Documentation Library


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • M350 3-Phase Ammeters or Voltmeter Datasheet  

    Bitronics has been providing excellence in digital metering for local indication and SCADA communications for over 15 years. The Bitronics 50 Series of SCADA meters continues this tradition of excellence, providing single function and multifunction solutions for 3-phase metering. The Bitronics M350 is a family of three-phase meters for voltage and current measurement. The M350 meters have large displays, are simple to set up and use, and offer superior communications flexibility.

    October 3, 2014

  • D/3® PCM 4100 Datasheet  

    The D/3® Process Control Module (PCM) is a real-time, microprocessor based computer that provides distributed automation and control capabilities for continuous and batch process plant operations…

    August 27, 2014

  • Paperless Procedures™ Datasheet  

    Paperless Procedures (PLP) is a combination of software and services that integrates process control, operator training, documentation and compliance needs into a robust knowledge-retention architecture.

    August 26, 2014

  • D/3® ProcessVision Console Datasheet  

    ProcessVision™ Console software is the easy and secure way to monitor, analyze and adjust continuous and batch processes running on the D/3® DCS System.

    August 26, 2014

  • D/3® Distributed Control System Datasheet  

    D/3® is a leading-edge Distributed Control System (DCS) that incorporates a full suite of intuitive software tools designed to improve product quality, maximize throughput and increase profits for process manufacturing companies. Featuring a flexible, open architecture and the familiar Microsoft Windows environment, D/3 is easy to use, maintain and configure—saving both time and money.

    August 26, 2014

  • D/3® System Architecture Datasheet  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is a completely scalable solution to meet your current and future process control needs. NovaTech D/3 products are currently employed by customers with as few as 50 and as many as 40,000 tags — with room to grow to over 100,000 tags. The D/3 consists of four major components: OCMs, DCMs, PCMs, and I/O.

    August 26, 2014

  • D/3® Keeps it Cool at Major Particle Accelerator  

    DESY relies on D/3®, FlexBatch®, and TotalVision® Process HMI for 24/7 operation of refrigeration plant. The German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) – located in Hamburg and Zeuthen – is one of five large accelerator centers in the world at which physicists study the world of elementary particles. Several hundred men and women work together on experiments in international groups, where, over the course of years of collaborative effort, they design, build, and operate complex measuring instruments the size of buildings and evaluate millions of items of data. Four such groups are currently working at DESY at the large underground Hadron Electron Ring Accelerator (HERA).

    August 20, 2014

  • D/3® PCM 4200 Process Control Module Datasheet  

    The D/3® Process Control Module (PCM) is a real-time, microprocessor based computer that provides distributed automation and control capabilities for continuous and batch process plant operations. The PCM 4200 is form-factor compatible with earlier cabinets and provides an upgrade path for PCM I, PCM II, PCM III, and PCM 2000 micros.

    August 15, 2014

  • D/3® 8000 Series I/O Summary  

    The NovaTech 8000 Series I/O 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.

    August 15, 2014