The introduction of the Series 800 controller marks a renewed dedication to our customers. The Series 800 is an all-purpose engine controller, designed to meet the needs of nearly every municipality. The controller is designed to be a municipal-specific control platform, and incorporates the necessary hardware to efficiently execute these projects.
The Series 800 control platform embodies the culmination of the experience we have gained over nearly 60 years in the control business. We enhanced the standard features, lowered the cost, increased the connectivity options, and increased the configurability by basing the controller on Linux, an open-source operating system.
The Series 800 benefits from a simplified modular design. We've reduced installation and maintenance costs, while greatly increasing the quality and reliability of the product. The Series 800's single board design eliminates the majority of inter-panel wiring that is traditionally seen with PLC control panels, while retaining features such as true hardware interlocks for local and remote E-Stops.
The Series 800 has the ability to withstand a wide ambient temperature range, comes standard in a NEMA 4X rated enclosure and has an HMI display that is viewable in extreme environments.
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We Can Help You Exceed Emissions Standards
Many municipalities have an additional challenge outside of engine controls. An increasing number must meet or exceed a variety of engine emissions standards. Meeting these standards can be achieved by adding a plug-n-play FW Murphy Air Fuel Ratio controller to the enclosure. AFR information is directly displayed on the existing Series 800 HMI display.
Additionally, a Johnson Matthey emissions control solution including housing and elements may be required, based upon your emissions requirements.
Cellular Modem Capability
The Series 800 control platform is designed to allow enhanced one-way communication between the engine controller and the operator. Many of our customers need to monitor engine performance, especially during a storm event, to allow for quicker dispatch of their service technicians. Providing station operators with the cutting-edge technology that allows them to view this information on their remote laptop or smartphone is a priority for our engineering team.
We are working diligently to perfect a secure infrastructure that uses one-way communication out to the cloud, meaning you can see everything that your engines broadcast but no one can send potentially harmful operating instructions or data into the station. Additionally, the municipality’s cloud account will data log storm event information. MurCal’s goal is to provide proprietary software to select municipalities during the 2020 calendar year.
The Series 800 Municipal Engine Controller with cellular modem capability will benefit station operators immensely by allowing them to:
• Monitor their engines from any internet-enabled location, whether it’s across town or worldwide.
• Use a secure one-way communication infrastructure out to the cloud.
• Data log storm event information for future analysis.
• Have peace of mind that their engines are working correctly during a storm event or power outage.
• Perform any of the above functions from their smartphone, laptop or any other capable device.
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Operating Voltage: 9-28 VDC, reverse polarity and load dump protected
Operating Temperature: -40° to +85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Storage Temperature: -40° to +85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Total Current Consumption:
Power on, HMI active, in stopped state: 550 mA at 24 VDC
Hoffman CONCEPT NEMA 4 and 12, Red painted steel enclosure with poly-carbonate window
Optional stainless steel enclosure
(2) RS485, Modbus RTU
(1) USB 2.0 type A
(1) Micro USB type A
(1) RJ-45 Ethernet Port, 100 Mbps
(1) Micro SD card slot
(1) Socket for a cellular modem or Wifi module
(14) Relays, 5A @ 24 VDC
(4) Sinking digital outputs, 0.5 A @ 24 VDC
(2) Sourcing digital outputs, 0.5 A @ 24 VDC
(2) Analog outputs, shunt configurable from 0-5 VDC and 4-20 mA
(26) Digital Inputs (sinking only)
(11) Analog Inputs, shunt configurable from 0-5 VDC, 4-20 mA, and resistive sender
(1) Frequency Input, magnetic pickup (30Hz – 10kHz, 2.0VAC – 120VAC)
Display: Touchscreen with bonded print/glare free glass and 7” color transmissive TFT LCD
Resolution: WVGA 800x480 pixels, 16 bit color
Viewing Angle: ±65° horizontal, +55° /-65° vertical
24.0 x 30.0 x 10.0 in. (609.6 x 762 x 254 mm) (W x H x D)
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