Project progresses end to end production visibility and aids digitalize operations using ABB Ability™ Data Analytics Platform for metals.
Working along with Sunflag Iron and Steel Company Ltd. in Bhandara, India, global technology firm ABB has accomplished effective integration of its ABB Ability™ Data Analytics Platform for metals, tying together all manufacturing and operational data of steel melt shop and rolling mills to progress production planning and plant performance optimization.
The plant, which has a capacity to produce 500,000 metric tons of high-quality special steel per annum, today has the platform to incorporate data sources across 17 operational areas, including non-ABB systems. A vital example is that information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) has converged to positively influence Sunflag’s steel melt shop (SMS) and rolling mills.
ABB integrated with the existing automation systems for process and quality monitoring in real time, allying with user-friendly operator dashboards available via a web page on mobile.
The platform permits identification and diagnosis of issues or use of extra resources.
“Together we’re looking forward to realizing the full benefits of enhanced operations and quality,” stated Ragunath Satyan, Industry Lead for Metals, ABB India. “ABB Ability™ Data Analytics Platform for metals will provide clear advantages in terms of monitoring and troubleshooting daily process and quality issues.”
“We have ensured that Sunflag Steel’s people have visualization of real time plant operations on the most modern dashboards. This will allow for better decision making and will ultimately show returns in productivity, quality and resource efficiency.”
It is one of the first worldwide implementations of ABB’s integrated plant monitoring system in the metals industry, and is part of a long-term dream across process industries for a future where the physical and digital worlds are connected, scalable and harness machine learning potential.
The project has been part of a inclusive digital transformation engagement with the customer, with ABB offering domain expertise for systems that advance overall process visibility to enable data driven business decision making.
“We’re proud to have had the opportunity with Sunflag Steel to showcase and implement ABB Ability™ Data Analytics Platform for metals for all manufacturing and operational data of steel melt shop and rolling mills on site,” further stated Ragunath Satyan.
ABB Ability™ solutions associate ABB’s deep domain expertise with connectivity and software innovation to encourage real time, data-driven decisions for safer, smarter operations that maximize resource efficiency and contribute to a low-carbon future. A large portfolio of digital solutions supports organizations automate, optimize and future proof their business to accomplish novel heights of performance and drive sustainable progress.