RS Components and Schneider Electric focus on IoT
RS Components and Schneider Electric have teamed up to enable wider access to Schneider’s Electric’s revolutionary open, interoperable, IoT enabled system architecture and platform, EcoStruxure, throughout the ANZ region.
The platform enables wireless connection of factory floor instrumentation enabling engineers to capture and monitor critical data.
EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity technologies to deliver innovation at every level – from connected products to edge control, applications, analytics, and services, and is available for all branches of industry.
Products such as breakers, sensors, and drivers are endowed with Internet-of-Things (IoT, i.e. cloud connectivity) through the EcoStruxure Connected Products layer, serving as the foundation of smart operations.
With the partnership, Schneider Electric is broadening its customer base, bringing IoT innovations to a wider field. While increasing its reach, the extension also enables the company to ensure the highest level of expert service is provided to users. By taking a more active role with RS, Schneider is effectively up-skilling the industry to improve decision-making and specification.
RS Components’ managing director for ANZ, Scott Philbrook, says: “We want to be the first choice for every customer requiring industrial control devices, whatever their demands. That means we have to have the ability to specify and support, as well as execute. Having Schneider Electric’s expertise directly embedded into our company, effectively allows us to provide the best possible technical advice for and help customers make the best possible decisions.”
The next layer in the EcoStruxure platform is to incorporate edge control for users to control the machines that collect the data and act as a gateway to deliver it to the cloud. Once data is available via the cloud, the EcoStruxure platform also offers analytics capabilities for users to carry out further analysis. The three technology layers are also supported by Customer Lifecycle Software – assisting customers to design, quote, build, configure, and commission their EcoStruxure project.
Schneider Electric and RS are proud to be leading the digital transformation of industrial automation markets, making sure ANZ industries are equipped or smart manufacturing whilst increasing their profitability and productivity.