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Strong Partner to Help Speed Time-to-Market with Emerging Energy Solutions
With fossil fuels being used up at an ever increasing rate, energy is becoming the decisive economic factor. In the emerging markets, energy consumption is growing exponentially. A lot of money is being invested into energy generation and distribution in these markets. What is more, global warming will place extra demands on energy production, distribution and consumption management. This brings exciting opportunities for new technologies in the energy industry.
You need strong partners to increase market share
Because you want to be first-to-market with the latest technology and at the same time offer long-term available and reliable technology, you need to concentrate on your core competences and have strong partners for embedded computer technology.
Core competence is decisive
As a strong OEM partner for all areas of the energy industry, we deliver tailor-made embedded computer technology for every area: from generation and distribution to industrial end customers and real estate operators. Our embedded computer technology is used in OEM applications ranging from central control computers to distributed sub stations in the field.
Kontron: your strong partner for the energy industry
As our customer, you benefit not only from a broad product portfolio and the global representation of a company that is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of embedded computing technology but also from our high level of competence in the energy industry, as shown in numerous reference applications.
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Intel® Atom™ E6x5C processor with integrated Altera FPGA marks a new era in embedded computing
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500®, is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies.
WindRiver provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial measurement and control (IMC), and aerospace/defense markets.
MontaVista Software Inc.
MontaVista Software Inc., founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, delivers open-source software solutions for the worldwide embedded software market. MontaVista's principal offering is the Linux® operating system tailored for embedded software applications. The company's Subscription Plans also provide Linux support, porting and customization services to customers worldwide. MontaVista headquarters are in Sunnyvale, Calif., in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
For many years Profimatics GmbH has been a reliable partner in the market segment of real-time software and embedded technology. Besides delivering real-time products, Profimatics GmbH is also specialized in training, consultancy, technical software development and realizing complete embedded hard and software projects. Our deep technical knowledge in combination with a large variety of embedded hardware products from top manufacturers always provide a perfect-fit real-time solution. Our experience ranges from low-level driver development to user interface design and usability testing. We can help you with your overall software strategy. Whether you require a device driver, browser-based web interface, or a multi-platform unified realtime system, our experience will help you to choose the strategy to get the job done right. We can design and implement your realtime software. Our experts have the right combination of embedded hardware and realtime software skills to help you get it done right the first time.
KW-Software is the worldwide leading software manufacturer of IEC 61131 programming and runtime systems in the field of industrial control and automation technology. MULTIPROG is the hardware-independent IEC 61131 PLC programming system for creating control applications and the basis for more than 250 control systems. ProConOS is the very fast, realtime and multitasking-capable IEC 61131 PLC runtime system that is available for a great number of embedded platforms. It can also be used in different variants as Soft-PLC. KW-Software is the predominant provider of software for safety technology according to IEC 61508 up to SIL3. The safety-relevant software components are already certified completely manufacturer-independent and can thus be used immediately. KW-Software is intensely and successfully working with the latest technology. This way, we allow our customers to gain a competitive edge and a technological head start.
3S-Smart Software Solutions
3S-Smart Software Solutions develops and distributes CoDeSys the well-known IEC 61131-3 programming system. Today, CoDeSys is the widest-spread IEC 61131-3 development tool in Europe and has established itself as the satadard in controller and PLC programming. CoDeSys is a complete automation suite with object oriented programming, version profiles and controller networks. It contains integrated compilers for all important CPU families, an integrated visualization tool CoDeSys Visualization, an integrated motion control tool CoDeSys SoftMotion and an integrated product extension CoDeSys Safety. CoDeSys SP RTE is the CoDeSys real time SoftPLC under Windows.
KUHNKE Automation develops and sells customer-specific mechatronic solutions to optimize automatic processes. Core competencies are control and positioning systems, pneumatic solutions and solenoids. Based upon broad technological expertise, KUHNKE creates world class solutions and products which enhance our customer's competitiveness and reduce costs significantly. Ventura, the modular control platform for automation solutions, is the central device for the integration of process control- and field-level. It features EtherCAT, PROFIBUS, CAN and AS-Interface as well as standard interfaces and is custom-designed for the industrial environment. The automation software Ventura Life supports computer simulations for machine and electronic design engineering. Thanks to (repeated) interpretation of the simulation results and subsequent model adaptations improved solutions for machine motion sequences can be developed. Ventura Life thus optimizes the overall design and reduces start-up times. The programming system is based upon CoDeSys in line with IEC 61131. In addition KUHNKE Automation offers Condition Monitoring Systems as well as engineering and maintenance services.
Kontron’s performance-per-watt champion for low-power class of CompactPCI® systems features Intel® Atom™ E3800 processors
Kontron CP3010-SA boosts the performance of the low-power class of CompactPCI® systems without exceeding thermal budgets
Kontron next-generation COBALT system gives OEMs additional I/O options to meet specific edge application requirements
Next-generation system offers dramatically enhanced processing capability, multiple advanced I/O features in a smaller highly rugged form factor
Kontron offers rapid shutdown circuitry in latest extended temp, high-performance COM Express® module
Designed for harsh environments, new COMs provide increased processing, graphics performance and advanced features at an improved performance/power ratio
Open and flexible energy monitoring gateway
EpiSensor’s energy monitoring system with sensors connected via ZigBee®
Kontron CRMS based on AMT now is working in Wind Power SCADA system
Kontron kept eyes in this market since 2005. With the wide range product line in industry computing and communicating, Kontron has been serving Chinese wind power system integrators for a long time. Now, Kontron CRMS(Communication Rackmount Server) and 4U industry PC are widely used in Wind Power SCADA system.
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Theo Hell Industrieelektrik Uses Kontron System for Monitoring and Control of Water Facilities
Every second, 100,000 liters of water roars through the two 22 metric ton valves of the Eifel Rurtalsperre Schwammenauel, the second largest reservoir in Germany with a capacity of 200 million cubic meters. The Rurtalsperre Schwammenauel belongs to the Wasserverband Eifel-Rur (WVER), which operates a total of six dams with a capacity of 300 million cubic meters in the northern Eifel. They serve primarily as fl ood control, but are also used for the drinking water supply and as a local recreation area. The Rurtalsperre is the largest of the six reservoirs and, with the Urfttalsperre, forms a connected lake region which lies, for the most part, in the Eifel national park. And when it came time to update the electronics of this massive system, Kontron was chosen as a partner along with its Think IO system. The Kontron Think IO was chosen because it is a maintenance-free system with lots of connectivity potential. That, paired with Kontron’s dedication to service, combined for a great fi t to the WVER project.
ThinkIO in action: Power Engineering
One of the projects of Don-RTSoft, a branch of RTSoft, is development of Technological Information Exchange System (TIES) for Irganuysk hydroelectric station (HES) including automated system of System Operator - Central Dispatch Administration (SO-CDA). Irganuysk HES TIES system is designed for automated acquisition of technological information about normal and abnormal conditions of station operations and for transmitting collected data to system operator’s affiliates, and for realization of automated control of main equipment of Irganuysk HES.
Into the Sea - Multi-core processor technology extends reliability of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) enable researchers and scientists to explore hitherto unreachable depths. They also have commercial applications with oil and gas companies using them to obtain detailed maps of the seabed for laying pipelines cost effectively and with minimum disruption to the environment. Another typical life saving application is mapping an area of the ocean to determine the presence of mines.
Kontron Panel PC controls biogas plants with Open Source software from Awite
Software plays a decisive role here too and Awite Bioenergie GmbH relies upon Open Source software, which is employed on Kontron's automation PCs.
The decision to use Kontron products was made due to the supported Embedded Linux for the hardware, the Linux support and the excellent Board Support Packages.
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Subsea Control 3000 Meters Deep
Crude oil is increasingly extracted from greater and greater depths under the sea. This often requires the use of innovative drilling technology. Electronic control technology, frowned upon until recently, is now finding its way to the sea bed bore holes; it is based on VMEbus systems. "There's still enough oil", says Werner Menz, manager of the electronic engineering department of Cameron, an international company specializing in supervisory systems for oil drilling and extracting. "It just gets more and more difficult to reach it."
Automated Pump-and-Compressor Equipment Preventive Maintenance Control System
Today, intense competition amidst oil refineries and petroleum chemical plants forces plants and companies to find new ways of profit maximization and production costs minimization at a specified product quality. A successful solution of production performance optimization tasks is not possible without structurization of large volumes of information about current condition of technological equipment and maintenance level at the enterprise.
Public Water Way Control
Detzem, a small town in the middle of the wine-growing region about 25 km from Trier, is also the location of one of the four barrages on the Moselle. These systems usually comprise a lock, weir and power station. The barrage at Detzem is a "sector weir" composed of three approximately 40m wide and 8m high sectors, the levels of which can be adjusted by a system of water conduits in the head water and tail water. In the autumn of 1997 the complete refurbishment of the electrical and control equipment for the weir was put under contract by WMA Coblenz with BEA TDL (Elektrotechnik und Automation Technische Dienste Lausitz GmbH). Automation & Software Günther Tausch GmbH was in turn given the job of developing the control section by BEA TDL.
Process Server for Oil Production
In order to improve efficiency of oil production processes, the management of Slavneft-Megionneftegas pc enterprise (Megion, Khanty-Mansiyski AD — Yugra) set a task to provide supervisory control of all oil production technological systems. RTSoft won a tender for realization of this task, and in the middle of 2003 engineers of the company started the implementation of a software complex, which provided output of process information from all oil production APCSs to the enterprise management level. The main purpose of the project, which was called “A process server for oil production APCS”, was to create a tool to improve efficiency of oil production processes on the base of reliable and real-time process information from all extractive divisions of Slavneft-Megionneftegas pc. Implementation of the process server for oil production APCS provided transfer of real-time oil production data from technological APCS workstations to engineers, shop floor management, enterprise management, and integration with the enterprise recourses management system.
Windmill with ThinkIO
The demand for using renewable energy is constantly growing and wind energy is an increasingly popular choice. With the ThinkIO industrial PC, Kontron offers a powerful and reliable control solution that is now being used by suppliers of wind turbines. The ThinkIO-Duo operates without rotating parts such as hard drives and fans and also without batteries. This makes it completely maintenance-free and ideal for use in space-limited areas or where access for maintenance personnel is difficult such as, for example, in the nacelle at the top of the wind turbine. The ThinkIO communicates continuously with the peripheral control elements, such as the wind tracking mechanism and active blade pitching system, and ensures that each system parameter is set for optimal wind turbine operation in all weather conditions. The Kontron control system also constantly receives information on grid values such as voltage, current and frequency. This enables the system to react immediately to voltage or frequency changes and safely shut down until the deviations are once again within the range of tolerance.
Kontron VME technology is the first choice for safety critical systems in nuclear power stations
Safety systems in nuclear power stations require proven, reliable technology that provides the highest level of system availability. That is why AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited) decided to implement a safety system based on the long established VME technology. The system is working faultlessly in power stations around the world.
Control of Gas Transportation Objects
Information becomes the key recourse to improve production efficiency in the context of ubiquitous amplification of modern computer technologies. The whole success of an enterprise depends on information timeliness, completeness and reliability, especially in such vitally important industries as natural gas industry and gas transportation industry. RTSoft’s engineers developed information and management system for Tyumentransgas llc’s gas transportation objects (IMS GTO) in the boundaries of large-scale project for development of Branch supervisory control system for Integrated gas supply system of Russia.