Siemens have added the function power management to the range of functions of its Simatic PCS 7 control system and Simatic WinCC visualisation system for the production and process industry.
The power management add-ons, called Simatic PCS 7 powerrate and Simatic WinCC powerrate, provide a uniform power management solution for all branches of industry.
The user is thus able to locate savings potential, draw conclusions regarding the power behaviour of different operating units and obtain information on the status of the plant and the degree of utilisation.
The individual functions such as measured value acquisition and processing, cost centre management and load management are implemented by means of ready-made S7 modules, faceplates and Excel macros.
The operator can use their familiar system environment for comprehensive data management and visualisation. The power management add-ons obtain the power values from switching, protection and measuring devices such as the Sentron PAC3200 multifunctional measuring instrument, which precisely measures the characteristic values and power values of loads in industrial and purpose-built buildings.