MR presents the new TAPCON® generation

Maximum reliability and flexibility from the market leader


For more than 40 years, voltage regulators in the TAPCON® series have stood for uncompromising reliability. This is also why Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) is the market leader in the voltage regulation sector. Its extensive experience is now concentrated in the latest TAPCON® generation, which offers the greatest flexibility with regard to current and future requirements.

In addition to simple routine tasks, the TAPCON® also supports complex special applications, such as star/delta transformers, transformer banks, phase shifters or shunt reactors. The modular system makes it possible to precisely match the regulator's power spectrum to the respective requirements.

ISM® Technology – a milestone for transformer station automation
Volatile power generators are typical in modern power supply – and they reveal new challenges in transformer station automation. ISM® Technology is the new standard hardware and software basis that is now being used for all MR automation solutions, including the new TAPCON® voltage regulator.

The hardware components and the universal software architecture are distinguished by their user-friendliness and flexibility. The system is, of course, designed to meet the special requirements of energy technology with regard to reliability, robustness and durability. ISM® Technology is also open and flexible, thus supporting both the use of standard products as well as the integration of individual requirements in transformer station automation. Regardless of the application, users benefit from standardized components, tools and operating interfaces.

Simple commissioning
The novel and innovative operating concept ensures simple commissioning and operation. The fully graphic 5.7" color display and dial control enable intuitive user guidance. Simple parameterization and the best possible support thanks to guided first commissioning are features of equal importance as the pre-installed configuration tools. No additional software installation is necessary and future updates can be installed easily via Ethernet or USB. All operating modes and voltage regulator status are clearly displayed on new information screens. Web-based visualization with HTML 5 technology enables display on mobile phones, tablets and more.

Maximum operation and data security
With TAPCON®, data are secure from unauthorized use at all times due to integrated user authorization and the role-based password concept. Visualization and data upload and download are done using proven SSL encoding with security certificates. TAPCON® also supports all of the usual communications protocols and is also suitable for integration into redundant network systems with the RSTP and PRP protocols. The data are automatically converted to the respective communication medium. Even if the connection to the control system is interrupted, communication is therefore ensured without delays.

Service and customized solutions
In addition to the global network of certified premium service providers, support services are also offered, which include commissioning and product training, as well as technical training in training centers specifically equipped for this purpose. Specialists from MR are also available to provide extensive consultation services, such as system certification, factory/site acceptance tests and system modernization.

C.hillinger@reinhausen.com