1. What is a smart machine control system?
Machine control systems use today’s robust technologies to help build smarter machines of the future. The machine control systems have proved to be a phenomenal technological advancement for several industries, such as construction, food and beverage, and others. Machine control means the machines used in industries are precisely controlled and connected for working efficiently in their environment. For instance, if we talk about leveling in the construction industry - a machine control system would enable grading tractors to compare the blade’s position to the digital grading roadmap and cut it to the accurate elevation and position on the site.
2. How does machine control work?
Machine control systems and solutions empower you to design and build smarter equipment and machines faster. With Schneider Electric’s machine automation and control solution - EcoStruxure Plant & Machine, you can leverage the benefits of building smarter machines that are more connected, more efficient, safer, and more flexible. EcoStruxure Plant & Machine offers IoT solutions for:
Connected Products, by offering unparalleled integration flexibility and opportunities;
Edge Control, to allow machine builders to benefit from cloud and web interface;
Apps, Analytics, and Services, for the integration of IT layer to the machines allowing data collection, aggregation, and analysis. This helps in increasing the uptime and enhances the ability to find information faster, resulting in efficient management and operations.
3. Why are machine control systems important?
With the increasing need to make machines smarter and connected, machine control systems have gained significant importance. Machine control systems are important for addressing the connectivity, safety, efficiency, and digital challenges.
Schneider Electric offers best-in-class machine control solutions with EcoStruxure Plant & Machine. It helps you achieve business excellence with smart machine control. Our machine control solutions include packaging automation, material handling, food and beverage machinery, HVAC control, pumping control, and much more. In addition, our dedicated services allow you to maximize your business infrastructure and prepare you to face demands of equipment availability, productivity, safety, and performance optimization.