Radio Telemetry

RG9-RTU Radio Telemetry

The RG9-RTU is currently the most powerful and expandable RTU in the line of Gastronics RTUs designed for remote data acquisition and control applications. It incorporates advanced hardware and software techniques so you can implement your application in minimal time. Numerous hardware and software safeguards are incorporated into the design so you can be assured that the unit will continue to operate for many years in the most demanding field environment.

 

All RG9-RTUs are optically isolated and come standard with 256K of battery-backed RAM and 512K of program flash.

Operator Interface

  • The built-in operator interface (optional) uses familiar prompts and engineering units, eliminating operator guesswork and code memorization.
  • The LCD can show trends, bar graphs, time-tagged event logs, realtime data, setpoints, etc.
  • The 20 line by 40 character (6” diagonal) local backlit display can scroll through several screens of information with a single keypress.
  • For greater ease of use, the LCD display can be mounted locally on the card cage or remotely up to 5 feet away.
  • The cage mounted LCD swings out to allow easy access to cards and wiring.
  • Sealed tactile keyboard enables setpoint and mode changing.

Base I/O

  • I/O is optically isolated in groups.
  • Each card cage can house up to 8 I/O boards.
  • Slide-in cards make customizing your I/O points as easy as removing a single screw.
  • Module design enables easy customization with choices of a modem, serial ports, printer port, dialer, loop supply, optically isolated I/O, compact flash, etc…

Expansion

  • Up to 7 card cages can be connected to the main cage to expand to as many as 512 I/O points.
  • See full listing and description of boards available below.

I/O Connection

  • Individual screw terminals using rising cage clamp designs are capable of accepting 14 AWG wire.
  • Screw terminals plug into PC board headers. The RG9 can be “unwired” without removing field wires individually.

Housing

  • Option of housing with or without local display.
  • Each housing can house up to 8 RG9 boards.
  • All housings are made of 16-gauge powder-coated steel.
  • Easily mounts on a backplate.

Programming

  • The RG9-RTU is programmed via our support software which is available FREE from our downloads page.
  • The RG9-RTU support software has over 190 pre-programmed modules.
  • RG9s can also be programmed using BASIC and ladder logic.
  • Operating system is field upgradable.

Available RG9 Cards

4 CHANNEL ANALOG INPUT

  • 16-bit resolution, 4 channel analog input board.
  • Compatible with 4-20 mA industry standard current loops.
  • Full channel to channel optical isolation enables insertion into existing current loops.
  • Factory calibration stored in onboard EEPROM.
  • Onboard protection against reverse voltage application and overvoltage.

8 CHANNEL ANALOG INPUT

  • 2500 V opto-isolation per channel.
  • Inputs can be 4-20 mA or 0-5 VDC.
  • Onboard factory calibration stored in EEPROM.
  • Onboard field power supply allows readings down to zero volts, zero milliamps.

4 CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT

  • 2500 V opto-isolation per channel.
  • 12-bit resolution, 4-20 mA standard.
  • Onboard factory calibration stored in EEPROM.
  • Complies with 50 VDC loops.
  • Reverse voltage protected.

COMBO

  • Replaces up to 4 other boards.
  • 2-AI’s, 4-DI’s, 2-relay outputs, 24 VDC loop supply.
  • All I/O optically isolated.
  • AI’s 12-bit resolution, 4-20 mA or 0-5 VDC compatible.
  • DI’s 24 VDC or 120 VAC compatible.
  • Relays 3 amp/120 VAC.
  • Loop supply 24 VDC/160 mA regulated and isolated.

DIALER

  • -Flash memory storage of up to 12 minutes of speech.
  • Uncompressed speech is clear and language independent.
  • Easy recording using a built-in microphone.
  • Phone interface supports auto-dialing/autoanswer.
  • Software provides for easy verbal report definition.
  • User can change setpoints from phone.
  • Radio keyer enables speech over radio system.

8 CHANNEL DIGITAL INPUT

  • 2500 V opto-isolation from bus.
  • Inputs can be 12-120 VAC or 12-60 VDC.
  • Only 3 mA required per channel.
  • Can be used as status, pulse duration, or pulse counter inputs.

8 CHANNEL DIGITAL INPUT ISOLATED

  • Full channel to channel 2500 V isolation.
    -Inputs can be 12-120 VAC or 12-60 VDC.
    -Only 3 mA required per channel.
    -Can be used as status, pulse duration, or pulse counter inputs.

8 CHANNEL DIGITAL OUTPUT

  • 4000 V contact to coil isolation.
  • Inputs can be 240 VAC or 30 VDC.
  • 3 amps per channel.
  • Can be used as status, control, alarm, or pulse duration outputs

8 CHANNEL DIGITAL OUTPUT ISOLATED

  • Full channel to channel isolation.
  • 4000 V contact to coil isolation.
  • Inputs can be 240 VAC or 30 VDC.
  • 10 amps per channel (10A @ 277VAC/30VDC; 12A @ 125VAC).
  • Can be used as status, control, alarm, or pulse duration outputs

FLASH DISK

  • Nonvolatile flash storage requires no batteries.
  • Small size (1.6 x 1.4 in.), rugged cards can be easily transported.
  • Card capacity of up to 2 GB.
  • Cards can be read by standard PC with standard PCMCIA carrier.
  • Time tagged floating-point data and event logs are stored as ASCII files.

LOOP/CHARGER/DIAGNOSTIC

  • Nonvolatile flash storage requires no batteries.
  • Small size (1.6 x 1.4 in.), rugged cards can be easily transported.
  • Card capacity of up to 2 GB.
  • Cards can be read by standard PC with standard PCMCIA carrier.
  • Time tagged floating-point data and event logs are stored as ASCII files.

MODEM/RS232

  • Bell standard tone use, Bell 103/212, 300/1200 baud.
  • Transformer isolation on RCV and TX.
  • Isolated radio key line.
  • Optically isolated ring detector.
  • Adjustable transmit amplitude.
  • Standard RS232 port.
  • Compatible with standard radios, radio modem units, and spread spectrum radios.

PRINTER/DUAL RS232

  • Provides 2 RS232 ports + one parallel printer port.
  • One RS232 port is jumper selectable as RS485.
  • All standard baud rates supported along with many non-standard rates.
  • Preprogrammed modules set baud rates, protocol, and other parameters.

SLEEP CONTROLLER

  • Inputs can be dry contacts, logic, or analog.
  • Sleep timer up to 32 hours.
  • Sleep current 1 to 4mA.
  • Can be awakened by button, contact, touchtone code, phone ringing, high wind speed, or analog value out of range.
  • Inputs can count tips and read encoder.