EcoStruxure Delivers Measurable, Profitable Asset and Operational Reliability
Gary Parr | August 22, 2017
Schneider Electric introduced EcoStruxure software solutions, bringing measurably profitable asset and operation reliability to the industrial market. Plant personnel have traditionally focused on improving the efficiency of the industrial operations they control, which has driven plant assets to their reliability threshold, increasing downtime and safety risks along the way. However, with more robust IIoT technology available, including Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture and platform, the industrial workforce is more equipped to control and improve the reliability and profitability of their assets and operations in real time.
EcoStruxure is the company’s IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform. Delivering Innovation at Every Level across Connected Products; Edge Control; and Apps, Analytics & Services, the EcoStruxure architecture enables scalable design and operation of connected systems with best-in-class cybersecurity built in at every layer.
The company’s EcoStruxure Maintenance Advisor software, with embedded EcoStruxure Condition Advisor, bridges the gap between operations and maintenance, providing predictive maintenance and decision support for plant-wide assets, including its EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS, EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS, intelligent field devices, drives and other wide-ranging automation assets. By providing early, actionable data and insight into abnormal operating and asset conditions, the solutions empower the workforce to make smarter, more targeted and more proactive maintenance and operating decisions that improve operational reliability and profitability. With mobile capability devices and embedded workflow options, it allows plant personnel to respond quickly to emerging conditions from anywhere in the plant.
“We have strategically aligned these new offers to ensure maximum complementarity and value for our customers, regardless of what type of control system they use,” stated Schneider Electric’s Jose Bonomo, vice president, Process Automation. “EcoStruxure Maintenance Advisor and EcoStruxure Condition Monitor can minimize or even eliminate unscheduled downtime and incidents on the plant floor, not only to improve ROI on CapEx and return on assets, but to drive measurable improvements to the reliability and profitability of our customers’ operations, safely. When applied correctly, these solutions will help convert their process automation into the profit engines of their business.”
EcoStruxure Maintenance Advisor and EcoStruxure Control Advisor are now available for hybrid and process industry customers. For more details and information about the company’s EcoStruxure process automation systems and solutions, please visit Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Plant webpage.