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Future-proofing industrial operations

February 2024 IT in Manufacturing

ABB Ability Field Information Manager (FIM 3.0) has been upgraded to offer system engineers and maintenance teams increased connectivity and extended reach across the latest communication protocols. The result is enhanced operational efficiency, thanks to this digital solution enabling faster, more intuitive configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of devices.

Providing heightened performance and diagnostic data collection from 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. In doing so it helps customers achieve smarter maintenance and enhances their engineering efficiency. New asset management capabilities, which include increased device condition monitoring, pave the way for predictive maintenance.

“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 the Process Control Platform at ABB. “With its future-proof capabilities, it helps customers enhance operational efficiency while remaining relevant as industry standards evolve.”

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

For more information contact ABB South Africa, +27 10 202 5105, ofentse.dijoe@za.abb.com, www.abb.com/za


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