ABB launches latest version of flagship DCS, ABB Ability™ System 800xA® 6.2

Process plants today need to be more agile, scalable, and flexible. In order to adapt, process automation projects face intense challenges such as larger plant sites with increasing tag counts, more sophisticated and diverse field device integration, and the implementation of emerging technologies and standards.

Thanks to innovation and performance upgrades included in the latest release of ABB’s flagship automation platform, ABB Ability™ System 800xA® DCS Version 6.2, engineering teams, integrators and plant owners can meet these challenges while reducing the complexity and cost of automation projects.

  • Enhanced connectivity is ensured through improvements in OPC UA support, native Ethernet APL device integration, and the increased quantity of supported PROFINET devices to meet the growing number of network centric I/O and field devices.
  • System 800xA was one of the first Modular enabled orchestration systems on the market, and with its improved and updated Orchestration Designer, System 800xA 6.2 underpins plant flexibility while meeting ever-changing industry standards.
  • Native, direct connectivity to PROFIsafe devices increases safety while reducing engineering, installation, and maintenance costs for SIS (Safety Instrumented System) installations.

“Due to the adoption and execution of digital transformation initiatives in various industrial sectors, there has been a significant rise in the use of technologies such as OPC UA as well as the integration of network-centric, intelligent devices into automation system projects.” said Roy Tanner, Global Product Marketing Manager. “ABB Ability™ System 800xA® version 6.2, with its enhancements, exemplifies its readiness to address the challenges posed by these trends and to seamlessly embrace emerging technologies as they evolve in the future.”

For more information please visit the System 800xA 6.2 webpage

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

ABB’s Process Automation business is a leader in automation, electrification and digitalization for the process and hybrid industries. We serve our customers with a broad portfolio of products, systems, and end-to-end solutions, including our #1 distributed control system, software, and lifecycle services, industry-specific products as well as measurement and analytics, marine and turbocharging offerings. As the global #2 in the market, we build on our deep domain expertise, diverse team and global footprint, and are dedicated to helping our customers increase competitiveness, improve their return on investment and run safe, smart, and sustainable operations.