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As a proud member of the Rockwell Automation® Encompass Program, RACO offers three reliable remote monitoring products that fully integrate with your existing Allen-Bradley® controllers. Explore this site to learn how easy it can be to monitor your critical operations around the clock with RACO! Not sure which RACO product is right for you? Check out our product selector tool now.

Catalyst: Data Logging and Alarm Notification for PLCs

Your all-in-one data logging and remote monitoring solution

The Catalyst system is ready to meet and overcome your monitoring and communication challenges. With an up-to-the-minute, two-way connection to essential data and real-time communication capabilities — via landline, pager, cellular phone or fax — Catalyst is the reliable, adaptable solution for critical environments. It seamlessly integrates with your control system and uses standard communication protocols, saving you time and money. No extra service contracts or plug-ins required!

Catalyst’s features include:

  • Easy, cost-effective integration with any PLC or other device using the following protocols: Allen-Bradley’s EtherNet/IP™, Modicon’s Modbus® RTU Master and Modicon’s Modbus TCP
  • Monitoring of up to 256 registers, from pumps to PLCs, for extensive data and event logging
  • Real-time communication via landline, pager, cell phone or fax
  • Now
    supports EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols!
  • Communication with as many as 96 user destinations, including a central computer
  • Access to Alarmware® 2.0 software — a free and exclusive software that allows users to remotely program, collect and analyze data, and upgrade their hardware
  • The ability to save configuration settings and voice messages with Alarmware 2.0 software, ensuring backup

Specifications

Alarm Monitoring

  • Universal inputs (UI): 4
  • UI configurable for digital alarm: 4
  • UI configurable for analog alarm: 4
  • Registers: 56
  • Optional registers: 96, 256

PLC Communications

  • Fully compatible: Requires no modifications to existing network configuration, PLC wiring or programs.
  • Remote data table access: Monitor or alter any data table location on demand via Alarmware 2.0 software, front panel or telephone.
  • System security: Access protected by security codes.
  • Alarm monitoring: Continuously monitors 56, 96 or 256 registers.
  • I/O export: Able to continuously transfer internal I/O and alarm data to PLCs.
  • Supported protocols: Modbus RTU Master, Modbus TCP and Allen-Bradley EtherNet/IP. Contact factory for others.
  • Latency: Depends on configuration and other network traffic. Typical range of 1–10 seconds.
  • Memory: Up to 5 MB of memory for user speech and data log file.
  • Channel grouping: May assign channels to different destination groups for responsible personnel targeted calling.
  • Configuring: Programmed via front panel, remote telephone or Alarmware 2.0 software.

Data Logging

  • Frequency interval: 10 seconds–24 hours
  • Number of samples: Up to 740,000
  • Number of channels: Up to 256
  • Internal Log File: Collects periodically sampled channel data, alarms, state and configuration changes. Log file transfers to faxes, data collection stations and Alarmware 2.0 software.

Connectivity

  • Modbus port: RS232 9-pin D Sub male, RS485 9-pin D Sub male
  • Ethernet port: RJ45
  • Alarmware programming port: RS232C 9-pin D Sub male
  • Serial printer port: RJ45 modular connector

Electrical

  • Internal input sensing:
    • Digital: Unpowered contact inputs. Open contact see 5 V DC; closed see 10 mA DC
    • Analog: 4–20 mA current loop, scalable in engineering units
    • Resolution: 0.1%
    • Accuracy: 10 bits
  • Power requirement: 105–135 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 15 watts maximum or 8–14 V DC at 500 mA
  • Power consumption: Standby 420 mA, active mA
  • Battery charging: Precision voltage controlled, including automatic rapid recharge after drain
  • Surge protection: Integral gas tube and solid-state protectors on all phone, power and signal lines

Physical

  • Indoor enclosure: Rugged metal
  • Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6 kg)
  • Height: 11 7/8"
  • Width: 9"
  • Depth: 5"
  • Mounting centers: 11 3/8" vertical x 6" horizontal

Environmental

  • Temperature range: 20–130° F
  • Humidity: 0–95%, non-condensing

Telephone

  • Dialing methods: Rotary pulse or touch-tone dialing, keyboard selectable
  • Total destinations: Up to 96 different numbers; each up to 256 digits long
  • Destination types: Mobile devices, landline, numeric and alphanumeric pagers, fax machines, data log collection stations, Alarmware 2.0 software and PA systems
  • Alarm acknowledgement: Touch-tone key, by calling back or Alarmware 2.0 software
  • Speakerphone: Built-in for two-way, on-site calling
  • Compatibility: Compatible with most cellular telephone systems

Warranty

  • Five-year parts and labor warranty.

Alarmware 2.0

  • Locally or remotely configures units, collects log files and maintains configurations for multiple units.
  • Firmware upgrades: Use Alarmware 2.0 software to upgrade unit without changing hardware or returning unit to factory.

Models

Part Number Description List Price
701C10-S-020-1450 Catalyst autodialer with 4 UI and 56 channels. Download Brochure $3,045
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702C10-1-020-1450 Catalyst autodialer with 4 UI and 96 channels. Download Brochure $3,845
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703C10-2-020-1450 Catalyst autodialer with 4 UI and 256 channels. Download Brochure $4,645
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704C10-S-020-1450ET Catalyst autodialer with 4 UI and 56 channels with EtherNet/IP. Download Brochure $3,995
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705C10-1-020-1450ET Catalyst autodialer with 4 UI and 96 channels with EtherNet/IP. Download Brochure $4,795
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706C10-2-020-1450ET Catalyst autodialer with 4 UI and 256 channels with EtherNet/IP. Download Brochure $5,595
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Accessories

Optional Enclosures

Part Number Description List Price
705CAT-NEMA4X Enclosure for Catalyst Interactive Communication $225
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Cables

Part Number Description List Price
706CAT-SER6 6' Printer cable for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $50
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707CAT-PC6 6' Computer cable for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $50
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708CAT-ADR6 6' Automation Direct Modbus Cable for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $75
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708CAT-BB15 15' Bristol Babcock Cable for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $50
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708CAT-BB9 15' Bristol Babcock Cable for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $50
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708CAT-BCW15 15' Bristol Babcock ControlWave Cable for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $50
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708-CAT-MB6 6' Modbus Cable for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $50
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Universal Accessories

Part Number Description List Price
712CAT-24DC Catalyst Power Conversion $350
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710BUL UL Power for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $50
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713CAT-HT Heater for Catalyst Interactive Communication System $120
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