|You can find
information about the SICAM
product range on the SIEMENS homepage:
descriptions for the entire system range are available in English on
the Siemens website. Here is a summary of the descriptions.
230 was originally developed by
COPA-DATA on behalf of SAT Automation. The SICAM 1703 and Toolbox II
product ranges were originally proprietary developments of SAT
Automation, subsequently known as VATECH SAT. When VATECH was taken
over by SIEMENS in June 2006, SIEMENS also took over VATECH SAT and
integrated the SAT 1703, Toolbox II and 230 product ranges into the
SIEMENS product range using the name SICAM.
1703 Station Control, Telecontrol and Automation System
|SICAM 1703 is an innovative product
range of modular and scalable (sub)station control and telecontrol
devices, which covers the entire range of equipment - from compact
solutions in the medium-voltage range to large ultra-high-voltage
systems - meaning it can be integrated flexibly into the relevant
system environment. The 1703 product range includes the integrated
BC1703ACP field control device, AK1703ACP automation component,
TM1703ACP automation unit, the TM1703(e)mic small telecontrol system
and the PTS1703 protocol test system.
Using redundancy concepts that can be designed in a variety of ways,
the SICAM 1703 product range can be adjusted to specific availability
requirements at any system level; as well as the standardized IEC
60870-5-101/103/104 and IEC 61850 protocols, a multitude of proprietary
third-party protocols are also available for communication interfaces.
In addition, the range of functions of the SICAM 1703 product line
includes remote control and remote parameterization, self-diagnosis and
remote diagnosis and hardware-supported and/or software-supported local
automation functions in accordance with IEC 61131-3..
TOOLBOX II Engineering Tool
|The TOOLBOX II provides all necessary
engineering functions for the entire SICAM 1703 product line,
projection interfaces for the SICAM PAS, Spectrum and Power CC product
ranges as well as for other control systems by third-party
manufacturers and is used for the entire engineering process of
networks and plant equipment. The implementation of IEC 61850 makes it
possible to summarize and integrate source data on project levels from
automation systems and devices of third-party manufacturers.
The engineering tool reduces the need for training, supports the user
from data acquisition and data modeling to the loading of parameters
with consistency checks, system and parameter tests and error
diagnosis; using remote parameterization, non-local stations can also
be maintained using existing communication connections.
Plant parts and/or complete systems can be declared, dealt with,
modeled, modified and copied as objects in OPM II. This object-oriented
generation permits the inheritance of properties and changes, making
central data management considerably easier.
The CAEx plus tool can be used to realize open and closed loop control
functions using all types of variables and parameters. The entire
bandwidth of the text-based and graphic-based programming languages
specified in the IEC 61131-3 is available as individual functions and
Control Centre and Station Control System
flexible and modular system solution, SICAM 230 offers a
cost-effective, transparent and open interface between the operator and
process, especially for utility and industrial companies. Its wide
range of seamlessly scalable system solutions – on both an operator
workplace level and on a single or multiple redundant control centre
system level – is ideally suited to monitoring and controlling networks
and plants with any required level of detail and any specified
The distributed, multi-hierarchical system concept permits functions to
be distributed flexibly over various sectors, levels and/or zones with
variably categorized operating rights. Monitoring and control occur
exactly where they are needed, but still as close to the process as
possible. At the same time, the control centre is relieved of less
The modern, innovative user interface with multi-screening and
multi-window technology as well as freely designable image hierarchies
make it possible to flexibly adapt the process display to the
requirements of the plant user, while user-friendly filter functions
make it possible for the operator to selectively access online values
and archived data records at any time in the form of permanently
updated lists, protocols and reports.
The control system communicates with the process via communication
servers, which are available for both SICAM 1703 and third-party
systems and which can be operated in a multi-parallel manner.
Integrated multimedia applications, such as audio outlet, video window
and HTML browser, can be activated by condition, value and status
changes and are used for a series of industry-specific expansions and
project-specific functions - in combination with the open system
PAS Station Control and Automation System
|SICAM PAS (Power Automation System)
meets all the current and foreseeable demands on modern, functionally
distributed substation control technology. SICAM PAS controls and
monitors all substation components and archives the entire process as
part of available data transfer protocols. As well as a multitude of
other standardized communication protocols, the new IEC 61850 standard
for communication with field devices is also supported. SICAM PAS is an
open system from a functional point of view, which offers a user
interface for the integration of system-specific and plant-specific
tasks and versatile automation functions – in addition to standardized
data exchange processes. The SICAM PAS product range comprises the PAS
station unit, PAS basic software, PAS CC process visualization and
Diamond, ValPro and RecPro software add-ons.
SICAM PAS is based on SIMATIC WinCC, the global standard for industrial
automation, making it modular and scalable in terms of both hardware
and software. SICAM PAS is built on standardized hardware components,
communication connections and protocols and covers a wide rage of
applications with its functions. It goes without saying that SICAM PAS
also supports distributed system configurations, meaning that SICAM PAS
runs simultaneously on several hardware components. SICAM PAS is
compatible with most Microsoft Windows operating systems. Its
user-friendly user interface enables problem-free use, comfortable
configuration and easy operation. Commissioning and maintenance
procedures are optimally supported by contemporary diagnostic tools.
Thanks to a clear and open system structure, complete documentation and
extensive tests, SICAM PAS is an extremely reliable product.
Automation tasks are realized using CFC (Continuous Function Chart) on
the basis of IEC 61131. Programs are created graphically by linking
functional blocks. SICAM PAS provides an extensive library of functions
with a multitude of extensively tested CFC components, which were
specifically developed for the automation of processes and energy
supply. Consequently, SICAM PAS can be integrated without problems into
existing systems and plants as well as being used to integrate
heterogeneous system environments. Due to its function as a
communication gateway, only one data connection is ever required to the
superordinate control system level.
|SICAM PAS CC
|SICAM PAS CC is based on SIMATIC WinCC,
the global standard for industrial automation and process visualization
and aids process visualization, whereby several independent SICAM PAS
CC servers can be coupled to one SICAM PAS system configuration and
redundant server configurations are possible as well. In addition,
SICAM PAS CC supports configurations with several subordinate SICAM PAS
Industry-standard X-controls are used to control and monitor plant
equipment. These support four different forms of presentation (IEC,
DIN, SINAUT LSA, SICAM) of equipment. The project-specific generation
of proprietary object depictions (bitmaps) and their link with process
objects as well as unipolar network depictions with topological
coloring can also be carried out.
SICAM Diamond is used for the monitoring and control of stations or
systems via the internet.
SICAM ValPro is used to evaluate archived measurements and counter
values. Archives can be shown graphically and in table format, and
their minimums, maximums and average values can be determined on an
hourly or daily basis.
SICAM RecPro supports the automatic retrieval and archiving of fault
recordings from protection units using IEC 60870-5-103, PROFIBUS FMS
and IEC 61850.
SIPROTEC Protective and Control Equipment
|SIPROTEC is an innovative product range
of digital protection and control equipment with ergonomic user
interfaces, flexible functions and communication interfaces for remote
control and parameterization. The equipment design is based on digital
measuring technology and digital signal processing, which guarantee a
high level of measuring accuracy and reliable recording of harmonic
components and transients, as well as long-term data management.
Digital filters and dynamic stabilization of the measurements guarantee
a high level of security in the reaction to failure events by
protective measures. Self-diagnosis routines recognize equipment errors
and display them. Non-activations and faulty activations due to network
faults are largely excluded.
SCALA System and Station System
|You can find information about ANDRITZ
250 SCALA on the Andritz homepage:
SCALA is originally a proprietary
development of SAT Automation, subsequently known as VATECH SAT. With
the breakup and takeover of the VATECH Hydro department by ANDRITZ as
part of the takeover of the rest of VATECH by SIEMENS in June 2006, the
ANDRITZ Hydro business sector developed into one of the world’s leading
suppliers for the erection and equipment of hydropower plants. In
January 2009, the VATECH Hydro business sector was renamed ANDRITZ
Hydro and the SAT250 product was renamed 250 SCALA.