Halogen Systems Inc., a prominent manufacturer specializing in industrial automation solutions, has unveiled its latest innovation, the D20 controller. This highly adaptable and efficient device is designed to seamlessly connect with Halogen's MP5-A chlorine sensors and PLCs. Boasting a graphic display, real-time clock, onboard SD card for data logging, and an optional integrated cellular modem at a budget-friendly cost, the D20 controller is set to revolutionize industrial automation.
In adherence to both US and EU safety standards, the D20 controller facilitates easy firmware upgrades through an SD card. With two RS485 buses dedicated to separating PLC Modbus communication from chlorine analyzer communication, the device ensures reliable and secure data transmission. Equipped with three configurable relays for output control based on sensor readings or PLC commands, the D20 controller goes a step further in enhancing operational efficiency.
The optional cellular modem feature empowers the D20 controller to transmit data to the cloud, enabling authorized users to access information remotely. Additionally, the cellular modem facilitates remote configuration and troubleshooting, enhancing the device's overall functionality.
Displaying all five parameters of the MP5-A Sensor and more, the D20 controller supports various units and formats for presenting sensor readings. Its compatibility with Modbus RTU allows seamless communication with PLCs.
Looking ahead, Halogen has slated the release of an optional add-on in Q1 2024, introducing an Ethernet I/P option to the D20 controller. This enhancement will facilitate faster and more robust communication with PLCs and other devices, supporting OPC UA, the industry-standard data exchange.
Halogen's D20 controller emerges as a potent and versatile solution for industrial automation applications that demand seamless data acquisition, display, control, and communication. Interested parties can now place orders through authorized distributors.