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The Features of Distributed I/O Applications
Distributed or Remote I/O applications and installations all share a common need of reliability and simplicity. Over the years, Amplicon have met these requirements with the M-7000 and ET/PET-7000 series of distributed modules. These modules all share a common set of features which make these ICP DAS modules a great choice for a distributed data acquisition and control system such as:
Direct sensor connection including 4~20 mA process loops
Channel by channel configuration
Watchdog timers for CPU and communications monitoring for maximum reliability
Compact construction and DIN Rail mounting
Remote management and configuration via software or a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer
Versatile and open communications provided by Modbus/TCP on Ethernet or Modbus/RTU on RS485
SCADA and HMI software connectivity with an optional OPC Server.
The Advantages Of The PAC
The WinPAC-8447/8837 takes all these essential features and extends them to give you a distributed or remote I/O solution to meet your demanding requirements by providing:
An embedded standalone system which eliminates the need for a host computer by moving the processing on to the device
Built in shunt resistors selectable per channel for 4~20 mA loops with on board scaling giving you Engineering Units
The ability to create complex control systems with deterministic I/O for efficient sequencing
Simplified wiring with data and power routed on an internal bus reducing installation costs
Floating point maths with no network traffic and type conversion simplifying real world problems
By embedding the control system on the same hardware as the data acquisition modules, and by utilising the real-time operating system and the PLC compatible programming environment, MultiProg, on a Windows CE platform, both simple and complex systems can be easily realised.
This powerful combination of integrated hardware and software gives you a complete and flexible solution for any distributed data acquisition and control system.
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Amplicon can advise on all aspects of PAC solutions. If you would like more information please call sales on 01273 570 220 or email email@example.com