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TRACE MODE SCADA Employed in Automated Control System for 2nd Power Unit at Krasnodar Heat and Power Plant



The Krasnodar heat and power plant launched a control system for the 2nd power unit that was developed using SCADA TRACE MODE system and the RK-131/300M controllers. The system was deployed during overhaul at the 2nd power unit.

The Krasnodar heat and power plant is owned by Yuzhnaya Generation Company – TGK-8 and remains the largest power station in this region. The station provides 60% of power consumed by the city of Krasnodar, while the cash cost of its power is significantly lower compared to the power generated by the smaller boilers of this Kuban capital. The 2nd power unit capacity is 113 MW.

A team of YugOGRES engineers, ensured professional design and setup of the control system for the power unit at the Krasnodar heat and power plant. A standard  setup was extended by adding additional operator level workplaces.

It took four control engineers and just two months to use SCADA TRACE MODE 6 system for designing the operator level of the control system for the power unit at the Krasnodar heat and power plant.

The units below employ the automated control:

  • TGM-94 boiler;
  • K-160-130 turbine.

The control system includes:

  • 7 RK-131/300M controllers;
  • one operator's workstation;
  • one active and one redundant communication path with RS-485 interface;
  • 77 analog signals;
  • 88 discreet signals;
  • 19 control circuits. 

At the operator level at the Krasnodar heat and power plant is powered by SCADA TRACE MODE 6.05 RTM+ for Windows offering 512 input/output points. This enables the capabilities below:

  • request and acquisition of analog and discreet signals from the power unit;
  • displaying analog and discreet signals;
  • displaying signal validation attributes, alerts and alarms;
  • logging values and alerts;
  • graphic display of analog and discreet signals;
  • manual and automated control.

When designing and setting up the control system for the power unit at the heat and power plant, the development team worked closely with AdAstra Research Group, Ltd support team to quickly solve the issues.

SCADA TRACE MODE is certified for use in control systems for power units and widely used for control systems in boilers, boiler units and power units at the heat and power plants across Russia and CIS countries.


The New TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Release 6.10.2 Available For Download


AdAstra Research Group, Ltd (Moscow, Russia) has announced a new release of integrated SCADA- and SOFTLOGIC- system TRACE MODE 6.10.2.

The release is now available for all registered users of TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI for free (it is free for download  from the  User's Personal Account).

In accordance to increased security requirements of unauthorized access and user authentification in the process control software, new means of user rights management have been introduced. In the 6.10.2 some new features added, bugs detected fixed.

The new release 6.10.2 offers new software products and some improved features ......

SCADA For GSM/GPRS-based Remote Control Now Released


AdAstrA Research Group (Moscow, Russia) has launched a new SCADA/HMI class software product - TRACE MODE GSM RTM+ for GSM/GPRS-based remote control and alarming.

Utility, transportation, hi-tech house, water, gaz, fire-safety and agriculture remote control – the all-new SCADA/HMI software is designed for a range of applications that seek to receive real-time process data and communicate them to the mobile teams in a fast and reliable way. 

TRACE MODE GSM RTM+ is easily programmed on IEC 6-1131/3 visual languages in SCADA/HMI TRACE MODE 6 integrated development environment.

TRACE MODE Data Center Provides Remote Web Based And Mobile Access to Control Systems

AdAstrA Research Group has released a new SCADA TRACE MODE runtime module, TRACE MODE Data Center, providing remote access to real-time control system information using web-browser via Internet/Intranet or wireless networks (GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth).

The all-new product from AdAstra is tailored to meet the needs of the corporate users of TRACE MODE looking to consolidate information from the various control systems across the plant, and provide access to this information for mobile employees, such as engineers, chief engineers, and plant management.


New free of charge drivers for TOSHIBA TOSVERT Added in TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI

New free of charge drivers for TOSHIBA TOSVERT series frequency converters are added to the TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software and published at the AdAstra Web site for download:

SCADA TRACE MODE 6.05 Now Avaiable

On January 30, 2007, a new release of the integrated SCADA-system TRACE MODE 6.05 has been made available, both in Professional and Standard editions.

The 6.05 release includes new features and patches for the development system and runtime modules. The new SCADA TRACE MODE and MES-EAM-HRM software from the T-FACTORY system is available for free download from the support section.

Micro TRACE MODE 6 Software for I-7188 Controller Programming Now Released

Micro TRACE MODE Softlogic ICP/DAS i7000

AdAstra has finished the development of Micro TRACE MODE 6 runtime software for popular I-7188 controllers (ICP DAS, Taiwan).

Now easy programming on 5 IEC 6-1131/3 languages in the TRACE MODE 6 development system is available for the I-7188 controllers too.

The new software provides cost-effective solution, while delivering efficiency for small-sized distributed control systems. 


Adastra Releases TRACE MODE 6 RTM for Linux

RTM TRACE MODE 6 for LinuxAdAstra Company (Russia) announced the release of real-time monitor (LinRTM) for the operating system Linux.

TRACE MODE RTM is the main runtime module of the integrated TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI software, designed to operate on operator workstations.

The new LinRTM provides ...

AdAstrA Reseases a New Milestone Release, SCADA TRACE MODE 6.06!

AdAstrA launched a new release of the integrated SOFTLOGIC-SCADA-MES-EAM-HRM system, TRACE MODE 6.06, available both in Professional and Base editions. The exciting new 6.06 release provides a host of new features and technologies to dramatically increase SCADA TRACE MODE performance and functionality.

New SCADA TRACE MODE updates are available free of charge at the Support section.

HART Driver for Micro TRACE MODE 6 to Connect HART Devices and WinCon 8000

AdAstrA Research Group, Ltd made available an external driver for Micro TRACE MODE 6 industrial controller programming system. This driver is designed to connect WinCon 8000 controller to sensors and flowmeters using a popular HART protocol.

The Kristall distillery in Moscow was one of the first factories to deploy the HART driver for WinCon 8000. Previously, Micro TRACE MODE 6 for WinCon 8000 was shipped only with the integrated drivers for Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, DCS, etc.

New Circutor CVM Driver for SCADA HMI TRACE MODE 6


AdAstrA has completed development of the new SCADA HMI TRACE MODE driver for CVM series Circutor power analyzers. 

The driver supports specific Modbus protocol features for CVM series devices. The driver deployment provides easier control system development and uses approximately twice as less I/O points in the project.

The new driver is available for free download from the support section.

New TRACE MODE 6 SCADA Clients with Group Licensing


AdAstrA has issued a new TRACE MODE SCADA runtime module - NetLink Light with group licensing.  Belonging to  to the family of the NetLink Light client HMI modules, the new software requires no dongle on every PC.

OPC Server for TRACE MODE 6 HMI Released

TRACE MODE HMI OPC serverAdAstrA Research Group announces the release of the long awaited product  - TRACE MODE 6 OPC server. The new product provides access to the real time data of any servers and PLCs programmed in TRACE MODE and T-Factory.


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