EUROTHERM® by Schneider Electric is a leader within industrial automation and the digital transformation of manufacturing equipment compliance. Eurotherm has developed EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor, a digital platform to manage compliance of manufacturing equipment more effectively. Due to Eurotherm’s experience and expertise, digitalization does not have to be expensive or difficult. Business interruption can be avoided, without complex integration of new technologies.
Streamline operations with EcoStruxure value-added services
EcoStruxure™, open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform connects best-in-class operational technology (OT) solutions with the latest in information technology (IT) to unlock trapped value in your operations and leverage the true potential of the Internet of Things. These capabilities allow the discovery and onboarding of connected products, configuration and messaging with devices, the collection and storage of device data, the ability to perform local analytics and easy configuration and upgrades at a device level.
Manage compliance testing and verification throughout your business and supply chain efficiently
EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor enables full collaboration between end-users and the supply chain to manage asset testing and calibration within manufacturing facilities. Designed to aid cost reduction, increase productivity and always be ready for an audit with a robust test and approval process. This leads to efficient test management, which can help reduce operational costs. Maintaining compliance to both internal process requirements and procedures alongside regulatory standards is critical across regulated industries.
Managing the integrity of the data collected through the test process is a key part of compliance management. This requires stringent management and traceability of equipment test data and aligns to all the principles of ALCOA. ALCOA is a framework for ensuring data integrity and is defined by US FDA guidance as Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original and Accurate.
How does a digital tool improve the operational efficiency of production?
All companies aim to minimize energy and reduce operating costs. Incorrectly calibrated instruments can lead to an increase in energy requirements and result in poor quality finished products. EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor makes it possible to manage equipment across multiple sites. Certificates are stored against the equipment or asset within the Microsoft Azure cloud computing service, (chosen for their highly proactive approach to security) and are available to view anytime which makes access simple for an auditor on-site to review immediately. EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor is applicable for most types of testing typical across a manufacturing plant and surrounding facilities.
Reduce costs and test errors
Centralizing test and compliance management and the ability to plan and perform tests of any kind, simplifies the flow of data collection, approval and distribution. In turn, this helps minimize operational costs. Users can reduce test errors and the need for repeat tests, with dedicated workflows and prescribed work instructions that also help increase test productivity. Peter Herweck, Executive Vice President of Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric adds "with EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor, Plant Managers can avoid production interruptions and downtime by efficiently managing complex test programs and so unlock the greater potential within their business operations.”