Welotec has certified its RSAPC product against the IEC61850-3 standard. The RSAPC is an industrial PC for substation automation, on which straton has been successfully tested. The Welotec hardware is well known to various system integrators for hundreds of use cases worldwide. STRATON AUTOMATION and WELOTEC had the common wish to improve the experience of the TSO market players and solution providers by offering them additional softPLC functionalities (control, logic and communication).
Competitors who want to stand out in the energy market need to offer products that are certified, for example to IEC61850-3. Performance must be proven under extreme conditions, and the addition of softPLC features by third party partners with integrated IEC61850 communication capabilities is a significant advantage. This is the most complete solution Welotec can bring to the market.
The straton software has several advantages like the support of communication protocols based on the most important communication and energy standards such as IEC61850, IEC60870, DNP3, the possibility to secure data exchange, as well as various tools including an SCL Editor, among others.
How can straton help WELOTEC to get a complete solution for substation automation with IEC61850?
Solution providers and TSOs (Transmission System Operators) are looking to modernize network management through substation virtualization. The IEC61850 standard is the driving force behind this. The WELOTEC RSAPC products being already certified for the IEC61850-3 standard, the speed of integration of the straton software allows the coupling in a few clicks of an already certified hardware with a software integrating 61850 stacks already certified on other hardware. The objective to have a complete solution is then easily reachable.
It is also interesting to underline that the solution has also been successfully tested on the Welotec DIN-Rail PCs of the Arrakis series, dedicated to the industrial area. Thanks to straton, the WELOTEC solution is able to handle protocols like IEC101/104, DNP3, OPC-UA, MQTT or Profinet.
“The straton software offers comprehensive solutions for all aspects of industrial and automation control, from embedded systems to soft PLCs. In the energy sector, each situation requires tailored tools, such as those related to energy protocols, which are designed to match the hardware device and its intended use. With the straton platform, you can efficiently configure network structures and seamlessly integrate them into larger systems. Specifically, the combination of straton software with the Welotec Substation Server represents a major advancement in digitalization and automation for use in substations.” Jos Zenner, CTO at Welotec
About the RSAPC product
The Welotec Substation Server is a state-of-the-art, rugged automation computer designed specifically for use in substations. Known as the Rugged Substation Automation Computer (RSAPC), this computer is IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 certified and features a fanless design for 19 inch 3U rackmount installations. With an operating temperature range of -40 to +75°C and integrated heating, the Welotec Substation Server is built to withstand even the harshest environments.
The computer is powered by an Intel Xeon CPU with four cores and eight threads. Additionally, it includes a TPM 2.0 module for enhanced security and reliability. This combination of advanced hardware and certifications make the Welotec Substation Server an ideal choice for those looking for a highly dependable and secure solution for their substation automation needs.
Welotec, experts in Edge Computing and Network Technology, has been a trusted partner to customers worldwide, helping them to stay ahead of the competition. With a wealth of experience and technical expertise honed through numerous successful projects, Welotec has established itself as a reliable partner among industry leaders in the energy sector. For transmission grid companies seeking the highest level of reliability, Welotec is the preferred choice for delivering exceptional results time and time again.
At our headquarters in Laer, located near Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, our team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals is dedicated to providing top-notch support and services to our valued customers and partners every day.