“REMOTE TERMINAL UNITS” FOR DIGITIZATION OF ENERGY DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

RTU FOR TELECONTROL TECHNOLOGY

As their platform, WAGO’s RTU solutions use the modular WAGO I/O System, which has a long record of success on the market. For this purpose, special telecontrol protocols (IEC 61850, IEC 60870, DNP3, Modbus®) were added to the scalable-performance controllers. In combination with the option of IEC-61131-3 programming, this allows all tasks – both telecontrol communication tasks and station automation tasks – to be handled flexibly and, above all, easily.

International approvals guarantee continuous operation under the most challenging environmental conditions. The Linux® operating system ensures maximum flexibility along with long-term availability of the automation solution. The strictest security requirements for critical infrastructure applications are also included.

The system’s flexible communication and programming properties, combined with a comprehensive portfolio of I/O interfaces and programming libraries, offer unparalleled openness for automating solutions across industries – particularly for electrical distribution networks, water resource management, oil and gas and infrastructure projects.

The Benefits for You:

  • Versatile Communication Interfaces
  • Streamlined usage and low life-cycle costs
  • Approvals for harsh substation conditions
  • Absolutely secure and reliable – fulfills high cybersecurity standards

Versatile Communication Interfaces

  • Compatible with all important telecontrol protocols: IEC 60870-5, DNP3, IEC 61850, Modbus®
  • Several gateway functions possible (client/server)
  • IoT (MQTT), OPC UA, fieldbus, industrial ETHERNET, etc.

Straightforward Handling

  • Highly modular I/O modules for custom node designs
  • Intuitive configuration tools and project-specific Web interfaces make commissioning easier and reduce life-cycle costs
  • Freely programmable IEC 61131-3 control logic
  • Linux® MicroServices (Docker®) directly applicable

Approvals for Substation Automation

  • Meets most stringent environmental conditions per IEC 60255
  • Certified protocol conformity (GL_DNV, KEMA)
  • Long product and service life
  • CPU performance scalable to complex tasks

Absolutely secure and reliable

  • Meets the highest security standards to guarantee greater system uptime and data integrity (ISO27000).
  • Hardened firmware for “critical infrastructure” (auditable) + remote firmware updates
  • Onboard firewall and VPN functionality

RTU (Remote Terminal Unit)

Robust and highly tolerant are the key characteristics of the WAGO Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) for telecontrol technology. Whatever the temperature fluctuations, vibrations, shocks or electromagnetic interference – retrofit telecontrol technology according to your needs and requirements. The WAGO Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) is ready – for standard applications or extreme uses.

Products

750 Series Telecontrol Station (RTU)

Compactness, heat- and cold-resistance and precise customization: These are the benefits the WAGO Telecontrol Station (RTU) for telecontrol technology offers on the product side.

The Benefits for You:

  • Use from 0 to 55 °C (32 to 131 °F) / –20 to 60 °C (−4 to 140 °C) without air-conditioning
  • Compact, space-efficient design
  • Industrial standard per IEC EN 61000-6-2/-3
  • Withstands up to 0.5 g acceleration

XTR Telecontrol Station (RTU)

The WAGO XTR Telecontrol Station (RTU) – for environments no other telecontrol technology solutions can handle. It boasts extreme temperature resistance, immunity to interference and resistance to vibrations and impulse voltages. It is ready for use in renewable energy plants, distribution substations, the petrochemical industry, and water treatment/waste water facilities.

The Benefits for You:

  • Temperature resistance from −40 to +70 °C (−40 to 158°F)
  • Ready to use per IEC EN 60870-2-1; allows greater availability even in unprotected areas; also compatible with standard telecontrol technology
  • Resistance to impulse voltage up to 5 kV
  • Withstands up to 5 g acceleration

WAGO Touch Panels 600

With the powerful WAGO Touch Panels 600, comprehensive control and telecontrol functions are joined by local graphical user guidance – for example, for direct configuration of telecontrol applications via the operator interface.

The Benefits for You:

  • RTU and touch panel integrated
  • Powerful quad-core processor allows implementation of comprehensive control and gateway functions
  • “IoT” connectivity and “Docker®-ready”
  • Integrated engineering and cybersecurity concept
  • “Standard” variant or “Advanced” variant with capacitive touch available
  • UL- and DNC-approved for demanding environmental conditions
  • Ambient temperature (operation): −20 … +55 °C (−4 ... +131 °F)

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Edge Controller

The WAGO Edge Controller is designed for extensive RTU protocol gateways, as well as data concentrators, IoT connectivity and/or data pre-processing “on the edge.”

With its easy engineering in e!COCKPIT, it fits seamlessly into the PFC and TP-600 Controller family and offers unlimited possibilities with the open Linux® operating system.

The Benefits for You:

  • Powerful ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor allows implementation of comprehensive control and gateway functions
  • “IoT” connectivity and “Docker®-ready” for specific edge applications
  • Integrated engineering and cybersecurity concept
  • DRM license model for functional expansion (RTU, BACnet®, EtherCAT® and many more)
  • Extended temperature range: −20 … +60 °C (−4 ... 140 °F):
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Controller, Item No. 750-890

The 750-890 Telecontrol Technology Controllers are compact controllers that can be programmed with CODESYS V2.3 and configured for telecontrol applications. The lean operating system offers an excellent price–performance ratio.

PFC200 Controllers

The PFC200 performance class contains devices that can be programmed and configured with CODESYS V2.3 or with e!COCKPIT (CODESYS V3-based). That makes them an excellent choice for future-proof migration solutions.

The second-generation PFC200 Controllers have received an upgrade. Some controllers of this generation can only be programmed with e!COCKPIT; telecontrol functions can be easily extended through a software license (“DRM”).

The Linux® operating system makes it possible to implement comprehensive cybersecurity measures or use your own Linux® MicroServices or IoT connections with the PFC200.

Item NumberDescriptionTelecontrol with
CODESYS v2.3
Telecontrol with
e!COCKPIT
XTRTelecontrol License
750-0880/040-001ETHERNET Telecontrol/XTR ControllerXXIntegrated
750-0890/025-001Modbus TCP Controller; G4; 2xETH; SD; Tele; TXIntegrated
750-0890/025-002Modbus TCP Controller; G4; 2xETH; SD; Tele; T; ECOXIntegrated
750-8202/025-001PFC200 CS 2ETH RS TeleControl/TXXIntegrated
750-8202/025-002PFC200 CS 2ETH RS TeleControl ECO/TXXIntegrated
750-8202/040-001PFC200 CS 2ETH RS TeleControl/XTRXXXIntegrated
750-8206/025-001PFC200 CS 2ETH RS CAN DPS TeleControl/TXXIntegrated
750-8206/040-001PFC200 CS 2ETH RS TeleControl/XTRXXXIntegrated
750-8207/025-001PFC200 CS 2ETH RS 3G TeleControl/TXXIntegrated
750-8208/025-001PFC200 CS 2ETH RS CAN DPM TeleControl/TXIntegrated
750-8212/025-001PFC200 G2 2ETH RS Telecontrol TXXIntegrated
750-8212/025-002PFC200 G2 2ETH RS Telecontrol ECO TXXIntegrated
750-8216/025-001PFC200 G2 2ETH RS CAN DPS Telecontrol TXXIntegrated
750-8210PFC200 G2 4ETHXDRM
750-8210/0025-0000PFC200 G2 4ETH TXDRM
750-8210/0040-0000PFC200 G2 4ETH XTRXXDRM
750-8212/0040-0010PFC200 G2 2ETH M12 XTRXXDRM
750-8217PFC200 G2 2ETH RS 4GXDRM
750-8217/0025-0000PFC200 G2 2ETH RS 4G TXDRM
750-8211PFC200 G2 2ETH 2SFPXDRM
750-8211/040-000PFC200 G2 2ETH 2SFP XTRXXDRM
750-8211/040-001PFC200 G2 2ETH 2SFP TeleControl/XTRXXXIntegrated
750-8212PFC200 G2 2ETH RSXDRM
750-8212/040-000PFC200 G2 2ETH RS/XTRXXDRM
750-8212/040-001PFC200 G2 2ETH RS Telecontrol/XTRXXXIntegrated
750-8216/040-000PFC200 G2 2ETH RS CAN DPS/XTRXXDRM
750-8212PFC200 G2 2ETH RSXDRM
750-8213PFC200 G2 2ETH CANXDRM
750-8214G2 2ETH RS CANXDRM
750-8215PFC200 G2 4ETH CAN USBXDRM
750-8216PFC200 G2 2ETH RS CAN DPSXDRM

Touch Panels 600 and Edge Controllers

With their quad-core processors, the Edge Controller and the Touch Panels 600 are currently the most powerful controllers in WAGO’s portfolio.

WAGO’s e!COCKPIT engineering software can be used to create extensive gateway and data concentrator applications. The telecontrol functionality is provided via individual licenses.

Both the Edge Controller and the Touch Panels 600 share common telecontrol technology, and the scope of their functionality is mostly compatible with that of WAGO’s PFC200 Controllers.

Item NumberDescriptionTelecontrol with
CODESYS v2.3
XTRTelecontrol License
762-42xx / 8000-001*TP600 PIO2 VP Standard LineXXDRM
762-43xx / 8000-002TP600 PIO3 CP Standard LineXXDRM
762-52xx / 8000-001*TP600 PIO2 VP Advanced LineXXDRM
762-53xx / 8000-002TP600 PIO3 CP Advanced LineXXDRM
762-62xx / 8000-001*TP600 PIO2 VP Marine LineXXDRM
762-63xx / 8000-002TP600 PIO3 CP Marine LineXXDRM

Digital Rights Management

With “Digital Rights Management” (DRM), specific second-generation telecontrol functionalities can be licensed to controllers from the PFC200 family. These licenses can be used either individually or in combination.

Protocol/functionalityTarget devicee!RUNTIME DRM license

IEC 60870

Slave (server, telecontrol substation)All2759-0290/211-1000
Master (client)PFC200 G2
TP 600, Edge Device
2759-0293/211-1000
2759-0296/211-1000

IEC 61850

Server  
Client M
Client L
PFC200 G2
TP 600, Edge Device
2759-2243/211-1000
2759-2246/211-1000
GOOSE  
DNP 3Slave (outstation)All2759-2290/211-1000
Master M
Master L
PFC200 G2
TP 600, Edge Device
2759-2293/211-1000
2759-2296/211-1000

Telecontrol Technology Protocols

Different configurations of the communication protocols are available depending on the engineering environment. Protocols can also be combined with each other (within the system limits) – for instance, in order to implement various gateway functions:

Telecontrol protocol configurationCODESYS V2.3e!COCKPIT

IEC 60870

Slave (server, telecontrol substation)-101, -104-101, -104
Master (client)-101, -103, -104-101, -103, -104

IEC 61850

Serverx
Clientxx
GOOSEPublisher and subscriberSubscriber
DNP 3Slave (outstation)TCP and serialTCP and serial
MasterTCP and serial

Configurators and Programming

The telecontrol configurators are integrated directly into the CODESYS V2.3 and e!COCKPIT engineering environment.

After convenient configuration of the desired telecontrol application, the corresponding code is automatically generated for the controller.

Now it is possible to program gateway functions or additional logic per IEC 61131-3, such as a supply controller with a TÜV-certified library.

The integrated Web visualization is ready for diagnostics and/or configurations.

Implementation of simple RTU applications is also very convenient with the new stand-alone telecontrol configurator. This means communication objects can be quickly and easily created and mapped to the existing I/O datapoints – without any complex engineering tools.

CODESYS V2.3: Configuring Telecontrol Stations (RTU) and Programming Applications

CODESYS V2.3 is an engineering tool based on IEC 61131 3 for creating control configurations, control logic and visualizations. The configurations for telecontrol technology are already integrated.

The Benefits for You:

  • An engineering tool for ETHERNET controllers and PFC200
  • Integration of IEC 60870-5 (client/server), DNP3 (master, outstation), IEC 61850 (Client/Server/GOOSE)

e!COCKPIT: CODESYS Configuring Telecontrol Stations (RTU) and Programming Applications

e!COCKPIT is based on CODESYS V3 and links the IEC 61131-3 editors with a powerful visualization and a modern control configuration with topology views. The configurations for telecontrol technology are already integrated.

The Benefits for You:

  • HTML5-based visualization
  • Integration of IEC 60870-5 (client/server), DNP3 (master, outstation), IEC 61850 client

e!COCKPIT: WAGO Telecontrol Configurator: Easy Telecontrol Station (RTU) Configuration

The WAGO Telecontrol Configurator is stand-alone software that makes configuring and operating your telecontrol station (RTU) easier. The telecontrol configurator cannot further process the data in the decentralized telecontrol station (RTU) with this software.

The Benefits for You:

  • Easy commissioning of an RTU coupler
  • Send data from the WAGO I/O System’s digital and analog measurement modules to a DNP3 or IE-C60870-5-101-/-104 control system (monitoring direction)
  • Both analog and digital data transfer from the control system to the I/O module (command direction)

Certificates and Approvals

Valid approvals and certifications are required for safe, secure operation of telecontrol technology around the word – especially where the functionality of supply and distribution grids is concerned.

That’s why we have certificates for the three most important telecontrol protocols, IEC 61850, IEC 60870 and DNP 3, and renew them regularly, so you can use WAGO telecontrol technology with confidence. The certified telecontrol protocols add an extra level of security whenever third-party components are connected to or incorporated into the WAGO telecontrol system.

RTU Applications

Solutions

Whether electrical power, gas, water or heat: Due to the increasing decentralization of energy generation and integrated grids, as well as sector coupling, data transfer volumes and communication challenges are growing. As a telecontrol technology supplier, WAGO has just the solution – secure, economical and primed for the future.

Reliable Telecontrol Technology

The world’s fossil fuel supply is finite, and global warming is already well underway. Failure is not an option for the energy transition. Telecontrol technology will play a special role in the implementation, since the electricity, gas, water and heat infrastructures in particular involve spread-out service areas and remote stations.

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