Communication Gateway allows online data monitoring.
Press Release Summary:
Offering RS232 and RS485 serial and 10 Base-T/100 Ethernet ports, Model ICM8 Gateway module enables data monitoring of Red Lion temperature controllers and PAX Series Panel Meters. Module can monitor multiple disparate devices and perform conversions of numerous protocols simultaneously, facilitating data mapping to PLCs, PCs, and SCADA systems. Constructed of high-impact plastic and stainless steel, unit snaps onto standard DIN style top hat(T) profile mounting rails.
Original Press Release:
Red Lion ICM8 Communication Gateway Offers Cost-Effective Online Data Monitoring of Red Lion Products
YORK, PA-December 6, 2006-Red Lion Controls, Inc. has introduced the ICM8 Communication Gateway module as a cost-effective way to implement online data monitoring of Red Lion temperature controllers and PAX Series Panel Meters. ICM8 offers RS232 and RS485 serial ports and a 10 Base-T/100 Ethernet port, and is an inexpensive alternative to proprietary COMMS cards.
The ICM8 enables monitoring of multiple disparate devices and performs conversions of numerous protocols simultaneously via an extensive built-in driver list. This allows easy data mapping to PLCs, PCs and SCADA systems.
According to Red Lion Product Manager, Jeff Thornton, "the ICM8 is a perfect solution for engineers who are looking for an inexpensive solution for Ethernet enabling their installed base of Red Lion temperature control and PAX [Panel Meter] products."
The ICM8 features a durable construction made of high-impact plastic and stainless steel and easily snaps onto standard DIN style top hat(T) profile mounting rails.
Bright green, yellow, red and amber solid or flashing LEDs provide indication of operating condition, including general condition status, transmit/receive serial activity and Ethernet link and activity. In addition, the ICM8 offers 4 megabytes of non-volatile Flash memory and 2 megabytes of SDRAM.
Programming is made simple via the RS232 or USB port using Windows® compatible Crimson 2 software that features an easy-to-use graphical interface. Crimson 2 can be ordered on CD as part of a kit that also includes a manual and cables, or downloaded free of charge from www.redlion.net.
Red Lion Controls, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industrial control solutions worldwide. Products include digital/analog control, monitoring and panel meters, PID control, human-machine interface panels, and signal conditioning. For more information, or to find the Red Lion distributor nearest you, go to www.redlion.net or contact: Red Lion Controls, Inc., 20 Willow Springs Circle, York, PA 17402; (717) 767-6511.