IEC 61850

Network structure and I/O systems for IEC 61850

Standardized communication

For future-proof energy networks

Until now, switchgears were based on a manufacturer-specific device technology with proprietary interfaces and protocols. Thanks to the IEC 61850 standard, communication and the engineering process are now being 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.

Your advantages

  • Interoperability thanks to standardized communication and engineering processes
  • Global use, a high acceptance and wide distribution
  • Secure and future-proof investment due to clearly defined requirements for devices and communication
  • Simplified system engineering, thanks to defined interfaces, an object-oriented data model, and a uniform communication language
  • Consistent communication from the process, field and station levels all the way to the power supply level

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