ChallengeThe precision tools of the manufacturer Mader GmbH & Co. KG from Germany's Allgäu region has stood for utmost quality for more than four decades. The company sets equally high standards internally. As one further optimization step, a companywide power monitoring system was introduced, based on powermanager software and measuring devices from the Siemens Sentron portfolio. The company’s’ plant with some 2,300 square meters of useful area is located in Pfaffenhausen near Mindelheim (Germany). From the beginning, all buildings and production facilities were designed for energy sustainability. Power consumption was an area of special focus. In this, it was clear from the beginning that the greatest potential for efficiency lays in energy-intensive production.
SolutionThe technical basis for the reduction of energy consumption is found in the powermanager software, as well as in corresponding 7KM PAC measuring devices from the Sentron portfolio. The software monitors and archives the electrical parameters such as voltage, current, power, energy levels and frequencies. In doing so, it creates an essential prerequisite for a transparent analysis of energy flows. Here is the special feature: The power monitoring solution is implemented as a complete cabinet. This means that all measuring devices and even the PC with the Powermanager software are combined in an Alpha cabinet enclosure from Siemens.
BenefitsThanks to the complete control of the electrical energy flows, imminent peak loads can be identified in due time and thus prevented.
Therefore, if a large number of machines are running simultaneously, the cut-in of the ventilation system can be delayed. Moreover, the data transparency enables individual loads to be pinpointed in terms of their savings potential. Over the longer term, the company will also be able to promptly detect errors in machines.