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Wind Power Automation

Introduction

Wind farms are typically located in harsh environments where it is exposed to shock, vibration, dust, moisture, and extreme temperatures. To generate, distribute and manage energy effectively, Axiomtek’s iCON, rBOX and HMI products provide all the tools you need to have a highly reliable industrialgrade network infrastructure. The iCON series consists of Ethernet switches, serial device servers and media converters all with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 certification, giving you the capability to manage smart grid more efficiently and intelligently. Rigorous quality control and fanless design of Axiomtek’s rBOX embedded computers help prevent system failures and feature convenient installation and maintenance for communication control in power plant management, electricity distribution and control system. Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems are used to provide energy analysis and control, allowing users to take action for better energy management.

On a wind farm, the distance between wind turbine towers could be miles apart, and wind turbines are prone to electrical interference. It is essential for wind farms to employ rugged networking devices with long distance transmission capability for remote monitoring in harsh environments. Remote monitoring systems are used to collect and organize data generated from wind turbine towers and substations so that users in the control center can accurately control operation on the wind farm. The control center manages the state of power energy and integrates different types of power plants together. With Axiomtek’s extremely reliable and non-stop network and computing solutions, you will not only achieve, but exceed your operational goals through better management of data, assets and operations.

Why Axiomtek
  • IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 certified
  • Robust design and cost-effective
  • Compact-size and user-friendly interface
  • -40°C to +75°C wide temperature range
  • Anti-vibration & anti-shock design
  • α-ring Fast network recovery within 15mS
  • Wide-range DC or AC redundant power-input options
  • Alarm for power and port link failure by relay output
  • Various mounting options for optimal space utilization
  • One stop supplier for complete total solution

Related Products

DIN-rail Fanless Embedded Systems
Axiomtek’s rBOX series of DIN-rail fanless embedded systems is suitable for intelligent computing and communication solutions in critical environments, such as power plant automation, facility monitoring systems, and intelligent transportation systems. The rBOX series supports an extended temperature range of -40°C to 70°C for use in extreme operating environments. The fanless design increases reliability, extends MTTR, and ultimately reduces maintenance efforts. Front accessible I/O cabling is very convenient for wiring and maintenance. The rBOX series features a redundant Ethernet LAN connection for greater availability and reliability. The redundant power inputs minimize the risk of data loss in the event of a single power failure. Their compact size with DIN-rail mounting allows for easy installation into control cabinets. The rBOX series meets Safety Agency requirements and have passed heavy industrial EMI/EMS testing. To streamline implementation of management applications, Axiomtek has launched AXView monitoring software package. Based on SNMP protocols, AXView makes it easy for system administrators to manage and monitor remote computers.

ICO300-MI ICO300-MI
Robust Din-rail Fanless Embedded System with Intel® Atom™ Processor E3815 as an Intel® IoT Gateway Solution

Media Converter
Axiomtek's media converters are designed to operate in harsh environments at temperatures ranging from -40°C to 75°C (-40°F to 167°F). Whether on the factory floor or the street corner, the media converter will provide flawless communications. It may be DIN rail or panel mounted, and comes with power options to match the applications that require a tough, environmentally hardened media converter.

EL1141 EL1141 Series
10/100Base-TX to 100Base-FX IEC61850/IEC1613 Hardened Media Converter (-40 ~ +75°C)

Fanless Touch Panel Computers
Axiomtek's GOT fanless touch panel computers feature compact size and highly reliable system design. The GOT series adopts low power consumption CPU's into its design. Features include an anti-vibration design, extended temperature operating ranges, high brightness display, NEMA 4X certification, and various embedded O.S. support.

GOT-3156T-834 Panel PC GOT-3156T-834
10.4" SVGA TFT High Brightness Fanless Touch Panel Computer

Industrial Ethernet Switches
Axiomtek's redundant ring managed Ethernet switches support fast recovery time (<15mS) keeping your industrial Ethernet applications running nonstop. If the primary communication path is disconnected, the redundant ring technology will provide a redundant path in the network within 15mS. The IP30 aluminum housing with DIN-rail or panel mounting helps dissipate heat efficiently making it perfect for space restricted applications. This series can be configured smartly by a web browser, CLI, and windows utility.

EX87000 EX87000 Series
24-port 10/100Base-TX Hardened Managed Ethernet Switch with up to 4-port Gigabit (-40 ~ 75°C)

Axiomtek's industrial unmanaged Ethernet switches are designed to operate in the harsh environments at the edge of the network. They are available in standard 10/100Mbps and Gigabit 10/100/1000Mbps speeds, with both copper wire and fiber optic cable connections. Except to the Ethernet generic switches, the PoE (Power over Ethernet) switches that send both power and data through an Ethernet cable are also available. All of the switches feature DIN-rail or panel mounted, and come with power options to match the applications that require a tough, environmentally hardened Ethernet switch.

EX42000 EX42000 Series
5-port 10/100Base-TX Industrial Unmanaged Switch (-10 ~ +60°C)

Application Diagram

Wind Power Data Acquisition
Wind Power
Wind Farm Monitoring
Wind Power
Power Utility
Wind Power