Names of ABB DCS systems / operator level, enginering tools, family of the controlers /
Could anyone give me the answer what is the ABB philosophy of naming the DCS systems and products over the last 20 years? I am asking especially in Symphony matter. As far as I know on the beggining Sympony system was a product of Hartman&Braun. At that time full name of system was Sympony, and the operator level Maestro and engineering tool Composer and hardware familly Melody /if I am wrong please correct me/.
During this few years names of ABB DCS systems were changed many times. At the moment there is a lot of names like 800xA, syphony+, PMxxx controlers, AC870P etc. If I have got system with PM875 and the 800xA is it still Symhony? It's a little bit confusing. I will be glad if someone puts on a little light on it for me.
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Actual situation is next:
For DCS application layer (operators / servers / engineering SW packages) you can use:
Symphony Plus Melody (Power Generation)
Symphony Plus Harmony (Power Generation)
800xA (Process Automation + Power Generation)
Freelance (Process Automation)
for above DCSs you can use next HW level products:
I have no knowledge regarding Freelance - I hope anybody else can share clarification.
In case of 800xA and Symphony Plus you can propose any HW level above (for Symphony Plus also AC800F). For clarification which SW and HW level is suitable for any application is better to clarify this topic with your sales area guy.
There is also "PLC" solution + Scada:
AC800M + Compact HMI
AC500 + Digivis
Hope this help.
PGIM (Power Geneartion Information Manager) - from the name you can estimate functionality and application/industry use. PGIM is integrated in Symphony Plus and on some level also in 800xA (via appropriate licenses).
Additionally there can be deployed fully independent PGIM solution (own licensing schema) which can be deployed anywhere - e.g. on plant LAN level. This solution is used for control systems information integration - customer has uniform interface from several control systems on the plant to all plant LAN users / management. There is possible also integration for other functionalities (inteconnection with dispatch centers, plant information systems and so on).
Regarding Freelance I assume that proces automation can have different appoach to this topic.
Symphony is a generation of DCS from the Bailey Controls Co. Under Bailey, there have been 4 generations of DCS, starting with Network 90, Infi90, Infi90 Open, and Symphony.
The hardware section of Symphony is known as Harmony (and Melody in Germany).
This section includes cabinets, power supplies, I/O cards and processors (MFC, MFP, BRC).
The Engineering section of Symphony is known as Composer (both Harmony and Melody).
The Operator consoles (HMI) under Symphony included ConductorNT, Conductor VMS, Maestro (aka Process Portal B) and Process Portal A for Harmony Connect (800xA).
Two years ago, ABB announced the next generation for this system as Symphony Plus.
There are new rack I/O, communications and processor modules. There are new DIN- rail I/O, communications and processor modules.
S+ Engineering is Composer 6.0 (both Harmony and Melody).
The HMI is called S+ Operations and PGIM is the integrated historian package.
PGIM is an OPC historian and may be used with many other systems.
Please let me know if you need any further clarifications.