What You Need to Know About RTU Telemetry Design

Remote Telemetry Units (RTUs) provide the ability to monitor and control equipment over a vast distance. RTUs are microprocessor controlled devices with hardwired inputs and outputs (I/O), often connected to a radio device. The radios then wirelessly transmit and receive data from their own network providing feedback and control to the main station.  RTU network communications can also be done via cellular radio, landline telephone or Ethernet. Often employed in oil, mining, water treatment and many other industries, an RTU network brings all your equipment control together to a singular (or multiple, if required) location. A SCADA system can then be configured at a convenient location from which your operators can monitor, trend and control all your equipment.

Each of your outstations or equipment sites can then be automated and brought under a single network. This allows remote equipment to be:

  • Sequenced. E.g. pumps/motors run together with other remote equipment
  • Monitored. E.g. speeds, levels
  • Controlled E.g. start/stop, speed control

From the central SCADA system it is also possible to alter the RTU logic, changing the station functionality remotely.

Integrating your remote sites using RTU hardware provides improved efficiency, more control and faster responses. Automation IT has experience in the design, implementation and use of RTU control systems. We are able to provide a design solution for your control system, including integrating your remote stations through the use of RTU technologies. Many manufacturers including Schneider, GE, Siemens, Kingfisher and others all offer RTU solutions.

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