IO module for local wireless control
SignalFire’s Multi Input/Output (MIO) Module is designed to connect via Modbus with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or be configured to perform autonomous local control where an input can trigger a relay output when a set threshold is met. The MIO Module is designed for applications including monitoring and controlling heater treaters, separators, plunger lift, tubing and casing pressures, and tank levels. The MIO Module provides wireless I/O capability and sends data from attached sensors to a SignalFire Gateway that can report inputs and write outputs via its wireless network.
When operating in non-wireless Modbus mode, the MIO Module can be connected directly to a user’s controller via Modbus RS-485 or operate independently without any outside device controlling it. When connected to analog level sensors, the MIO Module can locally create a command to shut off the pump if configured levels get too high. Additionally, the module can be connected wirelessly (or wired) to a monitoring device (PLC) to monitor status. The MIO Module features eight analog and six digital inputs and can be connected to a variety of devices such as pressure, flow, or level sensors, motor controllers or radar sensors. Two relay outputs are offered for control. Units can be daisy chained for added flexibility and its power design supports long-term operation using solar power.
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