Small Steps towards digitization

Megawatt Solar Parks: WAGO Switches Help Keep Track of Data in the Control Cabinet

As a specialist for photovoltaic monitoring and control, Gantner Instruments is making a contribution to pioneering development of renewable energies. For the best possible network diagnostics, Gantner relies on WAGO switches in the control cabinet.

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Gustav Hensel and WAGO: Moving Step by Step Together towards Digitalization

Gustav Hensel, a globally successful control cabinet manufacturer, relies on a digitalization strategy based on small but sustainable steps. And the gradual implementation of WAGO’s digital twin is an essential ingredient.

The Reality: Still Analog

What steps towards digitalization in switchgear construction must German companies take first? What do the corporate processes look like at the moment, and where is there still a need for optimization? In the interview, we pose these questions to Dr. Arno Kühn from the Frauenhofer Institute.

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“New Work” in the Digital Age

In control cabinet manufacturing, the digital transformation is changing not only specific workflows, but also the way people work. The focus is shifting more and more to creative and flexible working methods. “New Work” is becoming the “new normal” in Minden as well.

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Automated DIN-Rail Mounting with Robots

Control cabinet manufacturing involves many time-consuming manual production steps. In a joint research project, WAGO and the Frauenhofer IPA investigated the possibility of automatically mounting rail-mount terminal blocks in control cabinets.

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Solutions for Control Cabinet Manufacturing

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Visualization

Displays, HMI, Touch Panels

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Switching

Relays and optocouplers

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Distribution and Connection

Rail-mount terminal blocks, pluggable rail-mount terminal blocks, high-current terminal blocks

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Marking

Printers, marking media, marking software

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Tools

Stripping, crimping

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Testing

Voltage testers, multitesters

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Measurement

Sensors for current and energy measurement technology

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Power Supply and Overcurrent Protection

Power supply, UPS, ECB, electronic fuse

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Conversion and Evaluation

Signal conditioners, power modules and isolating amplifiers

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Control and Communication

Controller and I/O modules and switches

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Communication

Industrial switches

Visualization

Displays, HMI, Touch Panels

Switching

Relays and optocouplers

Distribution and Connection

Rail-mount terminal blocks, pluggable rail-mount terminal blocks, high-current terminal blocks

Marking

Printers, marking media, marking software

Tools

Stripping, crimping

Testing

Voltage testers, multitesters

Measurement

Sensors for current and energy measurement technology

Power Supply and Overcurrent Protection

Power supply, UPS, ECB, electronic fuse

Conversion and Evaluation

Signal conditioners, power modules and isolating amplifiers

Control and Communication

Controller and I/O modules and switches

Communication

Industrial switches

Listen Now: Podcast on Digital Twins in Control Cabinet Manufacturing

What are the advantages of digital twins, and why should switchgear manufacturers definitely use them? Steffen Winther, our expert on digitalization in the control cabinet, and Jürgen Wirtz, editor-in-chief of Schaltschrankbau Magazine, clarify these issues together in the “Technical Knowledge” podcast.

Our Helpful Tips

Little Helpers for the Day-to-Day Business of Control Cabinet Manufacturing

Meet your new little helpers for the day-to-day business of control cabinet manufacturing. Explore our helpful tips for control cabinet manufacturing. You’ll get useful information, such as how to use WAGO tools to wire your components with less effort in less time, or how to save time while achieving safe, reliable marking of all components in the control cabinet.

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Our Solutions for Your Workflows

You would like an overview of our products and solutions? Then don’t delay – click through the individual phases:

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Order Processing – Simple and Transparent

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Engineering – Reliable and Integrated

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Procurement and Production Engineering – Simple and Clearly Organized

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Mechanical Processing – with Less Time and Energy

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Component Marking – Fast and Precise

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Component Assembly – Rapid and Error-Free

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Assembling, Marking and Wiring – Establish Connections Quickly

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Installation and Testing – Safe and Easy

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Commissioning – Implement Projects Successfully

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Operation, Maintenance and Service – Comprehensive Networking

Why You Should Choose WAGO for Control Cabinet Manufacturing

As a control cabinet manufacturer, you face the challenge of constantly optimizing your processes – while taking the increasing demands on networked and integrated systems into account. How competitive and economical you remain is ultimately determined by your level of expertise in conjunction with the efficiency of your manufacturing process.

We offer you efficient, sophisticated products and solutions, such as power supplies, PLCs, rail-mount terminals blocks and many more that support all your work processes, from planning and project design, to testing and commissioning.

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WAGOdirect Special: The Control Cabinet of the Future

Our control cabinet components support you in preparing for the future – today. In our second special edition of WAGOdirect Special, “Control Cabinet Manufacturing,” you’ll learn about all the important issues shaping the control cabinet of the future!

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