Monarch Cement purchases ABB upgrade to improve operator interface

ABB upgrades cement manufacturer’s ABB Knowledge Manager and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Westerville, Ohio, USA, October 12, 2017

Monarch Cement awarded ABB a contract to upgrade their ABB Knowledge Manager and extend their ABB LIMS at Monarch's Humboldt, Kansas, USA site.

Monarch will receive the latest version of ABB Knowledge Manager, which is updated with ABB AbilityTM System 800xA integration, increased reporting capability and improved user interface. The updated LIMS will run under one common operator interface for ease of data sharing, and also enable comprehensive data mining.

ABB LIMS works with ABB Knowledge Manager to manage quality information at laboratories serving process industries, covering tasks from routine quality control to final product tests and compliance certificates. ABB's Knowledge Manager provides solutions and advanced tools to facilitate the collection, consolidation and distribution of production, quality and energy information via the plant's web-based reports, trends, and graphs.

The Monarch Cement Company (OTCMKTS: MCEM) has produced the highest quality cement for its customers in the Midwest for over nine decades. Today Monarch serves all or parts of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma from the Humboldt plant as well as Monarch's terminals in Des Moines, Iowa and Dodge City, Kansas.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport and infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.

For more information please contact:
Dave Biros
Global Product Marketing Manager
ABB Industrial Automation Service
O: +1 614 818 6484
M: +1 614 530 5257


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