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Company Overview

CG Automation Systems UK Limited (formally Microsol UK) is a specialist


supplier of automation solutions, services and products with an established
and successful track record in the global electricity transmission and
distribution sector as well as other energy, traction and oil and gas markets.

Our products are suited to a wide range of applications in the transmission


and distribution market ranging from 6.6 kV up to 400 kV with many
substation automation systems currently installed, and operating, throughout
the UK and overseas.

We offer product delivery as well as complete project and technical solutions


to system automation requirements. Predominantly in the Utility sector, but
also in other markets where system automation is key to successful
operating systems.

Internationally, much of our work is done in partnership with leading system


integrators who recognise the benefit of working with CG Automation to offer
a complete automation solution.

We are a member of the Crompton Greaves group of companies which


provides further opportunities to develop and grow in the automation market
world wide.

The solutions that CG Automation can offer to meet customer requirements


include:

• Substation Automation Solutions (SAS)

• Remote Terminal Units (RTU)

• Distribution Automation (DA) equipment and systems

• Bay Control Units (BCU)

We also offer a complete one stop solution with unique products and project
delivery all from one company

• Complete solutions designed and manufactured in-house,


in an ISO 9001:2008 accredited environment

• Extensive protocol knowledge including IEC 61850 as well as numerous


industry standard and legacy protocols

• All project resource (including project management, engineering and


manufacturing) available from our UK office

• Support and Maintenance contracts - providing piece of mind for the life of
the equipment

• Single Solutions for all voltage levels

• Completely modular solutions, in both hardware and software

• High quality documentation included

• Hands on training for engineers and maintenance staff

INNER COVER
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Site Engineering Services

At CG Automation we offer further services such as configuration, site CG Automation Range of Expertise
installation (by either CG Automation or suitably qualified and vetted
• Extensive experience in RTU, SCS and DA engineering for the Power
electrical sub-contractors), site acceptance testing and commissioning
Industry world wide
depending on customer requirements.
• Expertise in communication / data concentration
We are able to offer Turn Key solutions to customer project requirements
• Protocol Development - Legacy / Emerging / Current Standards
beyond standard manufacture and delivery of RTUs, with experience of
installing and commissioning numerous systems throughout the UK while • Experience with integrating legacy systems
working under CDM regulations, on occasions acting as Principle Contractor,
in environments such as nuclear generation plants. • Experience with integrating systems with third party intelligent
electronic devices (IEDs) digital relays and meters

After Sales & Warranty Support • We provide the key link between software development and
hardware installation taking into account client needs and
With regard to after sales service and warranty support our engineering customising applications which can be developed as client
requirements change
and support staff is available to assist customer queries and enquiries via
a web based helpline or telephone contact. Our best endeavors are
assured at all times to enable the minimum of inconvenience to clients. CG Automation Limited History

CG Automation (formerly Microsol) was established over 20 years ago


We offer a range of service level agreements to meet customer
in Dublin, Ireland to develop high-performance control and automation
requirements to ensure quick response and timely rectification of notified
solutions for the utility sector.
equipment faults.

CG Automation Systems UK Ltd (formerly Microsol UK Ltd) was


Warranty support is, under normal circumstances, covered on a return to
established in 2002 as the Group’s project delivery arm for all UK
factory basis with repairs carried out or replacement products supplied
projects and to support wider EMEA market activities.
within a targeted assessment period.

Our UK customers include key clients such as Scottish Power, CE


Training Facility Electric, NIE and United Utilities as well as some leading UK engineering
companies. Project delivery has been implemented to ensure that our
We are very conscious of the highly technical nature of the industries in customers are supported in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
which we are involved and, consequently, the need to maintain a high level of
engineering expertise within both our own staff and the personnel of clients to We have now assumed a greater role in the provision of products and
ensure the efficient operation of our products throughout the world. projects plus additional engineering services to our customers
throughout the world, in particular Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
To this end we offer a wide range of training courses, structured in
accordance to requirements and needs of client personnel, and which can be Our customers demand, and get, the best service and support for their
implemented at either our client’s facilities or within our own specific learning business and the creation of the UK office and infrastructure provides
centre at our CG Automation offices. excellent support that our customers enjoy.

CG Automation offers a full range of service and support contracts


geared to meet our customers specific needs, this will include agreed
spares holdings by customers and / or CG Automation as well as any
agreed call out response times.

It is essential that CG Automation give our customers the confidence


that our obligations to our clients do not end when the project is
delivered, but are the beginning of a long term partnership.
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Our products

Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) Substation Automation Solutions (SAS)


XCell, the name given to CG Automation’s integrated technology suite, By coupling the CG Automation BCU and RTU system to Local HMI
forms a unique patented family of products which is entirely modular in facilities, data links to system IEDs, and communication links to remote
nature by design. This facilitates the use of the same technology from 11 EMS or DMS Control Centers we can provide elegant Substation Control
kV to 400 kV in both centralised and distributed architecture. XCell is Systems providing full system information, both current and historic,
ideally suited for both retrofit projects with its large availability of legacy simultaneously to all of the interested parties. The systems can be simple
protocols and new build with the provision of industry standard protocols stand alone through to redundant, multiple site, multiple master systems
such as IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5-101,3,4 and DNP 3. Coupled with the merely by the provision of additional equipment and functionality.
leading edge CG Automation Workbench package which is a Windows
based configuration and diagnostic tool providing user-friendly system IEC 61850
configuration, via simple copy and paste facilities, as well as To lower costs associated with protection, control and automation and
comprehensive online diagnostic facilities. replace expensive copper wiring between devices with direct transfer of
data using GOOSE messaging, CG Automation’s extensive library of
Bay Control Unit (BCU) system protocols has been extended to include the latest industry
‘SmartBay’ is a customisable bay control unit which delivers a totally standard, IEC 61850.
flexible solution for Substation Automation, Communications are based on With the advent of Ethernet communications within the XCell range it has
the IEC 61850 standard supporting full Client and Server functionality allowed the gathering and transfer of information between disparate
including GOOSE messaging, buffered reporting and logging, this via parts of the system using legacy protocols, such as IEC 60870-5-101,3,4
redundant Ethernet LAN connections for high availability, supporting CAT5 interfaced with the IEC 61850 substation LAN. This allows a seamless
or fiber optic options. integration or migration strategy to be implemented facilitating
movement to the latest systems in a planned, progressive and cost
Distribution Automation (DA) effective manner.
CG Automation’s DA systems utilise a number of identical sub assemblies,
both hardware and software, bringing them together to form solutions for
a variety of switch types and various circuit configurations. CG Automation UK Manufacturing Facility
provides an integrated solution including intelligent battery backed power,
monitoring and control plus a range of communication options including To further enhance our project and product delivery service to our

radio, GSM and Paknet. customers, a specific CG Automation manufacturing facility was

We have developed a range of Remote Control Actuator Module (RCAM) established in 2004, staffed with engineering and production staff of the

units which have been successfully installed on numerous sites for the highest calibre with long and wide-ranging experience in the

retrofit of both ground mount and pole mount switches and are able to manufacture, assembly and testing of the various SAS, RTU and DA

offer proven, NON-INTRUSIVE, solutions to meet the motorisation Solutions offered to our clients.

requirements for a comprehensive range of switchgear.


This facility fully complements our project management and engineering
expertise to allow CG Automation to implement a process which allows
design, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, testing, inspection,
packing and delivery from order inception.
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Our products

Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) Substation Automation Solutions (SAS)


XCell, the name given to CG Automation’s integrated technology suite, By coupling the CG Automation BCU and RTU system to Local HMI
forms a unique patented family of products which is entirely modular in facilities, data links to system IEDs, and communication links to remote
nature by design. This facilitates the use of the same technology from 11 EMS or DMS Control Centers we can provide elegant Substation Control
kV to 400 kV in both centralised and distributed architecture. XCell is Systems providing full system information, both current and historic,
ideally suited for both retrofit projects with its large availability of legacy simultaneously to all of the interested parties. The systems can be simple
protocols and new build with the provision of industry standard protocols stand alone through to redundant, multiple site, multiple master systems
such as IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5-101,3,4 and DNP 3. Coupled with the merely by the provision of additional equipment and functionality.
leading edge CG Automation Workbench package which is a Windows
based configuration and diagnostic tool providing user-friendly system IEC 61850
configuration, via simple copy and paste facilities, as well as To lower costs associated with protection, control and automation and
comprehensive online diagnostic facilities. replace expensive copper wiring between devices with direct transfer of
data using GOOSE messaging, CG Automation’s extensive library of
Bay Control Unit (BCU) system protocols has been extended to include the latest industry
‘SmartBay’ is a customisable bay control unit which delivers a totally standard, IEC 61850.
flexible solution for Substation Automation, Communications are based on With the advent of Ethernet communications within the XCell range it has
the IEC 61850 standard supporting full Client and Server functionality allowed the gathering and transfer of information between disparate
including GOOSE messaging, buffered reporting and logging, this via parts of the system using legacy protocols, such as IEC 60870-5-101,3,4
redundant Ethernet LAN connections for high availability, supporting CAT5 interfaced with the IEC 61850 substation LAN. This allows a seamless
or fiber optic options. integration or migration strategy to be implemented facilitating
movement to the latest systems in a planned, progressive and cost
Distribution Automation (DA) effective manner.
CG Automation’s DA systems utilise a number of identical sub assemblies,
both hardware and software, bringing them together to form solutions for
a variety of switch types and various circuit configurations. CG Automation UK Manufacturing Facility
provides an integrated solution including intelligent battery backed power,
monitoring and control plus a range of communication options including To further enhance our project and product delivery service to our

radio, GSM and Paknet. customers, a specific CG Automation manufacturing facility was

We have developed a range of Remote Control Actuator Module (RCAM) established in 2004, staffed with engineering and production staff of the

units which have been successfully installed on numerous sites for the highest calibre with long and wide-ranging experience in the

retrofit of both ground mount and pole mount switches and are able to manufacture, assembly and testing of the various SAS, RTU and DA

offer proven, NON-INTRUSIVE, solutions to meet the motorisation Solutions offered to our clients.

requirements for a comprehensive range of switchgear.


This facility fully complements our project management and engineering
expertise to allow CG Automation to implement a process which allows
design, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, testing, inspection,
packing and delivery from order inception.
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Site Engineering Services

At CG Automation we offer further services such as configuration, site CG Automation Range of Expertise
installation (by either CG Automation or suitably qualified and vetted
• Extensive experience in RTU, SCS and DA engineering for the Power
electrical sub-contractors), site acceptance testing and commissioning
Industry world wide
depending on customer requirements.
• Expertise in communication / data concentration
We are able to offer Turn Key solutions to customer project requirements
• Protocol Development - Legacy / Emerging / Current Standards
beyond standard manufacture and delivery of RTUs, with experience of
installing and commissioning numerous systems throughout the UK while • Experience with integrating legacy systems
working under CDM regulations, on occasions acting as Principle Contractor,
in environments such as nuclear generation plants. • Experience with integrating systems with third party intelligent
electronic devices (IEDs) digital relays and meters

After Sales & Warranty Support • We provide the key link between software development and
hardware installation taking into account client needs and
With regard to after sales service and warranty support our engineering customising applications which can be developed as client
requirements change
and support staff is available to assist customer queries and enquiries via
a web based helpline or telephone contact. Our best endeavors are
assured at all times to enable the minimum of inconvenience to clients. CG Automation Limited History

CG Automation (formerly Microsol) was established over 20 years ago


We offer a range of service level agreements to meet customer
in Dublin, Ireland to develop high-performance control and automation
requirements to ensure quick response and timely rectification of notified
solutions for the utility sector.
equipment faults.

CG Automation Systems UK Ltd (formerly Microsol UK Ltd) was


Warranty support is, under normal circumstances, covered on a return to
established in 2002 as the Group’s project delivery arm for all UK
factory basis with repairs carried out or replacement products supplied
projects and to support wider EMEA market activities.
within a targeted assessment period.

Our UK customers include key clients such as Scottish Power, CE


Training Facility Electric, NIE and United Utilities as well as some leading UK engineering
companies. Project delivery has been implemented to ensure that our
We are very conscious of the highly technical nature of the industries in customers are supported in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
which we are involved and, consequently, the need to maintain a high level of
engineering expertise within both our own staff and the personnel of clients to We have now assumed a greater role in the provision of products and
ensure the efficient operation of our products throughout the world. projects plus additional engineering services to our customers
throughout the world, in particular Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
To this end we offer a wide range of training courses, structured in
accordance to requirements and needs of client personnel, and which can be Our customers demand, and get, the best service and support for their
implemented at either our client’s facilities or within our own specific learning business and the creation of the UK office and infrastructure provides
centre at our CG Automation offices. excellent support that our customers enjoy.

CG Automation offers a full range of service and support contracts


geared to meet our customers specific needs, this will include agreed
spares holdings by customers and / or CG Automation as well as any
agreed call out response times.

It is essential that CG Automation give our customers the confidence


that our obligations to our clients do not end when the project is
delivered, but are the beginning of a long term partnership.