German electronics wholesaler Hagemeyer has commissioned Siemens with installing a cloud-based power monitoring system.
Ricardo Radowski, Director Business Development at Hagemeyer Deutschland.
Hagemeyer utilizes a MindSphere app that was programmed specifically for Rexel Group for energy consumption monitoring and evaluation.
Hagemeyer Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is headquartered in Munich and employs a total of 1200 staff at 30 locations. The company has been a 100% subsidiary of the globally active Rexel Group since 2008. Hagemeyer's implementation of the power monitoring system comes in the wake of the same move by the parent group: The same power monitoring system with MindSphere connection was previously successfully implemented at the central warehouse location of the Austrian Rexel subsidiary Rexel Austria in Weißkirchen. The implementation has resulted in an annual power saving of around 15 percent and additional savings in thermal energy at the location. The objective is to achieve a similar optimization potential at the Hagemeyer sales and logistics center in Maisach.
"The logistics center in Maisach with an area of more than 40,000 square meters is one of our most power-intensive facilities. It was the logical choice for a pilot installation. We will familiarize ourselves thoroughly with the system and retrofit other locations in Germany over time on the basis of the results here", explains Ricardo Radowski, Director Business Development at Hagemeyer Deutschland.
Siemens measuring devices will capture and record energy data like current, voltage and output around the clock at the Hagemeyer logistics center. The data will then be integrated directly into the open cloud platform MindSphere via a MindConnect Nano interface. Hagemeyer utilizes a MindSphere app that was programmed specifically for Rexel Group for energy consumption monitoring and evaluation. It analyzes actual power consumption values and provides insights into possible optimization potential. The information is accessible for the Rexel Group only.
Beyond the obvious benefits of systematic power monitoring at the logistics center, the move will open up new business opportunities for Hagemeyer and Rexel Austria. The know-how gained by both companies by allowing Siemens to optimize their energy consumption will now be used in a new business unit, which will offer consulting services to customers from the industry and retail sector looking to improve their own energy efficiency and the implementation of digital, cloud-based technologies.
More information on electrical power distribution is available at www.siemens.com/lowvoltage/digitalization