• Step by step manufacturing
• Quality rules
• Relevant standards
11.1 Equipment design
11.2 Choice of supplier
11.3 Drafting diagrams and programs
11.4 Programming methodology
11.5 Choice of technology
11.6 Equipment design
11.7 Building an equipment
11.9 Device fitting tools
11.10 Platform tests
11.11 Equipment commissioning
11.12 Equipment maintenance
Automated systems use equipment that implements products to facilitate the
installation, wiring and connection of automation components.These products have
to comply with local and international standards as well as safety standards for
the protection of people and property.
Equipment is built in 3 stages:
- design (diagram, program writing, choice of material, installation study);
- construction (assembly, wiring, tests, housing);
- installation (wiring, connections, commissioning).
To complete these three stages satisfactorily, thought must previously be given to:
- the understanding of potential problems which could have an impact on the
safety and/or availability of the equipment;
- implementation of preventive actions and/or alterations to the initial
- the capacity of any subcontractors to comply with the requirements;
- the compliance of the equipment with the requirements.
The purpose of this section is to describe the rules for implementing automation
system components and the Schneider Electric products which can be used to build
A methodology and good engineering practice based on experience for each of the
three stages make it possible to build reliable and cost-effective equipment.
Successful construction of automation system equipment basically depends
on the understanding of exact specifications.
The design tools, diagram drawings, choice of components and their