ARTES RC3

Compact, powerful relay test systems for carrying out highly complex tests with ease and precision. The test systems of the ARTES product line are used to carry out functional tests on all types of protection devices, including DT/IDMT relays, distance protection relays and differential protection relays, to ensure that they function correctly

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The robust all-round talent

The robust multi-functional relay test system

ARTES RC3 is the robust and universal solution for testing protection relays. Packed in a handy, extremely robust and resistant hard shell case, the versatile test system is also ideally suited for challenging outdoor use, for example in the sector of renewable energies.

ARTES RC3 makes light work of highly complex test tasks. 3 voltage and 3 current outputs and the built-in control panel allow three-phase tests on static and digital relays also without external PC.

 

Compact, precise and versatile

High-accuracy amplifier and measuring units

With high-accuracy amplifiers, a wide range of measurement inputs and, last but not least, simple handling and operation, ARTES RC3 is the ideal solution for professional 3-phase relay testing.

The outputs of the 3 voltage and 3 current amplifiers are completely independent with regard to phase, amplitude and frequency and have full overload and short-circuit protection. The current amplifiers provide a maximum test current of 3 x 16 A. Parallel operation of the current outputs allows output of up to 32 A for 1-phase applications.

LEDs for status indication

The interior shows the ergonomic Control Panel with the TJCP interface and all connections for linking up to the device under test. As with all other devices in the ARTES family, the states and operating modes of the inputs and outputs of the new RC3 are indicated via numerous LEDs in the Control Panel. The user can tell at a glance which outputs are active and can easily identify the status of the binary inputs and outputs.

 

Ergonomic, simple and fast

The integrated TJCP operator interface

The internal TJCP operator interface is a special feature. Its high-resolution 5“ touch screen with smart touch technology enables many tests to be carried out quickly and easily without having to connect an external PC.

The clear user interface guides the user intuitively to complete the task in hand. User actions carried out with the ergonomic jog wheel, such as amplitude, phase angle or frequency adjustments, are processed in real time and executed without delay. An illuminated ring integrated in the jog wheel also provides information on the current status of the system during settings and tests.

ARTES testing software

As a rule, all test tasks can be carried out using the integrated control panel. However, the ARTES PC software is a tool which can really simplify, automate and speed up tests for complex protection functions. For this purpose, the ARTES testing software provides a wide range of practical test monitors which are all included in the scope of delivery, in addition to the basic software.

 

Robust, Reliable and durable

Precision measurement technology in robust package

ARTES RC3 is housed in a handy extremely robust and resistant hard shell case. When closed, the IP67 water- and dust-proof case absorbs even hard impacts without damage and reliably protects the valuable electronics of the test system. And even the case lid provides a special feature. The cable compartment integrated in the case lid also offers sufficient space for the cable set included in the scope of delivery.

Applications in the renewable energy sector

In addition to an excellent price-performance ratio, robustness, reliability and longevity were top priorities during development. ARTES RC3 is therefore also ideally suited for sophisticated outdoor use, for example in the renewable energies sector.

Especially for this purpose, the device software was extended by a very helpful tool. The QU module also provides a solution for on-site operation with which the Q-V protection function can be checked fully automatically. Quickly and easily, completely without PC. Time-consuming calculations and settings of the test parameters are not necessary, and the results are clearly documented in a test report after the test.