New advanced service shortens transitions

2016-11-29 - The ABB Transition Performance Service helps papermakers make more saleable paper
November 29, 2016, Westerville, Ohio USA – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, now offers papermakers a new way to help shorten product grade and shade transition times, so that users can increase production even more. The QCS Transition Performance Service powered by ServicePort tracks the performance of papermaking transitions, and identifies, categorizes and prioritizes issues that may impede smooth transitions, and alerts users on what to do to address them.

Transition disturbances such as excessive transition time, sheet breaks, and weight and moisture deviations can add unnecessary time to product grade or shade changes, both reducing production and increasing reprocessing costs. The ABB QCS Transition Performance Service, delivered through the ABB ServicePort Delivery platform, automatically collects and analyzes product transition data from the QCS, and creates Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that show when action should be taken to avoid disturbances.

Users view KPIs to determine where to make the most effective actions, schedule regular scans that provide more detailed reporting on transition performance, and set up thresholds on the KPIs to be tracked, so that the service notifies users of when a KPI exceeds them. Visualization of the process data related to a KPI can be viewed for multiple transitions to ensure repeated issues are quickly identified.

ABB’s QCS Transition Performance Service joins the QCS Performance Monitoring Service powered by ServicePort, which tracks automatic control utilization, sensor stability and reel variability. Other ABB Advanced Services powered by ServicePort include the 800xA Performance Service, Cyber Security Monitoring Service, Loop Performance Monitoring Service, Loop Tuning Accelerator Service, and the LV Drives Performance Service. The ABB ServicePort™ is a secure, remote-enabled service delivery platform that hosts software tools, facilitates automatic data gathering and analysis, presents data to users, and archives data for future service use.

ABB ( is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

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