ABB has launched its latest release of ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus distributed control system (DCS) to further support digital transformation. Accordingly, the latest version of Symphony Plus will further support customers’ digital journey through a simplified and secure OPC UA connected to the Edge and Cloud. Thus, without interfering with core control and automation functionalities.
Symphony Plus has more than 40 years of experience in total plant automation, and the new release propels digital transformation in power generation and water industries as well.
The new Symphony® Plus delivers customers access to digital solutions, such as fleet asset management enabled by ABB Ability™ Genix Asset Performance Management. Furthermore, it also enables users to access process and alarm data from mobile devices through the ABB Mobile Operations application. Hence, allowing them to stay updated to react faster, reduce downtime, and save costs.
Critical data is possible to view anywhere, anytime, thanks to HTML5 web-based operation and engineering tools, promoting collaboration, improving plant uptime, and performance. Flexible field device management has also been enabled with ABB’s Field Information Manager (FIM), making the configuration, commissioning, diagnostics, and maintenance of fieldbus instruments quicker and easier.
“In developing the latest release of Symphony® Plus, our focus has been on creating innovative technology that gives customers access to an extended range of digital applications,” said Joerg Schubert, Head of Product & Portfolio Management, Process Automation Systems, ABB. In addition, Schubert said, “Our ultimate goal is to help society and industry achieve a more productive, sustainable future through safe, secure and seamless operations.”
A newly added SD Series e-Class process controller offers a low-risk, low-disruption retrofit solution for traditional Harmony Rack (HR) installations. It brings increased speed, higher capacity, and more functionality to HR systems. In doing so it delivers innovation with continuity, enabling plant-wide digitalization while minimizing impact on process operations and system infrastructure.
ABB’s Process Automation business pioneers in automation, electrification, and digitalization for the process and hybrid industries. Most importantly, it takes pride in serving its customers with a broad portfolio of products, systems, and end-to-end solutions. This includes its distributed control system, software, and lifecycle services, industry-specific products as well as measurement and analytics, and marine offerings.