Flex Range of Remote Terminal Unit Solutions

The Flex RTU is a cost-effective integrated control and communication unit, designed for control and monitoring of Industrial applications in Real-time.

 

With its intuitive keyboard and display, it is very easy to configure in the field, making it a flexible interface device to a whole range of applications.

 

This Remote Terminal Unit, comes with an extensively configurable interface options that include, Gigabit Ethernet, RS232/RS485, Digital Inputs and Outputs, Analog Inputs and Outputs, Wifi, 4G and USB, making it a multi-purpose solution, with a processor that is fast enough to run many kinds of customer specific applications.

 

Our Flex RTU products provide PLC remote access for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. You can easily download PLC programs, access your HMI, and even trigger notifications when something goes wrong. With our products supporting Digital Outputs, some level of remote control is also achievable, making the Flex RTU a truly versatile communication interface device.

 

Compliance to 61850 standards makes it suitable for power generation and distribution applications, while the CE and FCC certifications make it ideal for most Industrial applications.

 

Product Highlights

  • Built for Rugged harsh environments and wide temperature ranges (-40°C ~ 70°C)
  • Hardened for vibration, shock and surge, and electrical noise immunity
  • Sitara™ ARM® Cortex® -A9 32-Bit RISC Processor with Processing Speed up to 1000 MHz
  • External Memory Interfaces with DDR Controllers: 32-Bit LPDDR2, DDR3, and DDR3L Support
  • Up to Two USB 2.0 High-Speed Dual-Role (Host or Device) Ports with Integrated PHY
  • Serial Interfaces – UARTS, SPI, I2C, CAN
  • Digital Outputs - 2 Channels galvanically isolated, Digital Inputs – 32 Channels galvanically isolated, Analog Inputs – 8 Channels galvanically isolated

Specification

Salients

Certifications tailored to multiple vertical segments

Built for Rugged harsh environments and wide temperature ranges (-40°C ~ 70°C)

Fanless operation, convection-cooled with no moving parts for extended durability

Hardened for vibration, shock and surge, and electrical noise immunity

Sitara™ ARM® Cortex® -A9 32-Bit RISC Processor with Processing Speed up to 1000 MHz

External Memory Interfaces with DDR Controllers: 32-Bit LPDDR2, DDR3, and DDR3L Support

General-Purpose Memory Support (NAND, NOR, SRAM) Supporting up to 16-Bit ECC

Up to Two USB 2.0 High-Speed Dual-Role (Host or Device) Ports with Integrated PHY

Serial Interfaces – UARTS, SPI, I2C, CAN

Configure by Telnet or web browser

Digital Outputs – 2 Channels galvanically isolated, Digital Inputs – 32 Channels galvanically isolated, Analog Inputs – 8 Channels galvanically isolated

4 lines of 20 characters LCD text display

Keyboard of 4 x 4 matrix

Processor

Microcontroller

TI AM437x Sitara ARM Cortex-A9 32-bit RISC Processor

Speed

Up to 1GHz

Memory

512MB DDR3 SDRAM, 4GB eMMC Flash, 16MB QSPI Flash , 32KB EEPROM

Real-TIme Clock

Yes, With battery backup for RTC

Watchdog Timer

Yes, External Watchdog timer

Software

Operating System

RTOS QNX Neutrino 6.5, Linux

Serial Server-related

VirtualCOM (Serial/IP), Virtual Server (port Forwarding)

Security

IPsec, PPTP or OpenVPN VPN tunneling. Max VPN

throughput 37.9Mbps *; SMTP/TLS, Firewall, DMZ

Network

ARP, IPv4, DHCP Client, ICMP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, RF

C2217,TELNET, NTP Client, NAT, Port Forwarding, ICMP Ping, DDNS

Management

Web UI, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, SMS

Configuration

Embedded Web-Server (Web UI), TELNET

Additional software

DHCP6 (RFC3315 complaint), NTP (For Network Time Sync), SNMP Agent V2 & V3, 

MODBUS TCP to RTU/ASCII

Gateway, Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, Modbus, TCP, Time Sync, Embedded Webserver.

Scope of Customer

Serial interface

RS232 Interface

2 Channels, 9 Pin D-Sub Connector

RS-485 Interface

3 Channels, Galvanically isolated, 9 Pin D-Sub Connector

Multi-Protocol RS-422/485/232 port

1 Channels, 9 Pin D-Sub Connector , Software Selectable

Wireless

Wifi and Bluetooth

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Combo Plug module integrated in board

3G/4G

GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE/ UMTS/ HSPA+/ SCDMA/ LTE

Ethernet Interfaces

Ethernet Ports

4 No. 10/100/1000 Base-T LAN Ports with integrated Managed Switch

1 No. 10/100/1000 Base-T WAN Port. Gigabit Switch between LAN & WAN Port

USB Interface

USB Interface

2 x USB 2.0 Type A connector

CAN

Can Port

One port

Input/Output Interfaces

Configuration Switch

10 Position Configuration DIP Switch easly accessible

Digital Outputs

2 Channels galvanically isolated 24V/0.5A “Open collector” with LED Status indication

Digital Inputs

32 Channels galvanically isolated, 24V, “Dry contact type which could count up to 100Hz”,

with LED Status indication

Analog Inputs

8 Channels galvanically isolated, these inputs accept 4 to 20mA current input

Display

LCD text display with a screen size of 4 lines of 20 characters

Keyboard

Keyboard of 4 x 4 matrix

I/O Connector

Spring terminal blocks of the Phoenix Contact, WAGO type

I/O Expansion

Through RS485 or Ethernet (Not in this scope of controller)

Loss of supply voltage

Yes, Controller will have loss of supply voltage sensing

Power Characteristics

Input Voltage

DIN Rail Power Supply

Input Voltage: 176 to 264 VAC (± 20% of UHOM), with a frequency of 50 Hz

Output: 24VDC, 4Amps

Power Backup

No onboard backup will be provided

Mechanicals

Dimension (W x H x D)

240mm x 100mm x 43 mm, IP20

Installation

DIN-Rail or Wall-Mount (optional kit)

Reset Button

Yes

Weight

TBD

Environmental limits

Operating Temperature

-40°C~70°C (-40°F~158°F)

Storage Temperature

-40°C~85°C (-40°F~185°F)

Ambient Relative Humidity

5%~95%, (Non-condensing)

Altitude

1000m

Service life

10 years

MTBF

500000 Hours

Regulatory Approvals

EMI

Immunity to electromagnetic interference in accordance with GOST R 51318.11.

GOST R 51317.6.2.

EMC

EMC stiffness group no worse than 3 in accordance with GOST R 51179-98

Warranty

10 years limited hardware warranty on all Pantherun branded products

Ordering Information

Flex-DIO-4G

32 channel DI, 2 Channel DO, 1 Multichannel serial port, 2 Ethernet, 2 USB with Wifi, BT and 4G

Flex-AIO-4G

8 channel AI, 2 channel DO, 1 Multichannel serial port, 2 Ethernet, 2 USB with Wifi, BT and 4G

Flex-Serial-4G

12 channel DI, 6 serial ports, 2 Ethernet, 2 USB with Wifi, BT and 4G