Photo 1 | JST control room concept: View into the new power supply control center. An innovative technical concept will be enhanced through optimised visualisation and ergonomic furniture.
Photo 2 | JST control room solutions: The wide range of variants in the Stratos furniture line makes it possible: the "island solution" with three workstations and two large display walls requested by the Magdeburg operator team.
Photo 3 | JST operator's console: Extremely stable Stratos X11 control room desks, specially designed for 24/7 shift operation, offer the operator fatigue-free working. Special emphasis is placed on ample legroom and concealed cable routing with tidy installation of all the technical equipment.
Photo 4 | JST operator desk: The Stratos X11 CommandDesk – shown here in the sitting position – offers, among other things, a lowered screen surface behind the work area. The lowering of the horizontal line of sight by 35° ensures a relaxed head tilt (recommendation of the institution for statutory accident insurance and prevention in the administrative sector).
Photo 5 | JST operator desk: By means of a smoothly adjustable electric motor height adjustment, the special Stratos X11 CommandDesks can be adapted to the operator's individual needs; for example, switching between sitting and standing to relieve back strain.
Photo 6 | JST monitor swivel arms: The workstation monitors are attached to the OperatorDesks with height-adjustable 3D swivel arms. They allow optimal and customisable viewing angles and viewing distances on all displays through a parabolic arrangement.
Photo 7 | JST Power-Port-Data-Module: The desks have been equipped with Power-Port-Data-Pullouts, so that users have, for example, 230V power supply and USB connections directly their the workstation.
Photo 8 | JST Power-Port-Data-Box: Flush-mounted in the surface of the Stratos X11 OperatorDesk: the Power-Port-Data-Box with customisable supply connections.
Photo 9 | JST control desks: The Stratos X11 OperatorDesk – here the rear view of the "Curve" model – not only meets the highest ergonomic and visual demands, ...
Photo 10 | JST control desk: ...behind the access panels are spacious, illuminated supply areas in which all the technical equipment virtually disappears in favour of a perfect appearance.
Photo 11 | JST furniture: Custom-made sideboard solutions that are visually adapted to the existing furniture not only serve as room dividers – special acoustic material also minimises the noise from speaking in the room.
Photo 12 | JST control room solutions: The image shows the back of the DisplayWalls. Large-format displays are mounted on extremely stable DisplayRacks and aligned with millimetre precision. Cables are routed cleanly and invisibly in cable ducts. In this case the cable is fed in via a raised floor.
Photo 13 | JST MultiConsoling®: With myGUI – the interactive user interface for JST MultiConsoling® – a simple, intuitive operation of the technical system control is possible.
Photo 14 | JST MultiConsoling®: Required to switch the signals in real-time to the large display screen and workstations – the MultiCenter hardware for the JST MultiConsoling®.
Photo 15 | JST technology: The so-called "grabbers", to which the individual computers are connected, were clearly and compactly connected to the corresponding power units.
Innovative upgrade for power supply control center
“Electricity everywhere and at all times” – according to this guiding principle, around 160,000 so-called extraction points in and around Magdeburg are supplied with electricity. Responsible for this: Netze Magdeburg GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Städtische Werke Magdeburg In order to remain true to this maxim at all times, the power supplier has now brought in a strong partner. With the support of Jungmann Systemtechnik GmbH, the power supply control center was extensively modernised.
A scene that can still be seen in many control centers today: A confusing number of monitors, a separate computer for each data source with various mouse-keyboard units that make life difficult for the operators, and, as the cherry on top, furniture from a time when the issue of “ergonomics” did not yet play a role. “It just didn’t fit any more, it was all too much for us,” remembers Karl-Ludwig Stephan, Head of Power System Management.
Clear requirements for technology and ergonomics
The requirements for an upgrade of the control center of Netze Magdeburg were thus clearly defined: Fewer screens and improved visibility, a technical solution that offers more flexible application options and contemporary, ergonomically designed furniture. Just the right match for the control room professionals at JST.
The Stratos X11 CommandDesk: a switch between sitting and standing to relieve back strain.
Positive employee response to new technology
It was clear from the very first discussions during a workshop day in the JST control room simulator: “The solutions that we were presented with here were able to convince both the younger and the more experienced colleagues,” according to Karl-Ludwig Stephan. The intuitive operation of our MultiConsoling® technology, a tool for controlling all workstations and the large-format system, along with the myGUI® graphical user interface, was quickly accepted by all employees.
JST solutions make the "island wish" possible
The opinion of the operator team also played a decisive role in the design of the premises. As a result, it was jointly agreed that the new power supply control center should be equipped with an “island solution.” A combination of two semicircular and one classic Operator Desk from the JST Stratos series made this special request possible.
Maximum flexibility thanks to mobile large display walls
Two large display walls with business displays, featuring ultra-slim frames, were integrated directly into the work island, making them perfect for BigPicture display. The highlight: Each operator can assign individual sources to “their own” large-format displays. Nevertheless, the display walls are integrated into mobile DisplayRacks, which can also be combined to form a large DisplayWall as needed.
Reference projects of JST (selection)
- s.Oliver, Rottendorf
- SachsenEnergie, Dresden
- 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 Steinburg GmbH, Itzehoe
- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- STORAG ETZEL, Friedeburg
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich