Photo 1 | JST control center: Result of the core renovation - lots of glass, daylight and a technical as well as ergonomical perfectly coordinated overall concept characterize the new DREWAG control room. The mural that can be seen in the background has been preserved from the old control room. The representations are currently being renovated as part of a student project.
Photo 2 | JST Operator console: Extremely stable Stratos X11 control room tables, specially designed for 24/7 shift operation, offer the operator fatigue-free working. Special emphasis is placed on large legroom and concealed cable routing with tidy installation of the entire technology. The AlarmLight behind the monitors can be set in any color and can change color on an event-driven basis in critical situations.
Photo 3 | JST Furniture: Important component of the new future-oriented control room - back-friendly Work tables. The height adjustment of the Stratos X11 OperatorDesk up to standing height allows an alternating posture and avoids damage to health.
Photo 4 | JST control room: Windows and glass fronts support the open room concept of the DREWAG control room. Here the OperatorDesks from the JST-Stratos series are a perfect optical fit.
Photo 5 | JST OperatorDesks: The Stratos X11 OperatorDesk not only meets the highest ergonomic and optical demands, ...
Photo 6 | JST operator desks: ...behind the inspection flaps are generously proportioned, illuminated supply rooms, which offer a perfect appearance thanks to cleanly installed technology - without visible cables.
Photo 7 | JST Power Port Data Box: Flush with the surface of the Stratos OperatorDesk: the Power-Port Data Box, the...
Photo 8 | ...makes all desired supply connections available directly at the workplace.
Photo 9 | JST monitor articulated arms: The workstation monitors are attached to the OperatorDesks with height-adjustable 3D articulated arms. They allow an optimal and individually adjustable viewing angle on all displays through a parabolic arrangement.
Photo 10 | JST Furniture: Ergonomics and flexibility of the top class. Visual distances to the workplace monitors can be immediately and individually adjusted for each employee at shift change. The table top has sufficient depth for keyboard and paper. Lowering the monitors allows a relaxed head position and a clear view of large screens. The EU standard DIN EN527-1 is of course fully complied with.
Photo 11 | JST DisplayWall: Two large screen walls keep the entire control room team informed about the most important events. The large screens are a completely new instrument in the DREWAG control room - "An excellent tool for our monitoring tasks," says project manager Andreas Rammer. The 24/7 optimized business displays are integrated in JST-DisplayRacks - the ideal solution if no load-bearing wall is available for the installation of the LC-Displays.
Photo 12 | JST Room Planning: Ideal arrangement of the individual room elements - this includes the distance from the DisplayWall to the front row of the OperatorDesks, for example. Not only were visual distances taken into account, but also sufficient space for a passageway was planned.
Photo 14 | … are easily accessible for the revision with open double doors.
Photo 15 | JST Furniture: View into the media board - ideal storage space for files. The technology can also be professionally installed in a 19" rack; cables are routed through openings in cable ducts provided for this purpose.
Photo 16 | JST Design: The visual design of JST furniture is also based on high-quality solutions; here the stainless steel shell handles of the media board.
Photo 17 | JST Furniture: A solution that is as practical as it is attractive: The media boards beneath the large-screen displays are equipped with the JST AlarmLight, which not only creates a special working atmosphere at the touch of a button, but also enables optical alarm signals to be sent by changing colors.
Photo 18 | JST MultiConsoling®: The myGUI serves as user interface for the MultiConsoling®. Advantage of this technology: Computer signals with keyboard, video, mouse, audio signals, cameras and even TVs are flexibly displayed in real time on the monitors at the workplace or on the large screen walls.
Photo 19 | JST Technology: Adverse effects due to heat or fan noise are no longer an issue at DREWAG. In connection with the JST MultiConsoling® all computers were moved to an external technical room.
Photo 20 | JST MultiConsoling®: Is required to switch the signals in real time to the large screen wall and the workstations – the MultiCenter X80, Hardware and at the same time the heart of the JST MultiConsoling®.
Photo 21 | Sophisticated hardware for the JST MultiConsoling®: Power unit for the 230-Volt supply of the underlying grabbers in the 19-inch installation kit to connect all sources (Computers, cameras etc.)
Photo 22 | JST Technology: Innovative technology concepts without compromise - with only one mouse and keyboard, any screen content can be edited without hindrance. A light-emitting diode is installed in front of each monitor to ensure quick keyboard and mouse location.
Photo 23 | JST CommandBox: Recessed directly into the tabletop of the OperatorDesks - the CommandPad for the JST CommandBox system. At the push of a button, the buttons enable the desired scenarios to be displayed on the monitors at the workplace and on the large screen wall at lightning speed.
Photo 24 | JST CommandBox: The technical installation for the JST CommandBox, with whose support a safe and fast processing of incoming alarms is guaranteed, finds room in the revision rooms of the operator desks.
Photo 25 | JST Technology: The spatial separation remains transparent. View from the control room into the meeting room equipped with JST technology, which is used for training measures up to conferences.
Photo 26 | JST MultiConsoling®: Thanks to the JST MultiConsoling® the data from all computers in the new DREWAG control room are also available in the conference room. The desired applications are switched here directly to a beamer.
Photo 27 | JST MultiConsoling®: All plant displays of the entire process control system can be easily accessed via a tablet. The easy to understand Software interface “myGUI” guarantees safe operation of the systems even in stressful situations.
Photo 28 | In the new meeting room, for example, maintenance windows can be planned and organized in peace and quiet. Thanks to the glass structures, the employees there always maintain direct contact with the control room.
Photo 29 | While the approximately 30 employees working for DREWAG in the Dresden-Reick control room had to manage without daylight before the core renovation, the company placed great importance on an open interior design and generous window fronts during the course of the renovation. Modern lighting and air-conditioning concepts are also used here.
Spot landing with future-proof control room
Structural changes in the company, the optimization of workstations and a complete modernization of the control technology – three important requirements that were to be realized at the Reick location of DREWAG – Stadtwerke Dresden GmbH.
As a partner for accomplishing this mammoth task, the DREWAG managers decided in favor of the control room specialists from Jungmann Systemtechnik after a thorough market survey.
The result: “A control room that can really be described as a precision landing,” says Tino Kuhnke (Group Manager Generation, Control Room).
It was originally designed in the 70s for the Reick heating plant– the control room in the district of the same name in Dresden.
But with the years and increasing requirements, the weak points became more and more obvious: lack of daylight, fragmentary extensions of the technical systems and last, not least, distributed over the decades, a permanently growing range of tasks.
“In the end, that was hardly possible,” says Tino Kuhnke.
Too many screens - too much load
The experts were especially worried about the large number of monitors to be monitored: Both DREWAG’s own plants from the power plant, biogas, hydroelectric, wind energy and photovoltaic sectors as well as external customer plants are monitored.
A separate computer for each system.
The operators should keep an eye on almost 30 screens.
System administrator Christian Helmholz comments: “The psychological strain on the employees was extremely high”.
JST Furniture: Important component of the new future-oriented control room – back-friendly Work tables.
The height adjustment of the Stratos X11 OperatorDesk up to standing height allows an alternating posture and avoids damage to health.
Time for the "big break"
Time for a “big break”, as Tino Kuhnke calls the complete reconstruction of the control center in Dresden-Reick.
With the Jungmann team at their side, the people responsible at DREWAG were able to create a modern control room within the framework of a large-scale core renovation, which meets the latest workplace standards, can be easily expanded for the future and offers many a technical finesse.
JST Furniture: Ergonomics and flexibility of the top class.
Visual distances to the workplace monitors can be immediately and individually adjusted for each employee at shift change.
The table top has sufficient depth for keyboard and paper.
Lowering the monitors allows a relaxed head position and a clear view of large screens.
The EU standard DIN EN527-1 is of course fully complied with.
Complete system was convincing
“We were already sure when we visited the JST Showroom: This is exactly the solution we wanted – as a complete system,” recalls project manager Andreas Rammer.
With the JST MultiConsoling® and the control software myGUI a comfortable and intuitive operation of the systems is now possible.
Changing places is a thing of the past
Tino Kuhnke sums up the decisive advantage of this technology: “In the past, employees had to change the workplace for operating the individual systems. Today they get the systems directly on their desired monitor.”
Also on the two newly installed large screen walls each image can be switched on as required.
JST CommandBox: Recessed directly into the table top of the operator desks – the CommandPad for the JST CommandBox system.
At the push of a button, the buttons enable the desired scenarios to be displayed on the monitors at the workplace and on the large screen wall at lightning speed.
Any scenarios available at lightning speed
An additional plus point in the new DREWAG control room: The so-called CommandBox, with which any scenarios can be visualized at lightning speed on the workstation screens or on the large screen wall.
One push of a button is enough.
The necessary switching pads are embedded in the surfaces of the new ergonomic OperatorDesks from the JST-Stratos series.
"Outstanding work done"
The control room before and after modernization.
Andreas Rammer, Tino Kuhnke and Christian Helmholz agree: “When asked whether our problems have been solved, we can answer with a clear ‘yes’.
With the JST system, we can adapt absolutely flexibly to each customer, have a future-proof technology.“
The continuous competent support by Jungmann technicians, the adherence to the budget and the trouble-free conversion to the new software for the DREWAG employees are also praised.
” Outstanding work was done there,” Andreas Rammer summarizes the entire project.
Core refurbishment of the DREWAG control room Dresden-Reick
Reference projects of JST (selection)
- s.Oliver, Rottendorf
- SAG, Berlin
- SAG, Nürnberg / Nürnberg Messe
- Salzgitter Flachstahl
- Senvion SE, Osterrönfeld
- SGL Carbon Group, Bonn
- SIEMENS, Wegberg
- Spenner Zement, Erwitte
- Städtische Werke Magdeburg
- Stadtwerke Gießen
- Stadtwerke Ratingen
- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich