Smart living goes industry
SPANGLER – the Plus of Building Installation.
Smart living – the trend of the reactive and networked building equipment for private households gets more and more interesting also for industrial solutions. Intelligent thermostats which regulate the temperature further down during holiday have long been reality as well as self-closing window blinds. For these purposes different software solutions and techniques are offered for home users. SPANGLER has installed a system for the Koller Group, a supplier from the automotive industry, which brings together the advantages of the mechanical engineering and the building control system.
Technical building installation
The technical building installation deals with switches, sensors, actuators, light, blinds, heating or cooling. SPANGLER had the additional task to record parts of the mechanical engineering in order to monitor and manage the flows of energy. The basis of the solution is an adapted control system of the manufacturer FlowChief. SPANGLER has taken on coordination meetings with all companies in order to successfully integrate all trades into the software.
Control system and energy management
By means of the rights system the administrator can determine which employees are allowed to change which parameters. All messages are archived via the alarm and warning reporting system. As additional instance an energy management system of the type eGem was also implemented.
The main focus of the control system is placed on controlling and monitoring all process-relevant data as well as on measuring, evaluating and archiving these data in a database. The energy management system is used for the further analysis of the technical data recorded and their representation. This means that for example the entire energy requirement (electricity, water, heating, pressure, etc.) can be visualised by one machine or one process. Thereby, the operator is already able to adhere to the strict documentation instructions for the energy consumption in the automotive industry.
Investment in the future
For the Koller Group the acquisition of the SPANGLER solution pays off as it meets the specification of the energy management prescribed by law in addition to cost-effective industry hardware. Therefore, costs for energy-intensive machines can already be reduced while the foundations for future certifications have also been laid.