Automated production processes in particular are characterized by complex technical requirements. This is certainly true for electrical power distribution in digital factories and the underlying systems and components. Now, thanks to the integration of communication-capable 3VA molded case circuit breakers and 7KM PAC measuring devices from the SENTRON portfolio in the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal, electrification will become an integral part of the automation solution. Standardized interfaces ensure that all components in the industrial communication network work together efficiently. The TIA Portal can be used to directly configure and commission them, enabling engineering using a single tool as well as intuitive configuration of power distribution. It also makes it convenient to measure energy data – up to and including integration of the data in comprehensive energy efficiency concepts and connection to cloud-based open IoT operating systems such as MindSphere.
The TIA Portal optimizes all operating, machine, and process sequences by integrating components at the machine level, such as drives and converters, automation components, and now even components from the electrical power distribution on one platform – with a consistently high level of user friendliness throughout. The TIA Portal provides you with complete access to the entire automation environment from digital planning to integrated engineering to transparent operation.
Energy and data flows in industrial applications
SIMATIC Energy Suite as an integrated option package for the TIA Portal efficiently connects energy management with automation and makes energy transparency possible in your production. The simplified engineering of power measuring components – such as 7KM PAC measuring devices or 3VA molded case circuit breakers – also reduces the time and effort required for engineering. Thanks to the consistent, end-to-end connection to higher-level energy management systems or cloud-based services, you can seamlessly expand the collected energy data to create an energy management system across different sites.
The integration of the electrical power distribution into the TIA Portal enables you to read out and analyze energy data for the entire plant. With the TIA Portal, take advantage of the opportunity for rapid parameterization, commissioning, and automation of your power distribution – enabling you to save costs and improve your competitiveness.
With the possibilities of the TIA Portal, you will benefit from additional functionalities and the integration of communication-capable products from the low-voltage power distribution.
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