Industrial technology to empower workers | CRA Notice
Speaking at the Innovation Summit World Tour 2022, Schneider Electric’s flagship annual series of customer and partner events, senior Business leaders pointed out that traditional approaches to industrial development were not designed to address the challenges posed by climate change, the current energy crisis, market and supply chain volatility, and deep socio-economic tensions. economic.
Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation business unveiled several new offerings aimed at promoting greater engineering efficiency and addressing the challenges of labor shortages. These new offerings enable the modern industrial workforce to work more efficiently, reduce commissioning time, extend machine life and efficiency, and reduce energy consumption.
Pursue software-centric automation
EcoStruxure Automation Expert 22.1, the latest version of the software-centric industrial automation system, further integrates with AVEVA System Platform, allowing users to design graphics with its operation management interface and access the AVEVA’s asset library based on the latest situational awareness standards. Designing AVEVA graphics and control applications in the same environment reduces engineering effort by up to approximately 50% and minimizes training time and quality issues.
The new version of EcoStruxure Automation Expert now integrates the Modicon M262d to provide a more cost-effective controller for discrete manufacturing with greater computing power, and now combines with EcoStruxure Machine Expert Twin to generate additional engineering and operational efficiencies and improved continuity across the physical and digital worlds.
The EcoStruxure Automation Expert HMI can now be deployed on Linux system PCs, giving users a wider range of hardware and form factors to suit their use case and budget. Since EcoStruxure Automation Expert’s SoftdPAC controller already supports Linux, users can now more easily configure control applications and HMIs on the same hardware.
Better insights and integration for power and process automation
EcoStruxure Power and Process further leverages AVEVA Unified Operations Center, the industry collaboration interface that connects operational, information and engineering technologies, to help provide enterprise-wide visibility, reduce data consumption energy and unplanned downtime, and increase profitability.
EcoStruxure Power and Process now integrates with ETAP’s power management software solutions that design, operate and automate power systems. This combination of technologies further enhances simulation capabilities, as process changes can be executed digitally to better identify potential efficiencies without making physical changes and provides recovery benefits so that protocols for failures or unstable conditions can be programmed into the systems.
Simplicity and productivity with a new cobot in the Lexium range
Schneider Electric’s new cobot in the Lexium range is part of an advanced robotic system that helps workers perform heavy, repetitive and complex tasks. The cobot is designed to be easier to implement in existing industrial environments and helps improve workforce empowerment and safety. It can more accurately perform highly technical tasks, lift objects weighing up to 18 kg and work side-by-side with people on production lines. Users can program and operate the cobot more intuitively through an Android app.
Delivering a more resilient and sustainable electric world
With sustainability at its core, and to celebrate and champion initiatives around the world, Schneider also announced its Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards, designed to recognize the critical role customers and suppliers play in creating a more resilient and sustainable world. Understanding that successful partners and suppliers will set a precedent for others to follow in their footsteps, the program hopes to make a significant impact through sustainable and effective practices. Applications are now open and the deadline for submission is November 25.
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