COM600S meets diverse customer needs in smart substations

2017-08-07 - The substation management unit COM600S, intended for IEC markets, now features a brand-new, enhanced and lighter IEC 61850-3-certified hardware unit, the Windows Standard Embedded 8 operating system, as well as substation analytics.

The COM600 series substation management units are vital building blocks of smart substation solutions. The COM600 units are typically deployed together with protection and control relays and other substation devices, such as remote terminal units (RTUs), meters and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), in utility and industrial distribution substations.

COM600S performs the combined role of a human-machine interface (HMI), a communication gateway and an automation controller in a single physical unit, and manages both the real-time and historical data of the substation. The COM600S is best suited to small- and medium-scale substation automation solutions, typically 20 to 60 feeders split between multiple medium-voltage switchgear panels, in already existing or new utility or industrial primary or secondary substations.

The new version of COM600S supports operating system-related cybersecurity improvements. Also the project handling and usability of its Station Automation Builder tool, SAB600, has been further enhanced.

In addition, COM600S is now able to handle larger single line diagram (SLD) configurations and supports integration with the new cpmPlus 5.0 data historian. COM600S also has the ability to manage two Relion® PML630 units, can be ordered as a standalone gateway, as well as facilitates IEC 61850 signal user descriptions from substation relays, when not handled by their respective PCM600 connectivity packages.

This integrated solution approach uses Relion relays, RIO600 remote I/O units and COM600S in medium-voltage switchgear or dedicated cabinets, and is referred to as cDSA (compact distribution substation automation).


The COM600S enables more processed data from a distribution substation to be made available to a control center, a distributed control system (DCS) or any remote system, and thereby facilitates better operational and strategic planning of distribution networks. Thus, COM600S substation management units enable smarter distribution substations.

For further information, please refer to the COM600S page.


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