R2 Controls Introduces High Performance, Low-Cost Modbus Mixed Signal Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) with Enhanced Relay Control Outputs | Automation.com

R2 Controls Introduces High Performance, Low-Cost Modbus Mixed Signal Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) with Enhanced Relay Control Outputs

March 082005
  • 8051-based Modbus Mixed Signal RTU provides industrial-strength serial communications capabilities for enhanced remote sensing relay configuration and control
  • Flexible, and fully integrated solution includes opto-isolated digital inputs with pulse counting, analog inputs and high current relay outputs
  • High performance RTU provides remote relay configuration and control in a low-cost, compact footprint in enclosed form with screw terminal I/O interface

    March 8, 2004 -- ROSEVILLE, CA -- R2 Controls announced general availability of the R302 Modbus Mixed Signal Remote Terminal Unit (RTU). The R302 Mixed Signal RTU is ideal for demanding field and industrial relay-based applications requiring remote sensing relay configuration, monitoring, and control with a high degree of input and output isolation and high current output control capabilities.

    Based on the Silicon Laboratories 8051 system-on-chip processor, the R2 Controls Modbus Mixed Signal RTU provides a low cost complete solution for remote sensing and high-speed remote relay control with its integrated opto-isolated digital inputs, analog inputs, Modbus communications protocol, high power relay outputs and serial communications options.

    “The R302 Mixed Signal RTU’s rugged design and flexible communications capabilities enable ease of adaptation into any remote industrial or field environment requiring high power remote relay output control, such as in oil and gas distribution systems, water flow monitoring and control applications and integrated multiple control points in large industrial complexes” said Tim Hinchey, R2 Controls President & CEO. “The complete automation and integration of remote sensing, monitoring and control with centralized common industrial control become highly feasible and cost-effective with deployment of one or more R302 Mixed Signal RTU’s”.

    Specifications and Performance Highlights
    The R2 Controls R302 Modbus Mixed Signal RTU is based on the latest in communications and processor technology and incorporates the Silicon Labstm C8051F206 microprocessor running at 22.1Mhz. The Mixed Signal RTU features 8 high-speed optically isolated Digital Inputs with pulse counting, 2 Analog Inputs and 8 Form 1C SPDT Relay Outputs. Digital Input voltage levels can range from 3-40 volts AC or DC. The output relay contacts are rated at 10Amps/120V AC and have rubber snubber circuit protection. Field wiring is made easy with 5.0mm pluggable screw terminal blocks.

    The R2 Controls R302 Modbus Mixed Signal RTU operates at a supply voltage of 9-30V DC and may be used in a stand-alone mode as a programmable relay controller or connected via an RS-485 port to other RTU’s to create an expanded remote network environment. The industrial I/O is accessed via 56 pluggable screw terminals and standard DB9 serial connectors

    Price and Availability
    The R302 Modbus Mixed Signal RTU is priced at is $269 (quantity 1) and is available for immediate delivery.

    R2 Controls
    R2 Controls, based in Roseville, California, is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial grade, low cost embedded control solutions that deliver high performance, reliability and exceptional flexibility. R2 Controls designs and manufactures both standard and customized single board computers, operator interfaces, and expansion boards for monitoring, automation and control of industrial devices and other OEM embedded applications. Contact R2 Controls by telephone at 866-797-9229, or on the web at www.r2-controls.com.
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