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Modernization on All Levels

Automation of energy grids has many advantages. The advantages include the possibility of monitoring and remote control. WAGO has the right solutions.

In the first step, grid operators can use WAGO technology to precisely identify where their infrastructure must be modernized. Our controllers can then be used later to automate processes and support load management. In this way, grid capacities can be better utilized – and can reduce the need for new lines.

Intelligent Distribution Substations: Key to the Smart Power Grid

Just like conventional local power stations, the intelligent distribution substation (iONS) connects the medium- and low-voltage grids. Unlike its less advanced counterparts, however, the new substation also records measurement data and allows this data to be read remotely. WAGO is ready to support an iONS with comprehensive automation technology: The PFC200 Controller on the medium-voltage side and the e!DISPLAY on the low-voltage side for visualizing the measurement and control data directly at the iONS itself, as well as complete connection technology. Advantages of WAGO's solution:

  • Versatile: The controllers, which are freely programmable via CODESYS, collect all data from the substation's various systems via digital and analog signals (e.g., via MODBUS RTU or IEC 61850).
  • Multilingual: Our controllers translate the data into supplier-required communication protocols (e.g., IEC 60870-5-101/-104 or IEC 61850) and transmit it to the control center via data line.
  • In the opposite direction, the control center can access the substation's systems (e.g., medium-voltage control cabinet, protective devices, measurement systems from different manufacturers) via the WAGO Controllers.
  • Cybersecurity: The data flow from WAGO Controllers is protected against unauthorized access by encrypting the data using TLS1.2 and by transmitting the data via specially secured connections, such as IPsec or OpenVPN, according to the BDEW White Paper.
  • Cloud connectivity: Connection to the cloud thanks to an MQTT software upgrade

Intelligent distribution substation of Ingenieurbüro Pfeffer

Medium Voltage Switchgear: Automate with WAGO

Switchgear in the distribution grid is a central component of a secure power supply. To ensure this, automation of such stations with WAGO Controllers is an excellent solution. Faults can be quickly localized by connecting the short circuit and ground-fault direction indicators and transmitting the information, while automated systems can be remotely controlled. Parts of the power grid can then be quickly restored and the damage radius is minimized. Advantages of WAGO's solution:

  • Grid sections can be switched on again quickly.
  • The service technician can be sent directly to the fault location.
  • Measured values from medium voltage can be continuously transmitted to the control center.
  • Monitoring helps asset management in future grid planning.

Driescher switchgear before delivery

Substations: Network Nodes Always in View

Substations are the interface between generation and distribution of renewable energy. In the event of failure, connected generators such as solar and wind farms, can no longer feed into the power grid. Depending on the severity and duration of the interruption, considerable loss of profit or other damage to technical systems may occur. To avoid failures and to eliminate faults in the near term, remotely monitoring and controlling substations in the event of breakdown are essential. WAGO Controllers can handle these tasks safely and reliably. Advantages of WAGO's solution:

  • Precise fault localization
  • Fast reconnection of grid segments
  • The service technician can be sent directly to the fault location.
  • Measured values can be transmitted continuously to the control center.

Substation conduits

Gas Supply: Safe Pressure Regulation

A safe gas supply is just as important as a safe power supply. To ensure a safe supply, monitoring and control of gas pressure regulating systems and coupling stations are indispensable. In addition, the gas network is becoming increasingly important for integrated energy. Due to large storage capacities within a gas network, large amounts of energy can be stored. That also makes automation of feed-in stations necessary. Advantages of WAGO's solution:

  • Fast troubleshooting
  • Online measurement
  • PLC functionality allows implementation of complex regulations and control.
  • Support of all current fieldbus systems, such as PROFIBUS DP or Modbus RTU/TCP, permits integration of third-party systems.
  • Telecontrol protocols such as IEC 60870 or DNP 3.0 allow you to connect to the central control system.
  • Intrinsically safe I/O modules permit integration of signals from Ex Zones 0, 1 and 2 into the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM.
  • Integrated Web visualization allows the display of processes on site or via remote access.

DREWAG gas pressure regulating station

Heat Supply: Always the Right Temperature

Combined heating and power (CHP), along with the associated construction and expansion of remote and local heating networks, is an important component of energy transformation. During implementation, that means that heat coupling and transfer stations must be safely automated. Of course, the customer requires a secure supply in the cold season – failure here would be fatal! Advantages of WAGO's solution:

  • Precise fault localization
  • Fast troubleshooting
  • Online measurement
  • PLC functionality allows implementation of complex regulations and control.
  • Support of all current fieldbus systems, such as PROFIBUS DP or Modbus RTU/TCP, permits integration of third-party systems.
  • Telecontrol protocols such as IEC 60870 or DNP 3.0 allow you to connect to the central control system.
  • Intrinsically safe I/O modules permit integration of signals from Ex Zones 0, 1 and 2 into the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM.
  • Integrated Web visualization allows the display of processes on site or via remote access.

Flensburg municipal heat transfer station

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December 4, 2018
Topics

Digital – Down to the Fingertips

PLM, ERP, MES – In the industries of the future, software technologies like these will be increasingly used to digitize and automate ordering and production processes. No business headed for smart factory technology can afford to be without them. The people at WAGO, based in Minden, Germany have realized this, too. As early as 2000, the company began to comprehensively digitize its value added chain. Today, the manufacturer of electrical interconnection and automation products not only saves on paper, it also decides when and where orders will be processed in a fully automated manner. This is especially relevant, not only when shipping in-stock items, but also when producing custom products for customers.

December 4, 2018
Interview

“We improve consistency and data transparency along the value added chain.“

Interview regarding control cabinet manufacturing with Simone Brinkmann-Tewes, manager of smartData Engineering at Wago Kontakttechnik

December 4, 2018
Customer application

Savings with Spring Clamp Terminals

When the automotive company wants to reduce costs, the suppliers must also react. F.EE builds control cabinets for a number of OEMs, and the compact WAGO spring pressure connection technology facilitates the work. The company, located in the Upper Palatinate, has relied on the innovative clamping technology since the 80s.

December 4, 2018
Customer application

The Trend toward Compact Power Plants

2G Energy AG exploits a number of application areas for cogeneration plants with their g-box. The compact systems are tailored to be profitable small power plants, with an electrical output range from 20 to 50 kW, for use in small hotels, industrial operations, or apartment blocks. The CHP specialists from western Münster have designed the quiet turnkey module for coupling power and heat to be particularly lean. Completely assembled DIN-rails from WAGO are used for the electronics connections.
December 4, 2018
Customer application

Installation and Service Are Simpler

The times of clearly delineated machine rooms at the head of shaft systems are coming to an end in residential and commercial buildings. The structural volume allocated for modern elevators is being increasingly reduced. Spatial efficiency is everything. The technology has moved from the machine housings to the shafts, namely to those areas where there is still free space. Janzhoff Aufzüge, specialists in elevators and escalators, use the TOPJOB® S Rail-Mount Terminal Block System from WAGO for handling the dramatically increased level of data strings involved. By using the associated marking system, they have achieved additional efficiencies during installation and servicing.
November 19, 2018
News

New MCS MAXI 6 Connectors with Levers – Field Wiring in Next to No Time

The MULTI CONNECTION SYSTEM (MCS) expands: WAGO's new MCS MAXI 6 line of pluggable connectors can terminate 10 mm2 (8 AWG) conductors and has integrated levers, making fast and convenient wiring possible.

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