1. What is industrial automation software?
In simple words, industrial automation involves a set of technologies that use control systems, software, and devices to enable the automatic operation of industrial machinery and processes without the assistance of human operators. This effectively reduces the possibilities of human error, saves time, reduces cost and helps achieve even higher performance.
Whether you design or operate industrial automation systems, incorporating robust industrial software solutions in the automation system can help you achieve higher performance coupled with maximised energy efficiency, safety and reliability.
2. What are the benefits of integrated software solutions?
There are several benefits of integrated industrial software solutions such as:
- Increased productivity: Our integrated control solutions can effectively enhance productivity by providing reliable, accurate and seamless data flow for the plant, enabling operation managers to make smarter decisions.
- Real-time visibility: Integrated industrial software solutions help you save several attempts of tying out-of-date information and error-prone data together. They also readily increase the real-time visibility into your business.
- Cost reduction: Though the investment in industrial automation systems may be higher initially, implementing different integrated solutions can help you save a significant amount on data analytics costs later. Additionally, with the incorporation of automated data analysis, the risk of service interruptions and machine failure is reduced to a bare minimum.
- Greater consistency: Machines work at a constant pace. Therefore, when managed with an automation system, automated industrial production processes offer stability, solidity, and longevity.
3. Energy industry software solutions for a sustainable future
Schneider Electric accelerates the transformation of buildings, industry and infrastructure with the support of an agnostic industrial software portfolio. Our IoT solutions for a sustainable future include EcoStruxure Machine Expert, EcoStruxure Control Expert, EcoStruxure Power Design and more. These empowering industrial software solutions can help you improve the efficiency of your business's operations throughout its lifecycle — from construction, operation and design stages to the maintenance stage.