Realigning water industry assets in digitally enhanced operations

Digital transformation is blending information and operational technology for asset performance improvements that reduce costs, optimise efficiency and improve conservation in the water and wastewater operations. “This opportunity comes at a time when water is recognised as a limited, high-value resource,” states Jacques Squire, Water and Wastewater Segment Leader at Schneider Electric South Africa. “The United Nations projects that if current water usage trends continue, by 2030 the world will have only 60% of the water it needs. This pending scarcity compounds pressures already mounting in the industry.” Industry pressures…

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RCL Foods turns to Schneider Electric to modernise Pongola mill operations

When Durban-based RCL Foods embarked on a modernisation journey at one of its three sugar mills, it turned to Schneider Electric. The company has over 20,000 employees across three core divisions, consumer, sugar and milling, and logistics. Its Pongola mill is one of three sugar mills which collectively produce over 544,310.8 tonnes of sugar annually. Situated in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, the mill’s distributed control system (DCS) system for the juice preparation and crystallisation areas was obsolete, and in desperate need of an upgrade. This caused the mill to suffer…

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Schneider Electric releases EcoStruxure Power 2.0 with comprehensive ISO Certification, compliant with latest Cybersecurity Standards and protecting Critical Power Assets with Thermal Monitoring

Second generation EcoStruxure Power 2.0 system release delivers unique enhancements: ISO50001, ISO50002 and ISO50006 energy management certification and compliance to IEC 62443-4-2 cybersecurity standards Latest digital applications for thermal monitoring, power event analysis and microgrids enable safer, more reliable, efficient and sustainable facilities   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced enhancements to EcoStruxure™ Power, the digital energy management system built on market-leading connected products, edge control software and advisor services. The latest EcoStruxure Power 2.0 architecture is fully certified to ISO energy management…

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Revolutionising the data centre space with IT-Pod solution

Johannesburg South Africa, September 17 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, have made flexible standardisation a reality with Hyperpod – the only IT-Pod Frame solution available in the data centre market space today. A flexible configuration that supports all of today’s rack types and can reduce CAPEX costs by up to 15%, Hyperpod has recently won ‘Data Centre innovation of The Year’ at the DCS Awards, 2018. The award, decided by popular vote, recognises the company for innovation and leadership. “Hyperpod, which links…

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Schneider Electric releases its catalogues on Digi-Cat

As a digital platform leader, Schneider Electric is streamlining its business by offering its customers rapid access to any of the 7000 pages from its Industrial Automation and Control offer catalogs quickly and easily, through its Digi-Cat license-free tool, which works on-line and off-line. In three clicks, customers can save on printing costs, support the Schneider Electric’s sustainability programmes and be kept informed about any updates. Take advantage of digital features to facilitate a selection and get direct access to product technical data. For more information, go to http://digi-cat.schneider-electric.com/download.html.  …

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#movethedate of Earth Overshoot Day

·         Humanity demands more than Earth can regenerate ·         Calculate your carbon footprint ·         #movethedate to 31 December   Johannesburg South Africa, 20 February 2018 – Schneider Electric and Global Footprint Network (GFN) launched a new mobile-friendly Footprint Calculator for Earth Overshoot Day 2017, which enables everyone to track their ecological footprint and personal Earth Overshoot Day. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks…

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Water crisis puts plant-operating efficiencies under pressure

The City of Cape Town anticipates that its supply of municipal water will run out around March 2018 and is looking into various ways to boost access to water – this includes sea-based desalination, water reclamation and groundwater abstraction projects. The city has realised its water saving measures, which focused on driving down demand and supplementing supply, are not working and it has had to relook at its plan. According to Schneider Electric, water efficiency can be achieved in plants and processes that deliver drinking water and waste treatment facilities,…

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Schneider Electric Introduces New Services to Modernize PLC Operations

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·       Upgrades to Ethernet-enabled Modicon M580 ePAC reduce downtime, provide 100 percent measurable ROI within three months ·       Enhanced, stronger IIoT and cybersecurity capabilities drive reliability and safety improvements ·       Retains I/O and application logic from previous systems to protect current installations Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, launched a new service that will help industrial manufacturers modernize their programmable logic control (PLC) systems easily, safely and more cost effectively, sometimes in less than one hour. By reducing downtime and disruption to the operation,…

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Wheat mill modernizes aging systems with PlantStruxure PES

Engineering, operation & maintenance in a single process automation system

Schneider Electric conducted a case study with Premier Foods on how to modernise the engineering,operation and maintenance in a single process automation system. Goal:Modernize aging control, automation, and electrical systems in wheat mills. Solution: PlantStruxure PES, the single process automation system to engineer and operate the plant. Results: • Cost effective engineering • Advanced operation services that reduce downtime • Future ready solution • Improved energy management • Robust, scalable, and flexible automation architecture PREMIER FOODS: From its humble origins in the 1820s as a local Durban bakery, Premier FMCG…

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