This month ABB introduces an updated ABB AbilityTM Connected Worker solution with new functionalities which strengthen and accelerate the digitalization of the field operator experience to mitigate the risk of human error and unscheduled downtime.
The enhanced software integrates technology and connectivity into the workplace to provide the operator more flexibility, control and ease-of-use through greater visibility of real-world circumstances and data. In doing so, it enables a more sustainable and resilient business model.
The Integrated Task Manager app will deliver ongoing, continuous improvements on current data and stronger analysis capabilities on historical data, allowing operators to more accurately measure their performance efficiency. Improvements in the Procedure Manager app mean that operators can now preview their industrial procedures across various mobile devices and in different virtual settings.
The updated Mobile app features an improved audit trail and the ability to go back and enter or approve data in a more controlled way. The improved visibility allows for better prioritization and ease-of-use, increasing quality of operations as a result.
“By digitalizing activities ranging from daily rounds and checklists to inspections and complex procedures, operators can reduce the likelihood of human error, enhance workflow efficiency and create safer workplaces,” said Matilda Steiner, Global Portfolio Manager at ABB. “In today’s world of unprecedented technological change, companies that embrace more autonomous, industrial work environments can realize significant benefits.”
Connected Worker connects seamlessly with MS Teams and the control system to ensure real-time synchronization of manual with automated industrial procedures, helping operators better visualize and coordinate complex workflows. It also schedules and tracks jobs, based on triggers from other systems or devices, and assigns tasks to the appropriate stakeholders, defining the date and time of the required action.