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At the beginning of 2018, serial production of a new line of IPC Gridex II industrial computers will be launched

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Prototypes of new Russian industrial computers will be presented at the end of October at the PTA-2017 exhibition in Moscow and Yekaterinburg

According to Roman Nestuli, head of the department of automated dispatch control systems at Modular Tornado Systems, the new industrial computers are unique for the automation market - in fact, the consumer receives computer equipment, the service life of which is equal to the service life of modern industrial controllers. The industrial computer with passive cooling IPC Gridex  was designed to operate in 24 × 7 mode with a duration of operation of at least 15 years, therefore, an element base was used that was not subject to significant degradation in the harsh conditions of industrial enterprises. This allows the IPC Gridex II to be used as a highly reliable fanless workstation, APCS servers, where reliable computers with high-performance processors and large memory capacity are required.

The main functional differences of the new IPCs from earlier models are the ability to use i3, i5 and i7 processors (at the first stage, serially i3), support for USB 3.0, support for 2 * HDD 2.5 'RAID 1, support for 2 * 220 AC DC power supply, support for two ports HDMI. IPC Gridex's unique architecture provides a large number of independent Ethernet ports. Motherboards of the COM Express Compact standard and peripheral boards for new computers are developed by specialists of Modular Tornado Systems Group and are manufactured in Novosibirsk, which ensures the supply of equipment for at least 10 years without changing its specifications and characteristics. “If we take a product from, say, foreign suppliers, then in 1.5-3 years from the start of sales, the model of an industrial computer is removed from production. They offer a new model, with different technical characteristics, features to which you need to adapt. This also increases the risks and maintenance costs, ”explains Roman Nestulya.


Product facts from the Tornado Modular Systems Group:

  • High-tech products of GC "Modular Tornado Systems" have  proven themselves in Russia and abroad - more than 200 power and industrial facilities in Russia, Kazakhstan, Serbia are under the control of the Tornado software and hardware complexes, developed by Siberian automators.

  • iPC Gridex is used as part of full-scale process control systems for  critical energy facilities - as servers for collecting information from the protection terminals of Krasnodar CHP, as part of the process control system for Novosibirsk CHP-5 and at other industrial facilities.

  • A specialized version of IPC Gridex with a signal processor is used to monitor the operating mode of the electrical network with the issuance of control actions in the local emergency control devices of ZAO INPP (Novosibirsk).

  • IPC Gridex is the main processor device in the iSMS telemechanics software and hardware complexes from the engineering company EMA, designed for substation automation. In August 2017, the certification of the software and hardware complex "iSMS" of 35-110 kV substations for compliance with the requirements of PJSC "Rosseti" was successfully completed. PTK was included in the Register of equipment and materials approved for use at all facilities of subsidiaries and affiliates of PJSC Rosseti. In August 2017, the certification of the software and hardware complex "iSMS" of 35-110 kV substations for compliance with the requirements of PJSC "Rosseti" was successfully completed. PTK was included in the Register of equipment and materials approved for use at all facilities of subsidiaries and affiliates of PJSC Rosseti.

  • At the beginning of 2018, serial production of a new line of IPC Gridex II industrial computers will be launched

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