Satisfied customers meet at the 3rd Freelance User Forum in Germany

More than 170 participants from more than 60 customer companies attended the 3rd Freelance User Forum beginning of June 2013 in Frankenthal, Germany. In 12 workshops and presentations ABB informed about the latest developments to the Freelance distributed control system.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of the new Freelance version 2013 with the new Freelance controller AC 900F and the fully revised engineering tool of the Control Builder F. The development of the system and future visions were actively discussed between partici-pants and Freelance management during the panel discussion. Elmar Vogt, Product Line Man-ager at Freelance, ensured that the development of the system will go with the trends e.g. with regard to IT security and touch applications.

In the exhibition, the participants had the opportunity to see live demonstrations and talk to the experts. The Extended Operator Workplace (EOW) with a special Freelance-Connect as well as the Collaboration Desk with its touch screen technology took a central role in the exhibition. Also, the web based user portal My Control System found the participant’s interest. Technology partners and system integrators complemented the exhibition with their portfolio:

  • abacon Group
  • ASIA-Industrieautomation GmbH
  • Belden Electronics GmbH
  • Exco GmbH
  • Matrox Electronics Systems GmbH
  • Rösberg Engineering Ingenieursgesellschaft für Automation mbH
Tobias Becker, Manager of the Business Unit Control Technologies, summed up that this event was not only a successful sequel, but the extended exhibition increased the attractiveness as communication platform among customers and between customers and technology partners.


Great interest in the new AC 900F controller


Panel discussion with Gero Lustig - Marketing Manager Control Technologies CEU - Thoralf Schulz, Global Technology Manager BU Control Technologies, Tobias Becker - Global BU Manager Control Technologies, Michael Gienke - R&D Manager Control Technologies Germany, Elmar Vogt - Global Product Line Manager Freelance

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