Smart devices (circuit breakers, relays, meters, etc.) have existed for over 30 years. These smart devices are self monitoring, configurable and communicating, but individually they are only islands of intelligence. Historically integrated remote monitoring, configuration and control have only been available with the inclusion of upstream PMCS, PCS, DCS or SCADA systems.
With the advent of Siemens SMART technology; remote monitoring, configuration and control become standard features that are integral to the electrical apparatus product.
SMART Low Voltage Switchgear
Enhanced arc flash safety
Enables remote monitoring, configuration and control
Gets personnel outside the arc flash hazard boundary when performing normal breaker operations (open/close, racking and Dynamic Arc Sentry activation)
Greatly reduces internal and external control wiring for increased product reliability and decreased installation labor
Faster commissioning and startup
Usage-based preventative and predictive maintenance information
Configurable, self-monitoring apparatus that is easier to design, specify, commission and operate