The bay control unit is created to address control requirements and data acquisition of several industry segments. It follows a scalable architecture that can be expanded. It maintains adaptability and flexibility, suiting several application scenarios. It also functions as a modern substation automation system. The unit is specifically designed to monitor 4U high sub racks and has several other aspects. They are:
- Quality and consistency
In today’s time, maintaining the quality and consistency of the work is of utmost importance. Consider that, if your organization does not consider automation, it will be left behind compared to others. Automation helps in providing high-quality and reliable outcomes, and the bay control unit will help in that.
- Surge protection
The device has a surge protection feature designed to safeguard electrical appliances from voltage spikes. With that, the device can limit the voltage supplied by shorting or blocking.
- Faster I/O scanning
The I/O modules are created with an on-board 32-bit microcontroller. It aids in quicker I/O maintaining and scanning of time-stamps close to the field interface. It is offloaded by the CPU to the microcontrollers and alleviating the load on the main processor.
- Dual redundant high-speed I/O bus
The device also has a dual redundant high-speed I/O bus used in providing more than a single path. It can be a tri-redundant data bus, dual-redundant data bus, etc. It indicates that during a transfer, every communication is started by the bus controller. As a result, a terminal device cannot initiate a data transfer on its own. The I/O modules can be included on any backplane I/O slots.
- Communication redundancy
The redundancy of communication between external worlds and RTU can be enabled in the RTU through the bay control unit. It is dependent on the active-passive concept, and the active channel is used for active communication and passive for a periodic health check. If the unit detects there is a failure of the active communication channel, it switches to the passive channel.
- Hot-swap device
The hot-swap is a replacement of a power supply, a hard-drive, a CD-ROM drive, etc. when the system user is operating, the replacement can happen due to storage devices, device failure, substituting other data, etc.
- Processor redundancy
The RTU supports dual redundancy as it has a master-standby mechanism, and two choices are there for implementing processor redundancy. The expansion bus is used to interconnect both processors, and the master CPU is responsible for the functioning of the CPU.
- Perfect for interfacing with intelligent devices
For applications that need interfacing with intelligent devices, it is the best choice. It provides RTU with RF communication capabilities and permits using of public wireless infrastructure. It supports both flush mounting and DIN rail.
The ideal unit caters to the need for remote data collection, control systems, automated monitoring, etc. The device is created using the cutting technology of RTU. That’s why you will receive cost-efficient and customized solutions for remote data collection applications. It offers the computing power to attain the requirements of data collection effectively.