Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (www.selinc.com) has announced that the SEL-2240 Axion is now available for sale. With integrated security and flexible system architecture, the Axion extends SEL’s control and automation product family by delivering high density, highly configurable programmable logic controller (PLC) and modular RTU system. It has also been specifically designed to meet the market’s current monitoring and control application requirements. Users only have to select the appropriate combination of modules from various arrangements to come up with a customized solution for every job.
“Utility and industrial companies around the world depend on SEL automation and integration solutions,” noted David Whitehead, Vice President of Research and Development at SEL.
“The Axion is a key new product to help our customers solve tough control system and substation automation problems.”
An Axion system can be developed with up to six nodes or units connected to a network utilizing the EtherCAT protocol. Every node can accommodate ten modules, which includes one or two power supplies, a processor module, and a user-determined mix of I/O modules ideally suited for the application.
Featuring a complete IEC 61131 logic processor, the Axion also comes with an advanced data concentration, secure communications, protocol conversion capabilities between multiple integrated client/server protocols as well as local and remote I/O. The IEC 61131 logic processor allows engineers to operate their custom control logic at two varying rates. The solution also offers integrators the necessary tools to easily concentrate and integrate information from various microprocessor-based devices.
Each Axion provides an ACSELERATOR RTAC SEL-5033 configuration software for no extra cost. The software provides everything the users need to set up I/O, security, communications and programmable logic in a single easy-to-use package.