Automation & Control

Our automation and control systems help customers to lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance by supporting optimized processes and energy usage.


Power Conversion’s electric power systems are underpinned by high-performance controls, executing fast information processing across automation and power electronics platforms, and enabling connectivity with customers’ operational systems.

Our solutions deploy machine-to-machine communications protocols and web technologies to facilitate high speed data use, interfaces and integration with customers’ existing OT (operational technology) and IT infrastructures.


Reliable and secure components are assembled into modular, flexible and scalable automation solutions for applications in marine, renewables, energy and industrial sectors. 

General Electric

Technologies for Industrial Automation

General Electric
High Performance Controller (HPCi)
  • Freely-programmable with a real-time, multi-tasking operating system.

  • Application development environment and tools with highly-modular software for future technology transition, e.g. next-generation processors.

  • Supporting Ethernet TCP/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet, OPC-UA, IEC61850 and other industrial standards.

  • Enhanced cyber security measures to meet industrial control system standards IEC 62443 4-1 and IEC62443 4-2 SL1, and IEC61508process integrity.

  • Comprehensive network/fieldbus interfaces to 3rd-party equipment.

  • Easy connection to the Digital Suite’s remote monitoring and diagnostics and APM to help maximize plant availability.

General Electric
Power Electronic Controller (PECe)
  • Controller for low and medium voltage drives with specialist power interface electronics and high-performance networks.

  • Efficiency: Full range of drive topologies/control strategies for optimizing energy usage.

  • Performance: Fast optimized digital control for complete range of drive applications.

  • Availability and reliability: Robust system with redundant configurations, advanced diagnostics and remote monitoring.

  • Interfaces: comprehensive range of network/fieldbus interfaces for connecting to 3rd-party equipment

General Electric
  • Engineering server with multiple clients, covering all programmable devices in systems and products, interfacing to dedicated engineering PCs or HMI client PCs.

  • Single source of truth: all project documentation files and source code in a central place

  • Clients launch tools to run locally, with integrity and security through check-out/in, object locking, version control and role-based user authentication.

  • Enables remote expert support by close integration with Power Conversion Visor system.

  • Simplifies maintenance by holding the correct versions of software engineering tools as part of the permanent site installation.


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