ABB announced today the latest version of its well-established Knowledge Manager software, which has helped mining customers around the world improve the performance of their operations and equipment and the safety of their on-site personnel for decades. The latest version, ABB AbilityTM Knowledge Manager 9.0, incorporates leading-edge digital capabilities and technology to provide mining industry customers with the ability to easily view, analyse, and act upon critical process data from any mobile device.
Now integrated with the ABB AbilityTM System 800xA process control system and its extensive Minerals Library, the latest version of Knowledge Manager includes an easy-to-use mobile interface so operators can access and act upon process performance information at any time from any location. “It also includes simplified functions to create, view, and share reports, charts, and production trend analysis, and improvements to navigation and information storage. It draws upon ABB’s vast knowledge of industry-specific process challenges and solutions, and facilitates access to and guidance from ABB’s global network of process industry experts.”
Since its first release in 1996, many installations have benefited from Knowledge Manager’s industry specific functions, such as: Production Information Management, Production Accounting, SAP Integration, and Laboratory Information Management System. “Knowledge Manager simplifies production management by enabling performance monitoring, downtime management and maintenance support, as well as providing statistical production analysis tools. It provides solutions and advanced tools to facilitate the collection, consolidation and distribution of production, quality and energy information via the plant’s web-based reports, trends, and graphs.”
Knowledge Manager 9.0 takes these functions further in a digitally enabled solution that embodies ABB Ability connectivity and expertise to deliver superior performance, efficiency and productivity benefits. “This newest release of ABB AbilityTM Knowledge Manager is part of our ongoing commitment to help our customers take the best advantage of the latest digital technologies to improve their operations. These new versions are backed by a solid foundation of established, proven solutions and deep industry expertise to help them successfully address their production and business challenges,” said Max Luedtke, Mining, Aluminum and Cement Product Group Manager for ABB’s Process Industries business unit.
ABB’s leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB AbilityTM, “combines ABB’s deep domain expertise with network connectivity and the latest digital technologies to help customers develop new processes and advance existing ones by providing insights and optimising planning and controls for real-time operations. ABB Ability addresses the entire mining value chain. From on-demand ventilation management to location-based, real-time decision support, ABB Ability solutions enable mining companies to know more, do more, do better, together.”