ACE3600 Remote Terminal Unit

ACE3600 Remote Terminal Unit
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Brand:Motorola Solutions
Model: ACE3600
The ACE3600 remote terminal unit (RTU) combines the local processing of a PLC with the superior communications of a remote terminal unit for an all-in-one high-performance unit. It allows seamless integration with multiple PLCs, RTUs and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED). A powerful processor combined with versatile input/output modules allows this RTU to be used for the most demanding SCADA applications, including those in:
  • Electric Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Water & Waste-water
  • Siren/PA
ACE3600 RTUs can be expanded with multiple, simultaneously operating communication ports in a range of industry protocols. The communication capability is specifically designed to support secure communications over diverse networks.
Remote Control and Monitoring Applications:
Improve distribution system or collection system operation, optimize treatment plants and realize chemical and energy savings.
Electric Power Distribution
Implement Distribution Automation systems by controlling load break switchgear, reclosers and other IEDs (intelligent electronic devices).at substations, pad or pole top locations.
Oil & Gas Pipelines
Monitor and control flow, pressure, cathodic voltage; perform emergency shutdowns, monitor remote exploration and storage sites.
Early Warning/Siren Control
Perform routine tests and remotely activate sirens for public annunciation of emergency conditions.
Communication Network Monitoring and Control
Perform remote monitoring of critical equipment such as power systems, environmental control systems, tower lights, etc.
Fire Station Alerting
Quickly dispatch fire equipment and resources with remote control of lights, sirens, voice public address systems, doors, etc.
Versatile Communications Options
Supports up to 5 ports, ACE3600 can simultaneously communicate over RS-232, RS-485, radio and IP, while using the same/different protocols.
  • Analog conventional radios
  • Analog or digital trunked systems
  • Multiple Address Systems
  • Telephone/leased lines, and fiber-optic links
  • Microwave and satellite
  • Wired and Wireless IP networks
Flexible Input/Output Options
0,3,5,7 or 8 I/O slot options (plus 19”rack) with support for up to 104 I/O modules. All I/O are hot swap replacement including the high-voltage digital modules.
Data Security
ACE3600 supports encryption over wireless with downloadable keys.
Graphical User Interface
The System Tool Suite (STS) programming tool features user-friendly, menu-driven GUI that allows program development and local and remote system setup and maintenance.
Industry-Accepted Protocols
ACE3600 RTU supports multiple industry protocols such as Modbus, DF-1, DNP3.0, and IEC 60870-5-101 and allows direct connection of smart sensors, PLCs and IEDs.
Motorola Data Link Communication (MDLC) Protocol
MDLC protocol has robust error handling to provide reliable communication. It enables RTU-to-control-center and RTU unit-to-unit direct communications without a dedicated repeater.
MOSCAD Compatibility
With MDLC protocol, new ACE3600 RTUs can be easily integrated with existing MOSCAD family RTUs into a single system.


Processor: Power Quic II 200 MHz Processor
Operating System: VX-Works: Real-time system
Memory: FLASH 16mb, SDRAM 32mb, optional SRAM 4mb
Indicators: Multicolor LEDs, push buttons, audio monitor operations/communications
Backup Battery: Rechargeable Lithium for RTC and SRAM: Minimum of 90 days
Ethernet Ports: Up to 2x10/100 MB ports and 1x10 MB port
Modem Support: Dial-up modems, cellular modems (dial mode & PD)
Motorola Radio Support: Mobile two-way radio: CM200, CM340, GM3188, EM200, CDM750Portable two-way radio: HT750, GP320, GP328, PRO5150ASTRO: XTL2500 (digital and analog trunk)
Multi-Drop: Up to 3xRS485 ports
Protocols: MDLC, TCP, UPD, IP, PPP, NTP, DHCP, MODBUS RTU, DF1, DNP3+, IEC69870-5-101
Serial: Up to 4 x RS-232 ports
Two-Way Radio: Up to 2 x modem ports
Program Transfer Capability: Upload/download for all sites: site configuration data, user application data, user data
Firmware Transfer Capability: Safe remote download of RTU firmware
Date and Time Accuracy: NTP
General Characteristics: I/O Optical Isolation and Surge Protection per IEC255-5, Module Hot Swap Capability, Automatic Module recognition by CPU, LED indication per I/O plus module error LED
16 and 32 Digital Input/Digital Output Combination Modules: 16 DI/32 fast capture 24V and 16DI fast capture IEC 61131-2 Type II modules
8 and 16 Digital Output Relay Modules: Relay outputs, either electrical energized (EE) or magnetically energized (ML), 2A@30VDC, 0.6A@60VDC, 0.6A@30VAC
16 and 32 Digital Input/Digital Output Combination Modules: Combination module with groups of digital inputs/outputs, selectable in groups of eight (8); outputs are MOFSET rated at 500mA
8 and 16 Analog Input Modules: 8AI/16AI ±20mA, 4-20mA, 16 bit A/D, input scan time 8.3ms@60Hz filtering8AI/16AI ±5V, 0-5V, 1-5V
4 Analog Output Module: 4AO 0-20mA or 0-10VDC, 14 bit D/A
8 Analog Input/4 Analog Output Combination Module: 8AI/4AO ± 20ma or ± 5V, AI 16 bit A/D, AO 12 bit D/A
Mixed I/O 16 DI + 4 DO + 4AI Module: 16 Digital Inputs + 4 EE Relay Outputs + 4 Analog Inputs, ±20 mA; 16 Digital Inputs + 4 ML Relay Outputs + 4 Analog Inputs, ±20 mA
16 Digital Input Hi-Voltage: 16 Digital Inputs 120/230V
12 Relay Output Hi voltage: 12 EE or ML relays 120/230V (maximum 3.0A)
I/O Expansion Options: Requires a 100Mb/s LAN; allows expansion of up to 13 remote I/O racks (maximum of 110 I/O modules of any type): I/O slots
0, 3, 5, 7 or 8 I/O slot wall-mount frames, 19" rack on 8 slot frame
Installation: Wall, rack or chassis mounted
Metal Chassis Dimensions (H x W x D):
   Small: 355 x 335 x 198 mm
   Large: 500 x 500 x 210 mm
NEMA 4 / IP65 Housing Dimensions (H x W x D):
   Small: 380 x 380 x 210 mm
   Large: 500 x 500 x 210 mm
Physical Dimensions (H x W x D): From 244 x 117 x 198 to 500 x 500 x 210 mm
Weight: From 1.9 kg to 3.3 kg (4.19 lbs to 7.3 lbs)
Plug-In Power Supply: Optional 24VDC (floating, 150mA) available for certain modules to provide wetting voltage or power analog sensors
AC: 90-264 VAC, 60/60 Hz with or without Battery Charger
DC: 10.8-15.5 VDC
DC: 18-72 VDC with or without Battery Charger
Power Supply Options: Controlled auxiliary outputs, short circuit/overheating protection, monitored by CPU module, temperature compensated battery charging, battery load testing
Safety Standards: UL 60950-1: 2001, CSA 22.2-60950-1, IEC 60590-1, AS/NZS 60950
Emissions: CFR 47 FCC part 15, subpart B (class A), ENC550022:2003 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
Immunity: EN50082-2, IEC 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-4-2 to 4-6, 61000-4-11
Mechanical Vibrations: EIA/TIA 603 base station, sinusoidal 0.07 mm @ 10 to 30 Hz, 0.035 mm @ 30-60 Hz
Operating Altitude: -400 to +4000 meter (-1312 ft to +13120 ft) above MSL
Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% RH at 50C non-condensing
Operating Temperature: -40C to 70C (-40F to 158F) Note: radio operating temp. range is: -30C to 60C (-22F to 140F)
Storage Temperature: -55C to 85C (-67F to 185F)