ABB opens IoT center in Ohio for its pulp and paper business
The new IoT center will leverage ABB’s pulp and paper expertise to provide data-driven solutions for its customers
Swiss company ABB announced it has opened a new IoT center in Westerville, Ohio. The new facility will function as the central focal point for resources and for systems that are equipped with ABB technology. The center will leverage ABB’s pulp and paper expertise to provide data-driven solutions for its customers by providing remote connectivity, secure access to process performance information, and technical support.
The Swiss firm said countless sensors and operation-critical systems transmit data on the health and performance of paper machines to the centers, where sophisticated software performs advanced data analytics on a 24/7 basis. The insights gained will allow engineers to quickly diagnose potential issues, advise on preventive maintenance or suggest measures to improve performance, ABB said.
“The new center demonstrates our leadership in delivering the real benefits of big data to our customers, changing insights into actions to improve their processes,” said Jim Fisher, global product group manager for pulp and paper at ABB. “ABB remotely monitors and provides real-time support to close to 150 mills worldwide today, and we are expecting that number to rise with this new offering.”
Later this year, ABB plans to open two additional centers with focus on the pulp and paper industry in Helsinki. Finland, and Singapore.
ABB collaborative operations is an internet-of-things application and is part of the company’s portfolio of ABB Ability with industry digital solutions. Collaborative operations provides performance management, remote monitoring and preventive analysis technologies to ensure security, and improve efficiency and productivity in various industries.
ABB specializes in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.