Honeywell introduced the RC500 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), a modular and scalable controller that easily integrates with a SCADA system to give industrial manufacturers tighter control of remote operations. The RC500 can withstand harsh environments such as those found in oil and gas applications. It also can operate using minimal electricity, making it suitable to run on solar power and for providing continuous monitoring of remote, fixed assets.
RC500’s open communication platform integrates with Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS). When combined with Experion’s SCADA products, the RC500 helps facilities more effectively manage complex remote automation and control applications such as gas flow metering, data concentrator and communications integration, well-head control, pump and compressor control, block-valve automation and gas stations, leading to a lower total cost of ownership.
With its embedded Linux platform, the RC500 RTU line features models with flexible communication ports and protocol options enabling facilities cost-effectively expand the system. It also supports industry standard protocols Modbus and DNP3. RC500 is also capable of peer-to-peer I/O transfers, making it ideal for transferring and sharing information between devices in a large network.
Other features include data-logging capabilities with the option to record I/O values and log them into data files. This means it is possible to capture critical data from the field which is then available for analysis. Facilities can easily retrieve the data files and then display them using applications making the process simple and cost-effective.
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