ABB installs five work stations to support Asset Vista at Shanyang coal mine in China. (Photo: ABB)

ABB installed ABB Ability Asset Vista Condition Monitoring at the Shanyang coal mine in Heyang near Weinan City in China’s Shaanxi province. The digital mine solution was selected to streamline maintenance, minimize costs and optimize capacity.

Equipment at the mine includes a production hoist, two service hoists and one main ventilation system. The hoists are equipped with ABB brake systems installed previously by ABB China. The solution that ABB offered included a data acquisition system, five workstations, network devices and ABB Ability Asset Vista to monitor the hoists and the main ventilation system.

The supplier’s track record at the mine and elsewhere helped it win the contract, the mine reported. “ABB’s local technical competence and the adaptation and scalability of ABB Ability Asset Vista were additional key factors in awarding this contract,” Chongyun Zhang, Shaanxi Chenghe Shanyang Coal Mine Co. Ltd., said.

ABB said Asset Vista has been installed at 18 sites worldwide since 2015, and the commissioning at Shanyang Coal Mine is the first for ABB in China.