ABB introduced its tried and trusted ABB Ability™ Advanced Process Control solution to the metals industry, promising accurate modeling of process behaviors to achieve greater process stability, bringing improved product quality, output, and cost savings. The solution uses straightforward design and deployment of model predictive control (MPC) and analytics to enable a high level of automation and optimization.
ABB Ability™ Advanced Process Control for metals employs Model Predictive Control (MPC) to create digital twins of many key steel production processes, using process data to predict behavior over time. In addition to increased output, improved quality, and reduced input costs, the solution also reduces the need for operators to continuously monitor and modify processes around the clock.
Part of the ABB Ability™ digitalization portfolio, Advanced Process Control for metals utilizes real-time data from control systems such as ABB Ability™ System 800xA or third-party alternatives using open communications protocols such as OPC (OLE for Process Control).
The solution offers metals producers a customizable toolbox that can be applied to a variety of process applications, which can be developed in line with customer needs.