Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced new platform enhancements for EcoStruxure Machine, Schneider Electric's IIoT-ready architecture to deliver smart machine solutions.
EcoStruxure Machine is designed for the machine builder, offering key technologies to bring product connectivity and edge control on-premise, and delivering advanced analytics capabilities and digital services via the cloud. EcoStruxure Machine ensures the seamless integration of machines to increase uptime and drive more efficient operations and maintenance for machine builders and end users.
The EcoStruxure Machine architecture is enhanced with the launch of EcoStruxure Machine Advisor. Machine Advisor is a connected platform that allows OEMs to Track, Monitor and Fix machines remotely, and pass on significant benefits to their customers and the machine operators.
Building on its deep expertise in OEM segment, Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Machine Advisor offers new levels of efficiencies and growth by turning data into key insights for machine builders. EcoStruxure Machine Advisor provides a fully connected framework for reliable machine operation through three key functionalities:
- Track: OEMs can visualize the location of all their machines, with real-time access to documentation and history, such as bill of materials, manuals, maintenance logs, and task management schedules.
- Monitor: The cloud-based software allows OEMs to collect and visualize machine data in real time, giving a comprehensive analysis of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), widgets for performance against key KPIs and other trends, and dashboards to monitor machine availability and output quality.
- Fix: A service enabled by a mobile app to facilitate maintenance and operations with contextual information, the help of step-by-step procedures and remote expertise by leveraging augmented reality. Furthermore, Fix provides remote access to the engineering software in the cloud enabling service technicians to use "Software-as-a-Service" to always have the right version and libraries by hand.
Schneider Electric continues to introduce new additions to its IoT-enabled EcoStruxure Machine architecture as it continues to lead the digital transformation of industrial automation markets.