IXXAT SG-gateways

Your solution to solve the Smart Grid communication challenges

The integration of alternative energy systems into existing power grids leads to a radical change in the way electrical grids are designed and operated. Fluctuating energy generation and demands of grid operators require more information and control in power generation, distribution and consumption. Key element for the migration from simple power grids to modern "Smart Grids" is the communication technology.

IXXAT SG-gateways are designed to enable communication between industrial automation systems and control systems for energy, but also for water/wastewater, gas and railway power networks. They can also be used for networking equipment within these systems.

All IXXAT SG-gateways support the communication protocols used in modern smart grid networks, e.g. VHPready, IEC60870-5-104 and IEC61850. In addition, they also include Modbus TCP Client/Server and Modbus RTU Master/Slave functionality. Thanks to the integrated Anybus technology they can communicate with various industrial fieldbus or Ethernet networks, such as Profibus, Profinet or EtherNet/IP – making them the ideal choice for linking energy and industrial systems.

Application examples for the IXXAT SG-gateway in Smart Grids

  • Networking within and with switchgear and transformer stations
  • Linking of power generators to “Virtual Power Plants”
  • Connection of plants to “Demand Response” systems
  • Connection between energy producers and control systems
  • Networking of different infrastructure systems (energy/gas) e.g. for Power2X applications

Simple, intuitive operation via Web-PLC

Whether you are a technician, project engineer or system integrator, you will appreciate the manifold possibilities of our IXXAT SG-gateways and their simple and intuitive programming via Web-PLC.

All functions are implemented similar to the well-known CFCs (Continuous Function Charts). The Web-PLC provides a graphical user interface accessible via the integrated web server and a standard browser.

Device access is either possible within the local network or by using a remote-control interface via cable or 3G – secured via OpenVPN.

Simple functions for signal preprocessing and complex function blocks are available for programming. The SG-gateway can be used as an information bridge between two systems, or to execute simple automation functions, e.g. preprocessing measured data or generating messages (status and alarm messages, etc.).

No matter what you want to achieve – IXXAT SG-gateways are the right choice to solve your problems!

Whether you operate an alternative energy system or a complete virtual power plant (VPP) – IXXAT SG-gateways are the best suitable solution for integrating energy systems into the smart grid.

  • Energy protocols: VHPready, IEC 61850 Client/Server, GOOSE, proxy gateway, IEC 60870-5-104 Client/Server
  • Interfaces / industrial protocols: Modbus-TCP client/server and Modbus RTU master/slave, I/O module, M-Bus, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP
  • Secure communication channels with OpenVPN encryption
  • Simple parameterization and programming
You would like to know more?

Visit our website for more information or download our IXXAT Energy brochure here

Company profile HMS

HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS develops and manufactures products under the brands: Anybus®, IXXAT® and eWON®. These products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and systems and also be monitored and controlled remotely.

Development and manufacturing take place at the headquarters in Halmstad, Sweden, in Nivelles, Belgium and in Ravensburg, Germany. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in China, Switzerland, France, Germany, Finland, Italy, India, Japan, UK and USA, plus distributors in more than 50 countries. HMS employs over 500 people.

HMS Technology Center Ravensburg GmbH
HMS Technology Center Ravensburg GmbH

Helmut-Vetter-Straße 2
88213 Ravensburg

T +49 751 56146-0
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