ABB’s System 800xA Minerals Library comes with new features

New release of ABB’s proven process control system solution, System 800xA Minerals Library 5.1/5 to enhance productivity in cement, mining and mineral processing industries

Baden, Switzerland, November 6, 2014 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, introduces new Minerals Library Release 5.1/5, coming with enhanced control, routing, yard and port functionalities.

“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. Leading global mining and cement companies trust System 800xA, the Minerals Library and the knowledge we packed into it”, said Martin Knabenhans, Product Manager for Minerals Libraries at ABB.

New Minerals Library 5.1/5 features:

  • 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 enabling easy, seamless engineering, operation and maintenance of functional group’s even when distributed in different process controller, e.g. 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, e.g. complex routing application;
  • Improved maintenance and error control options for analog 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 standardization, functionality and quality of process control software over the complete life cycle of a production facility. This minimizes downtime caused by abnormal situations and allows to operate and maintain the production process and assets most efficiently.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

For help with any technical terms in this release, please go to: www.abb.com/glossary
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    Recipe control object types for proportion and ratio control
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