ABB showcases automation leadership at ARC Industry Forum 2020

Innovative automation technologies, digitalizing the workforce and collaborative operations will be discussed as ABB showcases its automation leadership at the 24th annual ARC Industry Forum.

ABB is driving the conversation around digital transformation in industry and cities. Despite ballooning global energy consumption, industries, businesses and cities are striving to lower energy costs and reduce their environmental footprint, all while embracing a new wave of digital technologies.

“To support our customers on their journey with the energy transition, we need to find new ways of operating to increase business efficiency and reduce risk,” said Kevin Kosisko, Managing Director, Energy Industries.

“Automation unlocks this potential, and as a digital technology leader, ABB is at the forefront of innovative and intelligent technology solutions for tomorrow’s world.”

At the forum, which is being held 3-6 February, ABB offers visitors the chance to experience firsthand how ABB is writing the future of industry, energy, cities and work with its pioneering technologies.

Delivering open process automation

Building on ABB’s strong foundation as no. 1 in the market for distributed control systems (DCS) for two decades, ABB will showcase its latest advances as a member of the Open Process Automation™ Forum (OPAF). OPAF is a consensus-based group of end users, suppliers, academic professionals, standards organizations and system integrators that is committed to addressing business and technical issues for process automation.

“ABB’s DCS technology has been helping our customers to build and run safe, smart and sustainable facilities and cities, boosting productivity, efficiency, performance and stability while driving profitability and reducing costs,” said Mr Kosisko.

ABB has been working collaboratively with other members of OPAF in the goal to create a standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable process control architecture for the future of control systems. Visitors of the ARC Forum will have the opportunity to see for themselves the latest developments of the collaborative engagement.

Digitalizing the workforce

What will the future of work look like amidst waves of change? Tomorrow’s industrial operators will be enabled by new safe and smart technologies such as ABB Ability™ Augmented Field Procedures.

ARC Forum visitors can experience ABB’s digital field operator system with remote-enabled augmented reality and artificial intelligence technologies that are seamlessly integrated between the field and DCS.

“ABB’s augmented field solution creates, communicates, executes and records data, using state-of-the-art digital systems that will give our customers a much-needed edge in the Industry 4.0 age,” said Mr Kosisko.

Find out more about ABB Ability™ Augmented Field Procedures, ahead of visiting us at the stand.

Driving collaborative operations

ABB is also showcasing its ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations, which promotes innovative methods of operation, connecting people in production facilities, headquarters and at ABB to give them the right information to make informed decisions to enhance business profitability. Forum participants will have the opportunity to see the solution in action, with more than 250 available services.

“With over 50 years of expertise in intelligent, integrated project and service deliveries around the world, ABB is constantly striving to improve our collaborations with customers across industries to deliver safe, smart and sustainable automation solutions,” said Mr Kosisko.

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