Intelligent electrical devices (IEDs), such as SIPROTEC protective devices or interoperable third-party devices, are used for automating switchgear, i.e. for protection, control, measuring and monitoring operations in electrical energy transmission and distribution. IEDs are integrated into the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system via Ethernet TCP/IP communication with the IEC 61850 transmission protocol for protection and control technology in electrical plants.

Integration in SIMATIC PCS 7 is supported by┬┤technological blocks corresponding to the electrical equipment e.g.:

  • Feeders

  • Motors

  • Generators

  • Busbars

  • Synchronization devices

  • Differential protection

You can control, switch, measure and automate typical large consumers in your process using these blocks for electrical equipment, e.g.:

  • Large drives

  • Extruders, mixers

  • Power blowers

  • Crushers, mills

  • Compressors, pumps

  • Electrolysis, electroplating

  • Large centrifuges

  • Building supply

The most important performance features of SIMATIC PCS 7 PowerControl for integrating switchgear automation into

SIMATIC PCS 7 engineering

  • Object library with function blocks, icons, and faceplates

  • Object-oriented type/instance concept

  • Automatic generation of the objects for the operator station

  • Integration of new IEDs by importing their IEC 61850 Device Description (ICD)

SIMATIC PCS 7 process control

  • Faceplates for SIPROTEC protective devices in SIMATIC PCS 7 APL style

  • Standardized behavior in the case of alarms, messages, and operator control and monitoring

  • Diagnostics functionality for every IED

  • Library of technological objects for electrical equipment