ABB takes mining hoist control to new heights with NGX Hoist Control
ABB reinforces its global reputation as the only supplier of complete lifting systems that can supply both mechanical and electrical components with the launch of ABB Ability™ NGX Hoist Control, a new standardized system offering reliability, optimization and protection increased for mining winches.
ABB is a leader in providing integrated digital, automation and electrification solutions to the mining and mineral processing industries. Companies of all sizes around the world trust ABB to be their digital transformation partner, employing the best people, engineering expertise and over a century of know-how to create value and visibility – from mine to port and from factory to company.
The ABB Ability MineOptimize portfolio – a single, cross-functional approach to digital transformation in mining – enables mine operators to connect, monitor and control the full range of ABB solutions, to optimize operations and energy consumption by real-time, paving the way for fully integrated, mobile, collaborative, autonomous and emission-free mines of the future.
The eMine FastCharge pilot solution – part of the new ABB Ability eMine portfolio – is set to become another cornerstone of the transition to fully electrified mines when it is fully launched. The world’s fastest and only fully automated charging system for mining trucks, FastCharge delivers up to 600kW of power, is standardized for use on all truck types, and can be deployed quickly and easily to minimize downtime. mobile asset downtime.
Digitization, automation and electrification of mines are making all the difference in minimizing the environmental impact of the mining industry we depend on to extract critical minerals for the future.
Introducing the ABB Ability NGX Hoist Control
ABB also has a rich heritage in mining hoist systems, and now, 130 years after the company’s first electric motor was commissioned for a mining hoist in Sweden in 1891, ABB introduces ABB Ability NGX Hoist Control, a new standardized winch control system for use by mining companies worldwide.
Building on ABB’s proven and reliable experience in hoist control systems, ABB Ability NGX Hoist Control includes the latest and most comprehensive safety functions in a non-SIL (functional safety) environment.
ABB lifting control systems are recognized worldwide for their reliability and dependability. More protections on the NGX system help reduce downtime and maintenance.
NGX provides mining winch operators with the most modern and intuitive winch operator control station available. The NGX operator’s cockpit was designed using the latest techniques in ergonomics and human actor engineering.
NGX can be used on any type of mining winch, application, anywhere. Compatible and easily integrated, large global customers who own mining winches around the world will benefit from a common platform for all mining winches located globally. It is also easy to upgrade from a non-ABB control system.
NGX Hoist Control can be easily integrated with other market leading ABB technologies such as ABB Ability Safety Plus for hoists. First fully SIL 3 certified lifting solutions guaranteeing the highest level of safety (IEC 62061), Safety Plus was put into service for the first time in 2019 on the largest friction hoists in the world.
ABB Ability NGX Hoist Control is also compatible with ABB Ability Performance Optimisation, an advanced digital monitoring service that continuously tracks the status of a hoist and improves uptime, availability, performance and productivity using actionable insights into key performance indicators (KPIs). The innovative new system also offers intuitive operation via a human-machine interface (HMI) system, as well as 24/7 remote access to ABB’s expert technical support.
Improved efficiency, security and OPEX
Installing NGX Hoist Control on new and upgrade projects results in tangible production and cost benefits for mine operators, including reduced downtime and reduced maintenance requirements. maintenance. Implementing the same control system in multiple plants also reduces operating expenses.
The platform has standardized building blocks/features, which are easier to monitor and maintain.
Combined with stand-alone solutions, including ABB Ability Ventilation Optimizer (ventilation on demand) and digital services, such innovations improve the quality of the underground working environment, enabling remote monitoring and keeping personnel away from hazardous areas.
ABB mining lifting systems: the complete solution
ABB does not compromise on the health and safety of personnel working in mines and is committed to creating safe mining environments for workers.
The company starts by listening to and understanding the needs of customers and users, in order to develop reliable mining equipment that makes mines safer. They create standalone and remote solutions, allowing operators to remotely monitor their operations and detect safety issues away from hazardous areas.
ABB’s digital apps are designed to provide clear information and actionable work instructions.
NGX Hoist Control is the latest example of ABB’s commitment to innovation and excellence as the only global supplier of complete mining hoist systems comprising both mechanical and electrical components. ABB’s mining winch solutions provide its many mining customers around the world with low life cycle cost, high system reliability and availability, short project turnaround time and a single source of supply for systems. complete winches, including maintenance and spare parts.
Today, ABB is a segment leader with more than 1,000 lifting solutions worldwide, including friction and drum hoists, shaft equipment, and electric drive and control systems.
ABB has maintained its leadership position by listening carefully to its customers, then applying more than 100 years of experience to design innovative, safe and reliable mine lifting solutions, including on-demand production tailored to the upstream ore flow. and downstream, automatic control of rope oscillation, elimination of cage bouncing and peak power compensation for the hoists.
See the future of mining winch control at Euro Mine Expo 2022
The ABB Process Industries team invites delegates to experience ABB Ability NGX Hoist Control firsthand at Zink Hall booth 188 at Euro Mine Expo 2022. The show and conference is being held at Skellefteå Kraft Arena, Skellefteå, Sweden, from Tuesday June 14 to Thursday June 16.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/special-reports/02062022/abb-takes-mine-hoist-control-to-new-heights-with-ngx-hoist-control/