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Schneider Electric highlights workable solutions at Africa Automation Fair

Schneider Electric highlights workable solutions at Africa Automation Fair
  • EcoStruxure offers workable automation results
  • Delivering IIoT results
  • Global experience available locally

Schneider Electric will exhibit how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is creating new business models and reshaping the industrial landscape at the Africa Automation Fair, held 4-6 June 2019 in Johannesburg.

The stand will demonstrate the EcoStruxure business values and how clients can accelerate and reap the rewards of their company’s digital transformation.

“EcoStruxure offers energy management and automation solutions for industrial machines and plants for the African continent,” explains Quintin McCutcheon, Digital Transformation DCX+ EcoStruxure Leader International Operations.

“Having helped thousands of customers, we have concrete evidence of its power of digitisation in energy management and automation. EcoStruxure is IIoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open, interoperable architecture and platform, in homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries. It offers innovation at every level, from connected products to edge control, and apps, analytics and services.

“On display will be our automation solutions such as the Altivar Process range of products and systems, which are the next generation of variable speed drives, designed to deliver IIoT benefits. A smart, connected device with built-in intelligence to gather data and share information to the enterprise level, Altivar Process drives can improve operational efficiency, profitability and reduce total cost of ownership.

“Schneider Electric automation and control products and solutions cover the breadth of the industrial, infrastructure and building sectors, from programmable relays to motion controllers and interface modules, for applications from simple machines to complex process systems.

“One of the benefits of the Schneider Electric automation systems is that they are geared to provide the various role-players in key areas with specific information that he would need to optimise the running of automated plants. EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor puts real-time information at our customers’ fingertips, whenever and wherever it is needed. The custom application improves operational efficiency with augmented reality — enabling operators to superimpose the current data and virtual objects onto a cabinet, machine or plant.

“In addition, there are 20 000 developers and system integrators around the world that contribute on a daily basis to the knowledge databank that Schneider Electric can offer its customers.

On-site benefits

“For the energy manager, EcoStruxure offers data and analytics that enable better energy management. The results are predictive, improve power quality through cost and reliability and deliver energy optimisation.

“The plant manager is concerned with the security of cyber and physical assets, which can be provided through EcoStruxure by its real time measurement, automation and efficiency, thus simplifying data acquisition of IIoT and digital information.

“Reliability of up time, redundancy management, future proofing and asset management are key to the maintenance manager. He needs predictive maintenance, systems with initiative, mobility, service orientated equipment and a reduction in engineer costs.

“To all who attend the exhibition and others looking to enter the world of automation, we urge them to get the best of global and local industrial expertise through Schneider Electric South Africa, which combines the expertise and knowledge of the international and African market, by offering comprehensive solutions tailored to business specifics,” concludes McCutcheon.

Africa Automation Fair is the premier focused platform for the automation and smart control industry in Africa; working closely with industry associations including the Industrial Instrumentation Group (IIG), Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) and Technews Publishing, making it the leading event in the African market.

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