Schneider Electric is a leading global manufacturer of equipment for electrical power distribution and for industrial control and automation. The company helps power generators distribute electricity; designs automation systems for the automobile and water treatment industries; builds electric networks and utility management systems for energy, water treatment, oil and gas, and marine applications; and manages electric power in residential, industrial, and commercial buildings.
Year founded: 1836
Revenue: $26.0 billion (2014)
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- IOT SOLUTIONS
The recent Internet of Things (IoT) momentum has been enabled through a broad adherence to open standards (such as Ethernet) and by technology breakthroughs in the area of data aggregation middleware. Schneider Electric delivers open, connected solutions at each IoT-driven intelligent ecosystem layer: the connected, decentralised device layer (sensors, drives, meters, PLCs, controls, switchgear), the platform layer (cloud services, middleware, physical infrastructure architectures), and the on-premise central control layer (operational intelligence, remote monitoring, predictive analysis, simulation, cloud analytics).
Schneider Electric tools help data centre, plant, and smart grid operators to become more efficient by sorting through mountains of data (eliminating false alarms or nuisance alarms) and by generating dashboards that consolidate the information coming in from all parts of the extended network. Instead of gridlock, a smooth flow of information is created which allows for greater operational intelligence and higher quality decisions.
IoT is broadening the scope of where both power protection and security are needed, as entire chains of communication can be disrupted by the breakdown of a single device. Schneider Electric leverages the power of IoT and big data to maximize safety and reliability through high-precision automation and control, training and simulation, the generation of ‘what if’ scenarios, robust remote management, predictive maintenance, managed services, and advanced analytics. Power protection and cyber security considerations are imbedded into our product designs in order to strengthen overall network reliability.
- KEY CUSTOMERS
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- CASE STUDIES
Schneider Electric: Asset Management helps NASCAR Drive Down CostsHendrick Motorsports wanted to coordinate information across 6 warehouses, track usage of approximately 150 components on each car and get the system up and running within four months.Schneider Electric: Maintenance Management pays off for Fertilizer PlantLocate software to deliver continuing maintenance planning functionality while providing the flexibility for growth and costs savings. The investment to keep home-grown application in pace with growing business is over $1 million.Schneider Electric: Energy accountability brings LEED Platinum certificationEarth Rangers was looking for partners who could donate equipment and expertise. After earning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold for New Construction certification, Earth Rangers decided to further demonstrate their commitment to reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by pursuing a LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings certification—the highest level of certification offered under LEED.
Schneider Electric: StruxureWare Energy OperationStruxureWare Energy Operation is a flexible software-as-a-service (Saas) tool that offers scalable functionality from simple, out-of-the-box reporting to in-depth energy analytics. This intuitive tool transforms data into essential energy information to identify areas of continuous improvement and reduce operating expenses. Distill and visualize all your data: Aggregate data from any source, tailor dashboards and delivery methods, and clearly express and visualize relevant data.Track and optimize energy performance: Evaluate new energy opportunities, forecast energy consumption, and calculate ROI. Also analyze operating changes, track and summarize key energy data, and measure and validate savings.Control and manage costs: Discover anomalies that are causing energy and proactively manage processes. Allocate and recover costs by process, department, or building.Scale according to your needs: pay only for what you need. As your specifications change, Energy Option easily grow with you.Suppot Corporate Compliance: Push energy data to your company website, oreven lobby kiosks, to share the good news and show your progress. Promote a green image and report on sustainabilitySchneider Electric: Modicon M340Far more than a PLC, our Modicon Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) are built to suit the needs of the process industry and a wide range of demanding automation applications. Modicon M340 can be used individually but is also the perfect companion of Modicon Premium and Modicon Quantum, increasing the performance, the quality and the profitability of your industrial process, facilities or of your machines."All-in-one CPU"7 Kinst/msMultitasking system for guaranteed reflex timeUSB port for programming and HMI2 additional ports as required: Ethernet, CANopen, Modbus.Comfortable memoryProgramming code up to 70 Kinst.Application back-up in supplied memory cardAdditional file storage up to 128 MB with FTP access.Specific applicationsIntegrated RTU solution for Water, O&G, Power and InfrastructuresProcess control (Integrated Process Control library)High density analog I/O modules (New)Counting PTO moduleAnd more…No battery requiredExtended temperature (-25°C +70°C)Protection of SI and OEM’s know-how by the SD card technologySchneider Electric: Modicon PremiumWith the new Premium processors in the Unity range, there is no need to worry about restrictions…5 IEC languages as standard: LD, ST, FBD, SFC, IL.High performance CPUs with 37 ns per instruction and up to 7 Mb of programmeHigh-level multitasking systemA compact system (very high density modules) particularly at ease in extended architectures (distribution of 16 racks in real time without repeater)An extensive catalogue of application-specific modules (safety, reflex processing, counter, position control, motion, weighing, data storage)New High End processorsAll Ethernet TCP/IP Transparent Ready services: IO scanning, Global Data, Web server, e-mail messaging, direct access to databases, TCP Open, Network Time Protocol, etc.Numerous built-in ports: USB port, Ethernet TCP/IP port with Web server, CANopen or FIP master port, Modbus serial portThe widest connectivity offer on the market:AS-Interface, Modbus Plus, INTERBUS or PROFIBUS DP
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)We produce globally applicable standards for Information & Communications Technologies including fixed, mobile, radio, broadcast, internet, aeronautical and other areas.Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)The Industrial Internet Consortium is the open membership, international not-for-profit consortium that is setting the architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the consortium’s mission is to coordinate vast ecosystem initiatives to connect and integrate objects with people, processes and data using common architectures, interoperability and open standards.IO-LinkIO-Link is a fieldbus independent and manufacturer independent communication standard and can be integrated into any existing fieldbus via a corresponding interface. This fieldbus independence allowed the creation of a corresponding specification by the IO-Link community, which has already been published by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) as IEC 61131-9 (International Standard).
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