The SmartBob2 Momentum Universal Communication Module (MUCM) enables the operator to tie SmartBob2 remotes into an existing control system is used when performing communication translations between serial protocols. The MUCM has a pre-loaded SmartBob2 application that has been compiled and downloaded into its Flash memory. The standard SmartBob2 MUCM allows a Modbus serial master to gather data from up to 32 BinMaster SmartBob2 remotes. The MUCM is easy to program and eliminates the need for analog input and output cards.
The SmartBob2 remotes connect to the MUCM via an RS-485 cable. The Modbus remote transmitter unit (RTU) master has an RS-232 port that connects to the MUCM. Once the data has been passed to a data interface, it is available to everything on the network including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMI), or SCADA industrial control systems. Optional serial communications protocols are available in Ethernet, DeviceNet™, Profibus™, and Modbus Plus. The MUCM can also be used simply to save wiring and installation costs, allowing serial devices to make use of existing network cabling and to overcome distance limitations.