MultiCon in distributed systems

CMC MultiCon multichannel controllers and recorders are clearly the right choice for multi-point measurement systems.  The support for simultaneous monitoring of various parameters is not just limited to physical integrated inputs. MultiCon is also capable of reading measurement signals in a Modbus network through an integrated RS-485 interface (which is standard on all devices) so that it can be used in systems with considerable distances between the subsequent measurement points and instruments.

As an example you can use the following configuration for a large distributed system setup: CMC-141-PS42/ACM/UN5/UN5/UN5-0B1

The Signal inputs on this version:
Each UN5 module consists of 5 isolated universal inputs (U/I/RTD/TC/mV). Ten of the available inputs read measurements from temperature sensors whereas the other five from analogue output transmitters.

Communication Method:
The ACM module is equipped with RS-485, RS-485/232, USB and Ethernet ports, providing many options for real-time communication with the device. For instance, the RS-485 interface ensures connection to the Modbus network for on-line measurements transfer, whereas the Ethernet port enables connection to a corporate network to provide a continuous remote preview of the recorded data.

The configuration:
The device is designed for recording values both from 15 integrated inputs and 45 other values read from a serial communication network. It, therefore, utilizes its full potential by recording data from 60 measurement channels at the same time.

Special features:
For ease of use the USB port is located on the front panel of the device although data can be also be downloaded via the ethernet connection direct to the DAQ manager free software.

You can find out more about the CMC Multicon on the product page here: