The Atlas-II programmable control is designed specifically for prime mover control applications such as:
- Gas Turbines & Steam Turbines
- Compressor Control and Protection
- Gas and Diesel Engines
- Hydro Turbines
The ATLAS II is a low cost alternative to a general purpose PLC as it has the option to incorporate the following functions:
- Speed control
- Load sharing
- Generator protection
- Prime mover sequencing
- Import/export control
The Atlas-II control is available in several configurations to meet the specific I/O needs of the prime mover. The modular hardware configuration of the Atlas-II lends itself to bulkhead mounting.
Hardware modules can support a variety of analog and digital signals including thermocouples, RTDs, 4–20 mA signals, and others. Control power for the Atlas-II is supplied from an external 24 Vdc source.
Environmental specifications allow the Atlas-II control to move out of the control room and closer to the prime mover. In many cases, it can be mounted on the prime mover skid. Typically, the Atlas-II control is mounted in an enclosure rated for the site-specific environmental conditions.
The Atlas-II platform supports Profibus and Ethernet field architectures for remote distributed I/O.