Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG is a transnational company specializing in test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, radiomonitoring, and radiolocation. Established more than 70 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries on four continents (North and South America, Europe, Asia). The company's headquarters is in Munich, Germany, where there is also one of their two production plants. The other is located in the Czech town of Vimperk.
Electronic and mechanical parts for measurement equipment, radiocommunication equipment, and parts for detection systems are manufactured in the Vimperk production plant. More than 400 employees produce a substantial part of the entire company's production portfolio. Most of the products are intended for export. The production plant in Vimperk has its own disposal station, which is used for the neutralization of wastewater from the electroplating line.
The electroplating line at the Rohde & Schwarz production plant in the Czech town of Vimperk
In 2004, a new SCADA-based control system with the Reliance SCADA/HMI system was implemented in the Vimperk production plant. The unmanned operation of the waste disposal station was the main reason for the installation of the new control system. The installation was carried out by the PROTECO company.
The control of the waste disposal station is provided by a Siemens SIMATIC S7-300 PLC. The Reliance system is installed on the control computer located in the control room. Communication between the PLC and the control computer is provided over the Merz OPC driver.
Visualization of the waste disposal station – water utilization
Visualization of the chemical reaction tank
An overview window
Try the Reliance SCADA/HMI system on several example projects or download the installer of the trial version for free.
Visualization and control of the processes at the Rohde & Schwarz waste disposal station
1 x Siemens SIMATIC S7-300
1 x Reliance Runtime Control with 1,000 data points