Manage automation: Planning, upgrades, risk mitigation, support

Ever get the idea you are not optimizing your investment in automation? Here's a process to provide a structure and framework for making industrial system planning decisions consistent with a manufacturer’s intentions for the future. Advice inherent in the program includes...

05/20/2008


Palatine, IL – Ever get the idea you are not optimizing your investment in automation? The

Automation and Control Life Planning Process

from Schneider Electric provides a structure and framework for making industrial system planning decisions consistent with a manufacturer’s intentions for the future.
The step-by-step process includes an assessment of current operations, equipment, and key business needs. Data is used to generate a customized report with a strategy to maximize effectiveness and the return on investment of equipment.


Schneider Electric developed the Automation and Control Life Planning Process.

“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 Electric. “The results, documented in the customized report, give industrial users options for asset management, spare parts, upgrades, risk mitigation, productivity improvements, and increased reliability.”
With the help of Installed Base Consultant, certified by the company, Automation and Control Life Planning Process examines four primary decision criteria users cite when formulating future plans for automated system or process:
-Process efficiency and resource utilization;
-Maintenance costs;
-Process modifications and expansions; and
-Safety and security.
Considerations from the criteria are balanced in a logical, deliberate manner to help users clarify their current state and understand future options.
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