The strategy of getting machines to market faster can provide any machine builder with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The problem lies in successfully executing this strategy. Schneider Electric™ answers the challenge with the next generation of MachineStruxure™ solutions. Now machine builders can achieve shorter lead-times more efficiently, productively, and reliably, at a reduced cost.
Through intuitive and flexible machine automation in MachineStruxure, machine builders can:
- Reduce time to market Intuitive tools for programming and simulation accelerate engineering processes. A simple-to-use interface that adapts to users’ personal preferences and well-designed ready-to-use architectures and templates enable machine builders to focus on work and not on the tools.
- Increase profitability Essential pre-integrated interfaces and embedded functionality such as Ethernet connectivity, multiple communication ports, SD card slots, energy management dashboards, safety, analogue inputs/outputs, and motion control loops, help to deliver greater profitability. Easy-to-use control platforms and the ability to reuse existing code can help save valuable development time.
- Improve efficiency Flexible and scalable MachineStruxure solutions have performance ratings that are the benchmark of the industry. So whether you need logic, drive, HMI, or motion-based control, MachineStruxure can be perfectly optimized to deliver greater reliability and throughput.
- Simplify integration and maintenance Ethernet TCP/IP and IP are now included on all MachineStruxure control platforms, standardizing vertical access to production data and machine status even for basic platforms typically low on features. Wireless access via mobile devices and web protocols like HTTP or FTP provide remote access to machines from everywhere, and at any time, for prompt diagnostics and technical support.
MachineStruxure optimizes the machine life cycle, from design and development, to commissioning and maintenance.