News & Updates
On this page we will provide you regularly with news and updates about our company and the electrical and automation engineering sectors.
Convincing success in the virtualization project
for Gundremmingen power plant
The cooperation with PLT Automation proved to be extremely successful in the field of virtualization in the area of conventional auxiliary water treatment within the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant (Günzburg district, Bavaria). The main task was to implement a cost- and user-optimised solution in close dialogue with the RWE experts in order to ensure a reliable operation of this plant area beyond the year 2036.
Thanks to the implementation of a new virtual infrastructure, the existing 800xA control system could be migrated during operation without shutting down. The project costs could thus be reduced to 2/3 of the usual costs. PLT Automation supervised in intensive cooperation the fast and cost-conscious migration as well as the configuration of the project "Continued operation of KZA control technology (800xA, Melody) in the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant".
The supervising control technology experts Mr. Andreas Meir and Mr. Wolfgang Sparhuber, to whom we would like to express our thanks again for the good cooperation, explain in an interview the task, the background and the positive results of this project. Here is the full report: Link PDF File
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Automation- & network-technology for power plants and process industry
For small and medium-sized enterprises
From now on, our customers have the possibility to use the new hosting service of the PLT.
By outsourcing your IT to our local machines, you are opening up completely new possibilities, since you not only save the disruptive power costs and maintenance work, but can also work more flexibly with our client technology. In addition, our customer service includes a 24/7 on-call service, daily data backups and a detailed consultation for the implementation of your very own hosting concept. For maximum security, we host their sensitive data exclusively according to the latest data protection standards.
Advertising boards for Waxweier
PLT Group as sponsor
PLT Automation S.à r.l. and PLT networks GmbH are pleased to support the sports ground in Waxweiler as an advertising partner. We would like to thank Mr. Manfred Pütz and the "Sportanlage Waxweiler e.V." association for your support.
We are "Made in Luxembourg"!
PLT Automation S.à r.l. is honored
On 1 December 2015, the PLT Automation S.à.rl has been awarded with the label "Made in Luxembourg" in Luxembourg City. We would like to thank the Chambre des Métiers Luxembourg for this special honor and we are proud to use this official logo from now on.
We present you the SCM!
System Condition Monitoring for Virtualization Hardware
Due to an ever increasing virtualization degree of process control systems it is more difficult to monitor the hardware of those virtualizations. Our goal is to collect system state information of the virtualization hardware and be able to display that centrally.
Here is when our System Condition Monitoring comes into play. The SCM is a central condition monitoring of industrial IT systems which can also control virtual interfaces in addition to hardware. This centralized solution is able to show information from many devices simultaneously by providing information in a bundle, hence data is not scattered any more. SCM has customized displays for each device and offers all the possibilities and advantages of a modern process control system.
On September 17, our visitors were able to experience the power and flexibility of virtual installations in a relaxed atmosphere and with tasty food at our facilities located in Echternach. Besides virtualization we presented our brand new innovations like the PLT Multifunction Terminal and System Condition Monitoring. While three different systems from three different projects could be admired live, not only that but also our visitors received a lot of information and individual suggestions for the ways to implement this technology optimally for themselves.
We like to take this opportunity to thank our guests for making our event a great success and we hope you had a safe trip back home.
Here you can find the links to the presentations of our Roadshow (PDF):
The New PLT MFT!
Multifunctional Solution for one Terminal
Are you operating a Maestro UX System and having problems with x-Terminals? We offer an interesting Solution! Depending on your requirements we will now also offer commercial or industrial PCs to be used as X-Terminal. Not only does the MFT (Multifunction Terminal) enable you to fully interact with Maestro UX, but it can also be optimally adapted to be used with Windows Operating Systems. This innovative solution offers a full hard- and software package, allowing you to be and stay indepandent . Solutions based on the PLT MFT can also be used for terminal sessions with other ABB as well as other 3rd Party Subsystems. Furthermore the independent platform enables you to connect to various systems. The Multifunktion Terminal also enables the use of multiple applications
e.g.: A MUX Terminal on one monitor, Composer-Engineering on a second monitor and CCTV on a third and fourth screen.
All standard screen resolutions are supported. We now also offer WIFI- connectivity with our devices. Thanks to their space-saving size and compact design, they can be mounted on the back of a monitor.
2 in 1 Solution - MFT (Multifunction Terminal) for Hardwaretyp DELL OptiPlex 9020 Micro
4 in 1 Solution - MFT (Multifunction Terminal) for Hardwaretyp DELL OptiPlex XE2
MFT (Multifunction Terminal) for Hardwaretyp RX84TP
Three process control systems in three different clusters
Experience our Roadshow on 17. September 2015! PLT Automation presents its "Virtual Server Cluster" live in Echternach. We'll display Dell High-End Server Technology with which you can operate with a large number of virtual machines within a cluster-optimized server structure. Also, the data storage structure of these servers are coupled in SAN-Systems. A VMWare View concept using Thin-Clients allows direct access to a Process Control System's virtual clients. Experience three different example Systems from the Power, Pharma and Oil/Gas- industry which demonstrate the flexibility, efficiency and other benefits of a complete Plant Virtualisation.
14. Provinzial Golf Cup
PLT is walking the lawn
On August 08, 2015 the provincial golf tournament is held in Bitburg once again. This year the PLT Automation will also join in, equipped with wedge and putter, to defend their honor on the green and of course to enjoy the fun of the game together with other participants on a warm sunny day.
In this sense: "May the best man win!"