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  1. TBOX MS
  2. TBOX LT2
  3. TBOX TG2
  4. Low Power RTU
  5. Ethernet Remote Modules
Semaphore Tbox
 

Semaphore’s TBox telemetry systems are designed to leverage easy-to-use web technologies and inexpensive, public networks. They offer up to 50% less total installed cost per point versus traditional SCADA / PLC systems.

TBox combines alarm notification, data logging, integral web server, IP telemetry, and programmable automation in a single, rugged package. TBox uniquely supports a broad range of core functionality:

Using push messaging via e-mail, FTP, and SMS text, TBox will immediately notify users of alarms and live conditions in a reliable manner that minimizes communications networking costs.

For compatibility with existing systems, TBox also supports “pull” messaging using SCADA protocols such as Modbus.An integral web server allows TBox to manage Internet and intranet communications without a front end device and provides a very inexpensive HMI for operations and maintenance.

Programmable Automation using IEC 61131-3 Ladder Diagram, Basic, and Microsoft Windows Automation environments expedite configuration of automation tasks and custom calculations for virtually any remote asset or process.Alarm management and data logging provide live information and historical data to multiple recipients.

Multi-communications via a choice of integral, communication options provide broad compatibility and mean that all remote sites are accessible. TBox communications capabilities allow use in IP forwarding and intelligent sensor gateway applications.

 

Modbus TCP

Modbus RTU

SNMP

DNP 3.0

Web Server

Alarm

 

TBOX MS

The TBox MS remote terminal unit (RTU) combines the power of the Internet with modular based architecture to create a class–leading remote control and automation solution. Equipped with one of the market’s most powerful processors, only TBox incorporates Web server technology with SMS reporting and remote control to give you real–time access anytime, anywhere using a standard web browser.

TBox MS features Plug & Go technology, allowing you to distribute your full site configuration on an SD/MMC card. Your maintenance personnel can deploy it without switching on a computer. TBox MS features GSM telemetry data acquisition and communications.

Only TBox MS give you:

Onboard web server technology that eliminates the need for complex, costly SCADA software and expensive HMI displays

Powerful alarm management that sends alarms to multiple recipients, eliminating the need for 24–hour site monitoring

Onboard multimedia capabilities that allow the addition of cost–effective industrial imaging to your application

Robust, all–alloy construction that stands up to the harshest environments

Intelligent uninterruptible power supply that filters and conditions incoming power and manages standby batteries

Communications telemetry – GSM is utilized

TBox systems are complemented by T–VIEW – an optional software package that provides real–time centralization of site data plus powerful reporting and charting options.Modbus TCP

Modbus RTU

SNMP

DNP 3.0

Web Server

Alarm

 

TBOX MS mounted in 19" 7U rack

 


MS Cards

Part Number Description
   
POWER SUPPLIES  
MS–PS–DCN  DC Power Supply –48 VDC (–60..–24VDC) and/or +24VDC (+8..+30VDC) with Battery charger (90mA) + 24VDC output – 30 Watts output
MS–PS230V  AC Power Supply 230VAC (85..265VAC) or 90..375VDC Isolated with Battery Charger (90mA) + 24VDC output – 15 Watts output
MS–PS–AC30W  –new– AC Power Supply 230VAC (85..265VAC) or 90..375VDC Isolated without Battery Charger + 24VDC output – 30 Watts output
MS–CHARGER  –new– 2Ah charger module for charging large external 12VDC lead batteries
CPU  
MS–CPU16E  TBOX–MS 16–Bits CPU module with 1 Ethernet port + 1 RS232 + 1 RS485
MS–CPU32  TBOX–MS 32–Bits CPU (Linux) module with 2 Ethernet ports + 1 RS232 + 1 RS485
MS–CPU32X  TBOX–MS 32–Bits CPU (Linux) module with 2 Ethernet ports + 1 RS232 + 1 RS485 + 2 x G.SHDSL ports
MS–REDUN  optional redundancy option for second MS–CPU32E placed on the same rack (license)
INPUTS/OUTPUTS  
MS–16DI  16 Digital Inputs, 24/48V, Isolated 8/8
MS–8DI–240VAC  8 Digital Inputs Hz Inputs, 190–265 VAC 47/63 Hz, Isolated 1/1 – IEC61131 Type 1 approved
MS–8DI–120V  8 Digital Inputs, 90–132 VAC 47/63 Hz or 90–132 VDC, Isolated 1/1 – IEC61131 Type 1 approved
MS–8DI–48V  8 Digital Inputs, 20–60 VAC 47/63 Hz or 20–60 VDC, Isolated 1/1 – IEC61131 Type 1 approved
MS–10DI–HS  10 Digital Inputs High Speed counting up to 50Khz – Isolated 1/1
MS–48DI  48 Digital Inputs, 24/48VDC, Isolated 24/24 – no LED
MS–16DO  16 Digital Outputs, 24/48V 350mA open collector protected, isolated 8/8
MS–16DIO  16 Digital Inputs + Outputs, 24V 350mA open collector protected, isolated 8/8
MS–RELAY  8 Digital Outputs Relay, 230VAC 3A, isolated 1/1
MS–4AI420  4 Analog Inputs 4/20mA, 14bit, isolated 1/1
MS–8AI420  8 Analog Inputs 4/20mA, 14bit, isolated 1/1
MS–8AIVC  8 Analog Inputs Voltage: –10/+10V,–20mA/+20mA, 0–20mA, 4–20mA, 14bit, Isolated 8/8 – 2 Inputs out of the 8 can be configured with Pt100 or Pt1000 (2 wires)
MS–6RTD  6 Temperature inputs (Pt100, Pt1000, Ni100, NI1000) 2 and 3 wires, isolated 1/1
MS–4AOVC  4 Analog Outputs, 12bit, 4/20mA, –10V/+10V, Active, Isolated 1/1
MS–COMBO–1  8DI (Isolated 8/8) + 4DO (isolated 4/4) + 3AI (not isolated)
COMMUNICATION  
MS–PSTN  PSTN 56K Modem + 1 RS232 or 1 RS485, not isolated
MS–GSM  GSM/GPRS Modem + 1 RS232 or 1 RS485, not isolated – antenna NOT included (see GSM antennas in accessories list)
MS–GSM–3G–EU  –new– GSM/GPRS/3G Modem + 1 RS232 or 1 RS485, not isolated – EU version – antenna NOT included (see GSM antennas in accessories list)
MS–GSM–3G–US  –new– GSM/GPRS/3G Modem + 1 RS232 or 1 RS485, not isolated – USA version – antenna NOT included (see GSM antennas in accessories list)
MSR–GSM–R  –new– GSM–R for Railways applications (special frequency) + 1 RS232 or 1 RS485, not isolated – antenna NOT included – rugged form factor (MSR) only
MS–ETHER–4  Four Ethernet 10/100–BaseT ports with embedded switch
MS–SERIAL  2 x RS232/RS485 ports, not isolated
   
EXTENSION RACKS  
DIN RAIL versions  
MS–RACK1  Rack 1 Slot DIN RAIL mounting
MS–RACK3  Rack 3 Slots DIN rail mounting
MS–RACK5  Rack 5 Slots DIN rail mounting
MS–RACK10  Rack 10 Slots DIN rail mounting
MS–RACK15  Rack 15 Slots DIN rail mounting
MS–RACK20  Rack 20 Slots DIN rail mounting
Wall mount versions  
MS–RACK1–W  Rack 1 Slot with wall mounting brackets
MS–RACK3–W  Rack 3 Slots with wall mounting brackets
MS–RACK5–W  Rack 5 Slots with wall mounting brackets
MS–RACK10–W  Rack 10 Slots with wall mounting brackets
MS–RACK15–W  Rack 15 Slots with wall mounting brackets
MS–RACK20–W  Rack 20 Slots with wall mounting brackets
19 inches rack version  
MS–RACK15–R  Rack 15 Slots with 19 inches brackets
SPECIAL MODULES  
MS–GPS GPS Time synchronization and Positioning Module + 1 RS232 port or 1 RS485, G S e sy c o at o a d os t o g odu e S 3 po t o S 85, antenna NOT included
MS–IO–SIMUL  Simulation + Test : 8 DI (switches), 8 DO (LEDs), 4AI (Potentiometers), 4AO (LEDs)
MS–MESH–10  industrial grade Mesh radio module for up to 10 remote nodes + 1 extra serial port
MS–MESH–100  industrial grade Mesh radio module for up to 100 remote nodes + 1 extra serial port
MS ACCESSORIES  
MS–CABL–PROG  Shielded computer cable (PC side: DB9) to connect T–BOX MS CPU (COM1–DB9) – 2 meters
MS–CONV–232  Serial RS232 converter RJ45 to DB9 (male) for MS–CPU32 – can be used with MS–CABL–PROG
MS–CABL–EXOR  Special Serial cable to connect MS (RS485) to our Operator Terminals (see accessories below) – one provide standard with the panel…
MS–GPS–ANT  GPS antenna with SMA connector and 4 meters cable for MS–GPS
MS–GPS–ANTINDUS  Industrial GPS antenna for MS–GPS
MS–GPS–MAST  Mounting bracket for mounting MS–GPS–ANTINDUS on a mast
MS–GPS–EXT15  15 meters extension cable for MS–GPS–ANTINDUS
MS–RACKKIT  19" mounting brackets for MS–RACKS
MS–WALLKIT  Wall mounting brackets for MS–RACKS
MS–CACHE  Dust protection cache for unused slots in a MS–RACK (by 10 units).
 

TBOX LT2

A powerful Internet–ready RTU solution for remote automation and monitoring

Semaphore’s TBox all–in–one architecture provides up to 50% cost savings over systems that combine PLC, communications, and SCADA components. The TBox LT2 RTU integrates advanced automation, web server, alarm notification, and data logging with Ethernet and wireless communications in a single, rugged module. Now all remote assets and processes are under your control and within reach.

Innovative push and multi–platform Web server technologies open up new possibilities. Users have complete access to alarms, live conditions, and historical data on their mobile devices, tablets, and PCs — anytime and anywhere. This self–contained system gives you everything needed to create high–performance yet economical automation and monitoring installations.

 

KEY FEATURES

– Powered by Semaphore’s advanced, Series 2 processing engine

– Multiplatform vector–based Webserver 2.0

– Powerful PLC features

– Alarm management

– Smart Data Logging™

– Security suite with authentication, encryption, firewall, HTTPS, VPN, SSL, SFTP

– IP Pass through, FTP, e–mail, text messaging

– SNMP and Network Time Protocol (NTP)

– Modbus (Master and Slave), DNP3 (Master and Slave), DF1, IEC60870 Slave Protocols, and more

– Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232, and RS485 ports

– Integral 3G

– Micro SD card for local archives, program backup, and remote start–up

– Mixed I/O configurations up to 26 points

– I/O expansion

– Embedded battery charger

– Application software development kit (ADK)

– –40 to 70 degree C operating temperature range

– Class I, Division 2 hazardous area approval

 

I/O CONFIGURATIONS

LT2–530 meets a broad range of asset management, monitoring, and process automation applications. I/O includes 8 AI and 16 DI/DO (3 of which can be counter inputs).

LT2–532 adds two analog outputs to the LT2–530 count for a total of 8 AI, 16 DI/DO (3 of which can be counter inputs), and 2 AO.

LT2–540 includes two temperature inputs in place of analog inputs. I/O count is 6 AI, 2 Pt1000, and 16DI/DO (3 of which can be counter inputs).

LT2–542 adds two analog outputs to the LT2–540 count for a total of 6 AI, 2 Pt1000, 16 DI/DO (3 of which can be counter inputs) and 2 AO.

 

COMMUNICATION CONFIGURATIONS

Five ports include the following:

RS–232 for local configuration and programming

RS–485 for field device networking

 

 

TBOX LT2 mounted in 19" 2U Rack

 

TBOX TG2

TBox TG2 integrates advanced automation, web server, alarm notification, and data logging in a single, rugged module. With connectivity via 3G cellular, Ethernet, RS–232/485, and USB, TG2 is intended for use with process equipment such as drives and short–range, wireless devices, which provide analog and discrete I/O.

Innovative push and multi–platform Web server technologies open up new possibilities. Users have complete access to alarms, live conditions, and historical data on their mobile devices, tablets, and PCs — anytime and anywhere. This self–contained system gives you everything needed to create high–performance yet economical automation and monitoring installations.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Powered by Semaphore’s advanced, Series 2 processing engine
  • Multiplatform vector–based Webserver 2.0
  • Powerful PLC features
  • Alarm management
  • Smart Data Logging™
  • Security suite with authentication, encryption, firewall, HTTPS, VPN, SSL, SFTP
  • IP Pass–through, FTP, e–mail, text messaging
  • SNMP and Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Modbus (Master and Slave), DNP3 (Master and Slave), DF1, IEC60870 Slave Protocols, and more
  • Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232, and RS485 ports
  • Integral 3G
  • Micro SD card for local archives, program backup, and remote start–up
  • I/O expansion
  • Embedded battery charger
  • ADK application software development kit

 

COMMUNICATION CONFIGURATIONS

Five ports include the following:

  • RS–232 for local configuration and programming
  • RS–485 for field device networking
  • Ethernet for IP networking, local configuration, and programming
  • USB 2.0 host
  • Remote communications option:
    • 3G modem — model TG2–500–3–EU or TG2–500–3–US

 

 

Low Power RTU

TBox LP is ideal for remote locations without power infrastructure. Battery or solar power systems provide years of reliable operation. With 20 I/O points, TBox LP monitors and automates mobile assets, such as generators or pumps as well as remote processes such as lift stations. Numerous integral features provide the functionality users need at such locations

Rugged packaging for remote operations via DIN rail-mounting or IP68 / Nema 6 enclosure with Class I, Division 2, or Atex Zone 2 hazardous area approvals (for certain models; please refer to product brochures for specifics).

Push messaging via e-mail, FTP, and SMS text and “pull” messaging using SCADA protocols such as Modbus efficiently ensure complete access to site information for all users.

Integral Web server allows TBox LP to manage Internet and intranet communications without a front end device and provides a very inexpensive HMI for operations and maintenance.

Alarm management and data logging report all live conditions and historical data base information to multiple recipients.

Process automation and calculations - IEC 61131-3 Ladder Diagram, Basic, and Microsoft Windows Automation environments expedite configuration of automation tasks and custom calculations for virtually any remote asset or process.

Multi-communications via a choice of integral, cellular wireless communication options mean that all remote sites are accessible.

 

Model LP-450

Ultra-low-power Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)

Low power Mitsubishi 16-bit microprocessor

Real time clock

Flash 768K RAM 128K + 256K (chronologies + sample tables: 72k; additional tables: 256k)

Communication

RS-232 local “programming” port w/RTS and CTS

RS-485 2-wire port

RS-232 network port with full modem control option

GSM quad band option

Inputs/Outputs Digital inputs, dry contact, 0-12 V dc* 8 Digital outputs, open drain 8 Analog inputs, 0–5 V dc and 0/4–20 mA 4 Source low power voltage transmitters via 12 V dc Yes Source 4–20 mA transmitters via 12 and 24 V dc

Digital input points are also 1KHz counters.

Optional front panel pushbuttons use 2 points.

Operating Voltage 8.0 to 16,1V

Power Battery External Nominal 12 V dc

Battery life calculation and low alarm

Average current draw at nominal input voltage 0.03 to 0.8 mA Battery life

**Please refer to the TBox LP Battery Life Calculator spreadsheet to determine life time based on specific operating conditions.

Functionality Programming Via TWinSoft Suite (TWinSoft, Web editor, report editor) Automation languages Ladder logic (IEC 61131-3 LD), Basic, Microsoft Windows®

Automation Alarm handling Smart alarm management with embedded calendar

Datalogging Smart Data Logging: sampling tables (instantaneous, min, max, average, incremental), digital and analog chronologies Datalogging resolution 1 second

Security 4 levels of authority Protocol Modbus (RTU, ASCII)

DIN rail housing TBox LP Battery compartment Size, inches 5.91 H x 4.53 D x 1.58 W 4.4 H x 4.33 D x 1.97 W Size, mm 150 H x 115 D x 40 W 112 H x 110 D x 50 W Weight 300 g (10.6 oz) 140 g (4.83 oz) IP68 housing Approvals IP68 and Nema 6 Size, inches 8.15 H x 3.0 D x 8.15 W Size, mm 207 H x 77 D x 207 W Weight with GSM, LCD, one battery 2.35 kg (5.2 lb) Installation Wall-mount and pipe-mount accessories optional LCD and pushbutton option Yes

Environment Operating temperature -40 to 70° C (GSM option requires industrial-grade SIM)

Storage temperature -40 to 80° C

Humidity 5 to 95% RH Certifications

Safety certifications CE LVD 2006/95/EC; CEBEC IEC 60950-1:2005 (2nd edition) and IEC 60950-1:2006;

CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07; ANSI/UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition EMC certifications CE EMC 2004/108/EC, EN61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, EN61326-1; C-Tick EN61326-1:2006; FCC CFR47: 2008 (Part 15 Sub Part B), EN55011: 1998+A1+A2 Telecom certifications Industry Canada RSS-132 Issue 2, RSS-133 Issue 5; A-Tick AS/ACIF S002:2005 Other certifications GOST-R Hazardous Area Approvals LP-400 LP-450 Class I, Division 2, Groups C, D Approved Configurations with LCD and configurations using the DIN rail-mounting package are not approved. ATEX Zone 2 Approved Configurations with LCD and configurations using the DIN rail-mounting package are not approved

 

Ethernet Remote Modules

Compact size and monoblock construction that can be fixed easily on DIN rail.

The modules connect a wide variety of electrical, electronic, and mechanical devices and sensors –– such as pumps, temperature and pressure transmitters, motors, and more — to computers and applications over standard Ethernet networks (Modbus/TCP), RS485 (Modbus RTU), or other controllers and PLCs.
 
Each remote I/O module has its own Ethernet Modbus TCP/IP port making it easy to connect the modules to each other with up to 100 meters of CAT5 cable, or even longer distances using fiber optic switches.

There are several types of Ethernet remote I/O modules available with different I/O formats.

Reference COM1 COM2 COM3 Digital Inputs DO Relays Dig In or Out Analog Inputs Temp Inputs Analog Outputs Counters
RM–100 Ethernet RS232 RS485 8 2
RM–200 Ethernet RS232 RS485 4 8 6 2 0 2
RM–201 Ethernet RS232 RS485 4 8 2 6 0 2
RM–300 Ethernet RS232 RS485 4 0 16 8 0 2 2