Maintenance Technology, Published: 7/15/2014
Good to Go
Mobile technologies enable today's workforce to do their jobs more effectively from almost anywhere. This means that maintenance departments, already pounded by an ongoing skills crisis, has almost immediate relief when it comes to reducing labor costs and increasing productivity. Jamie Stapleton and Saadi Kermani, product managers for Schneider Electric, explain.
Flow Control, Published: 6/18/2014
The Future of DCS
Industrial process environments are growing more complex, even as the industry faces a technical skills shortfall. In light of these realities, process automation systems have never been more important so selecting and implementing new control systems is critical to making the most of limited resources. Alain Ginguene, director of Schneider Electric's Foxboro Evo process control system, explains why industrial companies need a system that simplifies design, implementation and operation.
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.