Introducing GE's Automation & Controls Solution Platform
This is a very exciting time for GE as we introduce our Automation & Controls solutions to the world. Automation & Controls combines what was formerly known as GE’s Intelligent Platforms and Alstom’s Power Automation & Controls. With Alstom’s 40 years of domain expertise paired with GE’s rich legacy of technology leadership, we deliver a “dream-team” of some of the best minds in automation and controls.
So what exactly do we do? We connect our customers’ machines, data and people for better, faster, safer and more reliable performance. Our Industrial Internet-enabled solutions—industrial software, distributed control systems and process safety systems—provide the foundation to collect data from assets and processes. Once this data is collected, we’re helping customers leverage it to derive actionable insights.
Insights derived from the Industrial Internet are incredibly powerful and are helping our customers solve their most complicated business challenges. In fact, the deployment of our automation and controls solutions has helped customers achieve significant results, such as 98 percent online availability, 25 percent increased fleet efficiency and $5–$10 million savings every year.
Our technologies control and monitor thousands of assets worldwide, every day. It’s incredible to think that 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 blow-out preventers;
- Getting people where they need to go, safely and on-time in a third of the world’s major metro systems.
Some of these incredible applications are further explained in the following video narrated by Juan de Bedout, chief technology officer at GE Energy Management. I encourage all of you to watch the video or read our press release to learn more.