Products for IEC 61850

Products for IEC 61850

Easy and robust automation of energy networks.

A reliable, sustainable energy supply poses new challenges to society. Energy requirements will continue to grow disproportionately until 2030. Rising energy costs, scarce resources, and CO2 emissions are all global factors.

In order to tackle this, new energy concepts and system approaches will be required, such as the Smart Grid. As a long-term partner of the energy industry, Phoenix Contact provides you with a wide range of powerful products that are specially developed for these tasks.

Your advantages

  • Suitable for use under the harshest electromagnetic, electrostatic, and climatic ambient conditions
  • Reliable, error-free data transmission over long distances, thanks to FO technology
  • Extensive investment security, thanks to interoperable products according to IEC 61850 and IEEE network standards
  • Implement high-availability networks easily: no delays or loss of packets in the event of network component failure with the PRP redundancy module
  • The web interface enables flexible online access to the I/O system and saves time during startup, thanks to easy parameterization

IEC 61850 – standardized communication for future-proof energy networks

Standardized communication for energy systems: IEC 61850  

Standardized communication for energy systems: IEC 61850

Thanks to the IEC 61850 standard created by the International Electrotechnical Commission, communication and the engineering process for switchgears has been standardized worldwide.

This means that users are no longer dependent on a single manufacturer, and the variety of interfaces is decreasing significantly. Ethernet technology is the basis for IEC 61850 communication.

IEC 61850 describes the demands placed on devices and communication that are used in systems for protection and control technology in electrical switchgears. They primarily define:

  • General specifications for switchgears
  • Information on functions and devices
  • Information exchange for protection, monitoring, control, and measurement in switchgears
  • Communication interfaces
  • An internationally uniform configuration language

Particularly easy I/O communication in energy systems

Axioline F simplifies I/O communication in energy systems

Axioline F: fast, robust, easy

Axioline F not only provides fast data processing but also a robust design and mechanics, and it is therefore predestined for use in the energy environment. Communicate with the bus coupler via the fast GOOSE protocol and use the I/O terminals for increased nominal voltages and corresponding electric strength, even in harsh environments.

The particular ease of handling of Axioline F also saves time during startup – this increases the availability of your system. For a precise number of I/Os and more flexibility, make use of the comprehensive Axioline F product range.

Your advantages:

  • Easy configuration, startup, and maintenance, thanks to the interoperability of the I/O system, according to IEC 61850
  • Extremely flexible range of applications, as it can be combined with devices from leading manufacturers
  • Easy startup, thanks to parameterization without any need for programming knowledge
  • Precise I/O count and simple retrofit reduce costs and increase flexibility
  • More compact I/O stations, thanks to freely combinable extra-low and low voltage modules
  • Simple device configuration and flexible online access with a web interface

Switches for harsh ambient environments

Industrial Ethernet Switches for IEC 61850-3/IEEE 1613  

Industrial Ethernet Switches for IEC 61850-3/IEEE 1613

IEC 61850 places special requirements on network components. Depending on the installation location, stringent environmental conditions may have to be fulfilled, that are specified in IEC 61850-3.

The switches fulfill these requirements and are optimized for communication according to IEC 61850. In addition, benefit from the comprehensive IT-compatible functions in terms of safety, redundancy, and network management, as well as comprehensive integration in your IT network structures.

PRP redundancy modules prevent downtimes

In energy networks, it comes down to a particularly high level of fault tolerance. The PRP redundancy modules enable parallel network redundancy without switching time in the event of a fault and ensure the high availability of your network.

Even if a network or individual network components fail, no data packages are lost.

Media converters for Ethernet applications in realtime

Media converters for Ethernet applications in realtime

Media converters for Ethernet applications in realtime

Thanks to the robust metal housing, the FL MC 2000E LC fiber optics media converters fulfill the stringent environmental conditions for energy applications according to IEC 61850-3/IEEE 1613.

Data transmission via fiber optics provides you with optimum performance and it is particularly immune to EMC interference.


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