Products that meet your needs
We help you find the ideal solution. After all, we supply highly innovative products which enable you to automate everything that can be measured, controlled and regulated.
What our customers appreciate about us:Openness and flexibility
As a reliable partner, we provide innovative automation solutions for your technical infrastructure. The modular structure of the Saia PCD device series allows a particularly high level of flexibility for individual needs and future developments. Your investments are protected in two ways – by long life cycles in accordance with industrial norms and easy upgrades.
The freely programmable measuring, regulating and control devices are open in every respect and also meet the requirements of lean automation. The application can be integrated easily and reliably into your existing IT infrastructure. At the same time, every aspect of the operating system developed by us is geared to the needs of users. The PLC-based technology was deliberately designed to last. This means that it can be adapted and expanded flexibly regardless of how the environment (hardware or software) or future requirements change.
With our adaptable and reliable modular Saia PCD control systems, we provide a well-thought-out technical basis allowing you to achieve your aims. All series offer these product qualities. The application software for a project is portable across all device classes and generations – throughout the life cycle. Thanks to the completely open design, all device functions are transparent and can be used from outside. The automation functions are achieved with standardized technology known throughout the world.
A Saia PCD controller functions as a master for the attached modules. It takes over complex control tasks and acts as the interface to the control level. The integrated automation server and innovative Web+IT functions provide a visual image of the controls via web panels or browsers. Because it supports numerous protocols, our PLC system is the ideal link to other disciplines.
We have offered products and innovative technologies since 1914. And today, you can use them to automate whatever you want. Our partners for building, industry and infrastructure automation appreciate this, too. We provide the innovative technologies and products, and they come up with the solution. This is the perfect partnership! For our customers, this means transparency and greater certainty when planning.
And then there is our Swiss quality. Our partners and customers get product development, production, assembly and logistics as well as training and support under one roof – all “made in Switzerland”. That makes the difference.
Entirely new possibilities for automationWith cutting-edge SBC technology
Building automation usually refers to a number of sub-areas rather than one large unit. It is important to combine heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC), electrical distribution, lighting and safety components in an appropriate manner. SBC helps you to achieve optimum results by linking together all of these areas.
The individual sub-areas can be linked together either by separately integrating the relevant aspects or by integrating them jointly in a bundled manner. For HVAC in a building, this means that a primary system is responsible for the fine distribution of air, heat and cold in individual rooms. Optimum air quality, temperature and distribution can only be achieved if all elements interact. These and further aspects can be handled individually or in an integrated manner. Cross-discipline individual control with a single controller thus improves not only operating efficiency but also comfort and convenience for users.
Should further aspects such as protection and safety or energy efficiency in accordance with EN 15232 be taken into account in your system? In addition to classic building automation, there is a wide range of other possibilities which can be optimally tailored to your needs.
InfrastructureFlexibility and investment security
Infrastructure covers all complex systems that are connected and need to be measured, controlled and regulated. Flexibility and long-term investment security are key requirements, too. After all, infrastructures grow, are modernized and need to be adapted to take into account changing conditions. And this is exactly why SBC is the ideal partner for infrastructure automation – sustainable, flexible and portable.
With infrastructure automation, complex, connected systems such as a city’s water supply, the district heating supply for a residential area, the cooling systems for regions or traffic must be measured, controlled and regulated. Users want convenience, system integrators need robust products, while operators are looking for sustainable solutions to ensure long-term energy efficiency, reliability and profitability. We have these solutions. “Made in Switzerland”.
Infrastructures are intended to last but are constantly subject to change. They are expanded, modernised and need to adapt to changing circumstances. Conventional automation technology is not designed to cope with this. Any modification or expansion is costly in terms of staff, time and expenditure. SBC products grow with your needs and adapt to the actual requirements. Where conventional automation requires additional proprietary hardware and software installations with high maintenance and operating costs, Saia PCD technology can be reprogrammed or expanded quickly and cost-effectively. This flexibility allows you to react more quickly when circumstances call for it. And that pays off – over the entire life cycle.
Infrastructure automation with SBC offers maximum flexibility and reliability. Designed for a life cycle of 20 years or more. Open to all requirements, modifications and expansions during operation. With CPU redundancy for resilience. This guarantees trouble-free automation-system operation – sustainably and profitably. Our range of products for system integrators and OEMs and our partnership – your recipe for success.
Energy optimizationSustainable – in various dimensions
Improving overall energy efficiency and conserving resources is becoming increasingly important and plays a key role when putting in place automation systems. New norms, regulations and laws are being created all the time, thus increasing the importance of this area. With SBC, you have already taken a step into the future.
In the European Union (EU), around 40% of all energy is used for buildings. Room heating and cooling account for 85% of this, while electrical energy, especially for lighting, accounts for 15%. There is enormous potential for optimizing energy use. Along with thermal insulation and the use of energy-efficient devices, building automation plays a key role here. A building only becomes intelligent when all heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, shading and other systems are fully connected. This is the key to energy efficiency and optimizing operating costs.
Room conditions are a key factor for our well-being, our performance and our health. One aim of room automation therefore is to create comfortable room conditions for users and to ensure appropriate comfort when a room is being used. This should be achieved using as little energy as possible. If rooms are used for various purposes, using them in an optimum manner which takes into account the changing circumstances helps to reduce energy costs, protect the environment and conserve energy resources.
The configurable SBC entry models allow easy operation based on current or desired values and room temperature as well as control of valves and flaps in a housing. In addition to providing typical HVAC automation functions, all other SBC controllers and operating devices provide a basis for more complex programming and communication tasks.
The controllers manufactured by Saia Burgess Controls are based on PLCs and offer numerous key advantages which benefit users in the long run. The devices are designed for long-term production which means the availability of spare parts and repair services is guaranteed well into the future.
Because the devices and their modular hardware and software are freely programmable, you can develop solutions which meet all the current and future demands of your customers and users.
Existing systems can easily be adapted to take into account new requirements. Because our program codes are interpreted and not compiled, a high level of portability for various processors is possible – even across generations. All of this helps to protect your investments – and the environment.
Smart room automationfor unique guest experiences
Innovative room control systems form the basis for an all-round room experience. They reliably control heating, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting, blinds and curtains. Depending on the level of IT expansion, even Internet, TV and audio can be incorporated too. The room facilities are controlled using standard room control devices or are embedded in the infotainment system via a tablet or smartphone app.
The SBC room control technology is ideal for integration into IT systems and fits seamlessly into your hotel management. The room automation system adapts to your operational processes and increases the efficiency of hotel management. It can be embedded in hotel management, simplifying and automating operational processes. It also creates new opportunities for optimum room management, maintenance and outsourcing.
In accordance with the SBC room box concept, the entire room automation system is packaged in a way which makes it easy to install and service. It is pre-installed and tested in a connection-ready room-automation box. This contains high-quality standard components from our proven automation product range. The SBC room automation box is fitted and configured individually for you according to your specifications.
OEMWe offer you a partnership
With its modular platform, the SBC product portfolio is an attractive option for cost-optimized volume applications with industrial requirements as regards quality and durability. The high level of internal value creation makes it a competitive, flexible and competent partner to the control and regulating systems for mass-produced machines, devices and equipment. The range of products in the OEM segment extends from standard systems with an OEM label or customer-specific interfaces to dedicated smart control solutions.
Mass producers of machines plan and work from a long-term perspective. At the same time, they are dependent on their suppliers. Minimizing procurement risks is one of the strategic challenges for OEMs. This is where SBC comes in. After all, we develop our products ourselves. This includes all the basic elements of a control system – the hardware, firmware, software, tools and the housing. This makes us a reliable partner and creates trust. Our customers know this.
To achieve the shared objectives of the operators and owners of automation systems, a stable technical basis is needed. This basis consists of four basic attributes which all Saia PCD controllers have in common:
The modularity of hardware and functions allows a high level of flexibility and adaptability at all points in the life cycle covering more than 20 years.
We guarantee maximum portability because the application software for a project is portable across all device classes and generations throughout the life cycle. Even owners and operators can do this on their own.
At SBC, complete openness means that all device functions and data can be seen and used from outside. This openness is also provided in the engineering tool. After all, Saia PG5 software tools are accessible to everyone.
We also use non-proprietary technology: the automation functions of the Saia PCD devices are achieved with standardized technology which is known and used around the world.
Since the end of the 1970s, SBC products have been synonymous with free programmability and cross-generation compatibility. This means that applications can be modified and loaded during operation at any time.