The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland - Schaltag

The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland
The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland
The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland
The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland
The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland
The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland
The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland

The only testing facility of its kind in Switzerland

Schaltag partners with Rockwell Automation: development and construction of contactor test facility

Rockwell Automation is one of the world’s leading providers of industrial automation and information solutions.

Located in Aarau, Rockwell Automation is home to Switzerland’s only facility for testing the electrical life of contactors and motor circuit protectors. These components undergo electrical stress tests to determine the point at which their switching capacity is exhausted. These tests can take several months, and the process is closely recorded. Rockwell Automation tests its products at this facility to ensure they meet customer requirements and standards. 

The previous test facility had become obsolete and needed to be replaced. The new facility is equipped with a central controller, nine testing stations, each of which can test up to four objects, and the necessary voltage distribution. 

Schaltag was commissioned to develop and build the system, including: 

  • software and hardware engineering
  • construction of system components and on-site cabling
  • commissioning and on-site trial runs
  • technical documentation/operating instructions

Rockwell Automation benefited from Schaltag’s expertise in engineering and control systems manufacturing and received everything from a single source.