Schneider Electric Korea has turned its electronic overcurrent relay (EOCR) factory at Iksan, South Korea, into a smart factory, the company said on Sunday.
The factory has been a traditional, labor intensive one for the past 30 years but Schneider applied an end-to-end solution based on its Internet of Things (IoT) EcoStruxure platform, the company said.
This has allowed the factory to have automation and energy management capabilities, the firm said. Remote management, augmented reality, preventive maintenance and security have all been applied.
Equipment and machinery don’t have be operated directly or through a panel and instead can be monitored and checked remotely.
Schneider said it expected product defect rate to drop over 10%, while 5% or more power will be conserved and paperwork will be reduced by over 60%. In the next three years, productivity will increase by a 100%, the company added.
Schneider operates a total of eleven smart factories worldwide, it sad. In Asia, it has one in South Korea now which joins those in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.