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Schneider Electric Launches New High-End Modicon M580 in the Egyptian Market

The high-availability solution is the first PAC built for the Industrial Internet of Things

Cairo-17 March, 2016: Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the launch of its new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) in the Egyptian market. The flagship product of the Modicon range of controllers features hot standby functionality (HSBY), native Ethernet, and cyber security embedded in its core. The first PAC built for the Industrial Internet of Things, the Modicon M580 ePAC is the high-end integrated controller of PlantStruxure, the company’s automation architecture.

"We have launched this innovative product, to achieve a revolutionary development to the industrial sector in Egypt, while helping the industry overcomes day-to-day operational challenges. As a global specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric hopes to integrate its innovative solutions into different industries in the local market," said Albert Fuchet, the Country President, Schneider Electric Egypt and North East Africa.

“We’re excited to introduce a major innovation in automation to our customers in the Egyptian market. Modicon M580 ePAC is a new generation for the latest automation technology worldwide due to its cutting-edge functionality that allows us to drive true customer benefit thanks to a future-proof solution designed to serve infrastructure sector and meet the most pressing industry challenges,” said Eng. Mohamed Shaheen, Director of Industry, Schneider Electric Egypt & North East Africa. “The Internet of Things and automation solutions have become an integral part of production and industrial operations in order to achieve higher production and efficiency rates, saving energy, and reducing the obstacles impede industrial sector such as costly process downtime. Schneider Electric has developed the first PLC Modicon in the world in 1968. Now after 50 years of research and development, we are proud to introduce the latest technology in automation solutions worldwide.”

Egypt is a high-demand market for automation solutions in order to achieve sustainability in production and industrial operations, increase industrial operations efficiency with high availability for machines and systems, reduce system failure and downtime, and provide energy. As a result for the Egyptian government’s attention to the infrastructure projects and launching industrial smart cities, the demand on automation solutions increases, due to its ability to support the industrial operations taking it to higher levels according to the global industry standards.

Migration to the new Modicon M580 ePAC does not require a complete change of system thanks to the seamless, affordable step-by-step modernisation plans offered by Schneider Electric, as well as its high performance through providing hot CBUs standby functionality (HSBY).

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