ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, launches Minerals Library Release 5.1/4, a new version of the proven process control system library to reduce operating costs and increase productivity of cement and mineral processing plants.

ABB’s System 800xA Minerals Library is a suite of object-oriented software control modules, which make it possible to design process control and power applications in an efficient and fully-parameterized manner. Successfully operating at more than 300 cement and minerals sites worldwide, the technology increases standardization, functionality and quality of process control software over the complete life cycle of a production facility. This minimizes downtime caused by abnormal situations and allows the facility’s production process and assets to be efficiently operated and maintained.

Minerals Library 5.1/4 comes with the following new features:

  • Control diagrams for better process-oriented visualization of the application software
  • Integration into Engineering Base, AUCOTEC’s plant engineering tool, which is successfully implemented in ABB’s cement and mining projects
  • Advanced drive and equipment group modules for today’s demanding material handling, grinding and mineral processing applications
  • Extended parameterized solutions, which further reduce implementation costs and increase functionality
  • Support of ABB’s System 800xA 5.1 Feature Pack 4

"The current Minerals Library enables system engineers to develop new applications faster and at highest quality", said Martin Knabenhans, Product Manager for Minerals Libraries at ABB. "Maintenance teams and operators further benefit from easy fault-finding procedures including access to plant documentation. In addition, our customers can benefit from our long-lasting experience. More than 300 sites in the cement and minerals industries are already yielding positive results by using the library every day."

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.