Intelligent Process Control in Power & Energy Delivers Better Power Efficiency
Market: Power & Energy
Technology Partner: AutomationX
As many energy companies seek to reduce their footprint on the environment, more efficient power and energy generation is becoming a critical issue. In the power generation and distribution market, maintenance-free power backup systems and IEC 61850-based power transmission & distribution systems improve energy generation and distribution efficiency. Power substations are subsidiaries of electricity generation systems where voltage is transformed from high to low or reversed using transformers. Nowadays, multiple protocols, including many proprietary protocols with custom communication links exist for substation automation and interoperation with devices from different vendors would be a huge advantage to users of substation automation devices..
AutomationX is an Austrian based automation solution provider in the industry, infrastructure and energyfields. They designed Power and Energy Modules for a substation customer using their PLC programming tool and Advantech’s acclaimed APAX-5000 series Programmable Automation Controllers (PLC), as well as UNO series.
Advantech was chosen by AutomationX for their wide product portfolio, and because the harsh working environments in power substations require that equipment has to meet robust design specifications, such as wide operating temperature range, isolation I/O, dual power input, vibration & shock protection and rackmount installation.
The APAX-5000 series integrates control, information processing and networking in a single platform. By leveraging the latest automation technology, AutomationX and the APAX-5000 series PAC system created a more reliable, scalable and flexible substation control and automation application.