Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, will be exhibiting at the 32nd Convención Internacional de Minería (International Mining Convention) in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 25-28 October.

They will be presenting their IoT-enabled architecture, EcoStruxure for Mining, and demonstrating how it can help mining companies achieve operational excellence, enable the next generation workforce, and improve the supply chain through digitization.

The booth will feature a two-floor stand of 36m², including a conference / auditorium space where they will offer a robust schedule of 20-minute presentations on EcoStruxure and solutions from the Process Automation, Partner Projects, Energy, Software, and Industry business units.

The International Mining Convention is the largest mining event in the Mexico and one of the largest worldwide. Since its first edition in 1955, it has been characterised as a forum for innovation and collaboration of members of the Mexican mining sector. Mining companies, service providers and government authorities meet every two years at the Convention, with the intention of discovering new advances in the mining sector, as well as establishing commercial relations and agreements aimed at the growth of the mining industry in Mexico.

Schneider Electric can be found at booths 1129, 1130, 1133 and 1134.

More on EcoStruxure

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture that leverages technologies in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver what Schneider refers to as ‘Innovation at Every Level’.

EcoStruxure core technology layers

EcoStruxure integrates innovation at three levels:

• Connected Products: Field devices with embedded intelligence such as sensors, circuit breakers, meters, variable speed drives and process instrumentation provide the link to real-time data that is essential to higher-level control and decision-making.
• Edge Control: Real-time and runtime control systems are connected to field devices and collect data from them, analyze current conditions against goals and past performance, and make autonomous control decisions (or aid in operator decision-making) to improve process performance. At the heart of the edge control layer is the Modicon M580 Ethernet PAC (ePAC), the automation controller that uses open Ethernet standards to enable process efficiency, flexibility, and cybersecurity
• Applications, Analytics, and Services: At the highest level of the EcoStruxure architecture, sophisticated problem solving and analysis is performed on an enterprise-wide basis to optimise business operations and maximise results. On this level, Schneider Electric provides an industry-leading portfolio of software and associated services, including advanced predictive analytics for process and equipment; leading-edge virtual and augmented reality for operators and maintenance personnel; energy/ process optimisation and simulation; and integrated operations, planning and supply chain management

Key areas of added value

EcoStruxure for Mining, Minerals and Metals provides added value in three key areas:

• Digital supply chain: through solutions that integrate resource to market activities, inventory management, and operations and planning
• Next-generation workforce: by providing technologies that attract and empower the next generation of workers and facilitate knowledge transfer, collaboration, situational awareness, mobility and remote operations efficiency
• Operational excellence: with solutions that optimise and stabilise process performance and reduce energy usage, thereby achieving the highest level of performance and reliability from critical assets