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Jura Cement uses ABB’s Expert Optimizer

Baden, Switzerland, June 5, 2008 – ABB completed installation and commissioning of its Expert Optimizer solutions at Jura Cement’s Wildegg plant in Switzerland. Version 5.0 of Expert Optimizer was installed on Wildegg’s mills for raw material and cement at the end of 2007. The raw mill is a vertical mill and the cement mill is a three chamber ball mill. Secondary commissioning was completed at the beginning of May 2008.

ABB’s Juliano Arantes, the commissioning engineer for Expert Optimizer at Wildegg, said “The cement mill is quite unusual as it’s a central discharge mill with three chambers, but Expert Optimizer’s graphical modeling capabilities allowed us to nicely represent this new configuration. The solution is bringing good results and high run times.”

ABB's Expert Optimizer advanced process control software helps customers achieve continuous process optimization. Part of ABB’s Collaborative Production Management suite, it coordinates the setpoints of the different parts of the process and immediately detects deviations among the different parts of the operation. By expertly applying MPC, Expert Optimizer is able to stabilize and then optimize the process, which helps plant management to reach profitability and sustainability goals.

In February 2008, ABB's Expert Optimizer was awarded the Global Fuels Award for ‘Most innovative technology for electrical energy efficiency.’

ABB's suite of Collaborative Production Management and products, which includes Expert Optimizer, Knowledge Manager and SpectraFlow provide productivity improvements to process automation companies.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 110,000 people.

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