ABB launches ABB Ability™ Field Information Manager 3.0 to help future-proof industrial operations

ABB launches ABB Ability™ Field Information Manager 3.0 to help future-proof industrial operations

  • The latest version of the ABB Ability™ Field Information Manager to boost engineering efficiency and productivity for fleets of field instrumentation
  • Digital solution’s operability with both legacy and next-generation smart devices enables seamless integration with existing systems while ensuring the plant of tomorrow’s connectivity
  • Compatible with the growing wave of Ethernet-APL devices entering the market, FIM 3.0 also offers support for PA-Profile 4.02 future proofing operations

ABB Ability™ Field Information Manager (FIM 3.0) has been upgraded to offer system engineers and maintenance teams increased connectivity and extended reach across the latest communication protocols. The result is enhanced operational efficiency thanks to the digital solution enabling faster, more intuitive configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of devices.

Providing heightened performance and diagnostic data collection of fleets of devices, the latest version of FIM 3.0 leverages OPC UA and PA-DIM to transport data from field devices to cloud-based condition monitoring solutions. In doing so it helps customers achieve smarter maintenance and enhances their engineering efficiency. New asset management capabilities which include increased device condition monitoring pave the way to predictive maintenance.

“In the era of Industry 4.0, ABB Ability Field Information Manager empowers businesses to embrace digital transformation, ensuring flexibility, efficiency, and competitiveness across their fleet of devices,” said Stefan Basenach, Head of Process Control Platform, ABB. “With its future-proof capabilities, it helps customers enhance operational efficiency while remaining relevant as industry standards evolve”.

ABB’s enhanced FIM 3.0 software serves as the bridge between IT and OT to enable data-driven decision making, offering a wider range of connectivity options for ASi-5, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, HART IP, and HART, FIM 3.0 fits into any existing system landscape for increased plant agility. Strengthened Ethernet-APL support ensures market relevance well into the future.

  • Functional design offers superior user experience with latest field device technology, inherently built for engineering efficiency
  • ABB Ability™ Field Information Manager is the device mangement tool of choice for configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of fieldbus instruments

ABB's Ability™ Edgenius™ Operations Data Manager further extends FIM 3.0 capabilities by enabling the collection and management of data from OPC UA making valuable information accessible for edge and cloud-based applications. Offering advanced fleet management capabilities, simplifying the monitoring and maintenance of field devices across multiple locations.

ABB’s Process Automation business automates, electrifies and digitalizes industrial operations that address a wide range of essential needs – from supplying energy, water and materials, to producing goods and transporting them to market. With its ~20,000 employees, leading technology and service expertise, ABB Process Automation helps customers in process, hybrid and maritime industries improve performance and safety of operations, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. go.abb/processautomation

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 140 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com

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