- February 21, 2017
- Define Instruments Inc
February 21, 2017 - Define Instruments announced the release of its Zen RTU Mini, a data acquisition unit for industrial analog signals.
Designed for DAQ applications requiring the collation of multiple signals and signal types from industrial sensors, the Zen RTU Mini collates up to 16 signals for direct routing to SCADA systems and PLCs.
Measuring 3.98 x 1.38 x 4.72", the compact Zen RTU Mini fits into smaller enclosures and saves DIN rail space.
Running cables from sensors to DAQ units reduces the portability of the application, e.g. if the hardware needs to move to new premises. As a remedy, the Zen RTU Mini has a wireless option so customers retain flexibility.
For optimum data acquisition flexibility the unit features “universal input” accepting a range of signal types including: thermocouple, RTD, mA, mV, V, frequency and pulse. This reduces the number of separate instruments required.
Each input channel of the Zen RTU Mini is galvanically isolated, ensuring a signal for reliability in harsh industrial environments.
Additionally the unit has four digital inputs and an RS485 Modbus/RTU port. Plus an Ethernet port that can be selected as Modbus TCP.