The Industrial IT Extended Automation System 800xA was first released in December of 2003. System 800xA redefines the standard for control system functionality by extending the reach of the automation system far beyond process control.
Specifically, the System 800xA incorporates Process Control, Production Management, Safety, Discrete Logic and Sequence Control, Advanced Control, Information Management, Smart Instrumentation, Smart Drives and MCCs, Asset Management, and Document Management capabilities in a singular virtual database environment.
The Aspect Object technology inherent to Industrial IT provides the unifying platform base allowing each application to maintain data in its source application, while providing association to a production asset. This allows access to the data directly from its source in the context of the production asset without the need to know where the data is coming from, and without concern about data integrity and concordance.
ABB’s unique high integrity controller seamlessly integrates traditionally isolated DCS and Safety functionality. Safety Instrumented Systems can be implemented by either utilizing individual controllers or through dedicated applications within the same controller. With this combined architecture, System 800xA reduces costs significantly while achieving the objectives of both systems; maximum plant availability and minimum risk.
System 800xA, with its extended automation features, has been installed in thousands of medium to large systems in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Pulp & Paper, Metals, Mining and Life Sciences industries delivering continuous productivity improvement on each project.