rain assembly, trim and final assembly. General industry segments in which robotics solutions are used range from metal fabrication, foundry, plastics, food and beverage, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, computers, consumer electronics and communications (3C) industries to solar and wood industries. General industry applications include welding, material handling, painting, picking, packing, palletizing and small parts assembly automation. This segment also offers services that complement its products, including design and project management, engineering, installation, training and life-cycle care, energy efficiency appraisals and preventive maintenance. Customers The Discrete Automation and Motion segment serves a range of customers, including machinery manufacturers; process industries, such as pulp and paper, oil and gas, and metals and mining companies; hybrid and batch manufacturers, such as food and beverage companies, and rail equipment manufacturers; and discrete manufacturing companies, such as '3C' (computer, communication and consumer electronic), utilities and renewable energy suppliers, particularly in the wind and solar sectors, as well as customers in the automotive industry and electric vehicle charging networks. Sales and Marketing Sales are made both through direct sales forces, as well as through third-party channel partners, such as distributors, wholesalers, installers, machine builders and OEMs, system integrators, and panel builders. Competition The Discrete Automation and Motion segment’s principal competitors vary by product line but include Fanuc Robotics, Kuka Robot Group, Rockwell Automation, Schneider, Siemens, Yaskawa, SMA and WEG Industries. Electrification Products segment The Electrification Products segment includes the businesses of the Low Voltage Products division and the Medium Voltage Products business. Low Voltage Products division The Low Voltage Products division helps customers to improve productivity, use energy efficiently and increase safety. The division offers a range of products and systems, with related services, that provide protection, control and measurement for electrical installations, enclosures, switchboards, electronics and electromechanical devices for industrial machines and plants. The main applications are in industry, building, infrastructure, rail and sustainable transportation, renewable energies and e-mobility applications. A majority of this division's revenues comes from sales through distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, system integrators, and panel builders, although a portion of the division's revenues comes from direct sales to end users and utilities. Products and Services The Low Voltage Products division offering covers a range of products and services, including low-voltage switchgears, breakers, switches, control products, DIN-rail components, automation and distribution enclosures, wiring accessories and installation material for various kinds of applications. This division offers solutions for restoring service rapidly in case of a fault and providing optimum protection of the electrical installation and people using such installations. The product offering ranges from miniature circuit breakers to high-capacity molded-case and air circuit breakers, and includes safety switches used for power distribution in factories and buildings, fuse gear systems for short circuit and overload protection, as well as cabling and connection components. This division also offers terminal blocks and printed circuit board connectors used by panel builders and OEMs to produce standard distribution and control panels, as well as specialized applications in industries, such as traction, energy, maritime, explosive atmospheres and electronics. In addition, this division offers a range of contactors, soft starters, starters, proximity sensors, safety products for industrial protection, limit switches and manual motor starters, along with electronic relays and overload relays. This division provides smart home and intelligent building control systems, also known as KNX protocol, a complete system for all energy-reducing bui
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