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TeSys island a leap forward for OEMs

October 5, 2020   Don Horne

To make machines smarter and help reduce machine stoppages and downtime, Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management and automation, today launched TeSys island, a digital load management system.

“With TeSys island, original equipment manufacturers are able to bring their machine control panels into the 21st century by easily incorporating Industry 4.0 automation and the simplest, most efficient data exchange capabilities into their designs,” said Juergen Stawartz, Motor Management Marketing VP at Schneider Electric. “With guided design, assisted engineering, quick mounting and reduced wiring, TeSys island gets machines up and running faster. Programming of input and output controls is eliminated thanks to the intelligence incorporated in the bus coupler, which serves as the system’s brains.”

The new connected system digitally integrates multifunction motor starters into machine control panels, allowing for fast installation and configuration for the direct control and management of low voltage loads thanks to an end-to-end digital customer experience. TeSys island features a catalog of TeSys avatars that act like a digital twin on top of the physical device to facilitate integration, allowing for faster time to market. This approach lets users focus on machine design, load integration and control, and simplifies the selection and commissioning of each electro-mechanical component.

Once in operation as part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Machine solution, TeSys island helps minimize machine stoppages by providing easy and secured access, and diagnostic data for engineering and maintenance personnel by generating pre-alarms when unusual electrical load behaviour is detected. Operators can access information remotely and set up timely intervention by maintenance personnel. TeSys island provides comprehensive device health, load level energy consumption and application-specific protection data. This unprecedented volume of data enables more accurate decision making to all users and reveals the secrets of the machine in operation.

As part of the renowned TeSys range, TeSys island can be easily integrated into Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Machine architecture and third party automation systems, supporting all major fieldbuses. With TeSys island, automation integration is simplified, as is programming, testing and commissioning. The system manages motors and other electrical loads up to 80A, and electrical and mechanical configurations can be easily updated throughout a machine’s life cycle, with only basic system knowledge required.


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