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Innovation is both the key and the challenge to efficiency improvement

September 19
21:56 2019

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of industrial automation markets. Therefore, delivered through our EcoStruxure architecture, our IoT technologies are ready for smart manufacturing. We can deliver new business opportunities for plants and machine builders. So that, both profitability and productivity will increase. Schneider Electric EcoStruxure delivers innovation at every level of the plant or machine, from connected products to edge control and to apps, analytics and services. Our connected products include ranges from motor controllers to circuit breakers and sensors. They enable customers’ assets to provide advanced process data for smarter operations. In other words, they bring intelligence to our customers’ systems.

Challenges

Worldwide demand for energy is expected to double by 2050. Growing concern for the environment is driving the emergence of more stringent energy-efficiency regulations around the globe. Motors account for up to 80% of electricity consumption in the industrial sector, making them a prime target for energy-saving measures. Engineers develop new motors to meet environmental needs. However, arrival of these new motors at industrial sites across Europe has created some new challenges. Most notably, their less-efficient counterparts, which impact the whole process of manufacturing. However, in addition to that not all the companies are ready for innovation. Some of them prefer to stick to old-fashion processes that would bring businesses to the same challenge – non-efficient production.

How we address them

However, with our solution, we ensure the efficiency of the factory through different areas. Firstly, safety of personnel and motors is ensured. Secondly, the connection maintain reliable even in the toughest conditions at all stages of production. Thirdly, user-friendly design provides a high-visibility trip indication. There have been cases where problems accrued due to the fact that the trip was not identified on time. In addition, circuit breaker ensures a secure, long-lasting power connection for customers’ electrical installation. Moreover, it promotes an environmental policy whilst preserving customers’ business efficiency.

What we still need to work on

However, this solves only part of the problem. Engineering companies like Schneider Electric still need to educate consumers regarding the benefits of innovation. It is clear that the main reason why customers stick to older solutions is fear. Fear of new products, fear of new structures, fear of change. On the other hand, without changes there is no development. In today’s changing environment we cannot succeed without adapting and following current trends.

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 undisputable 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.

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