New Delhi: August 1, 2017 – Schneider Electric, today expanded the range of its smart pumping solutions, under its automation portfolio, with the launch of Altivar, Modicon, and Magelis pumping products. The new devices, when combined with MachineStruxure automation solutions, helps build and manage flexible, connected, and efficient pumping systems across industries such as infrastructure, building, water & wastewater, oil & gas and food & beverage.
The country’s industrial sector constitutes a significant chunk of India’s pumps market with applications across power plants, chemical manufacturing and water & waste water treatment. Government efforts to improve infrastructure, water supply and sanitation services across the country along with recovery in real estate construction are expected to further drive the demand and use of pumping solutions in the country.
A “Smart Pumping” system has the ability to combine greater efficiencies with sensors and software to regulate and control flow and pressure. Smart Pumping solutions ensure business profitability by collecting and managing real-time information on system performance and enable organisations to make better business decisions.
Energy efficiency is a key concern in Indian industrial sector as a quarter of the energy consumed by industrial motors is used by pumps. It is estimated that close to 75% of pump systems in India are oversized, many by more than 20%. Further, electricity costs account for 40% of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a pump.
In addition to this, Government of India’s efforts to improve infrastructure, water supply and sanitation services across the country along with recovery in real estate construction, are expected to further drive the demand and use of pumping solutions in the country.
Scarcity of water resources, rapid growth in urban population, stringent environmental regulations and process inefficiencies are some of the key challenges faced by India. Schneider’s products are designed to address these challenges and represent the company’s unique expertise to deliver industry-leading integrated solutions for water solutions and distribution. The company also provides support throughout the life cycle of a pumping system, from design and engineering to on-site maintenance services provided to optimise pumping system performance and increase business efficiency.
MachineStruxure solutions, including hardware, software, the full scope of Schneider Electric industry-specific know-how, and services, enable building tailor-made pumping systems faster and easier. Smart products & solutions from Schneider Electric’s comprehensive catalogue, such as the Altivar Process, Modicon controllers and the Magelis HMI, facilitate customisation through embedded pumping-related functionalities.