Industrial system planning helps map out the future
The Automation and Control Life Planning Process from Schneider Electric is designed to provide its customers with a structure and framework for making industrial system planning decisions consistent with a manufacturer’s intentions for the future.
The Automation and Control Life Planning Process from Schneideris information is used to generate a customized report detailing a comprehensive strategy to maximize the effectiveness and return on investment of a user’s equipment.
“Whether your goal is to prolong the life of installed automation equipment, upgrade to new systems or plan for future process changes, the Automation and Control Life Planning Process represents a critical first step in solution development,” said Robb Dussault, Automation and Control services manager, Schneider
With the help of Installed Base Consultant, certified by Schneider Electric, the Automation and Control Life Planning Process examines four primary decision criteria industrial users cite when formulating plans for the future of their automated system or process: process efficiency and resource utilization; maintenance costs; process modifications and expansions; and safety and security. Schneider
For more information about the Automation and Control Life Planning Process from Schneider www.us.schneider-electric.com/lifeplan .
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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