Software and Automation

Competence Center

No matter whether the issue is plant automation or test benches, the Competence Center for Software and Automation supports customers in implementing the software side of industrial control systems. Another focus is the development of operating systems for embedded systems.

The Competence Center for Software and Automation supports customers during the entire product lifecycle, particularly in implementing individual software and automation solutions. The focus lies on software development for classic PLC control systems and embedded control systems with integrated PLC environment.  We ensure that the great demands we place on software quality are fulfilled as early as the concept phase by focusing on requirements engineering and technical documentation.

We provide particular expertise in the professional software-based implementation of safety-relevant control systems according to EN ISO 13849.

Frank Böttger
+49 341 49 25 60 412

Michael Sieverding
+49 511 64 09 83 16


Depending on requirements and your wishes, we will support you in the conceptual design and development phases or assume the entire handling of the project through to series maturity – for instance with the following services:

  • Requirements engineering (analysis and concept)
  • Generating software architectures (rough and fine design)
  • Operating system development (incl. driver management, etc.)
  • Development of operating systems for embedded  systems (incl. driver management, etc.)
  • Programming (PLC and high-level language programming)
  • Automated protection (incl. development of automation software)


  • S7/TIA-Portal
  • PCS7
  • WinCC/WinCC flexible
  • PLC development environments (Siemens Simatic Manager, CODESYS, Bosch IndraWorks, etc.)
  • SysML, UML
  • SystemC
  • Eclipse
  • Enterprise Architect
  • LabView
  • MATLAB/Simulink


  • Electrical design, software planning and start-up of extrusion facilities for the tire industry
  • Software planning of S7 programs, including failsafe control component, generation of user interfaces in WinCC flexible / WinCC
  • Development & introduction of automated software tests  (C#, .net)
  • Integration of a CoDeSys runtime environment in an embedded system