The challanges of the electrical design of a power plant by Trace Software International

The challanges of the electrical design of a power plant

How can Trace Software International make you an industry leader?

Electrical CAD has been used in certain industries for many years. Some industries have always required it for their precision designs of products. However, there is a common challenge affecting many companies’ ability to compete effectively within their industries today, that is using the wrong electrical CAD software. How can Trace Software International help you to be an industry leader?

With elecworks , our world renown electrical CAD/CAE software – has been specially designed for electrical and automation projects no matter what the size. Our electrical CAD software comes with many additional modules that can be further used to integrate the process design with other software and departments within companies.

With our extensive experience and unique market knowledge along with our continuous investments in R&D, continually drive us forward with innovation and has resulted in many industries becoming more aware of the capabilities of our solutions and how they can fit into their businesses. Using our software reduces costly errors in the design process with the quick selection of manufacturers’ references.  By using simulation and measurement capabilities to calculate the amount of material used in a product before it is constructed – keeps costs down.


Characteristics of an effective electrical CAD tool

Nowadays nothing works in isolation, this being true in our increasingly connected world.  It’s no surprise that, in an engineering environment, one of the ways the effectiveness of an electrical CAD tool is measured by the extent it can interact with other processes and systems. For example, when you use a sophisticated electrical CAD tool, but find you cannot integrate this information to other parts of your product development process, this limits the effectiveness of the system and the ability to meet deadlines.

By taking advantage of the many capabilities of elecworks™ electrical CAD offers, more industries are finding ways of using our solutions as part of their product design processes. By doing so they are getting ahead of their competitors as well as making their own processes more efficient and less time constrained. elecworks™ allows you to use a different kind of workflows according to your engineering needs and further allows the ability for multiple users to concurrently access the same project. This feature ensures more efficiency during the working cycle thus reducing runtimes.


Determine your requirements

The first step is to consider your current situation. Do you already have an electrical CAD software that is outdated or underperforming? Or are you a startup business looking to invest in such a tool for the first time? The answer to this question will determine how you start your search.


If your current CAD application needs to be replaced, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Which areas of the software, specifically, are resulting in a slow pace of work?
  • Is the current system awkward and expensive when it comes to running on multiple computers?
  • Is the current system too big a cost?
  • What prompted your decision to reinvest in new CAD software?
  • Do the providers of your current software offer reliable support?


If you’re new to the business, here’s what you should be asking yourself:

  • Do you want to be productive in a short period of time?
  • Do you have a budget specifically for electrical CAD software or are funds tight?
  • Do you have one or more people that will need to access the CAD software?
  • What computer hardware do you have to hand?
  • Are you going to be designing products that have both electrical and mechanical components?


Boost your productivity and optimize your business using our solutions – That’s why at Trace Software International we have the answers to your requirements. It is easy to start and quickly benefit from using our software solutions compared with our competitors such as Eplan.

Our solutions are flexible, innovative and precise that enable faster project development while applying highest quality standards.  

Fortunately, with our software solutions, and for a variety of industries, it means you won’t have to break the bank to acquire it. Find out how we can help you build a productive future for your business on our website page and for more details on elecworks™ along with the rest our globally used products.


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The African issue: access to energy

The access to energy is a strategic priority in all regions of the world. Without energy, countries cannot power their economies.

Unfortunately, the current situation is not very positive. In fact, about 1.2 billion people in the world still experience energy poverty with an 80% concentration in rural areas. The lack of access to reliable forms of energy is an obstacle to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. and therefore a brake on harmonious human and economic development.


What is the current situation in Africa? 

Unfortunately,  some regions of the country, especially sub-Saharan areas, are struggling to access to reliable energy and experience at least 20 hours of power outages a month as stated by the World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the International Student Energy Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on June 10, 2015.

What hinders sub-Saharan Africa from a full access to reliable energy? There are many critical factors which are holding Africa back. Inadequate infrastructure remains a major obstacle towards Africa achieving its full economic growth potential, followed by the lack appropriate and comprehensive institutional framework. Limited financing also hampers the development of many regions. The projects in the renewable energy sector require massive investments, whose value varies between $ 33.4 billion to $ 63 billion. The situation in Africa is different and in the last 10 years, the average annual spending has not exceeded $ 12 billion. Outdated business model is another aspect to take into account together with the high cost of renewable energy technology.

However, the situation in North Africa appears much more promising and dynamic. Large investments in renewable energy projects have been able to mobilize the sector in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt. Solar energy is, in fact, an obvious solution for the 600 million Africans living without electricity.

Solar energy is a great emerging opportunity, with a high potential and great ability to create new business opportunities. Amongst the most auspicious projects, it is possible to consider the huge solar park in the Sahara which could soon export electricity to Europe if the Tunisian government approves the energy company’s request to build it. The 4.5GW mega-project designed by TuNur would lead electricity to Malta, Italy, and France using submarine cables.
It is also expected to complete the construction of Noor Ouarzazate in Morocco – the largest solar plant in the world by the end of this year and for a total cost of $9 billion.

In this scenario, a key role is played by alliances between public bodies and private actors (Public-Private Partnerships). Private organizations can apply their expertise and experience to deliver efficient and cost-effective infrastructure and services. But from the other side transparent and quick political decisions are crucial for the correct management and implementation of a PPP.

Mustapha Bakkoury, chairman of the board of Morocco’s Solar Energy Agency, affirms that “believing that is feasible is not enough”, underlining the attitude of skepticism that still characterizes some governments in some African countries.

Where does Trace Software stand? Exciting initiatives have been made in the renewable energy sector. Stay tuned for the latest updates.


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Sustainability as a competitive advantage for packaging machinery manufacturers

Is it possible to apply the concept of sustainability to the technology of packaging machinery?

When we talk about sustainability in the packaging world, we think directly of the final phase, that of the product at the end of the consumption cycle. Automatically, our thinking addresses the recycling process or waste disposal, forgetting an important part of the value chain.

The latest trend in machinery manufacturers – OEMs-, in terms of sustainability,  is the concentration of efforts on products and services that minimize negative environmental impacts, such as consumption of packaging materials, energy, CO2 emissions, and water during the production phase.

In the analysis of the packaging production process, one of the biggest variable costs is that of materials. Therefore, the use of machines that allow the waste reduction, including that of materials, represents an interesting and strategic investment for the company that allows it to maintain a competitive position in the market.

It is clear that sustainability is a real challenge for the global packaging industry. While retailers and manufacturers can significantly save on the cost of packaging waste, consumers also have a fairly strong influence on their consumption choices. These forces of the packaging machinery market oblige to include sustainability as a strategic factor in corporate planning.

The trend of the global packaging industry is to move towards greater sustainability. The forces in the market define the future of the industry. In fact, retailers and manufacturers can make significant savings by reducing the costs associated with packaging waste. Consumers have a fairly strong influence on their consumption choices.

As mentioned in Walter Soroka’s Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, automated packaging machinery, and packaging lines offer a number of sustainability benefits. From an economic standpoint, automation enables CPG and contract packagers to achieve the throughput volume and consistency they need to be competitive. Advanced automation systems collect and apply real-time data about the performance of individual machines and entire packaging lines. Programmable control devices, feedback circuits, and servo drives can adjust performance without interrupting packaging operations. As a result, operational problems can be headed off, and the waste of packaging materials, energy, and labor from equipment and line malfunction can be reduced. Automation can also reduce time and costs associated with change parts.

Trace Software International is positioned in the market with reliable tools for the efficient design and management of the electrical components of the packaging machinery.

elecworks™ is the electrical drawing software for automation projects and electrical installations.  It provides all necessary features for the best design process for power and control schemes, cross-references, PLC’s, Terminals Strips, Panels, Reporting etc.

The use of this software allows designing automation processes able to reduce production errors, costs and time. These benefits immediately translate into a reduction of negative environmental impacts.


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