Red Lion Controls, Inc.

Oct. 19, 2007
New Controller Series Boasts Enhanced Connectivity

Red Lion Controls, Inc. introduces the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller product series. Both series offer advanced communication and data management solutions. With the release of the XCDN DeviceNet option card, users can quickly add DeviceNet Slave connectivity to any of the Data Station Plus or Enhanced Modular Controller Master units. The card is simply added to the expansion slot during installation and configured using Red Lion’s free Crimson 2 software.

Both the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller series feature a multi-protocol converter combined with three serial ports and an Ethernet port as standard. The XCDN option card enables any connected devices to communicate with DeviceNet products to realize complete system integration and data transfer. In addition, the XCDN option card is isolated, protecting user equipment from potentially harmful ground loops.  

The Enhanced Modular Controller Masters and Data Station Plus models provide extended functionalities such as a Web server to remotely access or control your process, web enabling any DeviceNet devices connected to the XCDN option card. In addition, all the data can be logged in “IT-ready” format, for system traceability or preventive maintenance applications, using the embedded data logger.