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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)

16/05/2018

Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

Schneider Electric

Maximise your business and machine performance through flexible and powerful control solutions with MachineStruxure


MachineStruxure – the NEXT generation is our machine control solution that can help you grow your business through intuitive machine design, powerful software, and ready-to-use architectures and function blocks. Hardware, software, and a full scope of industry-specific knowhow and services .

Grow your business while reducing costs
With MachineStruxure you’ll get to market faster thanks to intelligent, easy-to-use development software and ready-to-use applications and function blocks. More importantly, you’ll improve your bottom line with all the embedded features and functions in our new, highly-efficient line of flexible and scalable controllers. Even machine integration and maintenance is easier, delivering unmatched connectivity for superior lifecycle support.

The perfect solution for every application
Whether you need logic, drive, HMI, or motion-based control, MachineStruxure provides a flexible and scalable solution that’s always perfectly optimised. With performance ratings that are the benchmark in the industry (and immune to communications operations), you know you can deliver a competitive solution that delivers greater reliability and higher throughput.

Intuitive programming environment
SoMachine, the universal programming environment for all MachineStruxure products and solutions, has simplified every step in the design and commissioning of your machines. Plus our full library of applications, function blocks, pre-named symbols, and project templates help you shorten development time and get on your way to selling more machines. And if you need any support, our experts are ready to help with their years of experience and technical know-how.

Connect wherever and however you prefer
We have made Ethernet a standard on all our control platforms, giving you vertical access to production data and machine status as standard, even for basic applications typically low on features. The same holds true for remote control and diagnostics. With wireless access via mobile devices and web services, you have unlimited access to your machine from everywhere and at any time.

MachineStruxure offers a complete machine automation solution with benefits all through the machine life cycle.
1.    Four flexible and scalable control platforms
2.    One single software environment
3.    Ready-to-use tested, validated, and documented architectures
4.    Embedded motion and safety
5.    Expert application development and technical support

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 energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations “Make the most of their energy.”

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  • Drives and motion control systems
  • AC Drives
  • Enclosures, cabinets, fans and Electrical
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  • HMIs, displays and input devices
  • Touchscreens
  • Motors
  • Machine Building
  • Electrical components
  • Electrical Systems
  • PLCs and industrial computers
  • PLCs
  • Robotics
  • Safety products
  • Light curtains
  • Sensors and systems

News from Schneider Electric

One stop shop for robotics and motionOne stop shop for robotics and motion

Schneider Electric has launched, in the UK, a family of PacDrive-based robots as part of an end-to-end solution for production optimisation. The company asserts that until now automated production lines have used a combination of mechatronic solutions – discrete and synchronised motion (more...)

The next industrial revolution is hereThe next industrial revolution is here

Industry is continuously searching for increased efficiency and plant optimisation, while also protecting people, the environment and your business. In order to remain competitive you need to produce more using less resources, but this is only going to be possible if you also future proof your (more...)

HMI with smartphone-like navigation

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, presented Magelis GTU, the latest innovation in the Magelis range of HMI solutions. Magelis GTU allows users to create the perfect HMI for their application by simply snapping together the panel box and display of their choice. (more...)
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Modicon M251 - The Communicative Logic Controller

See how to increase flexibility, while saving space in your cabinet and discover the new Modicon M251 logic controller for modular and distributed architectures. The Modicon M251 with CANopen or Modbus TCP let you easily connect to SCADA, MES, ERP by standard Ethernet cables and even via Wi-Fi. (more...)
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Modicon M241 - The Flexible Logic Controller

See how to reduce your installation time and cost while increasing flexibility and discover the new Modicon M241 logic controller for performance-demanding applications. The Modicon M241 features CANopen communication and delivers a truly outstanding level of performance in its class - even in (more...)
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Modicon M221 - The Small Yet Powerful Logic Controller

See how to achieve benchmark performance while increasing profitability and discover the new Modicon M221 logic controller for hardwired architectures. The Modicon M221 is the most complete controller in the new Modicon range. It requires minimal installation, offers tremendous versatility and is (more...)
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SoMachine Basic - Software for Modicon M221 Controllers

See how to program any functionality of your machine as easy and as fast as possible and discover SoMachine Basic- Schneider Electric's lightweight software solution dedicated to our new Modicon M221 controller. The intuitive automation of simple machines within just four steps: Hardware (more...)

Schneider makes it easy to implement OMAC PackML

Schneider Electric has made it significantly easier for customers and machine builders to realize the benefits of the OMAC PackML standard without having to replace existing control and automation infrastructure."OMAC PackML simplifies interconnection across packaging systems and enterprise (more...)
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SoMachine - The Universal Software for Controllers

See how to save engineering time with SoMachine and discover it as one of the most modern and powerful tool-based software concepts on the market. Thanks to many predefined templates in SoMachine you save engineering time by applying complete libraries or even a new machine module. Intuitive (more...)

Schneider Electric agrees to acquire InStep SoftwareSchneider Electric agrees to acquire InStep Software

Schneider Electric has entered into an agreement to acquire InStep Software, a leading provider of real-time performance management and predictive asset analytics software and solutions. It is the latest acquisition from the company's growing Software business and deepens its presence in the (more...)
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Optimized Solutions for Material Working Machines

See how to optimize your material working solutions and discover Schneider Electric's complete automation solutions, which help you to quickly design, cost effective and energy efficient material working machines, whilst maximising their performance throughout the life cycle of the machine. (more...)

Schneider Electric launches fixed price drive repair serviceSchneider Electric launches fixed price drive repair service

Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric is enhancing its Variable Speed Drive (VSD) repair service at its Green Plant facility, based in the West Midlands, the only approved Schneider Electric drives repair centre in the UK. The facility now offers a fixed price drive repair service (more...)

Schneider introduces the world's first ePACSchneider introduces the world's first ePAC

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has announced the launch of the new Modicon M580 - the next generation PAC (Programmable Automation Controller) with open Ethernet technology at its core. The pioneering automation controller is the key component of PlantStruxure, the (more...)

Schneider Electric at Drives and Controls 2014

Schneider Electric will be showcasing a range of new solutions, as it launches the Modicon M580 ePAC controller, in addition to the next generation of MachineStruxure and the Modicon M221, M241 and M251 controllers. The company will also be revealing the Altivar Process, the latest service oriented (more...)

Dinghy speed record smashedDinghy speed record smashed

Schneider electric is celebrating the record breaking achievements of its head of UK consumer retail as he smashed the current world speed record by 0.3mph in his Laser Vago sailing dinghy. John Davies and his nephew Jack reached the heady speeds of 17.6mph at the West Kirby Marine Lake on the (more...)

The importance of traceability in the food sectorThe importance of traceability in the food sector

Mark Staples, food and beverage sector manager at Schneider Electric, explains how food manufacturers can provide transparency and efficient traceability in their processes, to maintain the confidence of their distributors and the public.A recent study by Mintel found that the number of British (more...)

Schneider Electric receives international energy management standard

Schneider Electric has become one of the few in the industry to receive accredited certification as complying with the new ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems across 15 of its largest UK sites. The accolade was presented to Stuart Thorogood, Schneider Electric's UK country president (more...)

High performance power measurementHigh performance power measurement

The PowerLogic PM800 series power meters from Schneider Electric offer high-performance measurement capabilities needed to monitor an electrical installation in a compact 96x96mm unit. The power meter's large easy-to-read display lets you view all three phases and neutral at the same time.Standard (more...)

Schneider Electric invests in UK manufacturing facility

Schneider Electric has opened a new manufacturing and R&D centre for electrical Protection and Control devices in Staffordshire. Located in Stone, the state-of-the-art facility will become a key European facility for the manufacture of Schneider Electric's MiCOM Relay protection range and will (more...)

The case for system migrationThe case for system migration

Equipment obsolescence can threaten a manufacturer's productivity and the need to upgrade is an ever-present concern. However, the complexity of developing a system migration plan in house can be an intimidating prospect. Jez Palmer from Schneider Electric explains how, with a little help from the (more...)

Reaping the benefits of predictive maintenanceReaping the benefits of predictive maintenance

Managing processes and equipment through predictive maintenance presents significant benefits. With the rapid evolution of technology, companies can obtain a higher level of intelligence while monitoring plants, reducing downtime and cutting costs. Jez Palmer of Schneider Electric, takes a look at (more...)

Evaluating the performance of safety control systems

In recent years a culture has arisen in which probabilistic techniques are used to evaluate safety-related performance of control devices. Peter Still from Schneider Electric looks at two of the probabilistic measures used - Mean Time To Failure and Mean Time To dangerous Failure - and explains the (more...)

Advice from Schneider Electric at Energy Event

At the Energy Event 2010, energy management specialist Schneider Electric will be highlighting the solutions on offer to those who want to reduce consumption and lower their carbon footprint.Schneider Electric will be at stand 264, offering advice and guidance to visitors on its range of services (more...)

Highly compact, energy efficient drive with tricks up its sleeveHighly compact, energy efficient drive with tricks up its sleeve

Schneider Electric has launched of the latest addition to its Altivar range of variable speed drives (VSDs) - the ATV32 joins the latest generation of the company's VSDs and is designed to be fully compatible with the space-saving Lexium 32 range of motor controllers.The company is also launching a (more...)

Reassurance to machine builders as published list is now complete

The complete list of harmonised standards under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC has now been published, with a number of missing standards being included - hopefully bringing comfort to machine builders who have been working without the reassurance of presumption of conformity.Peter Still, (more...)

Don't waste money over specifying

With the European Commission's news to allow EN 954-1 to continue for a further two years, many machine builders will carry on using this standard to support compliance to the Machinery Directive, despite the introduction of EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061. However, Schneider Electric is warning if the (more...)

Enclosures deliver maximum versatility and cost savingEnclosures deliver maximum versatility and cost saving

Schneider Electric has introduced a new range of floor-standing enclosures designed to offer a combination of space saving, flexibility and ease of installation. The Spacial SF/SM range offers an innovative design which helps reduce the time and cost of putting together a solution.A key feature of (more...)

Automating energy efficiencyAutomating energy efficiency

To achieve sustainable energy savings requires putting in place automated solutions as part of a holistic approach to energy management. Here Jez Palmer from Schneider Electric explains the steps to energy efficiency and how VSDs can be integrated into plant automation to deliver greater (more...)

Supporting access to education

Leading energy management specialist Schneider Electric has supported learning and development for underprivileged children in India, with a donation of £5,000 towards their education.The company donated the money to the Loomba Trust, a charity set up to care for widows around the world. The (more...)

New light curtains offer increased protectionNew light curtains offer increased protection

Two new Preventa light curtains from Schneider Electric offer varying levels of capability, dependent on the needs of the application. The XUSLB provides basic light curtain functions, with the XUSLD including additional features such as built-in muting, programmable blanking and cascading of up to (more...)

Schneider Electric helps customers make the most their energy

To meet with Government legislation and combat high fuel costs, energy efficiency is essential for any modern business, which is why Schneider Electric has published an Energy Efficiency Application Guide packed full of recommendations and easy steps to help end users make the most of their energy. (more...)

Schneider Electric launches new industry training programme

Schneider Electric has launched a new Industrial Control and Automation Training Programme to offer distributors the knowledge and skills they need to increase sales and improve customer service. The courses, which are targeted at Schneider Electric distributors, are easily adapted and modified to (more...)

Schneider Electric is a driving force behind Wimbledon roofSchneider Electric is a driving force behind Wimbledon roof

Leading energy management specialist Schneider Electric served up an ace when it came to supplying the right drives and control system to facilitate Wimbledon's new centre court roof. The retractable roof was a demanding project, with a number of specific requirements. The structure needs to be able (more...)

Schneider warns about Machinery DirectiveSchneider warns about Machinery Directive

With the Machine Safety Directive deadline just a matter of months away and the replacement of BS EN 418 by BS EN ISO 13850 Schneider Electric, the global energy management specialist is highlighting the need to use trigger action emergency stops and advising against using inferior products. Peter (more...)

Personal touch for automation designPersonal touch for automation design

Recognising that new automation technologies can deliver substantial engineering time savings, enhanced maintenance diagnostics and improved efficiencies, Schneider Electric has launched a new personalised automation package to support the Modicon M340 mid range PLC, providing a 'fast track' to (more...)

ATEX approved coded magnetic safety switchesATEX approved coded magnetic safety switches

New safety switches from Schneider are ATEX approved and are available as coded non-contact type (or tongue operated type for detection of opening guards.The XCSDMC..Ex plastic, coded magnetic safety switches can be used in potentially explosive dusty or gaseous environments for safety applications. (more...)

Motor starters offer cableless connectivityMotor starters offer cableless connectivity

Schneider Electric has launched a new range of TeSys compact modular motor starters to cover a span of outputs up to 65A that come with cableless interconnectivity between modules and a completely new termination system.The new range has many benefits to both end users, integrators and panel (more...)

Circuit breakers set new benchmarksCircuit breakers set new benchmarks

Schneider Electric has launched its new Compact NSX range of Moulded Case Circuit Breakers to deliver new levels of performance and intelligence in a familiar small package. With options for monitoring and communication functions, the new range of Compact NSX circuit breakers is ready for current (more...)

Safely reduce cabling and reduce costs

Schneider Electric has introduced its new Preventa XCSDM3 and XCSDM4 Hall-effect non-contact safety switches, from Telemecanique, a brand of Schneider Electric, which have been designed to eliminate the need for an external safety relay to monitor safety circuit input and output integrity. Compact, (more...)

Residential networks

The Delta 8 all-in-one residential networking system, Thorsman tools and fixings, GET air-conditioning and outdoor lighting products, and a new range of CCTV camera systems are among the dozens of products featured for the first time in the new fifth edition of the S-elect catalogue from Schneider (more...)

Cost-effective light are curtains easy to installCost-effective light are curtains easy to install

Competitive pricing, easy installation and versatility are the hallmarks of the new Preventa XUS LN and XUS LP safety light curtains from the Telemecanique brand of Schneider Electric. With the addition of these new products to the existing Telemecanique range, users now have a single source of (more...)

Safety controllers make it simpleSafety controllers make it simple

Approved for SIL3 applications in line with IEC61508, and Category 4 applications in line with EN954-1, the new Preventa XPS MC configurable safety controllers from Telemecanique, a brand of Schneider Electric, cut cabling time, simplify system design and save money by allowing multiple safety (more...)

HMIs meet user requirementsHMIs meet user requirements

Essentially, if a new graphical HMI development is to be seriously considered as a viable alternative to a simpler text only display, as a minimum it has to offer: similar price to a text HMI; be compact; have a clear display; it must be as easy as a text display to set up; and it must be easily (more...)
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