Crestchic’s new NOVA control system is now live and installed in all production units. This is the hardware platform that replaces the previous SOLAR MCS system. Likewise, ORION AC control software supersedes the ECLIPSE program, and can be run on our new LC80 rugged industrial tablet or on a regular PC. Built upon the useability of the previous release, coupled with new and improved features, this software is likely to be a huge hit with our customers.

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 and customers is of highly stable communications, providing rapid command implementation and data readings from the system instrumentation. Also improving the ability to reliably parallel and operate 15+ Loadbanks from one controller, and having multiple connection configurations is a game changer.

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