Plug & Work

Electrical and Automation systems
Time is money Here’s how you can save it!

You know every second counts when it comes to plant availability in your company. Equally aware of this, we developed a process we implement in advance of assembly and commissioning to save you a whole lot of precious time.
We named it "Plug & Work".

What does the solution mean for your system?

  • Testing
  • Pre-optimization
  • Virtual production
  • Operator training
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Integration Test

Everybody’s wise after the event

We’re wise beforehand

To initiate Plug & Work, we install the entire automation system of your plant in our test field and connect it to a simulation system.

First up are preliminary tests, followed by integration tests which check the fault-free interaction of the modules in the overall plant. This is how we save precious time - so you save money.

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Process and production

Near-reality 3D visualization

  • Using the 3D design data of your specific plant
  • Easy-to-understand presentation of complex functions
  • The simulation reproduces dynamics, kinematics, and technological processes of the plant in impressive detail
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Everything runs smoothly. Even before startup.

There’s an extra benefit of the simulation for you because our instructors can use it to train your operating personnel on the original control desks, again long before plant erection in your company. Taking part in virtual production operations means your employees learn the plant functions and how to control them in real-life situations. As a result, you start production and achieve efficient operation almost immediately.


Rapid return on investment – for you, too

You may well be surprised at the large number of customers all over the world who have profited substantially from Plug & Work for more than 100 new plant and modernization projects.

Check out our references to see convincing proof that, with Plug & Work, our customers recoup their investment much earlier than conventional approaches can deliver.

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Ahead of Times with Plug & Work


SMSgroup Ehlert, Detlef

Detlef Ehlert

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Electrical and Automation Systems
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach

Phone : +49 2733 29 2993
Fax : +49 2733 29 772993

SMSgroup Reif, Bernward

Bernward Reif

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Electrical and Automation Systems
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf

Phone : +49 211 881 3443
Fax : +49 211 881 773443


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