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Schneider Electric releases new 21.1 version of EcoStruxure Automation Expert

Schneider Electric is also implementing EcoStruxure Automation Expert in its own Smart Distribution Center in Shanghai, China to try and reduce costs and improve efficiency.

April 13, 2021  by CM Staff

EcoStruxure Automation Expert is helping companies like GEA get to market faster

On Apr. 13, Schneider Electric, a company involved in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, released version 21.1 of its EcoStruxure™ Automation Expert, a software-centric universal automation system.

“EcoStruxure Automation Expert v21.1 is an important milestone in our journey to help manufacturers achieve the step-change advancements possible with a digital-first approach to industrial automation,” said Fabrice Jadot, Senior Vice President, Next Generation Automation, Schneider Electric. “Today’s operations need to react quickly to fluctuating market and environmental dynamics and rapidly mitigate potential risks. By separating the hardware and software lifecycles, EcoStruxure Automation Expert enables automation applications to be built using asset-centric, portable, proven-in-use software components, independent of the underlying hardware infrastructure. This software-centric approach delivers unprecedented cost and performance gains and frees engineers to innovate by automating low-value work and eliminating task duplication across tools.”

GEA is one of the largest technology suppliers for food processing and a wide range of other industries. The company focuses on technologies, components, and sustainable solutions for production processes in diverse end-user markets where time to market and agility is essential. EcoStruxure Automation Expert has helped to simplify their integration between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT).

“Bringing IT and OT together is our vision at GEA, and EcoStruxure Automation Expert is helping us deliver what we promise to our customers,” said Matthias Wiemann, Head of Automation & Controls I Software BU Separators, GEA.

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Schneider Electric is also implementing EcoStruxure Automation Expert in its own Smart Distribution Center in Shanghai, China to try and reduce costs and improve efficiency.

With the newest release of EcoStruxure Automation Expert, Schneider Electric is trying to urge manufacturing and process industries to embrace the benefits of universal automation, sustainability, and digitalization to boost global economic recovery through next generation industrial automation.

“EcoStruxure Automation Expert is changing the game for industrial automation and demonstrates Schneider Electric’s commitment to universal automation,” said Jadot. “We continue to invite industrial developers everywhere to create their own software components and solutions based on the IEC61499 standard, which can easily interoperate with EcoStruxure Automation Expert.”