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Complete solutions from a single source High flexibility until the end of the project

Blumenbecker is a one-stop shop for all automation services, including consultation, development, design and software development, switchgears production, electrical installation and commissioning. Our portfolio covers manufacture and assembly of a wide variety of switchgears – from individual switchgear cabinets to highly complex technical installations supporting entire range of automation and control services.

You will have one authorised contact from your initial consultation to your after-sales service, making our responsibilities clear, our relationship efficient, ensuring a smooth project.

One of our value-added advantages is the holistic approach to development of end-to-end solutions.

We start with your requirements and ideas and engage our high-speed switchgear production featuring Industry 4.0. This award-winning approach and our longstanding relationships with major providers confirm this approach works seamlessly.

Certified quality: standards and regulations

Quality is a top priority at Blumenbecker. We are certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and BS OHSAS 18001 and have an in-house continuous improvement process to drive process and interface optimisation.

Testing and certifications at our test shop
We don't just certify our quality; we also certify our products and services. Highly skilled personnel in our independent test shop perform tests and inspections in conformity with all major standards and regulations.

UL-certified testing
We manufacture and test products also to UL requirements and are authorised to apply UL labels to our switchgear.

Other testing and certifications:

  • Testing to BGV A3 (accident prevention regulations for electrical equipment) 
  • VDE and DIN 
  • Testing to UVV (accident prevention regulations) 
  • State regulations

Our services

Consulting

 

Sharing knowledge is our passion

We start our relationship with an in-depth consultation in which we analyse your requirements and identify areas where we see room for improvement. Next, we design and configure the solutions to meet your requirements while maximising their value to you.

Your ideas become reality with the help of our expert designers who are ready to freely share their knowledge and provide advisory and technical support, all with the clear aim of exceeding your expectations. Our designers receive regular training in order to maintain and improve their skills with switchgear and control cabinets manufacture and testing, enabling us to set worldwide standards.

Planning and Construction

We plan and design all switchgear in-house. Thanks to the know-how of our engineers, you can be sure right from the planning phase that your requirements will be implemented the exact in the way you want it.

Production

We can supply single-source end-to-end solutions because we produce the switchgear ourselves. Since our design and production teams work shoulder to shoulder, design changes can be implemented very quickly, ensuring a high degree of flexibility to the very end of the project phase.

Systematic testing and pre-commissioning studies (on request) ensure our systems will run smoothly and reliably for a long time to come. Blumenbecker switchgear is installed on every continent and has proven to be a solid performer.

We can produce and assemble a wide variety of switchgear in job and series production – from individual switching cabinets to highly complex technical installations in compliance with all relevant standards and regulations (DIN/EN, VDE/ISO, UL, etc.).

     

We are also accustomed to making custom products for unusual requirements, such as special paints or uncommon switchgear cabinets/console formats. Our well-equipped machine shop includes a CNC machining centre and cable processing capability.

We are proud that our switchgear and control cabinets run smoothly on every continent.

Our yearly production volumes:

  • nearly 1,000 pieces of large switchgears or sets of control cabinets 
  • more than 1,500 pieces of medium-sized switchgears 
  • more than 3,000 pieces of small cabinets.

Modernisation

Decided to modernise or overhaul your equipment? Count on our help for every project phase – from preliminary consulting to developing the project documentation to programming and execution.

We modernise old automation systems such as old Simatic S5 central systems by replacing them with new systems such as Simatic S7 with distributed modules. Equipment upgrades are in good hands with us, too.

Testing

We examine and test your mobile factory equipment in the intervals prescribed by DGUV V3 and other regulations. This includes preparing the necessary documentation for you.

Repairs

We keep the most important spare parts of the switchgear cabinets sold by us in stock and are able to deliver them to you within 24 hours. Through cooperation with our other divisions, we can also offer you qualified engineering and repair services for more complex tasks.

Programming

We program all the systems ourselves so we can accurately and precisely fulfil your special requests and preferences. Our software engineers are intimately familiar with all standard programming systems and can also develop custom software with standardised interfaces.

We can program PLCs for all established manufacturers and will manage your plant automation systems over the entire plant lifecycle. We employ standards such as ABB, Allen Bradley, Beckhoff, Phoenix Contact, Siemens, Rockwell and Wonderware as well as all standard bus systems and components such as PROFINET, PROFIBUS, INTERBUS, AS-Interface, Industrial Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Ethernet/IP and serial interfaces.

Our PLC programmers are exceedingly motivated and highly qualified. Being dyed-in-the-wool PLC professionals, we have extensive experience in all areas where PLC programming is needed. Our mission is to develop the best and most practical solutions for you, and we have the deep commitment to quality that this mission demands.

Assembly

International switchgear cabinet assembly
Blumenbecker stands for experience and professionalism when it comes to delivering electrical installation projects at international level. We are fully accredited contractors for the assembly and installation of switchgear and control systems, along with all kinds of plant and machinery. Our technicians are trained to undertake planning assignments and technical audits of existing installations through to full commissioning worldwide. We work to the latest industry standards, thereby assuring our clients maximum reliability, efficiency and future-proofness. We have extensive expertise in working with cable conduit and fastening systems of all kinds and can adapt when required to work on all current types of electrical installation.

A one-stop-shop for all your requirements. From planning through to turnkey switchgear systems

Guidance and advice
Our specialist staff have a talent for flexibility and a creative approach to problem solving. Commissions for planning and designing electrical cabinets are executed to high levels of expertise. We work closely with clients to develop the best possible solution tailored to individual needs.

Price quotation
Your wishes are central to us. This is why we aim to produce a carefully calculated fixed-price quotation that is tailored to the individual specifications and requirements of any control-cabinet project being planned by customers at home or abroad.

Planning
Our comprehensive assembly planning process is based on an efficient installation sequence that includes cable-route plans and fitting schedules. We can also provide support when it comes to conductor dimensioning and the design and layout of individual components.

Project management
Our team of internationally experienced project managers will run your project and guide it through to a successful conclusion with a clear focus on quality, deadlines and budget. We provide regular progress reports as a matter of course and maintain a constant dialogue between you and our technicians. We will assign your own personal project manager to ensure optimum communication at all times.

Material supplies
Our ability to supply and fit items such as sensors, actuators, cable laying systems, cables, conductors etc. from reputable manufacturers gives our customers the flexibility they need.

Electrical installation
Carrying out electrical installation projects for industrial clients requires a high degree of expertise and flexibility. Once you have tried out our services you will know you made the right choice. An extensive team of specialists, craftsmen, technicians and engineers will be on hand to tend to your every need.

Explosion-proof installations
Blumenbecker also has many years of experience in explosion-proof installation projects. We are experts at installing explosion-protected command transmitters, control devices and terminal boxes and can fit complete electrical installations in potentially explosive environments. The provision of on-site advice and the professional and reliable installation of all explosion-proof components are just part of the service.

Our explosion-proof services comprise:

  • installation 
  • product consultation 
  • advice on ATEX directives 
  • testing of electrical installations and equipment.

Testing and commissioning
Functional testing is carried out by technicians who can provide the right specialist knowledge backed up by years of experience. Specially trained staff are on hand to undertake the measurements required for initial and repeat testing as laid down in DGUV V3 as well as to collect measurement data for Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet and ASI–Bus. Our thermography services can identify thermal overload and undesirable heat build-up while the system is running, thereby helping to minimise damage and downtime. We use the latest measurement technology and our equipment is regularly checked and calibrated by independent testing laboratories.

Safety
Safety is always at the forefront of everything we do. We were awarded the DEKRA seal of approval for occupational safety in 2012 and have successfully completed the official certification process every year since. Our staff also attend work-safety seminars and workshops on a regular basis.

Quality
Ongoing professional development combined with an effective in-house quality assurance process ensures that we can meet the most stringent quality requirements. Client-based experience built-up during project time and then refined as part of a continuous improvement process makes for optimised project execution and creates invaluable input for collaborative projects of the future.

Special services
Clients at home and overseas can commission on-site services such as repeat testing to DGUV V3, site supervision and start-up support. And of course we hold the right labour leasing permit for temporary staff assignments.

Commissioning

Once installed, the systems are commissioned by our specialists and project engineers. They monitor the start-up process, test availability and optimise processes to get the solution quickly integrated into your production process. Our services also include shift supervision by our engineers and the training of operators and maintenance personnel.

Standardisation

We’ll sit down with you and standardise your switchgear and controllers as much as possible to avoid needless costs. For example, we can develop a configuration framework that you can use to build different options for specific control tasks.

UL 508 A

We are authorised to design and build industrial control panels certified to meet UL 508A requirements. UL 508A covers panels for applications that operate at a voltage of 600 V or less. The United States and many other countries require machines and equipment to be UL certified and listed. To meet this standard, the components assembled into a control panel or machine must be properly used and assembled as defined in UL 508A.

EEC One

Our designers use state-of-the-art tools such as EPLAN and EEC One. EPLAN Engineering Centre One (EEC One) uses extensive rule sets to dramatically accelerate detail engineering and shorten overall engineering time. EEC One accesses the EPLAN article database directly and incorporates articles and the associated reference data. Automating data imports in this way avoids transfer errors and increases efficiency.

EPLAN’s EEC One is a tool designed to be interdisciplinary from the start. This end-to-end solution supports mechatronic configuration and automated document generation for sales, engineering and production. As a result, it improves the quality of your documentation.

EN 61439

We manufacture our switchgear and controlgear to EN 61439, the universal standard on safety requirements for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. It contains not only product standards, but also general specifications for all types of low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies as well as design rules that can also be used for all switchgear and controlgear assemblies.

As a switchgear and controlgear manufacturer, we are responsible for: 

  • Designing power switchgear and controlgear (PSC) assemblies in accordance with the specified rating data 
  • Standards compliance vis-à-vis the customer 
  • Compliance with the design verification conducted by the original manufacturer 

  • Equipment labelling and documentation 
  • Performing routine verification and documentation

We take this responsibility very seriously. We thoroughly check every piece of switchgear and controlgear before it leaves our facility, including: 

  • Electrical, mechanical and thermal tests as required 
  • Measurement of air gaps and leakage paths 
  • Interpolation from a tested reference 
  • Calculation of temperature rise for switchgear and controlgear assembly InA ≤ 1,600 A

     

Switchgear components

Spares and accessories for your switchgear
With a stock level of 4,000 items from well-known manufacturers we can offer a just in time service.Thanks to long-standing suppliers, we can provide components for control systems and switchgears with the minimum of delay.

Order picking of parts and spares stocking for your switchgear are of course part and parcel of the customer service. This ensures express delivery times, even in an emergency.

Our specialities:

  • switchgear cabinets and enclosures
  • switchgear
  • PLC
  • fitting

Outsourcing

More and more companies have outsourced their entire switchgear production, but still want the actual production process to stay nearby. To accommodate them, our highly trained staff will assembly switchgear at our customers’ facilities.

The benefits are twofold: it accelerates processes and offers much greater responsiveness to changes in workload. Let us handle switchgear production for you, including all the electrical design work, CAD documentation and electrical installation.

EPLAN P8

EPLAN Electric P8 is a CAE software solution for project planning, documentation and management of electrotechnical automation projects. It is based on an innovative platform technology that enables horizontal and vertical integration in engineering.

International standards such as IEC 81346, ANSI, JIC, NFPA, GB or the Russian GOST are also supported. Because we work with EPLAN P8/P5.x for all projects, compatibility with your professional standards is guaranteed at all times.

Production of switchgears Fast - Professional - High Quality

We can supply single-source end-to-end solutions because we produce the switchgear ourselves. Since our design and production teams work shoulder to shoulder, design changes can be implemented very quickly, ensuring a high degree of flexibility to the very end of the project phase.

Systematic testing and pre-commissioning studies (on request) ensure our systems will run smoothly and reliably for a long time to come. Blumenbecker switchgear is installed on every continent and has proven to be a solid performer.

We can produce and assemble a wide variety of switchgear in job and series production – from individual switching cabinets to highly complex technical installations in compliance with all relevant standards and regulations (DIN/EN, VDE/ISO, UL, etc.).

We are also accustomed to making custom products for unusual requirements, such as special paints or uncommon switchgear cabinets/console formats. Our well-equipped machine shop includes a CNC machining centre and cable processing capability. Get a first impression of our switchgear manufacturing in Beckum and experience the production hall in 360-degree images.

Experience in numerous industries

Customers from a wide range of industries count on our expertise, as do public authorities. Industries we have provided solutions to include

  • Chemicals 
  • Power generation and power supply 
  • Machine construction and materials handling

Low voltage technology

We are able to supply low-voltage systems of every kind, from highly complex controls to standard sub-distributors. We can deliver programmable logic controllers, frequency converters and type-tested low-voltage switchgear assemblies in the voltage range up to 6300 A, all designed strictly in line with your specifications.

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