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ABB unveils new Minerals Library 5.1/5 features

World Cement,

ABB introduces new Minerals Library Release 5.1/5, with enhanced control, routing, yard and port functionalities.

“The resulting improvements will lift the automation solution to a next level. Maintenance teams and operators will benefit from optimised processes and easy fault-finding, including on-line access to plant documentation. Leading global mining and cement companies trust System 800xA, the Minerals Library and the knowledge we packed into it,” said Martin Knabenhans, Product Manager for Minerals Libraries at ABB.

New Minerals Library 5.1/5 features:

  • Yard and port objects for dynamic position visualisation and collision protection of stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders and unloaders.
  • Recipe control module to handle proportion and ratio control requirements with as many components as needed.
  • Enhanced group and subgroup functions enabling easy, seamless engineering, operation and maintenance of functional groups even when distributed in different process controller, e.g. long belt conveyors, high level automation with department or process area start/stop concepts.
  • Standardised modules for challenging situations where a drive, motor, valve or actuator is controlled by more than one functional group, e.g. complex routing application.
  • Improved maintenance and error control options for analog and digital signals.

ABB’s System 800xA Minerals Library is a suite of object-oriented software control modules, which make it possible to design process control and power applications in an efficient and fully-parameterised manner. Successfully operating in more than 400 cement and mining sites worldwide, the technology increases standardisation, functionality and quality of process control software over the complete life cycle of a production facility. This minimises downtime caused by abnormal situations and allows for efficient operation and maintenance of the production process.

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