1-12 Channel Flexible Format Control System
Vortex is our most flexible control package that can be customised to meet your site requirements, however complex, without the need for extensive cabling.
Vortex is available in four formats: wall mounted, 19" rack mounted, panel mounted or Exd Flameproof (Vortex FP).
Vortex Rack & Panel comprise just the essential input, output and controller modules mounted on a DIN rail. An optional display module is available in panel-mounting and 19" Rack formats. This configuration is ideal for incorporation into a variety of specialist enclosures, such as 19" format or those with high ingress protection. Other standard features include RS-485 Modbus communications for remote non-intrusive calibration and configuration.
Channels and display
1 to 12 channels (including 3 for fire) - up to 12 devices can be monitored by reviewing just one control panel, saving time and manpower
Each channel has 1 fault level and 3 alarm levels which can be combined in any pattern to trigger up to 32 output relays - flexibility built in, initially configured to suit your operational needs, then channels/alarms are easily customised by you if requirements change
Can be factory set to your requirements. Then when in situ, can easily be configured to suit your needs using Vortex PC software
Push buttons on front display - day-to-day operations are easily undertaken
LED display panel lights - faults are easily seen and whole system can be checked at a glance
Installation and maintenance
Modbus compatability - no extensive cabling required; cable connections within the unit are easy
Space within units for access to cable terminals
Uses industry standard communication links - simple to integrate into existing control systems
Any adjustments are performed electronically - minimal maintenance and no drift from adjustable potentiometers
Separate zones can be individually inhibited - you can work on specific areas without affecting the rest of the system
Modular construction - replacement parts if required, which plug straight in
Compliance and reliability
Validated to IEC 61508 (SIL 1) - demonstrates system dependability
System monitors relays continuously - coil faults are identified immediately without input from you
Internal battery pack* - power outs are not a problem. Internal battery pack continuously monitored for change levels and connection. System is operational at all times
*Not available on flameproof versions