ABB integrates with KEPServerEX

ABB has integrated KEPServerEX with 800xA Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS).ABB will fulfill its project’s scalability needs by utilizing Kepware’s communications platform.
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ABB has introduced several new wells on a daily basis that have between 50 and 70 data points being scanned on a 30 second cycle time. ABB integrated with Kepware’s KEPServerEX communication platform to make it sure that ABB can configure these well sites and retrieve the vast amounts of data they produce.
Kepware provides software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. KEPServerEX helps users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one user interface with 150 PLC, RTU, and device-type drivers.
ABB does not require learning new communications protocol or introducing other applications to scale the project as Kepware will help with its robust functionality.
Additionally, ABB has a simple, scalable, and reliable method for configuring new wells with the ability to import and export KEPServerEX configuration information in XML format.
“KEPServerEX worked seamlessly with our flagship control system so that a single button click would have the potential to bring hundreds of wells on or off line in mere minutes,” said Mike Oakley, consultant engineer, ABB.
In December, Kepware Technologies announced KEPServerEX integrated with Molex’s SIS shop floor program to increase operational efficiencies and interoperability across numerous locations.
In September last year, Cascades Tissue implemented KEPServerEX and LinkMaster to improve connectivity across its diverse and sprawling infrastructure.