Industrial Switchgear

Integration into the process control system

The electrical equipment in industrial switchgear is often solely visualized by the protection devices. If an error analysis is possible (fault records) and a good integration into existing systems is ensured, most use cases for the industry are covered.

Relying on such an infrastructure, energy data can be efficiently captured and post-processed in an energy management system.

Quelle: Siemens AG 2014
Source: Siemens AG 2014

Energy-intensive industries with a strong interaction of process and energy systems require additional automation functionality that isn’t covered by today’s process control systems.

In plants equipped with their own power supply, those functions are needed for the control of the generation capacity and the load control up to a fast load shedding in case of an island mode.






  • Requirement modelling
  • System design
  • Specification engineering workflow
  • Specification sheet elaboration

Software Development

  • Development of engineering tools
  • Development of gateways/communication components for controllers
  • Design & development of load shedding and generator management systems

Test Engineering

  • Definition and implementation of quality gates
  • Simulation and testing


  • SIMATIC PCS 7, PowerControl,
  • Protection devices SIPROTEC, SEL, ABB, VAMP
  • Generator managment, fast load shedding
  • IEC 61850 – MMS and GOOSE
  • Modbus
  • DNP 3
  • IEC 60870