ABB Ability™ for Mining, Metals & Cement


Competitive pressure is driving mining companies to find new ways to increase their production rate while reducing the cost per ton produced and extending the lifespan of mine sites, or develop new ones.

Key Challenges

Key Challenges

On-the-ground and underground needs

Although demand for commodities is growing in the long term, the mining industry currently faces a unique set of challenges, namely to improve production, reduce costs and safeguard fixed assets. As a result, productivity improvement is rapidly becoming a key competitive differentiator.

The solution to these challenges lies in automation, the integration of data and real-time optimization of mining processes.


Integrated Solutions

Integrated Solutions

Future-proof your entire mining operation

From on-demand ventilation management to location-based, real-time decision support, ABB Ability™ solutions address the entire mining value chain and enable mining companies to know more, do more, do better, together.

Our digital control technologies help make ore extraction process more safe and efficient. ABB Ability™ solutions for mining can result in:

  • 99%

    Drive reliability

  • 21%

    Cost reduction in air heating

  • 54%

    Cost reduction in ventilation

  • «…It’s estimated that mine digitalization could save $373 billion by 2025 raising productivity, reducing waste and keeping our mines safe.…»

ABB for Mining

ABB Ability™ for Mining, Metals & Cement

Learn more about the digital transformation and the future of Mining, Metals & Cement

Mining Needs

Mining, Metals & Cement Needs

Transform performance through digitalization

  • Gearless mill drive

    Gearless mill drive reliability

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    • Gearless mill drive
    • Hoist performance monitoring
    • Integrated mining
    • Mine smart ventilation
    • Remote services
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