Almost half of NovaTech’s utility business is comprised of services: engineering design, packaging, commissioning and training. We work closely with utility customers to define and engineer RTU and Bitronics panels and custom cabinetry, design HMI screens, create special logic and manage complete web-based SCADA systems. On-site installation, commissioning and training services are dispatched from local offices in seven US locations (map below) to help assist users implement projects quickly and safely. NovaTech provides high levels of post-project support.
“Our calls to the factory have been met with professionalism, timely attention and thorough knowledge of the product… The willingness to get the job done and focus on the customer’s problems while providing a product that is clearly tailored to the needs of the user, I found to be a refreshing change.” – Bill P
Services Availability by Region
On-Site service available within a drive from any of our seven regional offices (located in Lenexa KS, Denham Springs LA, Owings Mills MD, Bethlehem PA, Milwaukee WI, Aiken SC and Shelby NC). All other services available nationwide.
The Orion Family of Substation Automation Platforms and I/O perform an expanding array of automation and security applications in electric utility substations, with minimal setup and maintenance. A single Orion can replace multiple legacy boxes in a substation, reducing hardware, design, wiring, and panel costs.
A Hot Active – Standby Redundancy capability is now available for the OrionLX and OrionLXm. This new design simplifies operation and diagnostics in multiple redundant substation automation and SCADA applications.
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,
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.
NovaTech, in partnership with Caral Soluciones Energeticas (Peru) donated OrionLX Substation Automation Platform equipment that will assist students and teachers in the development of new ecosystems through simulation and modern technology.
At DistribuTECH 2017, NovaTech is exhibiting the new Orion I/O™ for substations. It delivers NERC CIP-compliant security, the highest I/O density (up to 64 in 2 RU) and the lowest cost per point (under $20). Orion I/O is a member of the OrionLX™ family, which means the right combination of flexibility and ease-of-use.
Rep. Kevin Yoder (3rd Congressional District of Kansas) presented NovaTech a letter of recognition from and an American flag that flew over the Capitol. This award was in recognition of shipping over 20,000 American manufactured products worldwide.
With the rapid adoption of the IEC 61850 standard by many US-based utilities, Distributed Event Recorders are becoming easier to create. Bruce’s presentation explains why the application of fault recorders could…
The NovaTech Orion WEBserver uses open-source graphics development, a pre-defined library of faceplates, a tiled alarm annunciator and simple setup to provide small and medium-sized utilities with a robust, low-cost SCADA solution for substation monitoring.
This video shows how a Northwest utility uses the Bitronics M871 to captures a fault and provides key information to the utility. Features such as SCADA data, distance-to-fault, disturbance recording, etc., that weren’t present, can be made available from the M87x. Installing the Bitronics M871 to automate the distribution substation is a low-cost option to performing a relay upgrade or installing an expensive fault recorder.