ACE3600 Remote Terminal Unit

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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:Water/Waste-WaterImprove distribution system or collection system operation, optimize treatment plants and realize chemical and energy savings. Electric Power DistributionImplement Distribution Automation systems by controlling load break switchgear, reclosers and other IEDs (intelligent electronic devices).at substations, pad or pole top locations. Oil & Gas PipelinesMonitor and control flow, pressure, cathodic voltage; perform emergency shutdowns, monitor remote exploration and storage sites. Early Warning/Siren ControlPerform routine tests and remotely activate sirens for public annunciation of emergency conditions. Communication Network Monitoring and ControlPerform remote monitoring of critical equipment such as power systems, environmental control systems, tower lights, etc. Fire Station AlertingQuickly dispatch fire equipment and resources with remote control of lights, sirens, voice public address systems, doors, etc. Versatile Communications OptionsSupports 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 Options0,3,5,7 or 8 I/O slot options (plus 19rack) with support for up to 104 I/O modules. All I/O are hot swap replacement including the high-voltage digital modules. Data SecurityACE3600 supports encryption over wireless with downloadable keys. Graphical User InterfaceThe 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 ProtocolsACE3600 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) ProtocolMDLC 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 CompatibilityWith MDLC protocol, new ACE3600 RTUs can be easily integrated with existing MOSCAD family RTUs into a single system.

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