BEIJING, CHINA / CHENNAI, INDIA – April 8, 2014 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management has entered into a strategic partnership with Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company. The partnership will see Ramco’s Advanced Process Optimization software, OPTIMA, become an important part of Schneider Electric’s solutions for the cement industry and strategically help explore business opportunities.
With cement manufacturers focusing their efforts on reducing energy and emissions, improving overall performance and managing consistent product quality grade, plant operators are looking for solutions that stabilize the production process and maintain the optimal operation point for minimal effect on the environment.
Schneider Electric’s strategic partnership with Ramco will deliver this much required solution, with a specific focus on optimization of kiln and mill operations, to its cement customers. The solution will support increased production volumes, promote the ease and uptake of alternative fuels and support human operators to make the best decisions for changing operating conditions.
Mr. Diego Areces, Mining, Minerals and Metals Solution President, Schneider Electric said, “Schneider Electric’s solutions for the Cement industry focuses on two key areas of importance to our customers – maximizing production and quality across the supply chain and minimizing their energy consumption and emissions. By integrating Ramco’s optimization offering, we can provide our customers with a complete solution which supports their complex operational challenges. The combined offer of process control, expert system and energy management allows the deployment of a unique optimization strategy. This strategy will ensure optimum consumption of resources, best use of assets, maintain quality of product, and stabilize processes while building an environmentally sustainable business.”
Mr. Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems Limited , said, “It is a moment of great pride as a global multinational like Schneider Electric has chosen our advanced process control optimization solution, OPTIMA, to integrate with its suite of offerings to address the global market. It is an endorsement of the capabilities that we have built to address the needs of the process manufacturing industry. Schneider Electric through its wide network of operations will help explore business opportunities for Ramco OPTIMA in the Cement industry. We look forward to a mutually successful engagement with Schneider Electric.”
OPTIMA is an Advanced Process Optimization solution that has been designed to improve plant productivity and efficiency and leverages technologies like fuzzy logic, regression analysis, and artificial intelligence techniques to offer the best-in-class optimization solutions.