ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the company employs 145,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries. The firm’s shares are traded on the stock exchanges of Zurich, Stockholm and New York.
ABB’s business is comprised of five divisions that are in turn organized in relation to the customers and industries we serve.
The company in its current form was created in 1988, but its history spans over 120 years. ABB’s success has been driven particularly by a strong focus on research and development. The company maintains seven corporate research centers around the world and has continued to invest in R&D through all market conditions.
The result has been a long track record of innovation. Many of the technologies that underlie our modern society, from high-voltage DC power transmission to a revolutionary approach to ship propulsion, were developed or commercialized by ABB. Today, ABB stands as the largest supplier of industrial motors and drives, the largest provider of generators to the wind industry, and the largest supplier of power grids worldwide.
ABB Control Systems
Extended Automation for Industries
Process industry control with full integration for electrical, safety and telecoms in a single operations environment with System 800xA.
Essential Automation Freelance System and Compact Product Suite
Freelance, the power and reliability of a DCS in a user-friendly, cost-effective and robust solution ideal for all process industries. Plus, a suite of best-in-class control products that can meet all your automation needs.
The new generation of total plant automation for the power and water industries – simple, scalable, seamless, secure.
Service for your control system
A full range of lifecycle services from spare parts, repair, training and technical support to upgrades and evolution help to keep production running, maximize system lifecycle, optimize processes and deliver operational excellence.
Extend the useful life of your installed system and upgrade and evolve your Advant OCS with Master/MOD 300, SATT, Symphony Harmony INFI 90/Melody/DCI System Six, Procontrol P13/P14, Safeguard 400 Series system.
TUV Certified Safety System portfolio that complies with the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards.
Software and Collaborative Production Management
Solutions to integrate process control, manufacturing, and the office with real time data visibility, tracking, and optimization of production.
System 800xA Details:
System 800xA Controllers
The System 800xA family of controllers, communication interfaces and I/O modules match the most challenging requirements in industrial automation. Combined with ABB’s rich experience in general and industry-specific process and power automation, 800xA Control and I/O products deliver powerful and versatile solutions that are equally effective for small hybrid systems as for large, integrated, automation and power applications. These products contribute to higher return on assets by improving production control, maximizing process availability, and minimizing maintenance.
ABB also offers the AC 800M High-Integrity Controller - an IEC 61508 and TÜV-certified control environment for combining safety and business critical process control in one controller without sacrificing safety integrity.
800xA Hardware: The AC 800M controller is a family of rail-mounted modules, consisting of CPUs, communication modules, power supply modules and various accessories. Several models are available to that vary in terms of processing power, memory size, SIL-rating, and support for redundancy.
The AC 800M Control Software comprises libraries and control applications for programing and commissioning.
System 800xA I/Os
System 800xA I/O products offer a full line of industrial I/O with several options, making it possible to optimize cost and performance. Choices include remote and local mounting, small footprints via rail mounting, and intrinsic safety. All allow for better control, higher output, and lower costs.
S800 I/O scales from low cost, standard function type modules to configurations providing high end features like hot-swap, HART, time tagging, redundancy down to the I/O channel. Flexible mounting options ensure optimal installation and operation.
S900 I/O provides means to install I/O directly in the field, especially in hazardous locations including Zone 1/2 for EExi loops. S900 also offers hot-swap, redundancy, HART and diagnostics.
System 800xA Engineering provides real-time information integration for better and faster access. Working within a common engineering environment, 800xA Engineering supports a consistent information flow from design, through installation and commissioning, to operation and maintenance. It lays the foundation for continuous improvements in lifecycle and operation dimensions of information flow, resulting in efficient engineering and enhanced productivity.
The Engineering Workplace is a single workplace for all engineering tasks as for example
Graphic display configuration
Control application design
Safety application design
Control system configuration
Field Device and instrumentation configuration
- Control System and field device maintenance
- Trend and History configuration
- Integration with CAE tools as Intergraph SmartPlant® Foundation
Fiedlbus and Network Communications
A broad range of field devices from ABB and third party manufacturers are certified for use with System 800xA. We add more on a continuous basis by working with our Device Integration Center to manage and enhance additional libraries. This service is also available to our customers for special requests.
Which fieldbus should I use?
The answer depends on the application and what’s already installed. An optimized solution will probably use more than one. For example, new 'analog' installations benefit greatly from FOUNDATION Fieldbus, while new 'discrete' installations can benefit from PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet and Ethernet/IP. Electrical integration depends on whether the equipment supports protocol IEC 61850, Ethernet /IP, PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, MODBUS, or others.