Controllers: Small footprint SCADA units offer power saving features

Two new additions to Control Microsystems SCADAPack series of advanced controllers include compact mounting enclosures for applications where space is at a premium.
By Control Engineering Staff September 11, 2008

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Control Microsystems SCADAPack series of advanced controllers include compact mounting enclosures for applications where space is at a premium.

Designed with power conservation in mind, the company says the controllers’ advanced power saving features make them a good choice for applications that require low power operation and a varied mix of analog and digital I/O and multiple communication ports. Compared to its predecessor, the SCADAPack 330 and SCADAPack 334 models consume up to 50% less power.

The 330/334 controllers, based on the latest generation SCADAPack 300 series platform, continue to offer the same flexible I/O options. The SCADAPack 330/334 uses industry-standard Modbus and DNP3 serial protocols, as well as Modbus TCP- and UDP-based Ethernet protocols. Like existing 300 series controllers, these units are programmed with TelePACE ladder logic, ISaGRAF (IEC61131-3) and C/C++, and support up to 32 independent C++ applications.

The single board SCADAPack 330 comes with three counter inputs (including two turbine meter inputs) and an internal analog input measuring incoming power supply voltage for solar applications.

Dale Symington, vice president of product strategy, said, “We expect these products to be very popular in the marketplace. They are powerful, compact, and cost-effective with 32-bit processing, high speed LAN, and advanced power-saving features.

– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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