CONNECT2016: Schneider Electric honors innovators, introduces innovations

The awards recognize systems integrators who have driven revenue growth, implemented innovative technical solutions and advanced their certifications in Schneider Electric offerings, helping its industrial and infrastructure customers meet critical technical and business challenges.

“The global System Integrator Alliance Partner Excellence Awards celebrate our partners’ loyalty and commitment to Schneider Electric and our customers,” said Herve Lemaire, vice president, Global Sales, Partners, Schneider Electric.

“The Alliance partners we have honored and recognized for fiscal year 2015 have set the standard of excellence across our system integrator community. As we evolve our business to help our customers take advantage of the latest technology opportunities, we thank the nominees, winners and all of our registered and strategic SI Alliance partners for everything we have achieved together this year.”

The winners of the 2015 global System Integrator Alliance Partner Excellence Awards are:

Business Development Award: Sintek (Russia)

For the second year in a row, Sintek receives this award recognizing its expertise, business growth and loyalty to Schneider Electric. A Certified Alliance partner, Sintek has repeatedly demonstrated its expertise in delivering solutions for large projects that encompass Schneider Electric’s full PlantStruxure offer.

Certified Expert of the Year: Marco Aurelio dos Santos Coghi (Brazil)

Marco Aurelio dos Santos Coghi, a PlantStruxure Certified Expert from Infoeng Automacao in Brazil, has been named Certified Expert of the Year as the engineer who scored the highest results on the PlantStruxure exams during 2015. His outstanding achievement demonstrates his engineering expertise across the PlantStruxure offer.

Technical Expertise Award: ASEFO Co. Ltd. (Thailand) 

ASEFO excelled in 2015 thanks to its highly skilled team of engineers, which includes several PlantStruxure Certified experts. They delivered an innovative Food and Beverage solution in 2015, meeting the customer’s requirements of excellent technical and project delivery.

Global PlantStruxure Partner of the Year: Nefteavtomatika (Russia)

Nefteavtomatika is a dedicated and long-standing SI Alliance partner. In 2015, its PlantStruxure Certified experts delivered more than 20 projects with Schneider Electric, providing innovative technical and business solutions that improved the business and energy efficiency for customers.

Global Telemetry Partner of the Year: Servicios de Automatización (Costa Rica) & Giza Arabia (Saudi Arabia) 

The 2015 award for telemetry goes to both Servicios de Automatización and Giza Arabia. These two SI Alliance partners have demonstrated their extensive professional experience and expertise in delivering telemetry solutions.

Global PES Partner of the Year: Geotek (Turkey) 

Geotek completed the first brownfield PES project in Turkey, meeting the challenge of commissioning the system in just one week.

Award winners were honored at a special ceremony during the company’s CONNECT2016 automation conference. 

Schneider Electric extends the power of its PlantStruxure PES. Compatibility with Modicon M580 redundant controllers drives asset reliability, operations efficiency; targets IIoT engagements for process industries.

Schneider Electric also announced its PlantStruxure PES V4.2, integrating new hardware with capabilities from the company’s Modicon M580 ePAC family. Built for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, the addition of Modicon M580 redundant controllers delivers plant and asset availability for critical continuous process operations, helping to improve overall business performance. 

Today, 50% of PlantStruxure PES projects require at least one pair of redundant controllers within the configuration. PES V4.2 meets the next generation of requirements with the M580 ePAC and the ability to lock down ports within a single configuration environment. With the highest levels of cybersecurity available on the market, PES V4.2 ensures nearly 100% uptime for customer systems, according to the company. 

“As IT and OT converge, we need solutions that boost plant connectivity and security,” said Chris Lyden, senior vice president of strategy, Schneider Electric’s Process Automation business. “PlantStruxure PES enhances the ability of plant operators, engineers and managers to take better advantage of process and energy management data, which better enables them to improve maintenance, increase asset reliability and uncover additional operational efficiencies, all in a more secure environment. By making our PlantStruxure PES automation system secure and future proof by design, we are meeting the needs of tomorrow’s production facilities.”

A core feature of the Modicon M580 ePAC is its Ethernet-based architecture. Integration into the PES solution improves system management and provides customers with a level of standard communication, guaranteeing a future-proof system. Additionally, new services will be available for engineering and commissioning, which will make navigating a control program easier, as well as improve performance when making project changes. PlantStruxure PES V4.2 is also equipped with ready-to-use application and industry libraries, allowing systems to be built more quickly and with lower engineering costs. By integrating energy-management features from other Schneider Electric automation and power devices, such as Altivar drives, the system will help users realize higher energy cost savings.

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