Watlow introduced its RMA PLUS, an enhanced version of the legacy EZ-ZONE RM remote access module. The RMA PLUS communicates and features an integrated USB connection that provides connection from a PC without the hassle of a converter.
The RMA PLUS offers plug and play access to the EZ-ZONE RM family of controllers and integrates into existing systems. It comes standard with a built-in Ethernet switch eliminating the need to provide an additional switch for small systems. The RMA PLUS also offers port mirroring for troubleshooting and protects from broadcast and multicast storms. The integrated USB connection ensures real-time communication from software packages and the Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU capabilities allow users to connect to third-party and legacy devices.
The RMA PLUS is capable of data logging as well and users can log up to 16 gigabytes of data standard or upgrade to a user supplied 32 gigabyte SD card. Note, 32GB is the maximum size SD card allowed by design. Configuration and data logs are available as Windows files so they can be easily accessed.