DECENTRALIZED ENERGY DISTRIBUTION
The power bus solution with flat cable power bus
FULL PERFORMANCE - EASY AND QUICK TO INSTALL
Smart automation solutions require innovative installation systems, especially for power distribution. The machines of the future have a modular design and therefore require a flexible, decentralized power supply. With the podis® energy bus system, we offer you an integrated concept for the distribution of energy in machine and industrial plants. It includes supply and distribution modules, maintenance switches, fixed and pluggable power feeders, pre-assembled cable harnesses and a comprehensive range of accessories.
FLEXIBLE BUS SYSTEM
The PODIS® power bus is the innovative solution in decentralized power distribution. The system includes feeder and distributor modules, service switches, fixed and plug-in power branches, pre-assembled cable sets and a wide range of accessories.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CENTRALIZED AND DECENTRALIZED INSTALLATION
– current practice
Central installation has been state of the art for many decades. It has served its purpose well in industrial automation. Its features include control cabinet fields with co ntrollers, power distribution, motor circuit breakers and motor starters or frequency inverters. Cables connect the control cabinets and the individual drives as well as the sensors in the system or the machine. In extensive systems this creates full cable trays and requires time-consuming installation. When system parts have to be changed or expanded this creates the need for more control cabinet volume. Cables must be installed retroactively throughout the entire system.
Features of central installation:
- Time-consuming planning and configuration
- Large control cabinets
- Long cabling distances
- Complicated cable trays
- Difficult commissioning
- Costly expansions
– the smart solution
Possible applications range from pure powerdistribution via fieldbus interface to motor starters for switching three-phase asynchronous motors. The connection to a fieldbus is integrated in the field distributors or motor starters. It is also possible to connect additional sensors. The compact design and high protection rating (IP65) allow optimal integration even under cramped system conditions. That reduces planning and configuration time and saves space in the control cabinet.
Advantages of decentralized installation:
- Simple configuration
- Short installation times
- Fast commissioning
- Flexible retrofitting
- Easy expansion
- Much less system downtime
- On-site diagnosis
- Maintenance-friendly, plug connection technology
- Optimal maintenance and repair
Project planning tool podis®plan
The results of the configuration calculations on capacity utilization, voltage drop, and short circuit are required to efficiently configure the system and to evaluate protective measures. The PODIS®plan project planning tool supports you in calculating the power requirements of your specific power bus configuration.