Project Description

SEL-3555 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC)

SEL-3555 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC)
The fastest and most powerful Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC) for advanced data concentration and control.

  • 55 times faster than other RTACs, providing powerful computing for large-scale automation projects.
  • Increases cybersecurity by using exe-GUARD™ whitelist antivirus technology to allow only authorized applications to run.
  • 1 ms deterministic processing intervals for time-sensitive protection and automation control.
  • Eliminates the need for a PC in the substation due to an integrated video port and easy-to-use HMI.

 

Front- and Rear-Panel Diagrams

SEL-3555 Front Panel SEL-3555 Rear Panel
Front Rear

 

Powerful

Designed for the most advanced automation applications

  • 2.5 GHz dual-core or 2.1 GHz quad-core processor
  • Multicore processor complements the multithread IEC 61131 logic engine
  • 8 GB error-correcting code (ECC) RAM
  • Multiple high-resolution display interfaces for local HMI support

Reliable

Manufactured to operate in the harshest of environments

  • No fans, spinning drives, or moving parts to wear out
  • Designed to withstand operating temperatures of –40° to +75°C (dual-core) and –40° to +60°C (quad-core)
  • Reliable operation in the presence of vibration, seismic, and shock (15 g) events as well as large electromagnetic fi elds or RFI interference
  • Ten-year, no-questions-asked warranty

Secure

Designed for secure operation and access

  • SEL’s whitelist antivirus exe-GUARD technology to protect against malware and other cybersecurity threats
  • Individual and role-based accounts for configuration software and HMI operation
  • Centralized authentication through Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Alerts via Syslog, text/email, and Sequence of Events (SOE) logging
  • Encryption of all Ethernet communications via SSH and SSL/TLS tunneling

Deterministic

Built for time-sensitive control applications

  • Configurable task cycle times as fast as 1 millisecond
  • Multiple processing threads with ability to prioritize every task
  • Diagnostics to help you manage and optimize all resources efficiently

 

Comparison

SEL-3505 SEL-3505-3 SEL-2240 Axion SEL-3555 RTAC
Processor 333 MHz 333 MHz 533 MHz 2.5 GHz Intel i7 Dual-Core
2.1 GHz Intel i7 Quad-Core
RAM 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 8 GB
Storage 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 30 GB to 250 GB
Operation Temperature Range –40° to +85°C –40° to +85°C –40° to +85°C –40° to 75°C (dual- core)
–40° to 60°C (quad-core)
Graphical Web-Based HMI None None Viewing and control via web browser Viewing and control via web-browser. Integrated video, 1 DisplayPort, 1 DVI/VGA port, 1 DVI-D port
Protocol Support + + * ++
Power Supply Single
12/24 Vdc
Single
12/24 Vdc,
24/48 Vdc
Redundant
120/240 Vac,
125/250 Vdc,
24/48 Vdc
Redundant
120/240 Vac,
125/250 Vdc
Ethernet Ports 2 2 2 2 standard, 4 per PCI card (up to 2 cards supported)
Serial Ports 4 3 4 8 standard, 6 per PCI card (up to 4 cards supported)
USB Ports USB B USB B USB B 6 USB A
Size/Mounting Surface/DIN rail mount Surface/DIN rail mount 5U rack/panel or surface mount (10-, 4-, and dual 4-slot) 3U
Digital and Analog Input/Outputs 1 digital output/1 digital input 3 digital outputs/8 digital inputs Available Modules:
Digital inputs
Digital outputs
Fast high-current digital outputs
DC analog inputs
AC analog inputs
DC analog outputs
Possible using 3rd-party PCI cards
Other Features Conformal coating, V.92 modem, ambient light sensor, and accelerometer Conformal coating, ambient light sensor, and accelerometer Conformal coating Conformal coating

*Protocol Support

Client: SEL ASCII, SEL Fast Messaging, DNP3 Serial, DNP3 LAN/WAN, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, IEEE C37.118, LG 8979, IEC 61850 MMS,
CP 2179
Server: SEL Unsolicited Writes, DNP3 Serial, DNP3 LAN/WAN, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, IEEE C37.118, LG 8979, IEC 60870-5-101/104, SES-92
Peer-to-Peer: SEL Mirrored Bits communications, IEC 61850 GOOSE, Network Global Variable List (NGVL)
Fieldbus: EtherCAT to SEL I/O Modules

+Protocol Support

Client: SEL ASCII, SEL Fast Messaging, DNP3 Serial, DNP3 LAN/WAN, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, IEEE C37.118, LG 8979, CP 2179
Server: SEL Unsolicited Writes, DNP3 Serial, DNP3 LAN/WAN, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, IEEE C37.118, LG 8979, IEC 60870-5-101/104, SES-92
Peer-to-Peer: SEL Mirrored Bits communications, IEC 61850 GOOSE, Network Global Variable List (NGVL)

++Protocol Support

Client: SEL ASCII, SEL Fast Messaging, DNP3 Serial, DNP3 LAN/WAN, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, IEEE C37.118, LG 8979, IEC 61850 MMS, CP 2179
Server: SEL Unsolicited Writes, DNP3 Serial, DNP3 LAN/WAN, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, IEEE C37.118, LG 8979, IEC 60870-5-101/104, SES-92
Peer-to-Peer: SEL Mirrored Bits communications, IEC 61850 GOOSE, Network Global Variable List (NGVL)

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