Photo 1 | JST control room solution: real-time monitoring, data analyses, precise availability forecasts - with the support of the Jungmann team, state-of-the-art solutions were implemented in Zeppelin Power Systems' new Fleet Operations Center for the service of globally monitored drive and power systems. Goal: To support Predictive Maintenance.
Photo 2 | JST control room furniture: The operator's consoles of the Stratos X11 series were designed using the corporate design of Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH. With its ergonomic furniture, the company now offers its employees workstations that meet the latest occupational health standards for control room equipment and thus fulfill the best requirements for 24/7 operations.
Photo 3 | JST control room concept: All monitors in view - in addition to the displays at the workstation, the operator can also make use of the display options on the innovative Videowall.
Photo 4 | JST control room equipment: The smoothly and electromotively height-adjustable operator's consoles are just one of the many advantages of the Jungmann solutions in the FOC. Another feature: Workstations and the large display wall are equipped with LED lighting that reacts proactively to any deviations from the preset parameters thanks to PixelDetection® alarm software. A yellow light indicates "Warning", a red light indicates a fault.
Photo 5 | JST control room: The Fleet Operations Center was implemented in two expansion phases: In the first phase, the front row of workstations was created for the FOC team, which specializes in data analyses for preventative maintenance. In the second phase, the service helpdesk was set up, which serves as an expert point of contact for Zeppelin customers by accessing data from the control room.
Photo 6 | JST PowerPort-Data Box: The PowerPort-Data Box integrated into the operator's console makes the required power supply connections conveniently available directly at the workstation. An additional advantage of this practical solution is that the personal keyboards and mice used by shift workers can be conveniently changed within seconds.
Photo 7 | JST furniture: 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. Both the control desks and the monitor wall are equipped with the JST AlarmLight, whose colors can be freely and intuitively selected.
Photo 8 | JST DisplayWall: Behind the stainless steel design strips of the DisplaySuit, the AlarmLight provides employees with a visual alarm. Also integrated: An audio system that enables the delivery of acoustic signals.
Photo 9 | JST Videowall: With individual setups, the FOC team is able to keep a constant eye on the most important systems; for example, a geographical map with the most current status information of the inland waterway fleet. Clear visualizations allow deviations to be detected at lightning speed.
Photo 10 | JST FrontAccess: The large display screen is equipped with the QuickOut mounting system, ...
Photo 11 | ... where individual displays can be easily slid forward simply by pressing lightly on the outer edges: For perfect service accessibility without interrupting operation!
Photo 12 | JST control room monitoring: With the MultiConsoling graphical user interface myGUI®, the consoles of the workstations and the large display wall are displayed as a "control room screen". All of the necessary sources are clearly mapped and can be dragged and operated by employees simply by clicking on any screen at a workstation or large display wall using customizable icons.
Photo 13 | JST MultiConsoling®: JST MultiConsoling® offers the utmost flexibility and even reduces monitors at the workstation. All important systems are thus kept within the operator's narrow field of vision. With only a mouse and keyboard, the user can work on the contents of any screen without hindrance. The cursor can be moved easily across all displays via so-called MouseHopping.
Photo 14 | JST myLogin®: The revolutionary solution for logging in and out of all workstations quickly and securely - with myLogin® software, passwords are a thing of the past. Each employee has their own chip card containing individual authorizations.
Photo 15 | JST control room solutions: Lost the big picture? Tedious mouse shaking to find the cursor? JST offers intelligent solutions for all control room issues: A yellow ring on the monitor indicates the mouse. Behind this feature lies the software component MouseRadar, which highlights the cursor with an individually adjustable timer.
Photo 16 | JST technology: Heat and fan noise are not an issue in the Fleet Operations Center. With JST MultiConsoling®, all computers in the control room were relocated to an external technical room.
With data analyses in the FOC to Predictive Maintenance
“100 percent power!” This claim does not just apply to the performance of the modern Cat and MaK engines that Zeppelin Power Systems distributes as an official partner of Caterpillar. But it also applies to our service for drive and energy systems, which is based on the principle of maximum reliability. Against a backdrop of digital solutions transforming the market, the company has now positioned itself with a Fleet Operations Center (FOC), which was implemented in collaboration with the control room experts from Jungmann Systemtechnik. The oft-quoted slogan “data is the new gold” rings true.
A cruise ship in the Mediterranean or on a river, a container freighter, a locomotive or special machinery in use. Reliable engine operation is a basic prerequisite for trouble-free workflows and processes.
Precise forecasts for maximum availability
Continuity and reliability – this is where Zeppelin Power Systems comes in. Remote monitoring is the magic formula that enables the company to provide its customers with precise forecasts on the condition of their engines and improve the availability of their equipment. Be it marine engines or drives for locomotives, combined heat and power plants or engines for special machinery – based on data analysis and alarm monitoring, Zeppelin Power Systems offers a supplement to customized service to avoid unwanted and costly failures.
The FOC collects and analyzes engine data 24/7 worldwide
The central pillar of this concept is the Hamburg Fleet Operations Center (FOC), where the engine specialists relied on the know-how of the JST control room team for its implementation. There, the data from all globally connected drive and energy systems are received 24/7 for evaluation. The hardware and software solutions implemented by JST not only allow error messages to be recorded in real time, they also go one step further: Supported by innovative technical solutions, the engine operator can be given proactive information in order to achieve significantly higher equipment availability.
Starting signal for the dawn of the Predictive Maintenance era
“The construction of the control room went hand in hand with the first major service digitization projects within the company,” explains Andreas Jantzen, Head of FOC and Helpdesk. A special requirement at the start of the new predictive maintenance era: “We were looking for an experienced partner who could offer us state-of-the-art solutions,” says project manager Jantzen, “Jungmann was able to provide considerable expertise and convincing reference projects; with their project in the operations center of a cruise shipping company, we even have a joint customer.
Ready for expansion in the future
The technical possibilities of the JST components immediately appealed to the marine operations engineer: “We deliberately thought big with an eye to future digital services.” We wanted to position ourselves so that we could expand in the future, and the Jungmann solutions were an excellent fit. It was immediately clear to Andreas Jantzen during his visit to the JST control room simulator: “Consultant Dirk Lüders presented us with professional options that would allow us to implement our wishes to perfection. It was very impressive to see what was hidden behind the façade of an office building.”
One system, one button – everything under control
The Fleet Operations Center was constructed by Jungmann Systemtechnik in two expansion phases. The Zeppelin Power Systems team benefits from more than just ergonomic control room furniture. Of particular importance is the user-friendly MultiConsoling® technology, enabling all systems to be conveniently available at any workstation at the touch of a button and displayed for shared use via the intuitively operated Videowall.
MultiConsoling® - "a really smart solution"
“Efficient, fast and uncomplicated – MutiConsoling® is a really smart solution. It helps us to be able to precisely assess the situation in the individual systems that we monitor. Groups of visitors are also regularly impressed by the range of applications in combination with the large display wall,” reports Andreas Jantzen.
Qualified support on technical issues
And because everything at the Fleet Operations Center revolves around perfect customer service, the FOC Head also took a close look at Jungmann Service. Jantzen: “We have received qualified support for every technical question. It is really all very professional.” He also considers the JST Academy seminars to be particularly worth recommending. “It’s a valuable experience – you get a much deeper understanding of the system there thanks to expert answers.”
Andreas Jantzen sums up: “Intervene before there is any damage – we are now much closer to this goal with the solutions from JST. The FOC serves as our business card, so to speak, and demonstrates our expertise in the digitization of service to our customers.”
JST consultant Dirk Lüders provided technical support for the FOC project and is confident:
“Especially in view of the future challenges for service optimization, the Fleet Operations Center has created the best conditions for preventing revenue losses due to machine failures. Data analyses provide the desired basis for detecting defects in propulsion systems long before they occur.”
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 Steinburg GmbH, Itzehoe
- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- STORAG ETZEL, Friedeburg
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich