ABB's New Solution Future Proofs Industrial Operations

ABB has recently made new upgrades to its Ability Field Information Manager (FIM 3.0). Thus, offering system engineers and maintenance teams increased connectivity and extended reach across the latest communication protocols.

Moreover, it comes with enhanced efficiency. Thanks to the digital solution enabling faster, more intuitive configuration, commissioning, diagnostics, and maintenance of devices.

Providing heightened performance and diagnostic data collection of fleets of devices, the latest version of FIM 3.0 leverages OPC UA and PA-DIM to transport data from field devices to cloud-based condition monitoring solutions. For that reason, it helps customers achieve smarter maintenance and enhances their engineering efficiency. New asset management capabilities which include increased device condition monitoring pave the way to predictive maintenance.

Propels Industry 4.0

“In the era of Industry 4.0, ABB Ability Field Information Manager empowers businesses to embrace digital transformation, ensuring flexibility, efficiency, and competitiveness across their fleet of devices,” said Stefan Basenach, Head of Process Control Platform, ABB. In addition, Basenach said, “With its future-proof capabilities, it helps customers enhance operational efficiency while remaining relevant as industry standards evolve.”

ABB’s enhanced FIM 3.0 software serves as the bridge between IT and OT to enable data-driven decision making, offering a wider range of connectivity options for ASi-5, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, HART IP, and HART, FIM 3.0 fits into any existing system landscape for increased plant agility. Strengthened Ethernet-APL support ensures market relevance well into the future.

ABB Ability™ Field Information Manager is the device mangement tool of choice for configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of fieldbus instruments

ABB’s Ability™ Edgenius™ Operations Data Manager further extends FIM 3.0 capabilities. Particularly, by enabling the collection and management of data from OPC UA making valuable information accessible for edge and cloud-based applications. In addition, it also offers advanced fleet management capabilities, simplifying the monitoring and maintenance of field devices across multiple locations.