The SICAM A8000 series is a modular device range for telecontrol and automation applications in all areas of energy supply. This device series was developed to fulfill the requirements of a broad field of applications. The most important features are: Suitable for rough ambient conditions thanks to mechanically stable modules and an extended temperature range from -40 to +70 °C. High voltage strength up to 5kV (IEC 60255) for use directly in substations. Fulfills tomorrow’s cyber security requirements with BDEW White Paper conformity, integrated crypto chip and IPSec encryption. Integrated communications interfaces incl. GPRS “on board”. Automation functions (IEC 61131-3), e.g. for controlling a regulated distribution transformer or for load control. Space-saving design with a module width of 30mm (without display for CP) Scalable by combining individual I/O modules. Long product life cycle and high investment security by using standards as IEC 61850.
Precisely tailored to the application. Individual tasks and application scenarios require modules that can be freely combined in nearly any way. Thanks to the different performance levels of the processor modules and the universal expansion modules, the SICAM A8000 series is nearly continuously scalable and can be expanded at any time.
Example 1: High performance and many interfaces for complex tasks
•Automation tasks in power distribution and transmission, micro-grids
•Control functions in hydroelectric power stations, including the turbines themselves
•Control and communication in railway power supply
•As a communication gateway for various networks and protocols