Chameleon Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC)
Rugged, Durable, and Reliable Controllers for Mission-Critical Applications
INTUITIVE DEVICE PROGRAMMING AND CONFIGURATION
Chameleon devices are configured with Fairmount Automation’s Design
Pad G3 graphical
software package. Design programming environment to
Pad G3 provides an intuitive implement sophisticated control
algorithms and automation programming capabilities
schemes. It as well as
includes familiar function block powerful event-driven state-
transition diagramming techniques. New features in Design design engineers to define operational states, to specify how should behave in each state, and to define events that cause
Pad allow the device transitions
one state to another. Using these features inherently leads to robust designs by forcing the segregation of automation tasks into
on the specific functionality distraction of the system at
required by each subsystem without the large. Design Pad projects are also self-
documenting since the state diagrams and interconnections represent the control specification.
SELF-DIAGNOSTICS AND BUILT-IN TESTING
Chameleon PAC modules offer a variety of on-board self-diagnostic capabilities. Included is the unique ability for analog outputs to monitor the connection to actuators for loss of signal and unexpected impedance changes. All diagnostic information is available to the programmer to facilitate status transmission over a network and initiate automatic switchover and/or automatic reduced-capability operating mode.
INTEGRATED DATA LOGGING
Chameleon modules can log any number of user-selected signals at user-configured time-intervals.
They can record data
continuously (loop recorder mode) or for “snapshots” triggered by user-defined events or record signals both before and after the triggering event occurs. Data can subsequently or network interface.
conditions. In snapshot mode, modules be retrieved for analysis over a wireless
ENCLOSURELESS SOLUTION REDUCES INSTALLATION COSTS
The Chameleon PAC provides an enclosureless solution: it doesn’t require the use of third-party enclosures for environmental protection. Enclosureless solutions reduce space requirements and equipment weight, and eliminate the added costs associated with
enclosure design, fabrication, and assembly. configurable modules (UCM-1 and UCM-2)
Available user- allow additional
hardware such as switches, buttons, alarms, key-locks, etc., to be seamlessly incorporated into the Chameleon platform. These fully customizable modules are also equipped with terminal connectors and can serve as convenient junction boxes.
Chameleon was designed with an emphasis on ease of assembly,
installation, and maintenance.
Several mounting alternatives are
Chameleon SP-5150 Controller installed on SEPTA Regional Rail Silverline IV Door Trainline Relay Panel
available, including panel or surface mounting, standard DIN-RAIL mounting, or optional high-performance mounting for improved shock and vibration isolation.
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