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Tighten control of remote operations

Honeywell’s RC500 remote terminal unit.

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ: Honeywell’s RC500 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) gives industrial users more control over remote, automated operations such as those found in oil and gas operations.

The modular and scalable controller easily integrates with SCADA technology and withstands harsh environments. It also uses minimal electricity and could draw power from solar energy.

Its open communication platform integrates with Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System <>, one of the process industries’ most widely used platforms for control system automation.

When combined with Experion’s SCADA products, the RC500 manages 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.

Expanding the system is easy with its embedded Linux platform, flexible communication ports and protocol options. It also supports industry standard protocols Modbus and DNP3. Additionally, RC500 is capable of peer-to-peer I/O transfers.

Other features include data-logging with the option to record I/O values and log them into data files. Self-resetting fuses act as an independent watchdog function for health monitoring.

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