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.
Automation World, Published 2/19/2014
Invensys Updates APC for Usability
A new advanced process control offering from Invensys, scheduled for a spring release, provides a friendlier and more flexible user experience, improving plant testing and commissioning time by up to 50 percent.
Control, Published 2/18/2014
Schneider Completes Invensys Acquisition
Schneider Electric announced last month that it has completed its acquisition of Invensys, significantly enhancing its position as a provider of efficiency solutions integrating power and automation. The transaction The acquisition was driven by the desire to complement Schneider Electric's strengths and to gain Invensys' installed base. "Schneider is pretty much discrete automation-oriented, heavily weighted toward our OEM offering," said Clemens Blum, executive vice-president, Industry Business, Schneider Electric. "The acquisition offered us a strong foothold in the other half of the market—process automation."
Smart Cities Council, Published 2/5/2014
Invensys and Smart Cities: An Industrial-strength Platform
Invensys believes the smart city market is at the tipping point. Historically known for industrial automation, the company is moving strongly into the smart cities sectors and infrastructure, and already has hundreds of projects in place for buildings, water and wastewater, energy and transportation. Rob McGreevy, the company's vice president of platform and applications, comments.
InTech, Published 2/3/2014
Operator Training Simulators in the Modern Plant
With as much as 40 percent of the current industrial workforce retiring in the next five years, innovative training and certification solutions are essential. Keeping plants operating safely, with optimal performance and reliability, requires companies to find new ways to improve the competency of their operators. In this article, Peter Richmond, Invensys’ operator training simulators product manager, describes some of the promising technologies that will shape operator training in the coming years.
Control Engineering, Published 1/30/2014
Schneider Electric Poised to "change the industrial landscape" After Invensys Acquisition
After finalizing the Invensys acquisition, Schneider Electric is beginning to move the business plan from the board room to the marketplace. Clemens Blum, executive vice president of industry business, says "the deal is really unique when you look at the history of the automation market. Our combined capabilities really have the chance to change the industrial landscape.”
Automation.com, Published 1/28/2014
Schneider Electric's Integration of Invensys
In this interview, Mike Caliel, president of industrial automation and software for Invensys, and Clemens Blum, executive vice president of Schneider Electric's global industry business, explain why Schneider Electric's acquisition of Invensys significantly enhances the companies' ability to serve the entire industrial and process automation industry.
Automation World, Published 1/23/2014
Schneider Electric Seals the Deal with Invensys
The acquisition of Invensys by Schneider Electric has been completed, extending Schneider Electric’s reach into the process industries. Schneider Electric executive vice president Clemens Blum and Invensys CEO and president Michael Caliel explain the reasoning behind the acquisition and their near-term plans.