MRO Magazine

Controller Consumes Little Energy

End users and SCADA system designers can take advantage of a single-source solution used in harsh and extreme environments, such as in the oil and gas and wasterwater industries, with the Allen-Bradle...


April 1, 2010
By MRO Magazine

End users and SCADA system designers can take advantage of a single-source solution used in harsh and extreme environments, such as in the oil and gas and wasterwater industries, with the Allen-Bradley DataSite remote terminal unit (RTU) controller from Rockwell Automation. The RTU is a PLC that processes a user program, and controls and monitors the operation of other equipment. It can operate on 12 VDC, making it suitable for remote environments that lack power, and use a solar cell or small wind generator to charge a battery. The controller features an advanced 32-bit processor with an embedded real-time, multi-task operating system, as well as serial and Ethernet ports. In addition, the RTU has a HART multi-drop port that can monitor up to 13 instruments on a two-wire system. Other features include an embedded web server.

Rockwell Automation

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