ABB launches new connected automation system set-up

ABB has launched its new C-CAMs automation system, to be applied to vessel systems, power management, cargo control and tank gauging, with the goal of enabling faster troubleshooting and maintenance.

The company says that this is its first marine automation system to feature a mobile application overview of system data, with the ABB Ability Edgenius Operations Data Manager providing access to alarm and monitoring data regardless of the user’s location onboard.

“C-CAMs integrates easily with relevant vessel systems and can be accessed and serviced remotely to facilitate maintenance and repair,” said Stian Torkildsen, Global Product Line Manager, Automation & Control Solutions, ABB Marine & Ports.

“In addition, modern connectivity options and interfaces allow crew to access automation-system data throughout the ship via mobile devices, so the solution benefits onboard personnel as well as the vessel owner.”

The I/O system has been designed with spring terminals to make it easy to retrofit, with installation costs expected to be approximately 50% lower than for conventional marine automation systems, ABB says.

The C-CAMs scope of supply comprises operator stations, I/O cards and CPUs with cabinets, network equipment and an alarm and extension system. Shipowners can also specify the inclusion of ABB’s Power Energy Management System (PEMS).

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