Switchgear automation with SIMATIC PowerControl

Two worlds, one system: SIMATIC PCS 7 PowerControl is our solution to integrating switchgear automation in process industries. It enables the integration of process automation and automation of electrical switchgear for medium voltage in one single control system. The advantage to plant operators: significant cost savings over the entire life cycle of the plant.


  • More simplified plant structures with more transparency as regards technological dependencies

  • Identical icons and faceplates for the IEDs along with the customary operating philosophy of process automation

  • Technological modules for electrical equipment, equally for Siemens own SIPROTEC and interoperable third-party devices

  • A further increase of the degree of integration and efficiency of the system

  • Standardized process management and further expansion of the operator task area

  • Long-term protection of your investment due to worldwide standard IEC 61850

  • Efficient, integrated engineering and fast commissioning

  • Reduced expenses for administration, service and training as a result of the standardized overall view

  • Lower life-cycle costs