This comes at a time when the Government of India last week announced the new National Mineral Policy 2019. With digitalization at its heart, ABB AbilityTM MineOptimize connects all electrification, automation and digital offerings to optimize all stages in the lifecycle from design and build to operation and service – of any open pit or underground mine and minerals processing plant. Also, in the current scenario when Indian mines are combining renewables with thermal generation and battery storage, the aim is to increase efficiency while reducing their carbon footprint and overall costs.
ABB AbilityTM MineOptimize comprises a suite of digitally connected products, services and solutions, which include state-of-the-art digital technologies for remote services, predictive maintenance tools as well as solutions for upgrades and retrofits. Advanced application libraries, software solutions and digital platforms reduce process complexity, promote safe and secure production and lower lifetime operating costs. By ensuring that the right people have the right information at the right time and from anywhere, ABB AbilityTM MineOptimize digital applications enable mine operators to maximize reliability, safety, productivity and energy efficiency while optimizing planning and visibility across operations and the entire enterprise.
“Optimization of mining and mineral processing operations in order to improve productivity, reduce downtime and protect workforce and the environment is essential and an important factor in being competitive in the market,” said Martin Knabenhans, head of product management for ABB’s Process Industries business unit. “The ABB AbilityTM MineOptimize portfolio offers open, digitally connected mining applications for unmatched operation, maintenance, process and production performance. As digital transformation partner ABB AbilityTM MineOptimize enables IT/OT integration for some of the world's most cost-effective mines.”
ABB will shape the future of mining by rolling out new electrification solutions, digital applications and collaborative services in the innovative ABB AbilityTM MineOptimize portfolio throughout the year to:
· Enable sustainable mining by powering the all-electric mine
· Re-invent mining automation with the next generation of ABB Ability™ System 800xA for Process and Power Control
· Improve availability through enhanced collaborative services with new predictive cloud based analytics for grinding, hoists and conveyors
The new ABB AbilityTM MineOptimize digital applications complement electrification and automation solutions and dedicated mining systems for hoists, gearless or ring geared mill drives and material handling which can be applied in the building or revamping of a mine. They will also sit alongside collaborative remote assistance, availability, performance and quality services.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com.