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Making industry simpler and more profitable
3rd Quarter 2017, Other technologies


Schneider Electric has taken a significant step forward in its ability to help its industrial customers remove complexity, leverage open technology and experience new levels of value and efficiency, with the introduction of EcoStruxure for Industry. The IIoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture for plants and machines leverages the company’s next generation System Platform 2017, powered by Wonderware. This delivers a new standard for operational excellence for industrial organisations. System Platform 2017 offers significant new capabilities for developers and users of the company’s industry-leading system platform, which is today running in more than 100 000 sites worldwide, and includes an ecosystem of 4000 system integrators and implementation partners and 160 000 developers.

EcoStruxure for Industry, is the result of the company’s decades-long industry leadership, a multi-billion dollar investment in R&D, and acquisitions over the past three years. The architecture helps its customers unlock the potential of digitisation and IIoT to accelerate open, standards-based development. It also offers industrial customers a more flexible alternative to today’s model, where multiple and disparate systems within a process often require complex and significant engineering to leverage the IIoT opportunity.

Bringing innovation at every level

With a unique technology stack including industry-leading connected products, edge control and applications, analytics and services, EcoStruxure for Industry is the application of the company’s EcoStruxure architecture for industrial customers. It brings together the industry’s broadest portfolio of energy, automation and software offers into completed, packaged solutions. It enables customers to make the most of new opportunities created by digitisation, and provides an integrated framework to tackle the increasing complexity of industrial operations, to optimise assets and to adapt to changing business conditions even faster.

“EcoStruxure for Industry is the next evolution in our long track record of delivering new and increasing value to our customers and transforming the industrial world with technology,” said Peter Herweck, executive committee member and EVP, Industry Business. “We have always focused on the efficiency of industrial operations through open and interoperable technology and hardware agnostic software. Industrial users can now take advantage of these new technologies and smartly digitise their businesses for increased end-to-end operational efficiency leading to increased profitability.”

At the core of EcoStruxure for Industry is its System Platform 2017, powered by Wonderware, a responsive, scalable and open software stack for developers of industrial applications. It provides new capabilities for building new and/or customised applications to optimise industrial processes and assets and to leverage applications developed by third-party software partners and developers as well as Schneider Electric. With an open development environment and an interoperable interface, users can gain wider visibility into industrial operations, to deliver enhanced business value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity.

“Despite all the new technology and capabilities available, many industrial operations are still performing sub-optimally when it comes to the potential business value they can generate,” said Craig Resnick, vice president of the ARC Advisory Group. “Optimising business value in industrial operations requires scalable, open solutions that help users leverage every industrial asset. An open approach could ultimately enable industry to move from monitoring business value to actually enhancing and controlling it.”

Operational efficiency in hybrid and continuous process

As a full line automation company covering machinery, discrete, hybrid and process with the most robust offering bringing together automation and power, Schneider Electric sees a specific opportunity to address the challenges unique to hybrid and continuous customers. In the past, data from continuous processes was difficult to extract, integrate and analyse. With EcoStruxure for Industry, Schneider Electric can connect edge and cloud computing to allow data analytics to drive smarter processes in continuous assets and facilities. The company has leveraged its strength in this space to work closely with hybrid process operators. Customers in process and hybrid processes enjoy unmatched end-to-end operational efficiency with Schneider Electric’s IIoT-enabled, future-proof solutions that foster open innovation and enable more dynamic control for better business results.

Co-development of open IIoT

The announcement of EcoStruxure for Industry comes on the same day as an announcement of a major advancement in its strategic collaboration with Microsoft that significantly enhances the value the companies can offer businesses and organisations across multiple industries. Customers can now gain access to multiple cloud-based applications from Schneider’s EcoStruxure architecture that utilise the full capabilities of the Azure cloud platform, as well as next-generation capabilities like mixed reality, to bring new levels of decision-making capabilities, productivity and efficiency.

For more information contact Lebohang Thokoane, Schneider Electric SA, +27 (0)11 254 6400, lebohang.thokoane@schneider-electric.com, www.schneider-electric.com


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