ABB sugar library offers greater control flexibility

18-Jan-2022

The library is designed to help reduce engineering costs and development timelines, simplify expansions and eliminate errors in engineering

ABB has launched its latest release of its Ability sugar library enhanced with additional functionalities to serve as a control engineering inventory for sugar manufacturers. The library is designed to help reduce engineering costs and development timelines, simplify expansions and eliminate errors in engineering.

The release features various specifically designed templates for sugar process applications in beet and cane sugar industries, aimed to improve engineering efficiency. It fulfils all process area requirements including raw material handling, purification, crystallisation and sugar handling, and now evaporation and filtration. For operators, efficient monitoring of process helps to optimise resources and energy usage.

The library’s user interface us designed for fast detection and resolution of process disturbances, using alarm messages. In maintenance, teams will gain this information along with tracking and trends.

The library features a steam economy mode designed to ensure no more steam than required is generated during the evaporation phase. It is also collected and reused for the crystallisation phase, saving any fuel used to make the steam.

This latest release integrates with the most recent versions of the company’s distributed control system Ability System 800xA and provisions support for Ability manufacturing operations management (MOM).

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“ABB Ability sugar library enables reliability, quality, engineering and operational benefits for our customers, channel partners and system integrators and aligns with our overall digitalisation strategy in the food and beverage industry,” said Marcello Gulinelli, Global Head of Food & Beverage, Process Industries, ABB. “We are encouraging efficient monitoring of the production process to help optimise resource and energy usage. This gives operators the information they need at the right time and allows flexible controls. We look forward to wider adoption across our installed base and potentially with new customers globally.”

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