Intelligent pump automation with remote communication


Wastewater pumping station  

Wastewater pumping station

  • Planners, installers, and operators of wastewater pumping stations are faced with the challenge of modernizing old structures and connecting them to control systems for monitoring.
  • Phoenix Contact offers a ready-to-install control cabinet solution that performs all control and regulation tasks for distributed pumping stations.
  • Implement efficient automation for pumping stations, e.g., for emptying tanks, by simply setting and parameterizing the pump controller on site.


Wastewater pumping stations play an important role in reliable wastewater disposal. They are needed wherever water cannot flow unaided due to differences in elevation. When it comes to planning, durability and operational reliability are just as important as the energy-efficient operation of the remote structure. Planners, installers, and operators of wastewater treatment plants are therefore faced with the challenge of operating the individual pumps in the wastewater pumping stations as energy efficiently as possible. In addition, they have to minimize the downtimes of distributed structures through continuous monitoring.

These tasks require the wastewater pumping stations to be automated. External factors such as heavy rainfall, growing infrastructures, and different special functions of the structures also have to be taken into consideration. These various requirements result in a complex control solution for the wastewater treatment facilities. Growing pressures to reduce costs while increasing flexibility require new control concepts and solutions for the automation of distributed structures in wastewater disposal.


Phoenix Contact offers a ready-to-install control cabinet solution that performs all control and regulation tasks for distributed pumping stations. The system can communicate with the control center via the mobile network.

The pump controller can be easily integrated into the higher-level control system via the OPC communication protocol and quickly monitored. The remote stations report all important measured values, faults, and operating information.

The pump automation can be installed easily and set up quickly by visualizing all parameters. You can minimize the installation effort for remote structures by connecting simple digital signals. Downtimes and faults can be reduced by using a standardized product. Along with supplying the cabinet, operators just need to connect the sensors for the level, flow rate, and current measurement as well as the various input signals of conventional buttons, switches or other indicators.

Topology: wastewater pumping stations  

Solutions for wastewater pumping stations: from motor management to secure data communication

PumpControl – flexible pump control for wastewater treatment

Control cabinet for pump controller  

Reliable pump controller for wastewater disposal

The PumpControl solution from Phoenix Contact can be set up quickly thanks to easy parameterization via the built-in visualization interface.

  • Standardized interfaces for connecting application-specific measuring technology, control and drive technology.
  • Fast parameterization and easy diagnostics via the integrated touch panel.
  • Industry-specific functions for optimum operation and monitoring of single and dual pump stations.
  • Integrated remote control interface for efficient integration into a higher-level control system and for sending SMS messages.

Your advantages

  • Increased efficiency, thanks to demand-oriented pump operation
  • Flexible installation and quick parameterization of the pump controller via web browser
  • Reduced planning effort, thanks to the ready-to-install control cabinet
  • Remote diagnostics of remote structures using failsafe remote control protocols


Unit 15C, 906-930 Great South Road, Penrose
Auckland 1061
New Zealand

Phone: 0508 474 636
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