Honeywell introduced the RC500 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), a modular and scalable controller that easily integrates with SCADA technology to give industrial manufacturers tighter control of remote operations. The RC500 is designed to withstand harsh environments and is ideal for remote automation needs, such as those found in oil and gas applications. It also can operate using minimal electricity, making it suitable to run on solar power and for providing continuous monitoring of remote, fixed assets.
RC500’s open communication platform integrates seamlessly 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 helps facilities more effectively manage 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.
With its embedded Linux platform, the RC500 RTU line features models with flexible communication ports and protocol options, enabling facilities to easily and cost-effectively expand the system. It also supports industry standard protocols Modbus and DNP3. Additionally, RC500 is capable of peer-to-peer I/O transfers, making it ideal for transferring and sharing information between devices in a large network.