Motorola ACE3600 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)

The ACE3600 remote terminal unit (RTU) combines the local processing of a PLC with the superior communications of a remote terminal unit for an all-in-one high-performance unit. It allows seamless integration with multiple PLCs, RTUs and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED). A powerful processor combined with versatile input/output modules allows this RTU to be used for the most demanding SCADA applications, including those in: - Electric Utilities - Oil & Gas - Water & Wastewater - Siren/PA ACE3600 RTUs can be expanded with multiple, simultaneously operating communication ports in a range of industry protocols. The communication capability is specifically designed to support secure communications over diverse networks.

  • Data security
    ACE3600 supports encryption over wireless with downloadable keys.
  • Flexible Input/Output options
    0,3,5,7 or 8 I/O slot options (plus 19”rack) with support for up to 104 I/O modules. All I/O are hot swap replacement including the high-voltage digital modules.
  • Graphical User Interface
    The System Tool Suite (STS) programming tool features user-friendly, menu-driven GUI that allows program development and local and remote system setup and maintenance.
  • Industry-accepted protocols
    ACE3600 RTU supports multiple industry protocols such as Modbus, DF-1, DNP3.0, and IEC 60870-5-101 and allows direct connection of smart sensors, PLCs and IEDs.
  • MOSCAD Compatibility
    With MDLC protocol, new ACE3600 RTUs can be easily integrated with existing MOSCAD family RTUs into a single system.
  • Motorola Data Link Communication (MDLC) protocol
    MDLC protocol has robust error handling to provide reliable communication. It enables RTU-to-control-center and RTU unit-to-unit direct communications without a dedicated repeater.
  • Remote control and monitoring applications
    Water/Wastewater: Improve distribution system or collection system operation, optimize treatment plants and realize chemical and energy savings. Electric power distribution: Implement Distribution Automation systems by controlling load break switchgear
  • Versatile communications options
    Supports up to 5 ports, ACE3600 can simultaneously communicate over RS-232, RS-485, radio and IP, while using the same/different protocols. •Analog conventional radios •Analog or digital trunked systems •Multiple Address Systems •Telephone/leased line
Performance Characteristics

Backup battery
Rechargeable Lithium for RTC and SRAM: Minimum of 90 days

Indicators
Multicolor LEDs, push buttons, audio monitor operations/communications

Memory
FLASH 16mb, SDRAM 32mb, optional SRAM 4mb

Operating system
VX-Works: Real-time system

Processor
Power Quic II 200 MHz Processor

Physical Characteristics

I/O expansion options
Requires a 100Mb/s LAN; allows expansion of up to 13 remote I/O racks (maximum of 110 I/O modules of any type)

I/O slots
0, 3, 5, 7 or 8 I/O slot wall-mount frames, 19" rack on 8 slot frame

Installation
Wall, rack or chassis mounted

Metal chassis dimensions (H x W x D)
Small: 355 x 335 x 198 mmLarge: 500 x 500 x 210 mm

NEMA 4 / IP65 housing dimensions (H x W x D)
Small: 380 x 380 x 210 mmLarge: 500 x 500 x 210 mm

Physical dimensions (H x W x D)
From 244 x 117 x 198 to 500 x 500 x 210 mm

Weight
From 1.9 kg to 3.3 kg (4.19 lbs to 7.3 lbs)

Regulatory Specifications

Emissions
CFR 47 FCC part 15, subpart B (class A), ENC550022:2003 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3

Immunity
EN50082-2, IEC 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-4-2 to 4-6, 61000-4-11

Safety standards
UL 60950-1: 2001, CSA 22.2-60950-1, IEC 60590-1, AS/NZS 60950

User Environment

Mechanical vibrations
EIA/TIA 603 base station, sinusoidal 0.07 mm @ 10 to 30 Hz, 0.035 mm @ 30-60 Hz

Operating altitude
-400 to +4000 meter (-1312 ft to +13120 ft) above MSL

Operating humidity
5% to 95% RH at 50 ºC non-condensing

Operating temperature
-40 ºC to +70 ºC (-40 ºF to 158 ºF)Note: radio operating temp. range is: -30 ºC to +60 ºC (-22 ºF to 140 ºF)

Storage temperature
-55 ºC to +85 ºC (-67 ºF to 185 ºF)