- 16 September 2019 11:33
Schneider Electric Announces New Advisor Applications to Drive Savings + Efficiencies across Industry and Manufacturing
Sydney, Australia, 16 September, 2019 – Amid rapid digitalisation in all areas of industry, Schneider Electric has announced at its Industry Automation Innovation Day five new EcoStruxure “Advisor” apps and services integral to the digital transformation of Australian and New Zealand businesses in manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, consumer packaged goods, water utilities and machine building. Brad Yager, Director of Strategy for Industry Automation, Schneider Electric announced, “The Advisor Apps, Analytics and Services give users complete visibility of all connected products in a business’s ecosystem, while delivering the analytics needed to drive efficiency, safety, reliability and sustainability.”
“Digital transformation that is underpinned by IoT and the refinement of the data it collects has the potential to reinvigorate Australia’s productivity growth. A report by Schneider Electric using evidence from 230 projects across 5 years provides further evidence.
“Increased productivity, up to 50%, results from energy management and automation efficiencies across the value chain, from IoT-enabled tracking to automated production lines.”
Brad Yager went on to say, “Importantly the report shows that digitisation of engineering processes can save businesses and organisations an average of 35% in CapEx costs and time optimisation.”
The following new EcoStruxure Advisor apps have been developed specifically for industry and manufacturing to drive innovation at every level of the business:
• Equipment Efficiency Advisor - makes business sense out of plant data
• Process Safety Advisor - delivers enterprise-wide risk profile in real time
• Pumping Performance Advisor - increases asset lifespan and efficiency at pumping stations
• Power Advisor - gives power managers deep insights into data quality and network health
• Clean-In-Place Advisor - helps Food & Beverage eradicate loss and reduce consumption
EcoStruxure Equipment Efficiency Advisor enables profiling and measurement of micro, persistent, and hidden losses in manufacturing environments. Created by and for operators, production managers and maintenance personnel, it collects, measures, analyses, and reports operational performance, availability, quality, and OEE, while performing root cause analyses. Equipment Efficiency Advisor includes a Lean Manufacturing Tool for performance management, real-time KPI for machines and production lines, accessible through a simple and intuitive graphical interface. It allows manufacturers to make business sense out of plant operating data and deliver real-time OEE performance improvements, which users see within 3-4 weeks, with immediate 5% to 10% OEE gains and solution payback in 9 months.
EcoStruxure Process Safety Advisor is a digital process safety platform and service that aggregates real-time data, analytics and insights from multiple sites and geographies into a single user interface so that customers can create an accurate, enterprise-wide risk profile in real time. It identifies the need to take corrective action via easy-to-understand performance dashboards and leading indicators for safety health. It then documents the entire process using an embedded SIF audit trail that supports safety compliance.
Safety Advisor enables customers to understand their risks within minutes, and then act decisively to drive better business results, because they know how hard they can safely drive their assets and operations, and control their business risks, including risks to the safety, sustainability, efficiency, reliability, and, most importantly, profitability of their operations, in real time.
EcoStruxure Pumping Performance Advisor delivers real-time profitability, with up to 15% savings on operational expenditures, improved asset performance, and optimised energy efficiency by detecting inefficiencies, predicting faults, and delivering recommendations based on operating realities. It increases the performance, efficiency and sustainability of Water & Wastewater pumping stations and is delivered through consulting and Software as a Digital Service.
EcoStruxure Power Advisor combines expert advice with advanced algorithms to identify gaps or issues in power management systems, as well as power quality issues within a larger electrical distribution system. Power Advisor allows users to track and analyse equipment conditions, manage electrics capacity to ensure flexibility, and get advanced warnings remotely. Its network analytics give managers real-time information on data quality through insights and recommendations that establish a trustworthy data foundation, while electrical network health system summaries and trending analytics improve awareness of electrical network issues.
Clean-In-Place (CIP) operations are increasingly important as Food & Beverage companies face stricter regulatory compliance standards, while having to respond rapidly to changing consumer demand. Production managers need CIP operations to be done quickly and effectively so that more time can be spent producing rather than cleaning.
EcoStruxure Clean-In-Place Advisor includes a complete Walkthrough Audit to check conformity with best practices on Energy, Automation, and Process. The CIP monitoring tool provides traceability and diagnostics, product loss monitoring, energy monitoring dashboard, and real-time reports. This functionality allows users to eradicate losses, reduce unnecessary consumption, ensure cleaning effectiveness, and reduce cleaning time.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the indisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.