Automation Hardware

Automation Hardware2020-01-23T14:51:13+01:00

Automation Hardware

Benefit from our competence and many years of experience in the field of switch cabinet engineering and building for the brewing and beverage industry. From individual project planning and production to commissioning by our specialists, we supply everything from a single source.

We offer you our service for building new switch cabinets as well as for the retrofitting and modernisation of existing systems. Complete switch cabinets or only individual components or the mounting plate can be replaced.

We can also easily supply the North American market. Here, we plan and manufacture according to UL/CSA guidelines and can provide the switch cabinets with the panel shop label after successful testing.

Our range of services includes


  • Creation of signal lists and bills of material

  • Development of network concepts and automation structures

  • Compliance with national and international standards, as well as customer-specific factory standards


  • Creation of circuit diagrams in EPlan P8 including assembly planning, climate calculation and design

  • Modification of existing circuit diagrams in EPlan 5.70

  • Creation of terminal diagrams and cable lists


  • Individual production of terminal boxes, small switch cabinets and complex control systems

  • Inspection and acceptance of the switch cabinets before delivery

  • Optional factory acceptance test (FAT) together with our customer


  • Professional installation, wiring and connection of the switch cabinet at the customer’s site

  • Electrical function tests and measurements after successful installation

  • Provision of installation teams and supervisors


  • Comprehensive signal test of all connected components

  • Parameterization and calibration of sensors and actuators

  • In addition: Maintenance plans and spare parts offers, remote maintenance

Technical Specifications

Plant operation Ex-free area or ATEX
Standards used EN 60204-1: Safety of machinery
EN 61439-1: Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies
UL508-A: Industrial Control Panels
NFPA 79: Electric Standard for Industrial Machinery
CSA C22.2 No. 14: Industrial control panels and assemblies
Components Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Rittal, Danfoss, SMC, Phönix u.a.
Fieldbus Profibus DP, Profibus PA, Profinet, Etnernet IP, Modbus, AS-Interface

Project highlights

  • Switch cabinets for brewhouse control of a brewery consisting of 3 large motor control cabinets each with 400 kW connected load
  • Commissioning of frequency converters with 690V and 600 kW
  • Pneumatic cabinets with up to 192 valve actuations
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