PAC8000 Controllers

Rugged and reliable controllers for process applications

PAC8000 Controllers

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PAC8000 controllers are specifically designed to handle the extreme temperatures, vibration, and corrosive materials found in process applications. They include a process controller featuring DCS-style function block programming, a logic controller with 61131-style PLC programming, and a hybrid controller that provides the capabilities of both.


Controller and Network Redundancy Improves Reliability

Application availability is improved with controller redundancy, implemented by mounting a second controller on the carrier. No configuration is required; the new controller automatically becomes the standby when a button on the controller carrier is pressed. Rendezvous redundancy is employed to guarantee bump-less transfer of control from the master to the standby.


Network redundancy helps assure uninterrupted communications. PAC8000 controllers each have two fault-tolerant Ethernet ports to provide redundant communication LANs. If a fault occurs in one LAN pathway, communication is automatically re-routed.


Efficiently Share Information Between Controllers

PAC8000 controllers communicate directly with each other and share data on a peer-to-peer basis without having to route data through a centralized database or server.


HART Pass Through Reduces Commissioning Time

PAC8000 Controllers can pass HART data from smart field devices to asset management software applications, allowing remote configuration and access to field instrument diagnostic information. PAC8000 controllers can also acquire HART data for use in the process control application.





Approvals Zone 1 CE, ATEX C1D1, IS TUV SIL2 LR, G3
Channel Density 2-32 points
Environmentals IP20 -40° to 70C°
Gateways HART
Hot Swap Yes
I/O Module Size 42mm W x 110mm H x 106 mm D
I/O Type 24 VDC, 115, 230 VAC in 2-60 VDC, 20 - 265 VAC out, analog, RTD, Thermocouple,
IO Redundancy Dual
Isolation Galvonic Isolation DI, DO, AI, AO
Media Connector 2x RJ45 or 2x ST
Media Support Copper & MM Fiber
Modules Pulse Input SoE Inputs ASH Detector
Mounting Format DIN Rail
Network Interfaces PROFINET PROFIBUS DP Modbus/TCP
Network Redundancy MRP, Dual LAN
Speciality Pulse Test 24 VDC
System Redundancy PROFIBUS or Modbus/TCP


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