Schneider Electric's StruxureWare supervision and optimization software can offer up to 30% savings in capital and operational expenditures.
Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare supervision and optimization software is an integrated software platform designed to simplify energy management and optimize process operation in buildings, data centers, and industrial facilities. StruxureWare is the software component of the company’s EcoStruxure energy management architecture portfolio. From a single point of access, it provides intelligent monitoring, automation, planning, and reporting on critical facility management systems from across the organization. StruxureWare is designed to simplify integration time, improve reliability, enhance visibility to energy information, and optimize operational efficiency, providing a fully integrated system designed to best fit the needs of building, data center, and industrial customers. As the software platform of EcoStruxure, it connects five domains of business expertise—power, data centers, process and machines, building control, and physical security—within an open and flexible technology architecture, delivering up to 30% savings in capital and operational expenditures, including energy.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.