Acromag, Ctek Partner Up
started a strategic partnership with CA-based Ctek to offer complete
monitoring and control solutions for customers to manage their remote
assets. Combining Acromag's broad offering of signal measurement and
conditioning products with Ctek's expertise in cellular communication
and autonomous controllers provides a simple, yet powerful distributed
control system without all the integration hassles. Users can quickly
and cost-effectively deploy these systems without programming to connect
endpoints to the enterprise, enabling visual access to operation status
from anywhere. Menu-based configuration speeds setup of data collection,
reporting, and alarm functions.
The integrated Acromag/Ctek system is ideal for remotely monitoring and
controlling the operation of pumps, motors, tanks, meters, generators,
batteries, valves, fans, heaters, and other industrial equipment. Users
can rapidly set up data displays, alarm rules, data logging and process
control logic routines with point-and-click application development.
Controllers support wired serial, Ethernet, and 4G/LTE network
communication plus a cloud-based application service for easy access to
critical system status reporting.
Ctek SkyRouter controllers provide autonomous intelligence and
sophisticated communication capabilities to manage operations and report
performance data. They operate as a Modbus master to read and write to
slave I/O devices. Powerful processing capabilities include thresholds,
math/boolean functions, triggers, data logging, and much more. Alarms
support email and SMS messaging.
BusWorks® remote I/O modules interface analog and discrete level
sensors. The multi-channel I/O modules convert voltage and current
signals representing temperature, level, flow, load, on/off, high/low,
and other performance measures to Modbus values. Rugged design, hazloc
approvals, and isolated signal processing ensure high-accuracy, reliable
performance in harsh locations.
"With this joint solution from Acromag and Ctek, customers can reliably
monitor and control remote automation equipment without the hassles of
PLC programming or IT networking issues," stated Robert Greenfield,
Acromag's Business Development Manager.
"Now system developers can confidently pair Acromag I/O and Ctek
controllers to rapidly implement SCADA solutions with cloud-based
reporting that are affordably scalable for small and large sites,"
observed Bob Way, Ctek's Business Development Manager.