Documentation Library


  • Pole Top Power Monitoring Solutions  

    NovaTech now offers complete packaged solutions for pole top mounting to support distribution automation applications. Solutions are engineered and packaged per customer specification and can include a user-specified enclosure, locking door with door switch, radio and associated distribution sensors.

    January 29, 2018

  • TechTalk Fall 2017  

    Bitronics Pole Top Power Monitor
    Orion Active-Standby Redundancy
    Orion I/O Update (new Model # Generator, and new video)
    NCD v3.31

    November 15, 2017

  • OrionLX™ Multimedia Board  

    An optional Multimedia Board is now available on the OrionLX. This new expansion module includes the following ports:
    a. 15-pin D-Shell VGA port.
    b. Third Ethernet port (ETH2)
    c. One audio port.
    d. Two USB ports (USB4 and USB5).

    October 2, 2017

  • NovaTech Orion I/O  

    NovaTech Orion I/O™ is an extension of the family of OrionLX™ Automation Platforms for substation automation and incorporates the same security features, software tools and “NCD” configuration as the OrionLX. It is a rack-mountable I/O assembly with four slots—A, B, C, and D—that can be filled with any combination of I/O cards: currently 16-Point Discrete Input Card,

    August 16, 2017

  • TechTalk Summer 2017  

    Orion I/O Upgrade Assemblies for D20 I/O Modules
    South African Partnerships
    Split-Core CT Option in M872

    August 2, 2017

  • TechTalk Summer 2011  

    Presenting DNP Protocol
    OrionLX Cyber Security Document Available
    Updated 70 Series Order Guide

    July 31, 2017

  • TechTalk Spring 2010  

    Peak Measure Technical Symposium Focuses on Orion Connectivity
    Integrate 100+ IEDs with Cascading Orions Feature on the OrionLX
    New Bitronics 50 Series Meter
    New Bitronics 50 SEries Meters and M870 Famly Meet NERC CIP Requirements for Higher Accuracy

    March 31, 2017

  • Integration of Manual and Automatic Procedures ARC Presentation  

    Manufacturing operations culture, alarming methodologies, process safety management practices, standard operating procedures, and automated control strategies must work in harmony to prevent abnormal performance. As the issue becomes more and more dependent on human and machine integration, new technologies and implementation techniques like advanced procedural automation can be applied, which will greatly affect operational performance. Those who ignore these new advances in computer enabled manual and automated procedural automation will delay their adoption, and incur highly levels of process safety and productivity risk.

    March 8, 2017

  • TechTalk Winter 2017  

    DistribuTECH 2017 Edition
    Orion I/O Advertisement Spotlight
    PRC-002 Compliance Literature

    January 10, 2017

  • D/3® 8000 Series I/O Product Catalog  

    The full catalog of NovaTech’s 8000 Series I/Os. The 8000 Series is the remote I/O family native to the D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS). It is the preferred I/O for new installations and it can replace the older NovaTech 16000 series I/O in existing PCM cabinets, using existing field wiring connected to new termination panels with existing connectors.

    January 4, 2017

  • Sweet Success for Cargill and Novatech  

    NovaTech’s D/3® Distributed Control System and FlexBatch® (ISA-S88) batch management products were chosen by Cargill for their chocolate processing facility in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

    November 14, 2016

  • TechTalk Fall 2016  

    Product Update: Configuration Backup Manager
    New Pre-Drawn Image Library
    Quickly Add Automation to an Older E/M Relay Substation
    IEC 61850: More Than Just a Protocol

    November 3, 2016

  • D/3® Distributed Control System Overview Brochure  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is a leading edge process control system that includes a comprehensive suite of software applications, networks, and computing hardware. D/3 features system-wide redundancy and the ability to upgrade without stopping plant operations.

    October 28, 2016

  • FlexBatch® ISA-88 Batch Management Overview Brochure  

    FlexBatch® integrates recipe management with the manufacturing process by making the automation procedure part of the recipe. Developers, engineers and production staff can quickly develop and modify documented recipes, and immediately schedule them for production.

    October 27, 2016

  • Facets Support Agreements Datasheet  

    Facets Support Agreements are annual or multi-year contracts designed to keep your operation running smoothly with customized packages of support services that can include preventative and remedial maintenance, training class credits, software upgrade licenses, and various levels of online, on-site, and telephone support.

    October 5, 2016

  • Energy and Utilities Management Datasheet  

    Energy and Utilities costs have become the largest controllable cost in many process facilities. A shared, real-time, and accurate picture of all energy options and equipment efficiencies can turn this growing challenge into a source of competitive advantage. NovaTech Energy Management solutions include survey and analysis services, KPI dashboard development, and complete power system SCADA solutions that allow a process enterprise to make more informed decisions for reducing energy costs and environmental impact. Energy Management solutions provide the greatest value for process components with high or variable energy demands such as boilers, chillers, distillation, and central power production.

    October 5, 2016

  • PowerPlex II Automation Transducer Datasheet  

    The PowerPlex II is an automation transducer with two sets of three-phase voltages and 1-cycle measurement update speeds suitable for generator and tie synchronization applications.

    August 9, 2016

  • TechTalk Summer 2016  

    New Bitronics PowerPlex II Discrete I/O and Serial Port
    NovaTech Utility Training Update
    IEC 61850 Server Support for the OrionLX

    July 22, 2016

  • Bitronics P3x Connector Adaptor  

    For any of the Bitronics 878 High Density I/O (HDIO) digital I/O modules, the P3x Connector Adapter replaces the standard connector to provide several advantages.

    July 14, 2016

  • PCM5 — D/3 Process Control Module 5 Series  

    The NovaTech D/3® Process Control Module 5 Series (PCM5) represents a leap forward in the development, virtualization, and Cyber Security capabilities of the D/3 PCM family. The upcoming PCM5™ will deliver even higher levels of agility and performance to the DCS with the longest life cycle support and lowest total cost-of-ownership in the industry: the D/3.

    June 7, 2016

  • Upgrade Legacy E/M Relay Substations  

    The Bitronics M871 fault recorder and measurement IED can add automation to legacy substations with electromechanical (E/M) relays. The Bitronics M871 provides a lower cost automation upgrade solution compared to a microprocessor relay upgrade.

    April 18, 2016

  • M870D 70 Series Display Datasheet  

    The Bitronics M870D provides users of the 70 Series IEDs the option of a local or remote display of measured or calculated parameters.

    April 6, 2016

  • TechTalk Spring 2016  

    SCADA Reporting Package
    Did You Know: The NEW Bitronics PowerPlex II Includes a Built-in Ethernet Switch
    878 Connector Video
    Bitronics M660 61850 Certification

    April 4, 2016

  • D3v15: Futureproof Automation  

    D/3® Version 15 (D3v15) includes an array of valuable enhancements to the most adaptable and powerful DCS on the market. D3v15 delivers the highest lifetime value by preserving investments in applications, hardware, and I/O while incorporating the latest advancements.

    March 21, 2016

  • ARC View: NovaTech Continues as Trusted Partner  

    In partnership with NovaTech, the ARC Advisory Group recently produced a 5-page ARC VIEW article promoting NovaTech as a long-term, viable, and trusted partner with a strong product offering. 

    February 18, 2016

  • TechTalk Fall 2015  

    Tile Annunciator for OrionLX
    Redundant Ethernet for OrionLX
    NovaTech Attends Interoperability Demonstration for IEC 61850

    November 2, 2015

  • OrionLX Tile Annunciator  

    The OrionLX Tile Annunciator is a web-based software-defined alarm annunciation product. The Tile Annunciator
    webpages are served directly from an OrionLX automation platform and provide simplified setup, categorization
    and viewing of active and acknowledged alarms in substation HMI and web-based SCADA applications.

    October 16, 2015

  • Bitronics 878 High Density I/O  

    The Bitronics 878 is a self-powered, high density I/O device that provides combinations of digital inputs, digital outputs, and transducer inputs.

    October 1, 2015

  • TechTalk Summer 2015  

    Technical Papers Covering IEC 61850
    Did You Know: A Spreadsheet of Alias Names can be Loaded into NCD
    Bitronics P33 Output Only Module
    Check Out the New I/O Selection Tool on NovaTech Website

    July 10, 2015

  • Craft Brewery Automation Overview  

    Maintaining product quality and production agility while increasing throughput can be both a
    challenge and a source of strategic advantage. The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) powers the processes and fuels the growth of many of the largest and most efficient breweries in the US, yet remains flexible enough to adapt to your uncompromising vision.

    May 18, 2015

  • TechTalk Spring 2015  

    Bitronics Releases: PowerPlex II Automation Transducer
    Reduce Set-up Time with New Bitronics 878 Configuration
    NovaTech Products for NERC CIP Compliance
    OrionLXm Option Modules Available

    April 22, 2015

  • OrionLXm Discrete I/O Datasheet  

    A discrete I/O module is now available for the OrionLXm. This module offers 12 inputs in two groups of six, plus two Form A (NO) outputs and two Form C (NO/NC) outputs.

    January 23, 2015

  • TechTalk Winter 2015  

    NovaTech Services Extend to the Edge of the Continent
    DistribuTECH 2015 Updates

    December 13, 2014

  • Utility Services Overview Brochure  

    NovaTech has been successfully designing, delivering, and supporting utility systems and services for over 30 years.

    The Utility Systems and Services staff in Lenexa, Kansas includes project engineers, SCADA engineers, panel assemblers, software engineers, quality engineers and training instructors. The Lenexa staff works with other NovaTech locations – in Bethlehem, PA; Owings Mills, MD; Aiken, SC; Shelby, NC and Quezon City in the Philippines – to coordinate field installation and commissioning.

    October 24, 2014

  • TechTalk Fall 2014  

    New Security Monitoring Points
    New DNP3 Master Protocol
    Bitronics 878 High-Density I/O Module
    Using the Bitronics 70 Series as an Upgrade Solutions in Subs with Electromechanical Relays

    October 20, 2014

  • System Life Planning Overview: A4  

    Reliability-Centered System Life Planning (RC-SLP) is a key component of a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) strategy. RCM synthesizes reactive, preventive, predictive, and proactive maintenance practices and strategies to maximize equipment life at minimal cost.

    October 3, 2014