2 slots I/O expansion unit (Gray Cover).
RU-87P2-G series is a remote intelligent I/O expansion unit that used to expand RU-87P2-G series I/O modules over the RS-485 for industrial monitoring and controlling applications. There are more than 50 I/O modules supported with the unit, including analog input/output, digital input/output, and counter/frequency I/O modules.
RU-87P2-G is designed to be used in harsh and noisy environment, so the hardware is manufactured with wide power input range (10 ~ 30 VDC) and operating temperature (-25 °C ~ +75 °C). It simplifies installation and maintenance of I/O modules with hot swappable and auto configuration, fault and error detection, dual watchdog, programmable power on and Safe Values.
Various software development kits (SDK) and demos are provided, such as PACSDK, LabVIEW driver, InduSoft driver, Linux driver, OPC Server, etc. The RU-87P2-G series I/O modules plugged in the RU-87P2-G can be easily integrated into variant software system.
- Hot Swap The RU-87P2-G doesn’t need to shut down its power to replace or plug RU-87P2-G I/O modules. Therefore, the whole system can keep operating without any interruption.
- Auto-Configuration Configurations of RU-87P2-G I/O modules can be pre configured and stored in the nonvolatile memory of the RU-87P2-G. When the RU-87P2-G is power on or an RU-87P2-G I/O module is plug in, the RU-87P2-G automatically check and restore these configurations to each RU-87P2-G I/O modules on it.
- Easy Duplicate System Using the DCON Utility, you can easily make a backup of the RU-87P2-G module configurations and write to another RU-87P2-G. This design can easily and quickly duplicate many RU-87P2-G.
- Easy Maintenance and Diagnostic The basic configurations (includes station number, baud rate) are set by the rotary and DIP switch. The operator can use only one screwdriver to set the RU-87P2-G. And there are several LED status indicators to show whether RU-87P2-G modules are configured and work properly.
If one RU-87P2-G module is damaged, the operator just need to get one good RU-87P2-G module with the same item number to replace the damaged one. And then check the LED indicators to know whether the replacement is performed correctly. The switch and LED design makes it easy for maintenance. There is no PC and Notebook needed.
- RS-485 industrial multi-drop network The RU-87P2-G uses the industrial EIA RS-485 communication to transmit and receive data over long distance (1.2 Km).
- DCON protocol RU-87P2-G series I/O modules plugged in a RU-87P2-G provide a simple command/response protocol (Called DCON protocol) for communication. All command/response are in easy used ASCII format.
- Fully Software Support The free charge software utility and development kits include.
- DCON Utility: for configuration
- EZ Data Logger EZ Data Logger is small data logger software. It can be applied to small Remote I/O system. With its user-friendly interface, users can quickly and easily build a data logger software without any programming skill.
- OPC Servers: OPC is an industrial standard interface based on OLE technology. With the OPC Server, I/O modules can be easily integrated to any software that has OPC client capability.
- Support Variant Software Develop Toolkits It’s free charge for PACSDK, LabVIEW driver, InduSoft driver, Linux driver, and etc driver.
- Rugged Industrial Environment
- Dual watchdog design The RU-87P2-G series I/O modules provides module watchdog and host watchdog. The module watchdog is a hardware watchdog; the host watchdog is a software watchdog. The module watchdog is designed to automatically reset the microprocessor when the module hangs. The host watchdog monitors the host controller (PC or PLC). The output of module can go to the Safe Value state when the host fails.
- Programmable power on and Safe Value The analog and digital output of modules can be programmed power on and Safe Value.
- Wide range power input (10~30 VDC) Wide range operating temperature (-25 °C ~ +75 °C)
- Update RU-87P1-Gn to RU-87P2-G without modification software. User can update RU-87P1-Gn to RU-87P2-G without modification his software, then it can have How Swap, Auto-Configuration and etc useful features as above description