ABB introduces Collaborative Operations

2017-06-22 - Remote monitoring centers connect customers with ABB experts for data-driven business decisions
June 22, 2017, Westerville, Ohio USA – ABB has introduced Collaborative Operations as a part of their ABB Ability service offerings. Collaborative Operations connects people in enterprise-wide production facilities and headquarters to ABB’s technology and expertise. It sets up both customers and ABB with remote monitoring and predictive analysis technologies to ensure safety and security, increase productivity and improve operational efficiency.

Collaborative Operations utilizes the ABB Ability platform and cloud infrastructure to securely integrate and aggregate data from multiple sites. This data is automatically analyzed and continuously monitored by both customers and ABB experts in connected Collaborative Operations Centers, where asset and process discrepancies are identified, categorized and prioritized for appropriate action. Customers collaborate with ABB as needed to leverage operational efforts.

Collaborative Operations combines ABB applications into a framework that fosters cooperation, improves communication and optimizes connection. These applications include Alarm Management, Asset Health, Condition Monitoring, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, KPI Dashboards, Emissions Monitoring, Operations Support, Performance Optimization, Production Management and Simulation. Collaborative Operations users interact with these applications through ABB’s Extended Operator Workplace, a unique control room environment designed and optimized for 24/7 operations. ABB currently serves customers in Collaborative Operation Centers located around the world; many more will be opening in 2017.

“Collaborative Operations is a true Internet-of-Things application,” said Richard Windischhofer, head of ABB Collaborative Operations. “It is a tried and tested approach that has delivered value in marine, oil, gas and chemical industries. Due to customer demand, we are expanding the range of industries we serve, including cement, manufacturing, metals, mining, paper, power generation and water customers.”

More information on Collaborative Operations and its applications can be found on ABB’s website. Click on the link HERE.

Digital offerings provided by ABB Ability include performance management solutions for asset-intensive industries; control systems for process industries; remote monitoring services for robots, motors and machinery; and control solutions for buildings, electric-vehicle charging networks and offshore platforms. Some of the more specialized offerings address energy management for data centers and navigation optimization for maritime shipping fleets, among many others.

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 & 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 Process Automation Service
O: +1 614 818 6484
M: +1 614 530 5257