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ONESTEP GENERATOR From Schneider Electric Helps Process Industries Simplify Automation System Design, Validation.

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INTERPHEX 2001

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2001

Tool Uses Library of SCoDs To Aid Compliance With 21CFR11 Regulations

A unique, object oriented software program that makes it easier, faster and less expensive to design and specify automation systems for complex process manufacturing applications has been introduced by Schneider Electric. The ONESTEP GENERATOR is a unique tool that translates project functional specifications into a process control system design.

The benefits of application configuration by code generation from a library of standard process object smart control devices (SCoD) has significant benefits for end users in regulated industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. The ONESTEP GENERATOR automatically creates validation protocol document content and provides version control and change tracking features, which aid compliance with the new 21CFR11 regulations.

Component-based development is at the core of ONESTEP GENERATOR applications. It enables new applications to be created by configuring within the tool's process analysis view using libraries of process objects such as pumps, drives and valves. The creation of process control system applications for reusable parts is the next great wave in software engineering for the process industries.

Fully compatible with the ANSI-S88 standard for batch process control, ONESTEP GENERATOR is a tool that manages the process control system application throughout the software life cycle. The tool's incremental compile and generation feature allows engineers to add, delete and upgrade the process control system throughout the operation and maintenance phase of the software's life cycle.

By providing a uniform platform for system design and component specification, ONESTEP GENERATOR facilitates a common design methodology among all engineering staff and others involved in process design, regardless of discipline. It enables everyone involved in a project to define the requirements of the process, minimizing software mistakes and reducing both implementation cycle times, engineering and validation costs.

For more information on ONESTEP GENERATOR please contact Sally Gillespie, Marketing Communications Manager with the Schneider Electric Industrial Applications Team. She can be reached at 919/217-6543 or via email at sally.gillespie@modicon.com.

Schneider's Industrial Applications Team (IAT) is a division of Schneider Automation, Inc. The Industrial Applications Team develops and supplies value-added automation solutions to key strategic industries such as the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, microelectronic, semiconductor, utility and automotive industries, in partnership with Schneider Electric, Schneider Automation and Square D.

Schneider Electric, the World's Power & Control Specialist with leading international brands such as Merlin Gerin, Modicon, Square D and Telemecanique, anticipates and meets its customers' needs in the energy, buildings, industry and infrastructure markets. Schneider Electric's 67,500 employees generated sales of approximately $9.7 billion in 2000 through 9,000 sales outlets in 130 countries. Visit Schneider Electric at www.schneiderautomation.com, www.transparentfactory.com, www.SquareD.com or www.schneiderelectric.com.

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