Comprehensive energy management made easy
“Our production facility has many injection molding machines operating in different modes. These machines are electrically heated. In addition, there are two water-cooled systems consisting of several interlinked cooling units,” explains Jürgen Röck, deputy head of buildings and systems maintenance at Gardena. Initial analyses with the Simatic Powerrate energy management software showed that there were many opportunities for further optimization which is why Gardena decided to add a more comprehensive energy management system to the existing arrangement. It was important for the business that the new system could be scaled up and was easy to integrate while providing quick and flexible consumption data. The Siemens solution, comprising the Simatic Energy Manager, the Simatic WinCC Professional process visualization software, and the Simatic Energy Suite for energy transparency, meets these requirements and can also be easily integrated into the current process without any problems.