Faster to the All Electric Society with industry standards

Rittal and Eplan at "The Smarter E Europe" 2024

The degree of digitalisation and standardisation must be increased to speed up the value creation processes for the expansion of energy systems

In order to achieve the goal of the All Electric Society more quickly, the implementation speed of energy transition solutions must be increased. Digitalisation, standardisation and automation are decisive levers for this - especially in times of a shortage of skilled workers. At "The Smarter E Europe" in Munich, Rittal and Eplan will be demonstrating how the intelligent linking of software and hardware is driving the energy transition forward. Consistent data and standards help users from the fields of generation, electromobility, distribution and storage to increase their efficiency and productivity.

"Creating the new Energy World" - under this trade fair motto, "The Smarter E Europe" from 19 to 21 June 2024 in Munich will showcase the opportunities and requirements of the energy transition. The aim is to electrify more and more everyday applications and to do so sustainably with the necessary energy infrastructure. Rittal and Eplan will be demonstrating at their stand how the conversion and expansion of power grids and decentralised energy systems can be significantly accelerated. Control and switchgear manufacturers, system integrators, OEMs and operators will learn how they can significantly optimise their value-added processes and thus shorten project lead times by at least 30 percent.

Gaining momentum through industry standards

“Expanding energy systems is about speeding up the value creation processes. We are achieving this by increasing the level of digitalisation and standardisation, similar to what is already practised in mechanical engineering every day,” says Raphael Görner, Head of Rittal’s Energy & Power Solutions Business Unit. This is being demonstrated at the booth based on the example of a compact transformer station: “Eplan offers an end-to-end Industry Standard Project as a pre-designed solution, including the operating equipment list required in the energy sector. This is how we are establishing an industry standard that can be easily customised if needs be,” explains Jan Oliver Kammesheidt, Global Vertical Market Manager Energy at Eplan. The project data record contains all the information for the modular Rittal system technology and components from many other manufacturers from the Eplan Data Portal. This saves the user considerable time and money. They also receive a standardised design with automated engineering and a digital twin for operation. Other preliminary projects on show at the trade fair stand include an AC distributor for photovoltaics and an energy distributor for charging parks.

Power distribution at a new level

Significant optimisation potential for energy transition applications also lies in the improvement of system technology for power distribution: visitors to the trade fair stand will therefore get a taste of "RiLineX", a new 60-millimetre busbar system platform. The system has not only been redesigned to take speed and safety in engineering and assembly to a new level. Rittal is also consistently pursuing the platform concept. Device and component manufacturers receive the necessary interface data to be able to develop suitable components themselves.

Partner project for the standardised charging pillars

Rittal and the charging infrastructure company "EcoG" will be demonstrating how the expansion of charging stations and charging parks can be driven forward. A so-called "Power Block" with bayable CS Toptec outdoor enclosures will be presented as an exhibit, in which Rittal's system expertise is combined with the software and charging station components from "EcoG". The "Power Block" thus embodies the joint project to standardise the central backend infrastructure for charging parks and thus significantly accelerate the expansion of this important area of the energy transition.

All Electric Society: Eplan, Rittal and Weidmüller showcase end-to-end processes for the energy transition

Together with Weidmüller, Eplan and Rittal will also be demonstrating how data consistency promotes the scaling of enclosures for the infrastructure of the energy transition so that the All Electric Society can succeed. At the trade fair stand, visitors can see how planning is carried out using product data in accordance with the Eplan Data Standard (EDS) or via project templates. This planning data is seamlessly enriched in the Weidmüller Configurator (WMC) and then transferred to the workshop via interfaces without media discontinuity for the smooth installation of the hardware components. You will find Rittal and Eplan at "The Smarter E Europe" in Munich in Hall B5, Stand 110/111.