17 Jan 2022

Tool quickly and easily configures motor control systems

RS Components (RS) has introduced an interactive digital motor control configurator, designed in partnership with industrial automation and energy management supplier Schneider Electric.

The Ask the Expert digital motor control configurator is an intuitive graphics-based product selection tool that helps automation engineers to configure motor control systems quickly and easily. A talking avatar called Stan guides engineers through a simple stepwise process of inputting required parameters, such as power supply voltage, motor power and contactor coil voltage. Ask the Expert then presents matching product options that allow engineers to make a full system selection, including relevant inverter drives, contactors and motor starters.

The Ask the Expert motor control configurator is the result of an ongoing digital partnership between RS and Schneider, where both companies work in collaboration towards inventive digital tools to streamline the sometimes challenging process of accurate product selection.

“Digital innovation lies at the heart of our product strategy,” said Anthony Locke, eCommerce Global Accounts Director at Schneider Electric. “We are always seeking new ways to make product selection simpler, faster and more accurate for our customers. Co innovation with partners like RS enables us to develop digital tools that help engineers find what they are looking for quickly and easily.”

Kristian Olsson, Global Vice President of Automation & Control, RS Components, said: “The development of Ask the Expert demonstrates the potential of digital interactive tools in simplifying product selection. It is another step on our journey to transform the lives of industrial engineers through digital experiences. We look forward to strengthening our ongoing digital collaboration with Schneider Electric to encompass a wider range of products and solutions in the field of automation and control.”