ABB Launches New I/O Series to Meet Digital Demands of Oil and Gas Fields

The extended XIO series uses a new Ethernet-to-serial pass-through application to provide real-time monitoring and control, improve data accessibility, and enhance data integrity. The new XIO series extends site automation abilities, helping to increase the efficiency of oil and gas operations.

ABB’s process automation business automates, electrifies, and digitalizes industrial operations that address a wide range of essential needs—from supplying energy, water, and materials to producing goods and transporting them to market. Learn more about ABB at

The next evolution in smart remote I/O, the ABB XIO series is an extended range of all-in-one devices to monitor, control, and manage oil and gas flow applications. The ABB XIO-08, ABB XIO-04 and ABB XIO-00 each operate as an extension to the ABB Remote Module Controller (RMC) family, providing enhanced I/O capacity and increasing overall wellhead operational efficiency. The series offers up to eight channels for customers to choose the XIO that meets their site needs.

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As a specific integration feature, ABB’s RMC discovers a XIO device on the network and learns its configuration, becoming a consumer of the XIO’s application data without the need to maintain a list of connected devices.

ABB XIO sets new standards for upstream oil and gas and other applications.

This XIO extension means that site configuration requirements can be met whatever the size of the oil or gas field. The need for physical onsite presence is reduced due to the remote control and monitoring of I/O points and serial devices, putting safety first and reducing costs. As well as extending ABB’s RMC capabilities, the XIO is compatible with a wide range of controllers across the market, emphasizing ABB’s commitment to open architecture across all areas of industrial automation.

Increasing digitalization in the oil and gas industry means that reliable connectivity is required for successful operations. Wellheads often must achieve extended connectivity rapidly to meet expansion opportunities. ABB’s XIO provides immediate connectivity expansion, enhancing production and reducing costs associated with traditional equipment upgrades. It integrates islands of automation and enables remote data connection for real-time analytics across the site and enterprise.

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