Energy Distribution


Retrofitting and interconnectivity

With Ixxat SG-gateways, existing systems, new equipment and control systems can be connected to each other in a smooth and fast way – regardless of communication technology or manufacturer brand. 

Energy distribution application

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Retrofitting of
existing assets

The SG-gateways enable easy retrofit of existing switchgear and other components to your protocol of choice.

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Easy configuration

A user focused interface with no need for programming knowledge or external software makes this the perfect multitool in the field of communication within energy distribution applications.

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Technical service

If you need help with the energy protocol configuration, our excellent technical service department is at your side during the whole project.


SG-gateway with 4-Port Switch and EtherNet/IP

Multi connectivity in industrial and energy automation with cloud connection – in one small device

The SG-gateway supports the communication protocols used in the energy sector, including IEC60870-5-104 and IEC61850 and enables connectivity for numerous different energy devices in different networks. On top of that the simultaneously usable OPC-UA and MQTT functionality empower direct integration into the companies’ cloud-based applications.

The 4-port switch enables routing of any of the Ethernet-based protocols between 2 separate IP networks.

The EtherNet/IP interface for Allen-Bradley PLCs is a real-time adapter interface with integrated 2-port switch that enables seamless network integration.

By combining EtherNet/IP, 4-port switch, another Ethernet interface and a serial interface, the SG-gateway offers enormous flexibility in network design and cyber-security through the simple and secure separation of the different network segments.

In addition to the IEC61850 and IEC 608710 protocols, other electric equipment in the field can also be connected via Modbus TCP and RTU.

Order codes: ASG2121, ASG2120, ASG2106

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Features & benefits

  • Connects intelligent electrical devices (IEDs) with IEC protocols via EtherNet/IP or Modbus to PLC systems for industrial automation
  • Easy way to transfer I/O data from electrical devices in the field to SCADA systems or cloud systems
  • Connects industrial machines and PLCs to energy switchgears and energy SCADA systems as well as to cloud systems
  • Easy way to route and convert different protocols in any direction
  • Separate communication channels in the device enable secure network separation
  • Supports several communication protocols (IEC61850, IEC60870-5-104, Modbus, OPC-UA, MQTT)
  • Connectivity via Ethernet or via optional 4G/LTE modem
  • Easy web-based configuration using any standard browser 
  • Onboard WebPLC for easy data conversion and control functions
  • Robust metal housing for stand-alone operation with DIN rail mounting
  • Global technical support and consulting services
  • Range of cybersecurity features including password protection, user management, and OpenVPN
  • Continuous software maintenance by HMS, devices can be upgraded in the field or remote
  • Easy export and import of configuration to ease volume installations

Ethernet/IP interface

  • Support of the generic device profile
  • Two-port cut-through switch
  • Device Level Ring (DLR) on beacon basis
  • Supports QuickConnect class B
  • Support of CIP energy objects
  • Customized identity information
  • Up to 128 groups
  • Up to 509 bytes of process data in each direction when using the Forward Open command
  • Up to 1448 bytes of process data in each direction when using the Large Forward Open command
  • Support for multiple I/O boards
  • Modular device support
  • 2 x RJ-45 EtherNet/IP 100 Mbit/s ports simultaneously available

4-Port Switch

  • Hardwired to second internal Ethernet interface
  • All Ethernet-based protocols and features are also available via the integrated switch
  • 4 x RJ45 10/100BaseT connectors

Additional interfaces

ETHERNET INTERFACE

  • 10/100 Mbit/s
  • DHCP server
  • SNTP
  • NAT routing
  • SNMP manager

SERIAL INTERFACE

  • Selectable RS-232/485
  • Serial baud rate 300 bps - 187,5 kbps

SECURITY FEATURES

  • OpenVPN client
  • TLS data encryption
  • Integrated Firewall
  • Password protection with password policy
  • Support for user roles
  • Root access authentication
  • Usage of standard ports for easy integration into firewalled environments

MODBUS/TCP

  • Supports Modbus TCP Client/Server
  • Connects up to 128 server devices and supports 4096 values

MODBUS RTU

  • Supports Modbus RTU Master/Slave
  • Connects up to 128 serial Modbus RTU slave devices and supports up to 4096 values

IEC61850 (OPTIONAL)

  • Client/Server
  • Goose Publisher/Subscriber
  • Up to 4096 data objects (each data object with value, quality and timestamp)
  • 32 server devices supported in Client configuration

IEC60870-5-104 (OPTIONAL)

  • Client/Server functionality
  • Up to 4096 data objects (each data object with value, quality and timestamp)
  • 32 server devices supported in Client configuration
  • Support for IEC60870-5-104 redundancy according to Norwegian User Convention

Wireless 4G/LTE MODEM (OPTIONAL)

  • Send and receive SMS
  • Remote access to the control room via IEC60870-5-104 or IEC61850 protocols
  • Uplink up to 5 Mbps
  • Downlink up to 10 Mbps
  • Mini SIM (2FF)
  • Variant for Europe: 
    - 2G bands: B3/B8 (1800/900 MHz)
    - 3G bands: B1/B3/B8 (2100/1800/900 MHz)
    - 4G bands: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28A (2100/1800/2600/900/800/700 MHz)
  • Variant for North America: 
    - 3G bands: B2/B4/B5 (1900/1700/850 MHz)
    - 4G bands: B12/B14/B4/B2/B5/B13/B66/B71 (700/700/1700/1900/850/700/1700/600 MHz)

OPC-UA

  • Micro Embedded Device Server Profile
  • UA-TCP, UA-SC, UA-Binary protocol and encoding
  • Up to 128 groups, 4096 values
  • Up to 4 concurrent client sessions

MQTT

  • Client version 3.1 and 3.11
  • Flexible for own definition of payloads
  • Last will, QoS, Keep alive interval
  • TLS encryption

Configuration interface

The application logic can be realized on the device either using the integrated graphical web editor or by using a predefined configuration loaded to the device. The graphical web editor is a very intuitive and easy to use interface to program software applications and configure the gateway. No engineering tools are required and it can easily be accomplished by service technicians.

 

Web-based configuration tool

Technical specifications

Dimensions  (L•W•H)
79 x 65 x 107 mm with included connectors plugged
Weight  450 g or 0.8 lbs
Operating temperature 0 to +55 °C  or  +32 to +131 °F
Enclose material
Powder-coated, aluminum-zinc hot-dipped steel, RAL 7021 
Power supply 24 VDC (+/- 15%); Weidmüller BL 3.50/03 (connector included)
Current consumption
250 mA at 24 V DC
Ethernet interface 1x 10/100 BaseT RJ45, link and traffic LED indicators
Switch 4 x 10/100BaseT RJ45, connected to second internal Ethernet interface
EtherNet/IP interface EtherNet/IP Adapter, cut-through switch with 2 ports 10/100 BaseT
Serial interface 1 x RS232/RS485 (selectable), Weidmüller BL 3.50/08 (included)
SD-card microSD card SD/SDHC, push/push slot
Optional modem 4G/LTE modems for Europe or North America, antenna for SMA socket not included (in the accessories section you will find the matching antenna)
Mechanical rating IP20, NEMA rating 1
Mounting DIN-rail (EN 50022 standard)
Always included protocols  Modbus TCP Client/Server, Modbus RTU Master/Slave, OPC-UA Server, MQTT Publisher/Subscriber, Kolibri (for HMS Hub connectivity)
Optional protocols  IEC61850 Client/Server, IEC60870-5-104 Client/Server
Config method  Integrated webserver 
Certifications CE, cUL

Technical services


The Ixxat Energy Technical Services Team is always on your side. We offer different service levels to fit your needs and fill the knowledge gaps you have for your next project!

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Ordering information

Order Code  ASG2121 ((IEC60870-5-104 Client/Server + IEC61850 Client/Server + 4G/LTE for North America)
Additional Order Codes  ASG2120 ((IEC60870-5-104 Client/Server + IEC61850 Client/Server + 4G/LTE for Europe)
ASG2106 ((IEC60870-5-104 Client/Server + IEC61850 Client/Server) 
Included components 4 GByte microSD memory card 
Power connector (Weidmüller BL 3.50/3) 
Serial connector (Weidmüller BL 3.50/8)
CAN connector (Weidmüller BL 3.50/04)
(power supply and antenna NOT included)
Accessories ISG9500-C (3G/4G antenna with SMA connector)
Required software Ixxat IP configurator (for IP configuration - Freeware) 
Downloadable under Support | Files and Documents

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Ixxat SG-gateway – the right choice for your energy distribution application!


Fields of application

Integration of components with IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5, DNP3, Modbus and GPIO interfaces into modern control rooms or industrial controllers from Siemens or Rockwell Automation. The Ixxat SG-gateways can either be used as versatile data gateways but also as miniature RTU with included data processing and control functions.

  • Substations  
  • Power plant components
  • Energy storage
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Measuring instruments
  • and many more

All you need in one device

  • Flexible and unrestricted configuration of data flow between all available protocols
  • Multiple usage of available data through OPC-UA and MQTT compatibility
  • Optional remote access for configuration updates
  • Protocol conversion, data modification, alarms up to complex logic implementation
  • Several security mechanisms, including password protection, OpenVPN and TLS, to protect your data and network

Configuration – easy and intuitive

  • Adaptation and processing of data using a graphical programming interface
  • Simplified configuration by using wizards
  • Fast installation and adjustment of parameters in the field since no additional tools are required
  • Fast plug & play installation after configuration


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