ABB enhances its manufacturing management technology
ABB has announced a new version of ABB Ability Manufacturing Operations Management that the company says will offer an extended range of capabilities and new digital applications.
New features in the enhanced manufacturing operations management platform include:
- enhanced user experience based on new HTML 5 web client
- an interactive dashboard application
- a statistical process control (SPC) application
- a Batch Compare application for advanced batch analysis.
“ABB Ability Manufacturing Operations Management is a comprehensive, scalable and modular software suite that optimises visibility, knowledge and control throughout the operations domain,” said Narasimham Parimi, Head of Digital Products – Product Management, Process Control Platform. “This release provides a range of rich new functionality and a new enhanced user experience that enables operations to become more productive and responsive.”
According to ABB, Manufacturing Operations Management is designed to simplify production management by enabling performance monitoring, downtime management and maintenance support, as well as providing statistical production analysis tools. It provides solutions and tools to facilitate the collection, consolidation and distribution of production, quality and energy information via the plant’s web-based reports, trends and graphs.
A self-service dashboard application promotes increased collaboration, providing visibility from shop floor to top floor and spanning IT and OT environments, the company said. It increases data connectivity to all apps and modules within the MOM suite, combining historic and manufacturing data and providing the user with improved customisation capabilities. Dashboards can be shared among users, further promoting collaboration between teams.
In addition to the listed new features, cybersecurity remains front of mind in the design of the new version, and the new features in MOM include enhanced security.
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