The “All Electric Society” is facing major challenges and changes in the power grid and energy system. One crucial question for the future is whether there will be sufficient affordable electricity for the industry. At SPS, Rittal, Eplan, Cideon, and German Edge Cloud showcase how the industry can become an enabler in multiple key areas through united competencies, standardized processes, and interconnected data spaces.
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Opportunities for Control and Switchgear Manufacturers in Industrial Transformation
The sister companies engage in discussions with trade fair visitors to identify specific opportunities arising from the transformation for control and switchgear manufacturers, the energy sector, and factory operators. The overarching principle of industrializing entire process chains with seamless data integration and coordinated software and hardware takes center stage in these discussions.
The role of digital twins in energy networks is discussed live at the trade fair in the online talk “Energy Flash” by Rittal and Eplan. High data quality is essential from the beginning to effectively utilize the digital workflow and make systemic benefits accessible, including “Automated Engineering” for the energy industry.
Standardized Industrial Projects for Efficient Distribution of Electricity
Eplan offers a standardized and norm-compliant industrial project for transformer stations, which are crucial for efficient power distribution to end consumers. This comprehensive project includes a typical equipment list, allowing for faster implementation during the engineering phase through standardization.
The dataset includes all information necessary for the modular Rittal system technology and for processing with machines from Rittal Automation Systems and Ehrt in the subsequent process. As a result, there is significantly reduced time and cost expenditure, compliant execution, and a digital twin for operation. This standardization principle is being expanded for more and more applications with Eplan and Rittal as pace-setters.
Energy Efficiency Revolution: Empowering the Manufacturing Industry
In order to facilitate the energy transition, it is crucial to not only expand the power grids and energy systems, but also to initiate an energy efficiency revolution in the manufacturing industry. This sector currently consumes nearly 45 percent of Germany’s electricity. Achieving this goal requires the consistent implementation of energy-saving technologies and the reorganization of production processes through Smart Production, allowing for efficient energy management. Rittal provides comprehensive support to its customers in the area of climate control for control cabinets, machinery, IT solutions, and energy storage, enabling them to tap into optimization potential.
Rittal offers comprehensive consultation and services, including efficiency analyses and ROI calculations, in addition to its market-leading energy-saving cooling technology. The RiTherm software assists customers in planning the climate control of control and switchgear systems, including heat dissipation verification and CO2 footprint. The new Blue e+ filter fans provide data via the Rittal IoT interface and offer temperature alarms.
Beyond Energy Efficiency: Managing Production Based on Energy Availability
The ONCITE Digital Production System by German Edge Cloud enables factory operators to go beyond energy efficiency and manage their production based on the availability and price of energy. By integrating energy monitoring data into the transparency of a Smart Production and connecting it with the data spaces surrounding products and systems, the system utilizes the expertise of sister companies Eplan, Rittal, and Cideon to create digital twins of the facilities and product counterparts. This allows for a comprehensive management approach that considers energy factors in manufacturing processes.
Collaboration of Rittal, Eplan, Cideon, and German Edge Cloud: Enabling the Industry in Key Energy Areas
The collaboration between Rittal, Eplan, Cideon, and German Edge Cloud provides numerous advantages to the industry. By combining their expertise, implementing standardized processes, and connecting data spaces, these companies enable the industry to become an enabler in various key areas of the energy system. The industrialization of entire process chains, supported by consistent data and coordinated software and hardware, allows for faster implementation and increased efficiency.
The collaboration between the sister companies Rittal, Eplan, Cideon, and German Edge Cloud provides the industry with a multitude of advantages. By combining their expertise, implementing standardized processes, and connecting data spaces, the industry becomes an enabler in various key areas of the energy system. The industrialization of entire process chains with seamless data and coordinated software and hardware enables faster implementation and increased efficiency. The support for energy efficiency transition and management through smart production allows for a sustainable transformation of the industry. The digitization and networking of systems and products create transparency and enable optimized energy and resource utilization. Overall, the collaboration of the sister companies offers numerous opportunities and benefits for control and switchgear manufacturers, the energy sector, and factory operators.