- October 16, 2018
- Schneider Electric
October 16, 2018 – Schneider Electric demonstrated how it works to enable customers to extend real-time control from only operational efficiency to include operational safety. By applying secure process safety systems and components, Schneider Electric customers may be better able to mitigate risks, eliminate incidents that lead to downtime and drive measurable operational profitability improvements, safely.
In today’s competitive global economy, manufacturers are under constant pressure to improve overall business performance, but many still are unaware of the various ways superior levels of safety can drive profitability.
According to a recent ARC Advisory Group study, 92 percent of respondents in global manufacturing organizations strongly support the use of robust and capable devices to enable real-time decision making, with near-unanimous agreement about the concept. Users have long recognized the value of being able to process data and execute programs as close to the manufacturing process as possible, with the aim of maximizing process efficiency and reducing or virtually eliminating the time between acquiring data and acting on it. This requires manufacturers to digitize their operations so they can benefit from increased access to and visibility into operating and business data.
Using EcoStruxure Triconex technologies, as well as the company’s patented real-time accounting models and dynamic performance measures, the industrial workforce is now capable of analyzing past, present and even future incidents to improve safety risk, which significantly heightens their ability to eliminate unscheduled downtime.
At the heart of Schneider Electric’s safety capabilities is the Triconex Tricon CX, the company’s secure safety system that enables connectivity between systems, assets and people.
Along with stronger cybersecurity features and enhanced performance, new Tricon CX v11.4 features include:
An I/O bus that goes further, faster:
- New fault-tolerant 1GB I/O bus and fiber-optic adaptors allow for greater distances—up to 20 kilometers—greater system flexibility, and enhanced end-to-end performance.
A nversion of TriStation that allows the Tricon CX safety system to be engineered and configured faster, including:
- The ability to open legacy project files without the need to install, upgrade, or maintain the programming software;
- The addition of HART container, which allows intelligent device configuration and detection.
The Triconex Diagnostic Expert that resolves maintenance issues, including:
- Enhanced Diagnostic Monitor, to understand system health and identify issues;
- Sequence of Event recorder and playback for event analysis and identification of process upsets and outages;
- Data logging for resolution to operational issues.
EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure works to deliver value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity for its customers. EcoStruxure leverages IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services.
Tricon CX is compliant with the IEC 62443 cybersecurity standard and is certified by TÜV Rheinland for use in safety applications up to Safety Integrity Level 3. It is also ISASecure EDSA Level-1 certified, the industry’s leading cybersecurity certification for industrial control and safety systems and components. This has resulted in further security enhancements in Tricon CX v11.4 to mitigate sophisticated methods of attack.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is working for the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is a specialist in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.