There are even more opportunities for companies. Not only can energy data be used in order to make it user-friendly, but also to evaluate its dependencies in production processes and integrate it in simulations and forecasts. This brings us to the area of data-driven analyses, known as Analytics. More specifically, system providers can, for example, proactively reduce peak loads, detect anomalies in the production processes and automatically switch systems into stand-by mode.
“We complete projects with these kinds of requirements all around the world,” reports Michael Piekarzewitz, who has been driving forward the topic of energy management together with his team since 2016. “A great example is the implementation of a system at a leading automotive specialist in Asia. Through a jointly-developed concept, we are addressing power quality and energy management through one solution – initially at the Chinese headquarters and now continually within the Group and around the world.” Therefore, Weidmüller ensures that its product portfolio can be used internationally, that global specialists are on site to take care of customer service and that know-how continues to grow. The topics of energy monitoring and management, power quality, data processing and Analytics are relevant for each producing company – from a wide range of markets with different standards.