Hydrocarbon Processing, Published 6/9/2014
Use Crowdsourcing to Boost Process Simulation
There are many ways to enhance the user experience of next-generation simulators. Scott Brown, a consulting engineer with Invensys, now part of Schneider Electric, explains why borrowing concepts from crowdsourcing, data mining and related fields gives next-gen process simulators a higher degree of ergonomics and usability.
South African Instrumentation & Control, Published 6/2/2014
The Automation Revolution According to Mike Caliel
Mike Caliel, president of Invensys' Software and Industrial Automation business, now a part of Schneider Electric, discusses the future of automation and why the new Schneider Electric has a complete solutions portfolio for both industrial and process automation applications.
Automation World, Published 5/29/2014
Older SCADA systems were never designed to connect with the number of machines, sensors and other assets that plant managers now want to monitor and control. John Krajewski, director of HMI/supervisory product management for Schneider Electric, explains why now is the time to plan for an upgrade.
Food Engineering, Published 4/8/2014
CMMS Provides Enhanced Functionality
If your maintenance team is spending too much time on paperwork and putting out fires because they don’t have enough time to repair equipment, it’s easy to see why they’re probably not excited about their jobs. But a good computerized maintenance management system can help. Curtis Wilson, a principal asset management consultant with Invensys, not a part of Schneider Electric, comments.
Control, Published 3/28/2014
Perfect Fit: Operator Performance
Enhancing operator performance means creating the right combination of situational awareness, alarms, ergonomic consoles and field-capable interfaces. Stan Devries, senior director of software solutions architectures at Invensys, now a part of Schneider Electric, helps explain why new and better solutions are starting to merge into a unified whole that's tailor-made to the needs of each user.
ARC Advisory Group, Published 3/21/2014
Schneider Electric Acquisition of Invensys Creates Value for Automation Market
According to the ARC Advisory Group, a respected analyst and advisory firm concentrating on the manufacturing industry, Schneider Electric's acquisition of Invensys will enhance the market position of both companies, as well as drive value automation customers, particularly for heavy process and power generation.
Prime, Published 3/20/2014
New Invensys APC Product Improves Plant Performance
In today’s tough climate, manufacturers need to squeeze every dollar out of their operations to ensure competitiveness and profitability. According to Tom Kinney, vice president of Invensys’ optimization business, advanced process control can help manufacturers do this by improving quality, efficiency and overall performance, but only if anyone can use it without having to call in a specialist. That's where SimSci APC 2014 comes in.
Food Engineering, Published 3/10/2014
Cost Containment: Using Automation to Help Stop Leaks
A simple spreadsheet can help you put your household finances in order, but in an F&B plant, you can hemorrhage profits from almost anywhere in the process. Bill Schiel, director of global technical sales, and Maryanne Steidinger, director, software product marketing, both from Invensys, help explain how integrated automation systems can show you where to apply tourniquets.
Automation World, Published 3/5/2014
Time to Upgrade Your HMI?
Using devices like smartphones as operator interfaces is no longer just a fantasy. Advances in video, hi-def graphics and other consumer technologies have changed the way industrial users are upgrading their HMIs. John Krajewski, director of product management for HMI and supervisory products at Invensys, now a part of Schneider Electric, comments.
Control Engineering, Published 2/28/2014
Training Simulators Continue to Adopt Gaming Technologies
In this video interview, Alastair Fraser, vice president of simulation and training for Invensys, explains how the changing demographics of the incoming workforce, as well as new gaming and 3-D technologies, are driving demand for a fresh approach to operator training. And as the current workforce continues to age, the technology continues to develop and costs become even more attractive-- especially when it comes to training and deploying operators in remote and hazardous locations-- 3-D and virtual reality solutions will become the standard that replaces traditional learning methods.