Motors & Motion
ABB expands Symphony Plus range for March 2015
By Renée Francoeur
March 9, 2015 – ABB recently launched its Symphony Plus SD Series of flexible control and input/output (I/O) products, which offer “total plant automation across application types.”
The new range is especially suited for applications where control is distributed over a wide area often in harsh conditions, such as wind and solar power plants as well as water facilities, said ABB.
“The launch of the SD series is a reaffirmation of ABB’s commitment to continue investing in the Symphony Plus platform based on an ‘evolution without obsolescence’ approach of introducing new technology with enhanced benefits while protecting the long-term investment by ensuring full compatibility with existing installations,” said Massimo Danieli, managing director of ABB’s Power Generation business, a part of the company’s Power Systems division.
SD Series is a portfolio of DIN rail-mounted control and I/O products based on a “scalable architecture, flexible design and field-proven technology,” said ABB. They can also withstand extreme operating conditions such as temperatures from -20 to +70 C without the need for additional environmental protection. “This significantly reduces their footprint and maintenance costs, and improves reliability and performance thanks to fewer components,” the company added.
According to ABB, there are more than 6,500 Symphony installations in operation all over the world, including more than 4,500 in power and water applications.