Expandable as required

The FW-5000 is a powerful master station, which can be equipped with up to 20 serial interfaces as standard and provides three independent LAN segments.

As in the whole FW series, its telecontrol interfaces can be plugged conveniently and into the connection space of a 19″ rack as required. For TCP/IP network connection, there are integrated SWI-1 switches with copper and FO.

Redundant master stations

FW-5000 systems allow use as redundant master stations. To this end, the telecontrol lines are parallel-connected on both master stations and configured line by line. In the event of a fault, the non-conducting station automatically takes over. All party-line-capable interfaces can be used to connect to the network directly. The V24-3 card is used for external modules. Its send signal can be set in tri-satet, so several master stations can be connected directly to the communication module by EIA/RS-232, without expensive T-couplers.

Typical areas of application

Generally, the FW-5000 can be used as:

  • Station control unit and local control station in field and network control technology
  • Front end of compact control systems in the supply and disposal industry
  • Master station for automation applications in industry
  • Router for traffic and infrastructure applications

Technical Data

Properties and features

  • High interference immunity
  • Earthing design with high insulation class
  • 1.6 GHz atom processor, Windows-embedded standard platform
  • Individualised provision of up to 20 (22)* serial interfaces
  • Ethernet integration in 2 (3)* separate network segments
  • Precise process data acquisition by means of integrated system monitoring and real-time clock
  • Fast access to information on system status by means of diagnostics display with 6 operator keys
  • Installation in 19″ rack

Provided protocols

  • IEC 60870-5-101 telecontrol technology, station control technology
  • IEC 60870-5-103 protective device coupling
  • IEC 60870-5-104 TCP/IP coupling to control centre
  • DNP3 server l serial/I
  • IEC 62056-21 (formerly IEC 1107) l meter connection
  • SML meter connection via Ethernet
  • DSfG l digital interface for natural gas-metering units
  • Modbus RTU/TCP l master/slave
  • Profibus-DP slave l fieldbus
  • MPI/3964R/RK512 l fieldbus
  • SNMPv3 l network management
  • NTP/SNTP/DCF clock synchronisation
  • VPN tunnel (IPsec IKEv1/IKEv2)
  • Syslog-ng Server

Possible transmission routes

  • LAN, TCP/IP networks
  •  3G/4G mobile radio via HSPA/UMTS and LTE
  • dedicated lines
  • Switched telephone lines, analogue, ISDN, GSM
  • Field buses