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Schneider Electric Introduces Altivar® Process Variable Speed Drives

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Schneider Electric Introduces Altivar® Process Variable Speed Drives

Schneider Electric, a  global specialist in energy management, today announced the release of Altivar® Process – a new range of drives from 1HP to 1500HP.  Altivar Process is the first line of variable speed drives on the market with embedded intelligent services.

Designed to solve customer problems, Altivar Process drives deliver added value services in the Water, Oil & Gas, MMM, and Food & Beverage industries to enable business and process optimization through improved life-cycle asset management and optimized energy consumption. The new drives are aimed at improving overall process performance and enabling full information and operational technology convergence.

“Our goal is to provide user-oriented drives that go well beyond traditional motor control functions and are capable of delivering services to customers that provide broad operational benefit,” said Mike Brown, Director, US Drives, Drive Systems and Soft Starters, Industry Business, Schneider Electric. “Our new Altivar Process offer provides customers fast and easy access to the operating information they need to ensure peak process efficiency and maximum equipment life. We like to say ‘Altivar Process @ Your Service’ helps you attain your process operational objectives.” 

Operational Intelligence delivers value through Process Visibility

Through system and equipment condition monitoring, Altivar Process helps ensure applications are performing at optimum efficiency.  This is accomplished through the use of embedded process knowledge, configurable on-board dashboards and a graphical HMI display, all designed to deliver information specifically oriented to the customer’s application.

“This is a dramatic departure from the traditional approach taken by variable speed drive suppliers and empowers operators to easily make informed decisions. This drive delivers immediate information using the terminology and process information they are familiar with,” added Brown.

Altivar Process incorporates many other features that provide process visibility, including an advanced and secure integrated web server, and high accuracy motor power monitoring.  Altivar Process also reduces energy usage by adapting to operating changes, aiding in energy conservation and COemissions reduction.

Embedded Guidance provides direction that improves uptime

New, intuitive built-in functions simplify set-up and provide customer understanding. Operators can access technical documentation, support, and diagnostic information directly on their mobile devices, speeding up troubleshooting and maintenance while reducing downtime and its related costs. This is accomplished through the drive’s ability to dynamically generate QR codes to help solve issues immediately by directing operators to specific technical information on the drive via their mobile device. The drive also provides QR codes for instant access to comprehensive support information and can assist in contacting a Schneider Electric customer care center when needed.

A Reliable and Sustainable platform for long-term dependable service
Altivar Process represents the latest in reliable and sustainable design technology. The drive complies with all aspects of Schneider Electric’s industry leading “Green Premium” standard for sustainable and eco conscious product design, incorporating 70 percent or greater of recyclable content and is in compliance with RoHS and REACH standards. Long operating life and reliable service have been lasting hallmarks of the Altivar drives family for more than 30 years. That tradition continues with key design standards like conformal coatings, functional machine safety inputs, and the ability of the drive to continuously operate at 50 degrees Celsius.

For more information on Altivar Process drives, please visit: .

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 31 billion US dollars in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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