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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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® 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

  • TechTalk Summer 2014  

    Recent Enhancements to the OrionLX DNP3 Server / Slave Protocol
    Using the Distance-to-Fault Function in Bitronics 70 Series
    Did You Know: The “Short Event Summary” Text String

    July 23, 2014

  • TechTalk Spring 2014  

    Easy Retrofit of Legacy Panel Meters with Bitronics SCADA Meters and SUSI Adapters
    Bitronics 878 DIOD: Recent Applications
    NovaTech and PAS Developing NERC CIP Solutions
    OrionLX Release 8 Upgrade

    April 20, 2014

  • D/3® Loop Optimizer Datasheet  

    Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) control strategies are responsible for maintaining control of production processes within prescribed tolerances. They are heavily employed in most modern production facilities throughout the world.

    January 6, 2014

  • Alarm Management Handbook, Chapter 1  

    This is Chapter One of “The Alarm Management Handbook” and is written by individuals with vast experience in the different plants, processes, and environments requiring effective alarm management. It is filled with good examples and explanations of procedures, with practical lists and tips on how one should proceed. It is based on hundreds of successful projects.

    January 1, 2014

  • Watt/VAR Family Digital Power Meters Datasheet  

    The Watt/VAR instrument family consists of digital wattmeters, VAR meters and power factor meters with optional transducer outputs to feed to SCADA/EMS systems.
    There are models for single phase and three phase systems either 3-Wire or 4-Wire. Different models are selected for 1-Element, 2-Element, 2½-Element, and 3-Element connection.

    July 12, 2013

  • TechTalk Summer 2013  

    Cochran Marine, OrionLX and Bitronics – Automated Shore Power
    Bitronics Adds Loss Compensation to 50 Series SCADA Meters
    LDAP Centralized and Remote Authentication for OrionLX
    Did You Know Section

    June 26, 2013

  • TechTalk Spring 2013  

    Bitronics Enhance PRC-002 Offering
    IEC 61850: Now Available on the OroinLX
    Island Style Energy Innovation

    April 22, 2013

  • The Orion Automation Platform is widely applied in electric substations to perform secure monitoring, data processing and control functions. The Orion physical structure, flexible software architecture and powerful configuration software make it an ideal solution for integration and automation in wind farm substations.

    February 2, 2013

  • The OrionLX™ WEBserver provides open-source tools to create an unlimited variety of customized webpages. In most applications, commonality exists for IED faceplates and breaker control screens. The Indirect Addressing feature in OrionLX WEBserver reduces the effort to configure display points on pages that must be replicated many times.

    July 23, 2012

  • Split-core or clamp-on CTs provide an alternative to directly wiring to measurement or relay CTs in substation upgrade/retrofit applications when it is desired to add monitoring and SCADA data. The split-core CT option is available on all Bitronics M65x SCADA metering products (all variations of the M650, M651, and M653 models).

    June 28, 2012

  • Paperless Procedures™ Overview Brochure  

    Paperless Procedures™ (PLP) is a patented software product and methodology that simplifies the creation , execution, and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) across the entire process enterprise.

    June 26, 2012

  • VGA Touchscreen Monitor for OrionLX  

    A rugged VGA Touchscreen Monitor is available for the OrionLX™. Features include:
    • Viewable area: 19”
    • Brightness: 300 cd/m2
    • Contrast ratio: 700:1
    • Viewing angle: V/H 80°/75°
    • Response time: 8ms
    • Pixel pitch: 0.294mm
    • Maximum resolution: 1280 x 1024
    • Input power: 125V or 48V dc
    • 19” Rack-Mount or Panel-Moun

    May 3, 2012

  • TechTalk Spring 2012  

    OrionLX Relay Helper
    2012 IEEE PES T&D Conference Details
    Requirements for Complying with NERC Standard PRC-002
    10 Year Warranty on Bitronics Produc

    March 30, 2012

  • OrionLX™ Relay Helper  

    NovaTech currently provides over 200 pre-engineered SEL® “point pick lists” (or “Default Files”) to simplify the process of selecting points from SEL® relays. When new SEL® relay model variations are introduced, NovaTech Engineering, or the user, creates a new Default File for that specific new relay model.

    February 21, 2012

  • High Performance OrionLX CPU  

    The optional OrionLX High Performance CPU provides two to three times more speed and processing power than the standard OrionLX CPU. It is intended for larger automation applications, notably transmission substation applications with large SCADA databases, extensive math and logic, many webpages and encryption and other security features implemented.

    January 2, 2012

  • TechTalk Winter 2011  

    Bitronics 50 Series Split-Core CT Option
    OrionLX Direct VGA Video
    OrionLX Renewable

    December 31, 2011

  • PAS Alarm Management & PlantState Suite Overview  

    PlantState Suite (PSS) Alarm Management Software is a comprehensive alarm management and operations support software suite that facilitates event analysis, documentation and rationalization, auditing and enforcement, and dynamic alarm management to optimize any alarm system. Together with professional analysis and facilitation services provided by NovaTech, PSS ensures that operators are presented with only the most important alarms requiring intervention and can take appropriate action before an upset or accident occurs.

    December 13, 2011

  • TechTalk Fall 2011  

    Bitronics 50 Series Updates
    IEC 61131-3 Programming Tools For OrionLX
    Navigate the Sea of Data

    October 31, 2011

  • NCD3 Upgrade Datasheet  

    This note summarizes new features in NCD3 and describes the procedure for obtaining / updating to NCD3.

    October 19, 2011

  • Orion NCD Datasheet  

    NovaTech Communications Director (NCD) is a powerful software package for programming the Orion family of Automation Platforms. Users are able to configure multiple protocols without the need for tedious programming or scripting.

    October 4, 2011