Cube Controller SGC-30
The SMART Grid CUBE Controller SGC-30 is a scalable communication and automation platform for demanding SMART Grid applications, which is ideally suited for micro grids, smart grid applications and distribution automation.
Based on a multi-tasking real-time operating system, a number of communication protocols the device can be used in conjunction with an integrated programmable logic controller.
Communication protocols such as IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, DNP3 and Modbus are part of a standard communication library available on the SGC-30. Cloud interface options are based on standard JSON data format and exchange.
Infoteam’s OPEN PCS programmable logic controller application is fully compliant with the IEC 61131 standard.
Standard Communication Features
Two configurable Ethernet ports provide a powerful network connectivity platform. Configuration options are:
- 2 x Independent Ethernet ports with own MAC addressing
- HSR (High Available Seamless Redundancy) Ethernet Ring
- PRP (Parallel Redundant Protocol) Ethernet configuration
For local IED integration one (1) electrically isolated RS232 or RS485 communication port is provided.
Additional Communication Options
Cloud computing, wide area and wireless networks will become an integral part of utility communication networks. For these interfaces various communication channels can be added to the SGC-30 as cube cells, including:
- GSM, LTE
- Lora WAN
- Wireless Ethernet
The Application Data Hub (ADH) has been fully integrated which includes support for communication protocols IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, DNP3 and Modbus. The integrated IEC 61131 compliant Infoteam SmartPLC application allows the user to develop their own automation logic.
The Cube Controller is configured using eNode Designer, which links in with the IEC 61131 compliant OpenPCS development tool to allow for easy programming of automation logic.
By linking our IEC 61850 ICD Designer tool to the eNode Designer implementing IEC 61850 applications becomes a simple and easily achievable engineering task.
Typical SGC-30 Cube Controller Applications
√ 32 Bit ARM Processor based
√ 2 Configurable 10/100 T Base Ethernet Ports (HSR,PRP)
√ 1 RS 232 Serial /RS485 Port Option
√ Up to 3 I/O extension cubes for digital, analogue I/O modules
√ Extension Cubes also suitable for additional GSM, LTE port
√ 12 channel passive temperature sensor cube module option
√ Partial discharge detection and other condition monitoring
√ Redundant Power Supplies (Option)
√ SD Memory Card Storage
√ Ready to use for Micro Grid automation
√ DIN Rail or Panel Mount Option
|Processor||Texas Instrument AM3358 @ 820 MHz|
|Memory||16GByte EMMC Flash and 512 MByte RAM
Up to 32 GByte SD Flash Memory Card
2 x RJ-45 10/100 Base T
1 x RS232 (TX/RX) or 1 x RS485 2 wire
Field I/O Modules
|8 x Digital Inputs 5 kV isolated
4 x Digital Inputs 2 x Relay Outputs 5/4 kV isolated
4 x Relay Outputs 4 kV isolated
|Power Meter||3 x VT and 4 x CT with Rogowski coil option|
|Temperature Sensors||Up to 12 channels passive SAW temperature sensors direct mountable on switch gear|
|Power Supplies||Single or redundant Power Supply Options
DC 9 – 30 V
DC 18 – 72 V
DC 36 – 140 V
AC 98 – 240 V
|Power Consumption||Max 20 Watts|
|Dimensions (L × W × H)||80/150/220/290x85x140 mm|
|Weight||App. 550 grams|
|Mounting||DIN Rail or Panel mount|
|Temperature Range||-10 C˚ to + 65 C˚|
(Tested to IEC 61850-3 standard)
|IEC 61000-4-2||Electrostatic discharge Test Level 3|
|IEC 61000-4-3||Radiated radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity Test Level 3|
|IEC 61000-4-4||Electrical fast transient, burst immunity Test Level 4|
|IEC 61000-4-5||Surge Immunity Test Level 3|
|IEC 61000-4-6||Immunity to conducted disturbance induced by radio-frequency fields Test Level 3|
|IEC 61000-4-16||Immunity to conducted asymmetric disturbances Test Level 4|
|IEC 61000-4-17||Immunity to ripple on DC input ports Test Level 3|
|IEC 61000-4-18||Immunity to damped oscillatory waves Test Level 3|
|IEC 61000-4-29||Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity test|
|CISPR 22||Conducted disturbances, disturbance voltage Limit Class A|
|CISPR 22||Radiated disturbance, electric field strength Limit Class A|
|IEC 60255-27||Clearance, creepage 5kV|