EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert was the Grand Award Winner. Schneider Electric’s PROficient for Consulting Engineers Program and Altivar Process ATV680 Low Harmonic Process Drive won gold and bronze.

The EcoStruxure™ Power Monitoring Expert received the program’s superlative Grand Award, given to the new product that received the highest number of votes among all 15 categories, while the PROficient for Consulting Engineers Program won gold in the Productivity & Training category and the Altivar™ Process 680 (ATV680) Low Harmonic Process Drive won bronze in the Electric Motors & Drives category.

EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert is a complete supervisory software package for power management applications. The software collects and organizes data gathered from the customer’s electrical network and presents it as meaningful, actionable information via an intuitive web interface. Users can then share information with key stakeholders or across their entire operation to influence behavioral changes and reduce costs. This enables users to improve operational efficiency and reduce energy-related costs, ensure electrical network reliability, and optimize equipment utilization and the cost of operations. EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert received the 2017 Grand Award after receiving the most votes from Plant Engineering readers, making it the only product this year to receive such an honor.

The Altivar Process 680 is a compact low harmonic drive that offers harmonic mitigation performance in a small footprint. It improves life cycle asset management and optimizes energy consumption by enabling full information and operational technology convergence. The Altivar Process ATV680 is one of the most advanced, user-friendly variable-speed AC drive systems on the market, bringing flexibility to pumping application customers with its ability to mitigate harmonics while performing efficiently at various speeds in a compact design. In addition, Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS, the company’s flagship distributed control system that enables real-time measurement and control of an industrial operation, was named a finalist in the Automation & Controls category.

The Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards recognize outstanding new products that help engineers, facility managers, and buildings professionals do their jobs more efficiently, safely and effectively. This year’s winners were selected by Plant Engineering’s readers from more than 100 entries. They demonstrate new ideas to solve traditional problems, as well as innovations that will help better implement the new technology available today.


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