data Analytics Platform for metals is the digital solution that collects, analyzes and visualizes data from a variety of subsystems and devices within a metals plant to provide an integrated view of operations in real-time via powerful, high resolution dashboards. This solution, with either on-premise or cloud connectivity, can be utilized as one centralized platform for collecting and analyzing data, and applying new technologies such as machine learning to optimize plantwide operations and/or specific process areas such as cold rolling and long product mills.
Custom KPI’s based on organizational access levels allow the customer to get the right information to the right people at the right time to better diagnose product, system and process issues, make data-driven decisions and reach unprecedented levels of optimization.