TMACS Engine is a modern, reliable, and highly flexible alarm and control system which increases safety onboard and simplifies day to day tasks.
The system is very scalable and can be adapted to almost any vessel.
Tailored for the ship and crew
TMACS is a complete alarm and control system, tailored to the ship and the crew’s needs. All systems aboard the vessel can be integrated into TMACS – to provide you with a complete overview of all systems in the same interface. We have developed and manufactured many communication protocols for such use and can develop special protocols to solve special needs from customers.
We take care of the entire delivery, from engineering and design to completed system installation – including commissioning and testing.
- Secure remote connection for support and updates
- Zero system downtime with redundant controllers
- Fully integrated with TMACS Cargo and PMS.
- Easy installation and easy to use
- Class Certified Products (e.g. DNV GL)
- Security Certified Product
- Availability and competitive pricing of spare parts
- Safe and simple back-up / restore
- System fully functional during updates
- Turnkey solutions
- Competitive pricing
- 24/7 support
Secure remote maintenance
The system can easily be monitored and controlled remotely vi PC, tablet and mobile. We always include remote access opportunity as a part of our delivery and give our customers remote support with immediate response. This includes support, updates, assistance, maintenance, or analysis and reduces service and travel costs. With remote gateway installed, most troubleshooting and software updates can be done without the attendance of a service engineer.
Our remote solution is security certified according to IEC62443 standards. The connection is established through a VPN tunnel to a highly secure gateway unit on site. The solution is designed uniquely for the Automation Industry to meet both operational technology and IT requirements with security at its core. The unit can block any incoming connections with a simple key switch.
Warm Standby Controllers
With the redundant option, TMACS Engine is equipped with a minimum of two redundant master/standby controllers. These controllers are identical and contains the exact same software and configuration. A modern synchronizing routine makes sure that the standby controller receives all data necessary such that if an unforeseen event occurs (Such as a power failure on the master controller), the standby controller will automatically take control of the processes and continue with the exact same data as the master had before the failure. This makes sure that all ongoing processes on the vessel and communication to third party equipment such as engines and frequency drives is maintained. The controllers are of high maritime standard with a high processing capacity to ensure safe operation of the system.
Topology – Redundant Control Topology (Ring-network)
The TMACS Engine system uses operator stations, controllers and remote I/O units (RIO). The controllers process all data, while RIOs are used for distributed inputs and outputs. The equipment can be placed all over the vessel to reduce cabling. In addition to this, it is possible to operate the system from multiple locations. The operator stations and the controllers are redundant to minimize the downtime of the system. Most software updates can be done on the controllers without affecting any running processes. Our controllers support a wide range of industrial protocols including ASAP, Modbus TCP, CAN bus and OPC UA. TMACS Engine is always delivered with remote connection for service and support.
TMACS Engine can be delivered with two different solutions for HMI. For smaller systems, a web server is the most reasonable option, while for larger systems with demands for trend history, Citect SCADA is the recommended solution. Citect SCADA communicates with the PLC through the OPC UA protocol and can store trend data up to a year back in time (Longer periods can be stored upon request). The mimic pictures are tailor made to suit customer’s preference regardless of chosen solution. TMACS Engine can be delivered with controller redundancy, or as a standalone controller system, depending on the application of the system.
Watch call alarm system (E0)
TMACS Engine has an integrated watch call system which is used for managing on-duty selection and indication. The integrated watch call system satisfies the E0-classification for watch calling systems.