Power transmission and distribution is an essential and complex part of most modern railways. With electrical interdependencies spread across large geographical areas it is necessary to understand what is happening across the power network in real-time.
Modern systems have adopted a SCADA-like approach with RTUs collecting and concentrating power data around the network; Industrial Ethernet networks provide a fast and highly reliable communications backbone and Industrial computers are used to process data and provide a visual summary of the power network.
Amplicon provide Industrial Ethernet switches with EN50155 / EN50121 rail approvals, many of these also have IEC61850 approval for substation environments. These products are perfectly qualified for networking RTUs and Industrial PCs in a rail environment making the system integrator's job easier than trying to source and approve products themselves.
From a simple switch with Network Rail approval, to a complex system with many nodes in a redundant architecture, Amplicon can provide a networking solution. Our technical team are on hand to provide free assistance with all elements of network design.
Amplicon's rackmount and embedded computers are regularly used in such SCADA systems to provide a rugged and reliable data processing and visualisation platform. Our Panel PCs can be provided with a choice of your SCADA software pre-installed - talk to our technical sales team for more information.
We can also offer the world's first IEC-61850-3 compliant computer, the DA-681 so if you need a computing or networking solution for any type of railway power system, be sure to contact Amplicon.