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ABB wins award for new Control IT Multiloop Controller

ABB Inc. has been awarded a prestigious Control Engineering Editors Choice Award for its advanced Control IT 53MC5000B Process Control Station. Mark Hoske, Control Engineering's editor-in-chief commented "Control Engineering's editors began by examining thousands of products featured in our print and electronic editions during 2001; nominated 175 candidates; deliberated extensively on the merits of each; and subsequently narrowed the list to the final 35 winners."

On receiving the award Carol McNelly, Business Manager Recording & Control Solutions for ABB, stated "the Control IT 53MC5000B is the value-packed replacement for the popular Micro-DCI 53MC5000 series controller that has been widely used for the past ten years in many industries. This new controller features many improvements over the previous model and is a key product in ABB's Industrial IT solution."

The ABB Control IT 53MC5000B Process Control Station includes a networkable controller, a hot-swappable operator interface display, ABB's Easy-Tune self-tuning algorithm, and up to four control loops. It comes standard with four analog, two discrete inputs; two analog, two discrete outputs; RS-422/485 data highway; and RS-232 connections. Several module options allow expansion to nine analog/two discrete inputs; four analog/two discrete outputs; and 16 user-defined discrete I/O points.

ABB manufactures a wide range of instrumentation including: flowmeters, pressure and temperature transmitters & sensors, level transmitters, liquid and gas analyzers, recorders, controllers, valves, actuators and positioners. ABB (www.abb.com) is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB has some 155,000 employees in more than 100 countries. The company's U.S. operations employ more than 14,000 people in manufacturing and other facilities in 40 states.

Last edited 2004-09-14