A Rising demands for efficiency in nearly all processes require increasingly innovative automation solutions to achieve a more comprehensive and safer utilization of primary equipment. A prerequisite for this is automation systems such as SICAM TM with various communications interfaces and peripheral elements that can be expanded by adding modules.
Highly complex yet fully transparent automation solutions are no problem with SICAM TM, thanks to a system concept that makes it possible to combine automation and telecontrol in one device. Its intelligent terminal module is designed for easy mounting on 35 mm DIN rails.
Versatility is essential
Wide transfer interfaces are systematically reduced with SICAM TM through direct connection of actuators and sensors with wire cross-sections of up to 2.5 mm². Binary input and output modules up to 220 VDC also open up savings potential at interface level. For decentral input/output, individual modules can be located remotely as much as 200 m away from the master control element.
SICAM TM puts everything on one card
Configuration and all parameters of the SICAM TM are stored on a flash card. This means that in the event of a fault, a replacement device can be put into operation in seconds – without a PC or resetting of parameters. This advantage, together with the comprehensive remote diagnostic functions, helps you minimize downtimes.
SICAM TM understands your system
You can use a wide range of different media for local and long-distance communication. SICAM TM functions with IEC standards 60870-5-101/103/104 and IEC 61850 for consistent addressing from acquisition to output. Especially noteworthy is the possibility of offering client and server functionality on only one Ethernet interface. This interface was certified by an independent laboratory to verify interoperability. Numerous third party protocols also facilitate seamless integration in existing automation networks and the protection of existing investments.
SICAM TOOLBOX II: Consistently simple engineering
All engineering activities, from system diagnostics to online testing, can also be carried out extremely efficiently from remote locations. The close interfacing with design tools such as ELCAD ensures consistent documentation of the entire system, while the user programs for closed- and open-loop control functions are created in CAEx plus according to IEC 61131-3, thereby minimizing the time and effort needed for training.
A SICAM TM is an automation unit within the SICAM system family, consisting of the master control element and the peripheral elements that can be expanded by adding modules and arranged in distributed locations.
Master control element
Up to four communications interfaces via insertable serial interface modules for:
– serial communication (point-to-point, multipoint, and dial-up traffic)
– LAN/WAN (Ethernet)
– Profibus DP
Interfacing of up to 16 peripheral elements via the serial Ax peripherals bus (16 mbps)
Function diagram design according to IEC 61131-3 with CAEx plus for open-loop and closed-loop control functions
Configurable telecontrol functions with and without time tagging
Time synchronization via minute pulse, time signal receiver, serial communications link or NTP server (LAN/WAN)
Parameter setting, diagnostics, and testing by SICAM TOOLBOX II, both locally or from remote locations
Storing of parameters and firmware on flash card
One peripheral element consists of a power supply, peripheral interface and up to eight I/O modules
Direct connection of the signal cables via pull-off screw terminals
Acquisition, processing and output of process data
Exchange of process data with the master control element via the serial Ax peripheral bus
Protocols: IEC 60870-5-101, 103, 104, IEC 61850, Profibus DP, SAT SSI, SAT PCMBA, Modbus, DNP 3.0, IEC 61107, ...
Closed- and open-loop control function:
512 kB for user program, about 50,000 variables and signals, of which 2,000 buffered, 250 buffered setpoint values
EMC: IEC 60870-2, IEC 60255, IEC 61000, EN 50082, ...
Master control element: 24 – 60 VDC + 30 %/– 20 %Peripheral element: 24 – 60 VDC + 30 %/– 25 %;110 – 220 VDC + 25 %/– 25 %
Master control element: – 25 ... + 65 °C (depending on equipment) Peripheral element: – 25 ... + 70 °C
Master control element: 306 x 155 x 75 mm Peripheral element: 630 x 127 x 72 mm = fully configured peripheral element with 8 I/O modules
SICAM TM offers you automation with integrated telecontrol for hydro electric power stations (such as the TC turbine controller), distribution and transmission of electric power, oil and gas pipelines, traffic (railroads, tunnels, etc.).
SICAM TM provides powerful communication with up to four serial interfaces, serial and LAN/WAN communication according to IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, IEC 61850, Profibus DP, and many third-party protocols.
Simple engineering thanks to the creation of open-loop and closed-loop control functions according to IEC 61131-3, object orientation, and consistent data management, as well as the option to perform all engineering tasks from remote locations as well.
Simplified service through storing of parameters and firmware on flash card; thus modules can be replaced via plug & play, even without a tool.
SICAM TM, the intelligent terminal on 35-mm rails: direct connection of actuators and sensors through wire cross-sections of up to 2.5 mm2, distributable peripherals, and binary input/output also for 110/220 VDC.
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