Schneider Electric, Dassault Systems Sign Reseller Agreement

Schneider Electric announced on Nov. 17 a signed reseller agreement with Dassault Systems for its Delmia® software, combining leading-edge 3D simulation, automated design, and validation capabilities with the practical controls implementation and execution experience of Schneider Electric’s Industrial Solutions Center.

This agreement allows Schneider Electric to offer customers significant reductions in time to market, together with greater manufacturing flexibility and error-proofing through virtual validation and standardization. Manufacturing processes and their control systems can now be designed, simulated, and tested in the virtual world -- eliminating or reducing the need for separate controls design and expensive debugging on the manufacturing floor.

Greg Bodenhamer, director of the Schneider Electric Industrial Solutions Center, said, "Process layout, equipment control, and operation as well as alarming and fault conditions can be validated before the customer ever begins the bid process for the new system.”

With the agreement, Schneider Electric intends to expose the benefits of Delmia software to manufacturers, including food processing applications, where it is crucial to understand how new products will change a manufacturing line prior to a capital commitment.