InteliGen 500: ComAp’s Paralleling Gen-Set Controller
By Mike Osenga04 December 2018
To increase comfort when using their controllers, ComAp has upgraded its InteliGen 200 generator set controller and developed the InteliGen 500, a new paralleling genset controller equipped with a 5 in. color screen and 800×480 resolution.
“InteliGen500, with its color display and new graphic interface, is our response to the most frequent requirements of our customers,” says Jan Donát, ComAp’s product line manager.
ComAp said extra functions can be added by using plug-in modules (such as GPRS, RS232-485, BIO8) and CAN modules (to expand the scope of measurement and received signals). The plug-in architecture not only reduces the space needed in the panel, but also allows for controller expansions in the future.
The variety of communication capabilities enables customers to connect the control unit several possible ways, which in turn offers flexibility regarding the type or location of the application.
“While a USB device represents a simple interconnection between a CU and PC for configuration and monitoring, a USB master can be used for downloading a CU archive and/or uploading a configuration or a new FW without the need of a PC on site,” said Donát. In addition to the above, an Ethernet and RS485 module are also being used (the former for expanding the interconnection between the controller and the local network and the later for connecting the generators to BMS applications).
As it enables switching between two applications, InteliGen 500 is applicable for rentals, packaging, OEMs, telecoms and other companies. “Thanks to this, our customers do not need to change the control units on the gensets and we are able to optimize our stock levels,“ Donát said.