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New features for ABB System 800xA Minerals Library

ABB Minerals Library

Latest release of proven process control system solution features new functionality for enhanced productivity

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, have introduced a new release of their proven process control system solution, System 800xA Minerals Library 5.1/5 with enhanced control, routing, yard and port functionalities, to enhance productivity in the cement, mining and mineral processing industries.

‘The resulting improvements will lift the automation solution to a next level. Maintenance teams and operators will benefit from optimized processes and easy fault-finding, including on-line access to plant documentation,’ said Martin Knabenhans, product manager for minerals libraries at ABB.


New Minerals Library 5.1/5 features include:

  • Yard and port objects for dynamic position visualization and collision protection of stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders and unloaders
  • Recipe control module to handle proportion and ratio control requirements with as many components as needed
  • Enhanced group and subgroup functions allowing easy, seamless engineering, operation and maintenance of functional group’s even when distributed in different process controller, eg long belt conveyors, high level automation with department or process area start/stop concepts
  • Standardized modules for challenging situations where a drive, motor, valve or actuator is controlled by more than one functional group, eg complex routing application
  • Improved maintenance and error control options for analogue and digital signals.

ABB’s System 800xA Minerals Library is a suite of object-oriented software control modules which make it possible to design process control and power applications in an efficient and fully parameterized manner.

Successfully operating in more than 400 cement and mining sites worldwide, the technology increases the standardization, functionality and quality of process control software over the complete life cycle of a production facility, thereby minimizing downtime caused by abnormal situations and allowing the production process and assets to be operated and maintained in the most efficient way possible.


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