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MEI Online: Control & Instrumentation: Latest News: May 27th 2003

:: ABB announces Optimize IT Expert Optimizer Version 4  

Optimize IT Expert Optimizer delivers increased operational profits through a tool to empower effective management, control and optimization of the complex clinker and cement processes

Baden, Switzerland, Mai 5th, 2003 - ABB, the industry’s leading power and automation technology group, is pleased to announce the successful release of the ABB OptimizeIT Expert Optimizer Version 4 advanced control system.
This system - effectively, the next generation of the world-leading LINKman solutions - builds on years of unmatched experience in providing advanced control for the cement industry. It draws on the knowledge accumulated in controlling more than 170 kilns and 70 mills worldwide to deliver a new standard in cement advanced control systems.

Based on this experience a new set of process control modules has been developed and the existing optimizing tools and Neuro-Fuzzy module have been enhanced to produce even more benefits to our customers.

Interfacing for both engineers and operators has been enhanced, with a common user interface offering seamless interoperability with other ABB IndustrialIT products and systems. This results in enhanced user value for the cement industry. ABB OptimizeIT Expert Optimizer minimizes the risk associated with implementing an advanced control system in cement manufacturing, providing the right process control and management tool for optimum performance and maximized returns.

Increased profit is gained from greater productivity, optimized control of waste fuels, longer refractory life deriving from consistent operation and, due to reduced over-burning, lower grinding costs. Better consistency of operation also improves quality variability and lowers plant maintenance costs. In addition, ABB OptimizeIT Expert Optimizer aids understanding of the process, through the visibility of the control strategy. It also offers a management tool to empower effective management of the process.

As ABB OptimizeIT Expert Optimizer was developed to meet the real day-to-day needs of - and in close liaison with - customers in the cement industry, it is appropriate that the final word on the system should be left with customers:
“My first impression is positive; last week’s on-line time of 97% can only be regarded as a very good result! " - Dr. Moser is plant manager for Holcim Altkirch, France, now using Expert Optimizer V4, having benefited from its predecessor, LINKman V3, for five years.
“Our impressions are very good; my personal feeling is that Expert Optimizer V4 is very user friendly, with a clear flow of data which makes it easy to understand." - Krit Bunnag, Siam Cement Industry Co. Ltd., Thailand.



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