The SEL-2240 Axion is a fully integrated, modular input/output (I/O) and control solution for utility and industrial applications, including use as a remote terminal unit (RTU) or ultrarugged programmable logic controller (PLC). With an optional 7-inch color touchscreen display, the Axion is also ideal for application as a bay control unit.
The Axion combines the communications, built-in security, and IEC 61131 logic engine of the SEL Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC) family with a durable suite of I/O modules that provide high-speed, deterministic control performance over an EtherCAT network. The SEL-3530, SEL-3530-4, SEL-3555, SEL-3560S, and SEL-3560E RTACs and SEL-2241 RTAC Module can all operate as the CPU for an Axion platform. For more information about the RTAC automation platform, its applications, and other available models, visit the RTAC platform page.
NEW Bay Controller—Combine the scalable architecture of the Axion with a fully integrated, 7-inch touchscreen display and the powerful logic engine of the RTAC for a comprehensive bay control and monitoring solution. The Axion's flexible design allows you to expand the device to control and monitor over a hundred switching devices across multiple substation bays. Customize your bay control unit with a wide selection of I/O modules, single or redundant power supplies, and a compatible SEL-2241 RTAC Module (shipped with R149 firmware or later).
Digital Fault Recording (DFR) System—Use the SEL-3555 RTAC with Axion modules, including the SEL-2245-42 AC Protection Module, to develop DFR solutions that exceed the requirements of NERC PRC-002. The SEL-2245-42 Module features 24 kHz recording with recording group configuration for combining multiple module event reports, including digital values, into a single COMTRADE file. The SEL-3555 RTAC with SSD storage provides the perfect controller for recording applications to maintain more than the minimum ten-day storage requirement of all fault records, dynamic disturbance records, and Sequence of Events (SOE) records in the substation.
SCADA RTU—Enable substation reporting and control by using the included serial and Ethernet communications protocols along with Axion I/O modules.
Synchronized CT/PT Measurements for Advanced Control—Employ synchronized CT/PT measurements from multiple Axion chassis distributed across a substation and from multiple Axion systems for advanced time-deterministic control applications, including load shedding and microgrid control.
Flexible Synchrophasor Measurement Unit—Apply the Axion as a scalable and distributable phasor measurement unit (PMU). A single RTAC module in the primary Axion node serves IEEE C37.118.1a-2014 synchrophasor data from remote Axion PMU nodes. Remote Axion nodes use the SEL-2245-4 AC Metering Module located at the measurement points.
IEC 61850 GOOSE Concentrator—Gather a variety of substation I/O with the SEL-2244 Digital I/O Modules, and share the data with IEC 61850 GOOSE messages. Apply the protocol flexibility of the RTAC to concentrate data from non-IEC 61850 relays, and convert these data to GOOSE messages
Power Management Integration With Industrial Control System—Provide a powerful gateway between the substation and the factory using EtherNet/IP. This popular industrial protocol facilitates reliable communication between electronic devices in industrial automation systems. Use the RTAC EtherNet/IP adapter to exchange critical data for real-time monitoring, process control, and power system integration.
Automatic Trip Coil Monitoring—Assess the health of a circuit breaker by capturing trip coil performance in real time. Record trip coil dynamics, including current, voltage, and temperature during operations, and run automatic diagnostics to issue alerts for scheduling preventative maintenance.
SCADA Data Concentrator—Take advantage of multiprotocol support to collect SCADA information and process control commands, and obtain Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)/Network Time Protocol (NTP) time synchronization through a single communications link to each Ethernet device.
Remote I/O Expansion—Increase the number of I/O points with as many as 60 modules or six nodes connected to one resident SEL-2241 RTAC. Through EtherCAT connectivity, provide rapid data acquisition rates to the expanded I/O points within your automation system.
Event Recording—Record high-accuracy COMTRADE events with the Axion analog modules. Record up to 24 kHz event records with the SEL-2245-4 AC Metering Modules and up to 1 kHz event records from the SEL-2245-2 and SEL-2245-22 DC Analog Modules.
System Security—Enable encryption for any engineering access channel or SCADA link. Implement system security auditing, logging, and password restrictions to enforce government standards. Use web upload features and project passwords.
Industrial Control System and PID Control—Create an ultra-rugged PLC system by combining the standard IEC 61131 logic engine, integrated database, and flexible I/O. Use ladder logic, structured text, or function chart programming for custom control strategies. Support advanced process control strategies by implementing control function blocks, such as proportional integral derivative (PID).
Substation Battery Monitoring—Monitor substation battery levels and issue alarms using the new SEL-2245-22 DC Analog Input Extended-Range Module.
EtherCAT Network Topologies—The SEL-2243 Power Couplers provide not only hot-pluggable power supplies, but also fast EtherCAT connections to remote Axion nodes. The power couplers create EtherCAT links in a star network topology, sequential network topology, or combination of both. Apply single or dual power couplers in each Axion node based on connection or redundancy requirements.
Protocol Gateway—Collect downstream data with client protocols. Then, send these data to an upstream human-machine interface (HMI), RTU, or SCADA master with server protocols, converting the data from one protocol to another in the process.
This video introduces the Axion Bay Controller, which combines the flexible architecture of the SEL-2240 Axion with a 7-inch color touchscreen interface.View all videos
Capacitive 7-inch, 800 × 480 color touchscreen with full onscreen keyboard
Pushbutton to return to default home screen
Front Ethernet port for configuration and maintenance
Programmable tricolor LEDs for alert and status information
Programmable operator pushbuttons for custom control commands
Lamp test pushbutton
Serial activity and user-programmable LEDs.
Two independent Ethernet ports, available in either copper or LC fiber, are capable of operating on separate subnets.
Four serial ports, software-selectable for EIA-232/EIA-485.
Panel wiring harnesses are available to simplify field termination. Choose between 8', 16', and 20' lengths.
Optional redundant power supply.
All digital inputs are rated for ac and dc operation and time-stamped to 1 ms accuracy.
All terminals are clearly numbered for wiring and testing.
Choose fast, high-current digital outputs for applications requiring fast action (<50 µs) or interrupting high current (up to 10 A).
Indicating LED for each input and output.
DC analog inputs are software-selectable for ±20 mA, ±2 mA, or ±10 V input ranges.
Measure ac signals with three current and three voltage inputs for recording or protection functions.
Self-sourcing dc analog outputs are software-selectable for ±20 mA or ±10 V.
Collect synchronized ac measurements (5–400 V, 0–22 A) with an accuracy of 0.1 percent on the SEL-2245-4 AC Metering Module.
Select from predefined bay screens or configure as many as 25 custom bay screens using the Bay Screen Builder application within acSELerator RTAC. Within the 25 screens, you can control over 100 elements, including breakers, two-position disconnects, and three-position disconnects. You can also view hundreds of analog and digital data in contextual displays.
To control a breaker or disconnect switch, simply tap the equipment icon in the bay screen, select a command, and confirm your selection.
User authentication is required before issuing commands, providing robust security for device management and control. The full onscreen keyboard allows you to enter required credentials quickly and easily.
Access the RTAC’s SOE logs to see informative names that you can customize for your application. The SOE display includes date and time stamps with millisecond accuracy.
View important device information, including the SEL RTAC serial number, firmware version, project history, and more.
View the Axion module status for each slot and node in the system. The Module Status screen conveniently indicates the operational or alarm status for all slots, including those in remote nodes.
Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC) with Modular I/O
The Axion combines the powerful, multifunctional RTAC platform with a durable suite of I/O modules--making it a versatile solution for the most demanding utility and industrial applications. For more information about the RTAC automation platform, its applications, and other available models, visit the RTAC platform page.
Complete Bay Control and Monitoring
Control and monitor breakers, switches, and other vital substation assets using the Axion’s new 7-inch color touchscreen. Create up to 25 custom bay screens using the new Bay Screen Builder application in acSELerator RTAC SEL-5033 Software.
RTU and Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) in a Single System
The Axion includes I/O, SCADA communications, and control logic support for many industrial and utility applications.
Synchronized Current and Voltage Measurements
The Axion CT/PT Module provides time-aligned current and voltage measurements for high-accuracy waveform recording and advanced power control algorithms.
Top-of-the-Second Synchronized Measurements
All measurements of the SEL-2245-4 AC Metering Module are synchronized to the top of the second to provide time-aligned data for wide-area control schemes with multiple Axion systems.
Modular Phasor Measurement Unit
Stream and process IEEE C37.118.1 compliant synchrophasor messages via the SEL-2245-4 AC Metering Module, which has 4 CT and 4 PT inputs, as well as the SEL-2244-2 Digital Input Module, which has 24 digital inputs.
Simple Setup With acSELerator RTAC Software
Build a system quickly, including I/O modules, using standard device templates.
Flexible I/O Selections
Choose a custom mix of digital I/O modules that suit the application. Include hundreds of points in a single panel, all connected to a deterministic EtherCAT network.
Advanced User Authentication and System Security
Enforce Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) user accounts to maintain security perimeter integrity. Apply security corporate logging and port control policies to comply with NERC CIP requirements.
Deterministic I/O Performance
The connected I/O is updated at a deterministic frequency; all inputs provide 1 ms Sequential Events Recorder (SER) time stamps.
More Than SCADA
The Axion includes industry-standard communications protocols to enable multiple SCADA connections as well as distributed control networks among many stations.
Implement I/O networks that use optional fiber-optic cables to provide outstanding signal isolation and flexibility in module placement.
Concentrate and manage data from new and legacy relays and other IEDs using our extensive set of protocols.
|Product||Revision||Firmware ID||Date Available||Serial Number|
The Firmware IDs for older versions of the firmware can typically be found in Appendix A of the instruction manual.
acSELerator RTAC is an intuitive, easy-to-use Microsoft Windows application designed to configure the RTAC family of products, including the SEL 2240 Axion®.
Learn more and download on the SEL-5033 software page.
acSELerator Diagram Builder is a Microsoft Windows application that allows users to create and manage visualization projects for the optional web-based human-machine interface (HMI) designed for the RTAC platform.
Learn more and download on the SEL-5035 software page.
A wide range of software tools, add-ons, and library extensions are available for the RTAC platform. Instructions for extension libraries are available in the Programming Reference and via the acSELerator RTAC help menu once libraries are downloaded.
The following software options can be added during RTAC hardware configuration.
|HMI1||Visualize data and create custom diagrams for real-time monitoring and control.||None|
|Network Audit Utilities2||Scan local area networks (LAN) and provide an audit of devices and communications on the network.||None|
|Grid Connect||Control the point of common coupling (PCC) between the utility and renewable power generation sources.||Dynamic Disturbance Recorder, File I/O|
|Horizon SVP Plus||Turn the RTAC into a synchrophasor vector processor. Detect the onset of uncontrolled wide-area oscillations with SVPplus modal analysis.||None|
|Horizon Power System Model||Resolve synchrophasor data streams using a model of the power system.||File I/O|
|Condition Monitoring||Implement condition-based monitoring of power system assets to assist with NERC PRC-005 compliance.||File I/O|
|Dynamic Disturbance Recorder||Collect data from within the logic engine to generate Sequence of Events (SOE), time-aligned CSV, and COMTRADE files in the RTAC.||File I/O|
|Meter Report Trend Recorder||Record analog data in the RTAC, and send data to acSELerator Team SEL-5045 and acSELerator Meter Reports SEL-5630 Software for analysis.||File I/O|
|Report Generator/Email Client||Generate custom reports from data available from the RTAC's logic engine. It is bundled with a fully featured email client that integrates into secure email systems.||File I/O|
|FTP Sync||Connect to established S/FTP server infrastructure and automatically push files from the RTAC file system to remote destinations.||File I/O|
|File I/O||Read and write files to the RTAC file system. It includes a built-in SFTP/FTP client for sending and receiving files and provides programmatic access to fault and SOE records.||None|
1Not supported on the SEL-3505 and SEL-3505-3
2Only supported on the SEL-3350, SEL-3555, SEL-3560S, and SEL-3560E
Contact Engineering Services for ordering information and additional details about these software options.
|Distribution Automation||Fault location, isolation, restoration, and volt-VAR control of distribution feeders|
|Ground Fault Detection||Ground fault identification for ungrounded power systems|
|Falling Conductor Mitigation||Use synchrophasors to detect and mitigate broken and falling conductor scenarios|
1Only supported on the SEL-3555, SEL-3560S, and SEL-3560E
2Not supported on the SEL-3505 and SEL-3505-3