Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced version 22.0 of EcoStruxure™ Automation Expert, further enhancing the capabilities of the world’s first software-centric universal automation system.
Consumer-packaged goods, logistics, water and wastewater operations now have next generation automation capabilities and unrivaled operational flexibility with EcoStruxure Automation Expert v22.0. including:
- expanded libraries for segment functions and energy management devices
- enhanced user experience (UX) in the build time tool
- fortified built-in cybersecurity
- support for additional engineering input formats, including DEXPI (ISO15926 based) and Excel
- Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish language support and enhanced documentation
Importantly, the solution also provides end to end digital continuity through close integration with AVEVA applications. EcoStruxure Automation Expert can connect to AVEVA Engineering and import plant design data for automated bulk engineering. It also enables scalable visualization for the enterprise control room by integration with AVEVA System Platform
Decoupling automation software from hardware
EcoStruxure Automation Expert provides increased flexibility and control by enabling automation software to be separated from the hardware, providing freedom for all enterprises to break their dependency on proprietary industrial automation.
Universal automation digital ecosystem
In addition to providing digital continuity and seamless integration with complementary software, EcoStruxure Automation Expert also enables different entities, whether internal or external, to work together to create the best solution to solve specific market challenges.
EcoStruxure Automation Expert is the world’s first universal automation solution and part of an ecosystem that works similarly to an app store for automation where vendors, end users, and OEMs share a common automation software layer across their technology. This technological collaboration is driving the development of portable, interoperable, “plug and produce” automation solutions that industrial enterprises can easily integrate regardless of brand.
Since its introduction in late 2020, EcoStruxure Automation Expert has received numerous recognitions and awards for innovation and product excellence. Most recently, EcoStruxure Automation Expert was the recipient of the 2022 Engineer’s Choice Award for Software: MES, MOM.
EcoStruxure Automation Expert v22.0 is the next in an ongoing series of updates and enhancements that Schneider Electric delivers to the market at least twice a year.