Schneider Electric launched MachineStruxure, an automation offer designed to give Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) the ability to engineer an entire machine from one software package – creating time, cost and energy efficiencies.
MachineStruxure is based on flexible hardware platforms and a comprehensive single software suite, SoMachine, which simplifies programming and commissioning of the machine by building all the required elements into one software environment.
“We know that the $16 billion OEM market in Australia is hugely competitive, and it is vital our customers are able to supply more efficient, productive and reliable machines in short timeframes, all at a reduced cost,” said Scott Wooldridge, Vice President, Industry Business, Schneider Electric.
“Our discussions with machine builders, both in Australia and internationally, show there is demand for a vendor they can truly partner with to have access to an extensive product offering and solutions tailored for their machines.
“Our MachineStruxure solutions are tested, validated and documented and give the ability to deliver up to 50 per cent savings in design and installation time. OEMs can develop their business by providing better performing machines, and increase their profitability by reducing the overall cost of the machine and time to market,” Wooldridge said.
MachineStruxure is the latest addition to Schneider Electric’s comprehensive EcoStruxure energy management architecture portfolio. EcoStruxure connects five domains of business expertise – power, data centres, process and machines, building control, and physical security – within an open and flexible technology architecture that delivers up to 30 per cent savings in energy efficiency.
Developed for all types of standard or specific applications, MachineStruxure is relevant to most major applications including: crushing, conveying, hoisting, pumping, standby power generation and heating, venting and air conditioning.