Hadron Xtorm series - Remote Terminal Units
Fast: superior processing speed and high performance protocols
Rugged: rugged design for operation in critical environments
Reliable: redundancy and special input and output modules
The solution for Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: the Hadron Xtorm. This Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) Series was designed based on international standards such as the IEC 61850 and IEC 61131-3, promoting a revolutionary innovation in applications of this segment.
Hadron Xtorm is the result of the consolidated Hadron Series, an Altus product that has been present in the market for several years, where it has developed a large installed base and a diversity of applications. This product offers outstanding features such as redundant power supplies and redundant CPUs in the same rack. It also has native protocols such as DNP3 and IEC 61850 (MMS and GOOSE), and meets telesupervision requirements by grouping digital protection events.
The modular architecture of Hadron Xtorm provides a wide variety of input and output modules, which combined with a powerful 32-bit CPU and a bus based on deterministic high-speed Ethernet, meet the requirements for many applications.
Hadron Xtorm Series was designed to overcome challenges in power applications. The product features high performance, availability and connectivity, without losing
focus on the visibility and fast field operation, such as, installation, commissioning and maintenance. The Series’ CPU is based on high-speed data processing
and communication by a 32-bit PowerPC in order to meet the requirements of the latest and modern protocols used in these applications. There is also high memory capacity for application storage, reviews, source code and other important files, such as PDFs, images, and more. With a modern deterministic bus based on Ethernet,
Hadron Xtorm Series architecture has high data transfer rates, allowing the update of large amounts of input and output points in a short period of time. Furthermore, new embedded technologies allow the performance of time critical applications.
Resources for high speed applications
The CPU has several integrated features, such as online programming, high memory capacity and two serial channels. Six Ethernet ports are available for programming and use for IEC 61850, DNP3, IEC 60870-5-104, OPC DA and MODBUS TCP networks. An embedded web server is available for diagnostics. A memory card slot for the application source code storage and program update integrates the capabilities of the CPU.
Designed for hostile environments
Hadron Xtorm Series design is extremely rugged, allowing its use in applications with harsh environments. Designed for greater durability, the device can be installed in rooms with mechanical vibration and extended operating temperatures. The Series is qualified for applications in power plants, powerhouses and near large electrical devices. Finally, it has high immunity against electromagnetic noise and electrostatic discharges commonly present in these applications. Its design offers these possibilities without compromising the installation and maintenance procedures.
Practical and high density
Hadron Xtorm Series has a broad line of I/O and special modules. Its high points density and graphical display allow the user to check the status of each point and its diagnostics. This information can be accessed by the CPU, network protocols or the MasterTool Xtorm configuration tool. To handle the product, there is no need for tools. The terminal blocks are removable and are easy to install due to a spring insertion system for the field wiring.
The Series offers several architectures, redundant or not, allowing the use of simple to large and complex projects. In addition, the hot swapping feature eases the replacement of modules without powering down the system, which is an essential feature for systems that cannot stop.
A complete tool
MasterTool Xtorm is a tool for configuration, programming, simulation and debugging of user applications tool. The software offers flexibility and ease of use, allowing spreadsheets data import for parameterization of modules or variables mapping in the communication protocols available in the CPU. Among the protocols and integrated services, there are MODBUS RTU, MODBUS TCP, DNP3, IEC 60870- 5-104, IEC 61850 (GOOSE and MMS), OPC DA and time synchronization, not to mention the grouping of events that can be set graphically. The MasterTool Xtorm has special editors that help a project to be easily configured. Its graphical user interface allows quick and friendly setup, it also gives the user a complete view of the application’s architecture with the physical position and each module information. This speeds up the development and reducing engineering costs.
The diagnostic button, located in each module, has the One Touch Diag (OTD) feature, which displays advanced system information, such as a short circuit in the outputs, IP address and alphanumeric tags, among others, assisting in commissioning activities and avoiding technical documents handling at the time of maintenance. In conjunction with the Electronic Tag on Display (ETD) functionality, it allows the I/O module visualization of alphanumeric tags on the CPU graphical display.
Configuration and programming
Programming languages determined in IEC 61131-3 are divided into two types: graphical and textual. In addition, it has a new configurator for IEC 61850 communication. It is fully integrated in the same tool. This makes the process of configuring IEC 61850 communication much faster and more efficient. With this feature, it is possible to configure the Logical Nodes, Datasets and Reports, as well as GOOSE communication with other IEDs via the SCL files export and import procedures.
Among languages, the FBD (Function Block Diagram) can be highlighted, based on function block calls, and CFC (Continuous Function Chart), similar to FBD, but with a numbered execution order. The SFC (Sequential Function Chart), the traditional LD (Ladder Diagram), the textual IL (Instruction List) and ST (Structured Text) are also available.