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Process Automation - The Future

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This presentation explores the "market drivers", "technology drivers" and the Automation System of the future.

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Process Automation - The Future

  1. 1. 1 Process Automation – The Future
  2. 2. “Where there is no vision, the people perish” - Proverbs 29:18 Vision Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 2
  3. 3. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” – Sir Isaac Newton Vision Foxboro Triconex Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 3
  4. 4. Today – How We Work Environment: Large, growing scope, mostly alarm driven, poor automated procedural support, many uncoordinated sources of data Consequences: Reactive Response, Inconsistent Performance, Lower Profits, Lessened Safety Environment: Complexity, Push to Extend Old System Lifespan, MoC, Loss of Experience, Diagnostic challenges Consequences: Problems Solved Slowly, Deferred, Suboptimal Solutions, Lowered Production Value, Lessened Safety Environment: Extend Equipment Life, Limited Resources, Limited Diagnostic Information, Loss of Experience, Lack of Maintenance Centered Automation Consequences: Problems Solved Slowly, Sub-optimal Solutions, Lowered Production Value, Lessened Safety Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 4
  5. 5. Today – How We Work Environment: Unclear view of Business Strategy, Operational Strategy, and Execution of same, People Unclear of their Personal Impact on Business Consequences: Lower revenues, profits, scale, market share; Employee Dissatisfaction; Risk to License to Operate Environment: Unclear view of Cyber-Security and Plant Safety State, Lack of Comprehensive Understanding of Cyber-Security and Plant Safety Consequences: Latent and/or Unaddressed Threats Leading to Lost Production and Damage / Harm Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 5
  6. 6. ► Increased demand for Mobility ► Increased Government Regulation & new/updated Standards ► Increased capability of systems to self-diagnose ► Less mechanical aptitude & greater software insight ► Smaller internal staff Today - Market Drivers ► Human Interaction based on Gaming ► Convergence of Process and Business Automation ► Clients Rely upon Supplier Expertise ► Plant Life Extensions ► Need to Improve Human Reliability Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 6
  7. 7. Today - Technology Drivers ► Designed in Cyber Security ► Virtualization & Cloud Computing ► Shift to Universal I/O vs. Dedicated I/O ► Modular (Skid-Mounted) Control Systems ► Single view into all in-plant systems & equipment ► More Intelligent Field Devices ► Increasing Reliance on Wireless Networks Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 7
  8. 8. 8 Business Center Information Anywhere Applications Decision Support Engineering Anywhere Maintain Anywhere Unified Control & Safety Transformed I/O Process-connected side ‘Network is the Controller’ Automation System of the Future
  9. 9. Future - How We Work Problems solved in less time; Better Solutions, Higher Production Value, Heightened Safety Prediction Driven Actions, Consistent Performance, Higher Profits, Heightened Safety Less Field Time due to Prediction Driven Actions, Consistent Performance, Higher Profits, Heightened Safety Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 9
  10. 10. Future - How We Work Higher revenues, profits, scale, market share; Increased Employee Satisfaction; Continuous- Reliable Production Threats Identified and Addressed Preventing Lost Production and Damage; Safe Working Conditions for Co-Workers, the Environment, and the Community Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 10
  11. 11. Automation Vision Help our Client’s Transform Their Business From Process Efficiency Centered Concentration on process control and safety To Business Optimization Centered Concentration on Business Performance within the bounds of safe operation Confidential Property of Schneider Electric 11
  12. 12. 12 Make the most of your energySM
  13. 13. 13 ©2014 Schneider Electric. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are owned by Schneider Electric Industries SAS or its affiliated companies or their respective owners.

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