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    EcoStruxure™ Hybrid DCS

    The only DCS for hybrid industry users that can measurably pay for itself within 3 months of implementation


    EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS (formerly PlantStruxure PES) harnesses the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to bring your plant into the future. It is a single automation system to engineer, operate, and maintain your entire infrastructure for a sustainable, productive and market-agile plant.

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    A digitized and energy-aware plant

    EcoStruxure Process Expert is an automation system which allows you to engineer, operate and maintain your entire plant in a single common database. The system enables users to achieve operational profitability from design engineering to meeting the demands of modern day production.

    It is the next generation process automation system for a digitized and energy-aware plant and is positioned at the Edge Control layer of EcoStruxure Plant.

A scalable powerful automation platform

EcoStruxure Process Expert combines the management of fieldbuses, instrumentation, intelligent connected devices, operator stations, engineering stations and alarm management in a scalable, powerful automation platform.

EcoStruxure Process Expert is an essential component of EcoStruxure Plant, interconnecting and managing all components of the automation architecture so plants can maximize their operational profitability safely.

Applications

 

Minerals, Metals & Mining

Improve reliability and sustainability of your mining operations.
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Water & Wastewater

Improve profitable reliability and sustainability with built-in energy and asset management.
 

Food & Beverage

Learn how staying agile enables real-time response to changes in market demand.

Need a DCS for larger process applications?

For larger process applications we offer our EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS.

EcoStruxure Process Expert technology platforms

  • Automation System
  • Engineering Environment
  • Libraries
  • Operation System
  • Software Integration
  • Industrial Workstations

Automation System

EcoStruxure Process Expert is built on an Ethernet backbone for an open and flexible architecture. Ethernet topology offers transparent access to the information you need, from the plant floor to the enterprise level. The system can interface with automation devices such as drives, motors starters as well as power management devices such as breakers and power meters. This enables EcoStruxure Process Expert to get accurate, real-time process data at any time. It helps measure, analyze and improve energy consumption and the overall operational profitability of your process, so you can produce more efficiently with less waste, effort, and cost.

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    To Maximize the Operational Productivity

    EcoStruxure Process Expert supports various automation architectures for controllers and devices connected through a range of networks and field buses. It enables connectivity to other controllers and devices that are not part of our core architecture. The architecture of EcoStruxure Process Expert is fully flexible. You can deploy the system infrastructure on one or multiple computers. The decision depends on the size and the topology of the project, and the performance expected from the application.

    Features
    • Scalability of the configuration
    • Caters from hundreds to 20,000 assets
    • Automation system based on Modicon controllers

    Benefits
    • Single environment to aggregate, utilize and digitize all pieces of information
    • Ability to make available any kind of valuable information to operators, decision-makers, labs, and optimizers

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    A Distribution Control System Solution

    EcoStruxure Process Expert enables you to design complete automation solutions, with the flexibility to select controllers depending on the requirements of your automation system. The Modicon 340, Modicon 580 and the legacy Modicon Quantum controllers are part of our extensive range of automation solutions, with Ethernet connectivity, allowing a variety of configurations and architectures.

    Features
    • Scalable and powerful automation platforms
    • A common platform for racks and modules, for Modicon 340, Modicon 580 and Modicon Quantum with Ethernet I/Os
    • Various distributed architectures with in-rack, remote I/Os, distributed I/Os

    Benefits
    • Various solutions for different applications
    • Common spare parts for multiple systems
    • Possibility of a smooth migration from Premium and Quantum controllers to Modicon M580 with the features of a DCS

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    A wide choice of networks

    The EcoStruxure Process Expert system uses Ethernet architectures extensively. Ethernet communication capabilities are embedded either in specialized communication modules, or as a communication port in some processors. EcoStruxure Process Expert seamlessly provides capabilities to configure Ethernet network architectures from a single engineering environment.

    Features
    • Ethernet as the backbone
    • Various possibilities of networks and field busses (Modbus TCP, IEC61850, Modbus serial, Profibus, Hart)

    Benefits
    • Supports most of the industrial networks and field busses with a native integration

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)

Engineering Environment

The Engineering System provides an innovative multi-engineering environment to improve efficiency throughout the engineering phase of a plant and commissioning, accelerating start-up and minimizing project risk. The EcoStruxure Process Expert engineering environment is a scalable, collaborative server/client architecture that allows multiple engineers working at the same time to configure a complete process automation system, from the hardware configuration, communication, controls and mimics for the operation station.

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    To improve the efficiency in design

    A single-entry point for all configuration enables faster system design and fewer errors. Asset information data is introduced only once and the design of the system follows the control instrumentation diagram, making the controls design, installation, and commissioning easier. EcoStruxure Process Expert provides a single, global database to store the configurations of the whole system.

    Features
    • Single environment for engineering
    • Single database to store the application data

    Benefits
    • Faster system design
    • Fewer errors
    • System consistency
    • Better quality of the design
    • Simplified administration of the application data

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    An unified programming environment

    Configuration, deployment, diagnostics, communication, security, connectivity and people-data collaboration are services that enable you to build a single, unified Plant Model to logically represent your process, and a Plant Infrastructure to represent the physical equipment. This makes the design and maintenance of the system more efficient, more flexible and less risky.

    Features
    • Process modeling
    • System infrastructure configuration
    • Design of the projects: control and supervision

    Benefits
    • Single environment to design the application, including control and supervision
    • Flexibility to design the application from process modeling or topology
    • Late mapping logic to the hardware; ease of standardization and reuse

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    To simplify the engineering and the deployment

    The foundation of EcoStruxure Process Expert is the Model. It provides a single, consistent definition of the infrastructure or plant in meaningful terms and organized as re-usable templates. EcoStruxure Process Expert is adaptable to different business needs at every stage of the plant life cycle. The parent-child relationship is key to control deployment, propagation of changes and maintenance. This reduces time and risk during the life cycle of your system.

    Features
    • Object model: logical representation of the plant equipment
    • Comprehensive change control and propagation
    • Embed control, supervision and access to other services, such as user documents

    Benefits
    • Standardization
    • Reusability
    • Saving time and resources
    • Configurable to the application needs

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    Concurrent design for increased productivity in engineering

    Working in parallel during the engineering phase can reduce design time and cost dramatically. EcoStruxure Process Expert Engineering System is a scalable and flexible client-server architecture that can be adapted to the size and needs of the plant. EcoStruxure Process Expert enables concurrent engineering in the same system or application.

    Features
    • Several users can work on the same libraries and applications simultaneously from different work stations
    • Check-in and check-out of features are managed by the system,z and the user is always informed about the status of the applications

    Benefits
    • Productivity in engineering and commissioning
    • Secured management of the changes in a multi-users context

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)

Libraries

EcoStruxure Process Expert libraries are specifically designed to reduce engineering costs and time to market. Our comprehensive libraries deliver operational intelligence with sustained energy management, allowing engineers to focus on the process rather than control configuration.

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    To simplify the engineering and deployment

    This library is designed to provide the components that are required to engineer the core of the automation process. Automation infrastructure objects extend the functionality beyond the classical automation layer to integrate smart connected products and software applications within Edge Control. This brings the IIoT from concept to reality within the control system.

    Features
    • Process templates (signal conditioning and processing; on/off & analog device control; process control; sequential control)
    • Devices
    • Communication management
    • Diagnostics

    Benefits
    • Life cycle saving with ready-to-configure objects
    • Optimization per design
    • Efficient operation interface based on Situational Awareness

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    Seamless device integration and configuration management

    The libraries are designed to enable a seamless integration of Schneider Electric and third-party devices into the control system via different open and proprietary protocols. Connecting these devices to the controller makes their data available easily within the control system.

    Features
    • Motor and drive management (motor starters, progressive starters, variable speed drives)
    • Power management (circuit breakers, protection relays, power meters, smart UPS)
    • Connecting devices to industrial networks (Ethernet I/P, Modbus TCP, Modbus Serial, Profibus, Hart)
    • Digital and analog devices
    • Process management (flow control, multiple pumps set management)
    • Automation infrastructure (sequence management, equipment module, batch integration)

    Benefits
    • Life cycle saving with ready-to-configure objects
    • Contextual services for device monitoring with faceplates

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    Embedded Application Expertise in Industry Libraries

    To enable EcoStruxure Process Expert to develop specialized applications, Schneider Electric has a wide range of libraries for various industries. These include applications devoted to a specific industry.

    Features
    • Advanced Process Control library
    • Energy Management library
    • Low Voltage Power Control library
    • Mining, Metal & Mineral libraries
    • Water Waste Water library
    • Cement library

    Benefits
    • Schneider Electric expertise in solutions embedded in the libraries
    • Tested and validated
    • Reduced engineering and deployment time and cost
    • Seamless device integration and management
    • Advanced diagnostic capabilities

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)

Operation System

The ability to provide operators with clear process information is crucial to driving production efficiency. EcoStruxure Process Expert provides a consistent control and operational interface with a real-time view of your process. The system delivers operators all the services and data they need to make timely and accurate decisions.

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    To increase operational efficiency

    Situational awareness design of the operational environment delivers the ability to identify, process and analyze the critical elements of information about the automation system. The ability to provide operators with clear process information is crucial to driving production efficiency. Built-in faceplates issued from the objects in libraries enable the operator to interact with an asset.

    Features
    • Design of the operation interface from selected pre-defined page templates
    • Operator interface based on Situational Awareness
    • Values in context with the process
    • Display of abnormal mode of operation
    • Alarms categorized to prioritize operator actions

    Benefits
    • Focus on important information at a glance and reduce human fatigue
    • Easier understanding the current asset values
    • Speed up the diagnostic

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    Access information about an asset with just one click

    With EcoStruxure Process Expert, staff with credentials can access any data in real-time for any device or equipment in the system. The Runtime Navigation Services is a native service provided by EcoStruxure Process Expert objects during runtime. It reduces commissioning time as well as downtime, by quickly identifying the root cause of any issues.

    Features
    • Contextual information about an asset:
        - Logic to control the selected asset
        - Access to the connected hardware (I/Os, device)
        - List of other assets grouped in the same hierarchy
        - Documentation associated with the asset
    • Navigation between assets

    Benefits
    • Easier identification of the root cause of operational issues
    • Faster diagnostics

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    Optimize maintenance

    The EcoStruxure Process Expert alarm tool allows users to quickly identify faults within the system or process and take corrective action, thereby reducing plant downtime. The alarm system is fast and reliable, providing you with detailed information about the status of your plant. Alarms can be filtered according to the application view, enabling the operator to zoom into a sub-part of the application easily.

    Features
    • Filtering of alarms according to the plant model and per equipment
    • Alarm criticality shown in the supervision page
    • Shelving of alarms

    Benefits
    • Improve operator situational awareness
    • Direct view and access to alarms with high priority
    • Improve production throughput
    • Minimize operator fatigue

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)
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    To analyze and optimize the process

    Trending Views combine real-time and historical data. When users view a trend page, they can monitor the current activity and scroll back to view the trend history. The distributed trending system handles large numbers of variables without compromising performance or data integrity. Operators can choose from a selection of pre-configured trend pages for quick and simple trend analysis.

    Features
    • Fully customizable trending pages
    • Analysis of correlation between process data
    • Zoom and panning services
    • Display of historical data according to several criteria

    Benefits
    • Process optimization
    • Easier diagnostic

    Applications
    • Mining Minerals Metals (Cement, Mining, Glass, Burners, Boilers, Furnaces, Compressors)
    • Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants
    • Food & Beverage (Liquid Food, Grain, Oil, Agri Business - Silos, Sugar-)
    • Power Generation (Hydro Power, Biomass, Concentrated Solar)
    • Oil & Gas (Small Onshore, Production Plant, Tank Farms, Compression Station, FPSO)
    • Chemicals (Distillation, Tank Reactor)

Software Integration

As part of the Schneider Electric suite of automation, EcoStruxure Process Expert enables access to the most comprehensive set of software offerings on the market. These offers cover general-purpose functions, and application-related services. EcoStruxure Process Expert and its libraries deliver all the data and interfaces necessary to integrate seamlessly with typical industrial software applications: AVEVA Historian, AVEVA Batch Management and AVEVA Asset Management.

Industrial Workstations

Harmony iPCs and Edge box run at the Edge Control level of EcoStruxure, the Schneider Electric's IIoT architecture for a wide range of industries. They enable secured communication from the shop floor to IT, improving profitability and offering new business opportunities, through enhanced asset performance for more efficient operation and maintenance of capital assets. They offer smart application design and engineering to leverage asset performance, with end-to-end cybersecurity.

Documents and downloads

Access offer documentation, support information, certificates, customer references.

Automation services

Maximize your business infrastructure and address increasing demands on safety, equipment availability, and performance optimization.
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