Control & Automation
ABB launches new energy and asset management portfolio
March 28, 2018 — ABB recently launched a new energy and asset management portfolio: ‘Give your buildings a new dimension.’
By Ellen Cools
The new portfolio brings together two existing energy monitoring solutions, the CMS-700 circuit-monitoring system, and the EQmatic energy analyzer. It integrates the functionality of both systems with the company’s cloud-based ABB Ability Electrical Distribution Control System.
The result is a “fully scalable portfolio,” says the company, with both embedded and external plug-and-play connectivity, ranging from on-premise monitoring to cloud-based services.
Building owners can collect data, such as energy consumption from the energy distribution system, via a smart phone and use that data to save energy. This can be done in new and existing buildings, as well as on multi-site operations.
Additionally, the ABB Ability Electrical Distribution Control System requires 25% fewer hardware components and up to 60% less cabling than conventional solutions. Network and cloud connectivity can be set up on new installations, and existed ones can be upgraded through plug-and-play modules or devices. This helps ensure continuous operation and efficiency patterns through real-time and historical reporting, says the company. Automatic pre-warnings, customized alerts and remote predictive diagnostics optimize maintenance.