Crestchic’s new NOVA control system is now in full production. This is the hardware platform that replaces the previous SOLAR MCS system. Likewise, the ORION AC control software supersedes the ECLIPSE program, and can be run on our new LC80 rugged industrial tablet or on a regular PC.

NOVA uses fibre-optic communication as standard, the benefits being that we can run long distances without the need to boost signals and there is zero chance of electrical interference from the main load cables. The feedback from our rental department is of highly stable communications providing rapid command implementation and data readings from the system instrumentation. Customer feedback has been equally good, and the first update of the ORION software since its initial release is imminent.

We intend to roll-out the NOVA control system to most containerised fleet loadbanks over the next 18 months.