ABB boosts industrial digital experience

  • February 12, 2024
  • William Payne

ABB has updated its Ability Connected Worker solution to accelerate digitalisation of technology available to field operators and reduce risk of human error and unscheduled downtime.

The new software aims to provide operators with greater visibility of real-world circumstances and data.

The Integrated Task Manager app will deliver ongoing, continuous improvements on current data and stronger analysis capabilities on historical data, allowing operators to more accurately measure their performance efficiency. Improvements in the Procedure Manager app mean that operators can now preview their industrial procedures across various mobile devices and in different virtual settings.

The updated Mobile app features an improved audit trail and the ability to go back and enter or approve data in a more controlled way. The improved visibility allows for better prioritisation and ease-of-use, increasing quality of operations as a result.

“By digitalising activities ranging from daily rounds and checklists to inspections and complex procedures, operators can reduce the likelihood of human error, enhance workflow efficiency and create safer workplaces,” said Matilda Steiner, Global Portfolio Manager at ABB. “In today’s world of unprecedented technological change, companies that embrace more autonomous, industrial work environments can realise significant benefits.”

Connected Worker connects with MS Teams and the control system to ensure real-time synchronisation of manual with automated industrial procedures, helping operators better visualise and coordinate complex workflows. It schedules and tracks jobs, based on triggers from other systems or devices, and assigns tasks to the appropriate stakeholders, defining the date and time of the required action.