Key Performance Indicators
ABB Ability™ Smart Hoisting identifies, categorizes and prioritizes Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the following areas:
To ensure optimal operation of the hoist system, we monitor analyze a range of KPI’s, such as hoist capacity flow and motor speed. If the deviations exceed site-specific thresholds, alarms are triggered that notify site personnel and ABB experts, who are monitoring the system remotely.
Safety brake system
All emergency stops will be analyzed to ensure a controlled and approved retardation. A too high retardation can result in rope slip and a too low retardation can result in over winding. This, together with checking of the brake valves, prevents the hoist from an unplanned stop.
Here we monitor the position checkpoints, overspeed margins and compare reference between drive and control system. This helps ensure that our hoist protection works properly and that you don’t have any unwanted unbalances.
ABB Ability™ Safety Plus for hoists solutions can transfer performance data and test results to our advanced digital service ABB Ability™ Smart Hoisting for further analysis. The field data (speed, position, brake pressure, temperature, time, actuator position, etc.) is sensed and subjected to analysis to then allow site engineers to identify any discrepancies or plausibility and take remedial actions.