EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor is a smart compliance solution by Eurotherm: among the benefits for industry, it reduces equipment testing costs, increases operational productivity and optimizes process equipment
di Vittoria Ascari
Specialized in industrial automation, Eurotherm has developed EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor, a digital platform to manage compliance of manufacturing equipment more effectively. Digitalization does not have to be expensive or difficult. Business interruption can be avoided, without complex integration of new technologies. EcoStruxure™ is an open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform.
It has been deployed in more than 480,000 sites, with the support of 20,000 system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through around 40 digital services. EcoStruxure™ IoT-enabled system architecture and platform connects best-in-class operational technology (OT) solutions with the latest in information technology (IT), to leverage the true potential of the Internet of Things. These capabilities allow the discovery and onboarding of connected products, configuration and messaging with devices, the collection and storage of device data, the ability to perform local analytics and easy configuration and upgrades at a device level.
Manage asset testing and calibration within manufacturing facilities
EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor enables full collaboration between end-users and the supply chain to manage asset testing and calibration within manufacturing facilities.
Designed to aid cost reduction, increase productivity and always be ready for an audit with a robust test and approval process.
Maintaining compliance to both internal process requirements and procedures alongside regulatory standards is critical across regulated industries. Managing the integrity of the data collected through the test process is a key part of compliance management. This requires stringent management and traceability of equipment test data and aligns to all the principles of ALCOA. ALCOA is a framework for ensuring data integrity and is defined by US FDA guidance.
Manage equipment across multiple sites
All companies aim to minimize energy and reduce operating costs. Incorrectly calibrated instruments can lead to an increase in energy requirements, and result in poor quality finished products. EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor makes it possible to manage equipment across multiple sites. Certificates are stored against the equipment or asset within the Microsoft Azure cloud computing service (chosen for their highly proactive approach to security) and are available to view anytime which makes access simple for an auditor on-site to review immediately.
EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor is applicable for most types of testing typical across a manufacturing plant and surrounding facilities.
Simplify the flow of data collection, approval and distribution
Centralizing test and compliance management and the ability to plan and perform tests of any kind, simplifies the flow of data collection, approval and distribution. In turn, this helps minimize operational costs. Users can reduce test errors and the need for repeat tests, with dedicated workflows and prescribed work instructions that also help increase test productivity.
“With EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor, Plant Managers can avoid production interruptions and downtime by efficiently managing complex test programs and so unlock the greater potential within their business operations” Peter Herweck, Executive Vice President of Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric, adds.