GE Launches Its Automation & Controls Solution Platform to Bring the Benefits of the Industrial Internet to Power Industries
Nov 11, 2015
- Industrial Internet Solutions Enable Customers to Optimize Equipment Performance and Ensure Reliable and Efficient Operations
- Applications in Power Generation, Distribution and Adjacent Industries
- Automation & Controls Unites GE Intelligent Platforms and Alstom Power Automation & Controls, Creating a New Organization of 2,400 Employees in 30 Countries
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Nov. 10, 2015 — With the acquisition of Alstom, GE (NYSE: GE) strategically paired its rich legacy in technology leadership with Alstom’s 40 years of domain expertise to form its new Automation & Controls solution platform. Automation & Controls, which was unveiled today, enables customers to connect their machines, data and people for better, faster, safer and more reliable performance. The comprehensive portfolio of automation and controls solutions provides the foundation to enable the collection of data from assets and processes and helps customers leverage that data to derive actionable insights.
“Our single focus is to connect our customers’ data to amazing analytics, helping them solve their most complicated business challenges,” explained Jim Walsh, CEO of GE Automation & Controls. “The deployment of our automation and controls solutions has helped our industrial customers achieve significant results, such as 98 percent online availability, 25 percent increased fleet efficiency and $5 million to $10 million in savings every year. With these levels of productivity and efficiency gains, they are able to provide more accessible, affordable and sustainable power and services to consumers worldwide.”
The products included in GE's Automation & Controls solution platform — industrial software, distributed control systems and process safety systems — control, automate and optimize the processes that power the world. GE’s Automation & Controls technology controls and monitors thousands of assets worldwide, every day. In fact, GE receives more than 20,000 signals every minute. Examples of these deployments include:
- Automating the processes that generate half of the world’s power.
- Keeping oil production safe by controlling a quarter of the world’s blowout preventers.
- Getting people where the need to go, safely and on time in a third of the world’s major metro systems.
In addition to high-performance products, GE Automation & Controls provides customers with best-in-class support services including a global network of professionals with application and industry-specific expertise, 24/7 emergency support, online case management and more. Customers can tap into the collective expertise of GE engineers, solution architects, consultants, domain experts and third-party partners to seamlessly integrate, deploy and maintain advanced technology solutions in their business environment.
“By combining our technologies, services and domain expertise, we are able to provide a total plant solution to deliver an integrated system experience,” said Walsh. “As such, customers can leverage a complete, modular solution from a single partner — something we know they are clamoring for in today’s operational environment.”