The OrionLXm is a physically smaller OrionLX designed for applications requiring fewer connections and less space, including smaller distribution substations and OEM and pole-top RTU applications. The OrionLXm has more power and cyber security features than the transducer-mount Orion5, and it runs all OrionLX options and protocols with the same code base. All connections and diagnostic LEDs are on the front face, and universal mounting options include panel, 19” rack or DIN-rail.
Ethernet Switch and Fiber Option
The OrionLXm can be ordered with a built-in unmanaged Ethernet switch on one of its two NICs (E1). The other port, E0, can be copper, Multimode fiber, or single-mode fiber.
Flexible Mounting Options
Optional Discrete I/O
The OrionLXm Discrete I/O module offers 12 inputs in two groups of six, plus two Form A (NO) outputs and two Form C (NO/NC) outputs. Outputs are monitored by a built-in input circuit. If outputs are not required, these monitoring inputs can be used as general- purpose wide-range inputs, bring the total to 16 inputs. When ordered, this I/O module occupies one of the OrionLXm option card slots. Two I/O modules can be ordered to occupy both slots, for a total of 24 inputs and 8 outputs, or 32 inputs.
Four option cards are available:
Four RS-232/485 serial ports
Four ST serial fiber ports
Discrete I/O 12-in/4-out or 16-in
One Bit Synchronous port and three RS-232/485 ports
International will require 240V ac, No space for dual power supply
OrionLXm Communication Protocols, Math and Logic and Software Options
The OrionLXm supports all common “Master” and “Client” protocols, and “Slave” and “Server” protocols including DNP3, SEL Master, Modbus, IEC 61850 and IEC 60870. With an optional “Bit Synchronous” card, support is provided for legacy CDC and Conitel protocols as well. The OrionLXm also supports IEC 61131-3 Math & Logic, Alarm Annunciation, SOE and Points Blocking software options. For complete details, see the OrionLXm Model # Builder below:
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.
The Orion Family now includes the new OrionLX+ plus the OrionLX CPX, OrionLXm and Orion I/O. All these Orions share the same firmware and configuration in NCD. The new features and enhancements described below are now available to simplify usage, expand application and reduce cost of ownership.
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, 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.
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.
Almost half of NovaTech’s business is in Systems and Services including web page design, panel design, math and logic development, Orion configuration, and onsite installation and commissioning. Mark Matassa explains how our engineers can work with you to reduce project execution time at the 2016 DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.