ABB Portfolio Offers Unique Automation Upgrade

ABB has launched the ABB Ability Symphony Plus SDe Series, a portfolio of hardware products. Essentially, the products aim to modernize existing process control system installations with minimal risk and disruption to plant operations.

Furthermore, the new series enables plant operators in industries such as power, water, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals and pulp & paper to upgrade installed control systems to the latest technologies, driving efficiency and productivity improvements.

Offering innovation with continuity, the new SDe Series addresses one of the biggest challenges for control system owners. That is, upgrading existing infrastructure without disrupting operations.

Thus, SDe solutions enable stepwise evolution with minimal impact by preserving field wiring, termination units and module cabling. Moreover, helping plant owners protect their Symphony Harmony and INFI 90 investments as process controllers, I/O modules and automation technology evolve.

ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus

“ABB’s modular approach to multi-year evolution facilitates strategic upgrades over a realistic, cost-effective timeframe, enhancing operational productivity and sustainability for plant managers,” said Stefan Basenach, Senior Vice President, Process Automation Technology, ABB. “With the new SDe Series, we are helping customers across industries ensure their plants continue to meet regulatory requirements while increasing efficiency and adapting to changing markets.”

Delivers High Performance, Reliability

The rugged control and I/O products of the SDe Series provide seamless interconnections with smart field and electrical devices. Moreover, they have higher-level applications, offer an extreme operating temperature range and a scalable architecture within a compact, modular footprint. Additionally, the series features sustainability improvements such as reduced power consumption and the use of standards-based technology that reduces plant owners’ total cost of ownership.

ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus SDe Series divisible bus Evolution Mounting Chassis with redundant controllers and IO

The key principles behind the SDe Series focus on evolving, enhancing and expanding ABB’s existing INFI 90, Harmony and Symphony DIN (SD) systems. Currently, about 7,000 sites around the world have installed them. For Harmony Rack installations, the SDe series offers increased modularity, enhanced functionality, 1-to-1 module replacements and space-fit mounting options to ensure seamless evolution. Full compatibility with the SD series enables the expansion of SD systems using the latest technology and I/O hardware and software. Thus, delivering higher performance, reliability, and capacity.

ABB’s Process Automation 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.

-26 March 2024-