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Ewon Case Studies

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Remote control of the four elements

Ewon remote solutions allow the spa experience “The World of Elements” to be controlled remotely
“Since we install water treatment systems all over Europe, remote access is simply a necessity.”
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Frank Weiß
Aquila / Autech Tesla Automation

 

Modern technology allows you to do a lot of things remotely. Soaking in a spa is not one of them (at least not yet). However, with Ewon remote solutions, water treatment specialists Aquila Wasseraufbereitungstechnik GmbH and their sister company Autech Tesla have found a way to do maintenance and troubleshooting of their spa system "The World of Elements" from any location. This is an absolute necessity as their customers may need immediate assistance in case of a critical malfunction.

 


Benefits

- Remote access to a Siemens PLC for fast problem resolution

- Monitor and control water quality

- Reduced travel costs


 

A spa experience for all senses

"The World of Elements" is a spa concept from the German water treatment specialists Aquila Wasseraufbereitungstechnik GmbH. The concept is customized for each spa or water park, but the basic concept is to let the visitors experience the four elements – water, fire, air and earth – through advanced technology involving water, sound, scent, audio, lighting, and laser projection. The result is an astounding experience for all senses where the visitor is truly surrounded by the four elements.

The first World-of-Elements installation can be found at Aquapark in Minsk, Belarus. Their “rain cave” is a 20 meter long tunnel in which visitors experience the four elements. "We designed the rain cave together with the customer and then our sister company Autech Tesla Automation installed and commissioned the technology" explains Laura Clärding, brand manager for The World of Elements.

 

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"Our concept is complete, meaning that we off er everything from conceptual ideas, construction, technical design, and maintenance. We design everything ourselves except for the laser projection where we took in some help from an external consultant." says Laura Clärding. The project in Minsk has been very well received and Aquila and Autech Tesla are now working on their second World-of-Elements project in Switzerland.

 

A mammoth water project

But setting up a technical system to control water, sound, audio and visuals in perfect harmony is not an easy task, not even for an experienced system integrator like Autech Tesla. “It was certainly a challenging project, just due to the sheer size of the installation,” says Frank Weiß, CEO at Autech Tesla Automation. “Just when it comes to the water fl ows, 5000 cubic meters of water have to be treated per hour.

That equals the content of two Olympic pools. Every hour.” Autech Tesla did all the technical installations while the construction was made together with a local contractor in Belarus.

 

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Remotely accessing the system

Controlling the system are two highly reliable SIMATIC S7- 400H PLCs from Siemens which make sure that waterflows, lights, sound etc. change between the four elements in perfect synchronization. To control the rain cave, Autech Tesla has their own visualization system which is displayed on HMIs in the Aquapark control room.

This visualization system can also be accessed remotely since Autech Tesla has installed an Ewon router connected to the PLC.

 

How it works

The Ewon router is connected to the Siemens S7-400 PLC via Ethernet. The router communicates with the cloud-based Talk2M service from Ewon where Autech Tesla can log in to access their control system. It is just like being connected on site — Users see exactly what they would see on the HMIs in Minsk.

“We trained the local staff  on using the system, and we really haven’t had any issues with it since the installation,” says Frank Weiß. “However, remote access is a very important security feature for us as a service provider. In case of a critical malfunction, it is simply not feasible that the water attraction should stand still while we find plane tickets to Belarus. Since we install water treatment systems all over Europe, remote access is simply a necessity.”

 

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    Ixxat CANblue II make drive tests (more) tangible

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    Client
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  • ETAS

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    Client
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  • Sarissa-INpact

    Connect two worlds with the IXXAT INpact

    Sarissa GmbH offers advanced assistance systems for position measurement and worker guidance right down to the last millimeter. The systems enable error-free production and are used in manufacturing, picking and assembly in the automotive, aerospace and general industry sectors.
    Sarissa Assistance Systems rely on IXXAT INpact to connect their local positioning system to customer‘s own worker guidance systems.

    Client
    Sarissa GmbH
  • excavating machine simulator

    USB-to-CAN compact – enabling data exchange within excavating machine simulator

    At Halmstad University in Sweden, work has been proceeding to develop a state-of-the-art simulator for an excavating machine. The prototype uses Virtual Reality to simulate the environment in an excavator. The VR goggles display what the operator would see in an actual excavator and the driver's seat also moves according to what the operator does – making the experience very real.

    Client
    Halmstad University in Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

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