Photo 1 | JST control center concept: The Wegberg Siemens control center clearly reflects the know-how of the JST professionals: Workstations, which meet the latest technical and ergonomic requirements, as well as a carefully thought-out room concept and a proactive visualisation of the various systems characterise the control center.
Photo 2 | JST control center: A perfect match of technology and design - the colours of the lighting - shown here in blue - on the Stratos X11 OperatorDesk and DisplayWall can be freely and intuitively selected. In the case of high-priority alarms, the colour changes event-controlled (e.g. to red) to signal to the operator that he must become active immediately.
Photo 3 | Signpost to the new control center - behind the door is the heart of the Wegberg-Wildenrath test and validation center.
Photo 4 | JST operator desk: The control center console Stratos X11 convinces not only by its ergonomic advantages, but also the optical details speak for themselves. Stainless steel design elements and extensive colour design options are just some of the plus points; solid workmanship with the quality seal "Made in Germany".
Photo 5 | JST control center desks: No matter, on front or rear: The Stratos X11 OperatorDesk gives a clean and tidy impression at all times, without visible technology or cables.
Photo 6 | JST Operator Desk: The special Stratos X11 CommandDesks can be adapted to the operator's needs in each case by means of infinitely variable electromotive height adjustment; for example, switching between sitting and standing to relieve back strain.
Photo 7 | Behind the revision flaps are generously proportioned, illuminated supply rooms that offer sufficient space for technology and large quantities of cables, thus creating a perfect picture in the control center.
Photo 8 | JST TFT columns: Height-adjustable 3D articulated arms allow a parabolic arrangement of the monitors and thus offer the user an optimal field of view. The visual distances can also be perfectly adjusted to the individual needs of the operators.
Photo 9 | JST Power Port Data Box: The operator consoles wurden mit Power-Port-Data-Boxen ausgestattet. This allows the user to have all the required supply connections conveniently available directly at the workplace.
Photo 10 | JST large display wall: Employees in the Siemens control room keep an eye on all applications on two large display walls with six 46-inch displays each. The colours of the AlarmLight on the DisplayWall can be selected freely and intuitively.
Photo 11 | JST DisplayWall®: Perfect in design and finish - the DisplayWall®. Design strips with high-quality aluminium brushed surface and the AlarmLight give the large display wall the unmistakable JST look.
Photo 12 | JST large screen technology: Thelarge screen displays from JST with perfect illumination through energy-saving LED backlighting and high pixel resolution are without exception optimised for 24/7 use. Special advantage: The ultra-slim frames enable the presentation of an application on several displays simultaneously.
Photo 13 | JST QuickOut mounting system: The large screen displays are mounted on the panels of the JST DisplaySuit. By applying light pressure to the outer edges of the display, each individual display slides forward (Quick-Out) to provide access to rear connections and technical components in case of revision.
Photo 14 | JST Technology: Cleanly integrated into the JST DisplaySuit: Speakers fit perfectly into the panels.
Photo 15 | JST technology: The myLogin® Card Reader enables a practical and uncomplicated registration process via chip card directly at the workplace.
Photo 16 | JST MultiConsoling®: With the myGUI user interface the large display wall starts at the workstation. With MultiConsoling®, not only are large display walls controlled, but the monitors at the workplace are also switched with all signals (keyboard/mouse/monitor/audio) in real time.
Photo 17 | JST technology: The entire technology was installed remotely using MultiConsoling®. This results in less heat and noise in the control center. The photo shows the heart of the JST-MultiConsoling MultiConsoling® - on the bottom left - the MultiCenter. A cross-connector, framegrabber and the power unit are located above it.
New control center for more safety in operating processes
Whether simulated extreme conditions or realistic prerequisites – hardware and software of railway systems from Siemens are thoroughly inspected in the Wegberg-Wildenrath Test and Validation Center. A track system over 30 kilometres long is available there. Static and dynamic tests are performed on vehicles and systems 365 days a year. A task that requires a perfectly equipped control center for monitoring. With the support of the experts of Jungmann Systemtechnik a control room could be realised, which meets all requirements.
Particularly in view of the increasing utilisation of public tracks, the Wegberg-Wildenrath Test and Validation Center sees itself as the “ideal partner for testing, validation and approval” of railway systems. Whether driving on curves or gradients, braking distance measurements or acoustic tests – a wide range of testing options are available on the local track system. And the technical facilities on the site are constantly being expanded.
So it is not surprising that the work in the control center is also growing continuously. “The old control center no longer met our requirements for a long time, so we decided to build a new one,” reports Project Manager Dirk Wienforth, who supervises all infrastructure projects within the plant. The highest premise for the new building: “We wanted a functional and innovative technology here.“
“MultiConsoling® is exactly what we were looking for“
The Siemens IT experts found the right partner to implement this idea during extensive research. Dirk Wienforth: “The solutions of other suppliers were too complicated and costly. MultiConsoling® Technology from JST sums it up.” The Siemens specialists were able to see this for themselves at an early stage of the project during a visit to the control room simulator, JST’s own control room simulator. ” We were able to try out everything there. The colleagues were delighted”, remembers Multi-Project Controller Wienforth.
JST Operator Desk: The special Stratos X11 CommandDesks can be adjusted to the operator’s needs by means of infinitely variable electromotive height adjustment; for example, switching between sitting and standing to relieve the back.
Ergonomically and technically equipped for the future.
Today, events on the extensive test site are monitored from a modern control center, which is not only technically equipped for future requirements, but also meets all visual and ergonomic demands. Both the shunting controller, which monitors camera functions and the various track diagram displays, and the switching controller, which is responsible for the voltages of the overhead lines, are equipped with the modern Stratos operator consoles, which are distinguished by numerous ergonomic advantages such as electromotive height adjustment and “foot garage”. The robust and multi-adjustable Recaro Operator Chair ensures perfect seating comfort.
JST technology: The myLogin® Card Reader enables a practical and uncomplicated registration process via chip card directly at the workplace.
"Enormous relief for the colleagues"
But in Dirk Wienforth’s eyes, the main argument for the new control center is the added clarity. “With MultiConsoling® we can now switch all applications back and forth as required. The number of monitors has been drastically reduced. This is an enormous relief for the colleagues and makes work much more comfortable”.
More comfort and safety with myLogin®
Convenience on the one hand and security on the other hand are also the focus of a special JST product that is used in the Siemens control center: the security concept myLogin®, which, in conjunction with MultiConsoling®, allows an automated login and logout process using a chip card – without passwords. In plain language this means: each employee has their own card, on which the individual authorisations are stored.
Without authentication of the workstation the image of the computers is visible, but cannot be operated via keyboard and mouse. If the operator leaves his workplace, his team colleagues can only unlock the keyboard and mouse of these computers by logging in themselves. Every login and logout process can be tracked in a reporting system. WithmyLogin®the new Siemens control center guarantees maximum security with more flexibility, accelerated processes and the best traceability.
"JST products meet our exact specifications"
The probably most conspicuous installations in the control center also provide a plus in security: the two new large display walls, which have a total of twelve 46-inch displays with ultra-slim frames. The probably most conspicuous installations in the control center also provide a plus in security: the two new large display walls, which have a total of twelve 46-inch displays with ultra-slim frames. “Thanks to these improved displays and the greater clarity, we have been able to significantly improve safety in operational processes,” says Dirk Wienforth, who sums up the new installation with the words “the JST products meet our expectations exactly”.
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