RMU Remote Monitor Unit
Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) with Compact Networked I/O (Digital, Analog and Industrial Ethernet) for Ethernet Host Interface

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Linux Logic Controller
Embedded PCI-104 Control System

The RMU Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) is an open, integrated platform for industrial automation and process control, based on PowerPC and Linux technology. Logic flexibility, based on C/C++ running on Linux, is now limitless compared to traditional Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems. In addition, each component in the control and I/O network can provide local web browser based diagnostics for fast debug and validation. The RMU is designed with simplicity, open and distributed control architectures for equipment and process automation.

With all available data storage (Compact Flash, USB), display, and I/O drivers with fully documented Portable Operating System Interface for Unix (POSIX) compliance software API interface, the RMU can be developed as a stand-alone or a distributed controller.

With large numbers of on-board I/O and expandability over Ethernet, the RMU is a robust and rugged system that can be used for factory automation control, data acquisition, and process monitoring. RMU is configured with a robust Linux environment, and all necessary functions to begin rapid development of your application. MKS provides the driver and code examples to get your application running quickly.

Features & Benefits:

  • Up to 96 DIO points and up to 64 analog input points and 32 output points for high speed process critical applications
  • PCI-104 temperature card with 6 input channels available for both Type J & K thermocopules
  • I/O cards are PCI-104 compliant, with either (24) digital or (16) analog channels per slot
  • Peripherals include Dual Ethernet, USB, 1 GB Compact Flash (other sizes available upon request), (4) Serial ports, CAN port, LED Display
  • Freescale MPC5200 @ 400 MHz, 16MB Flash, 128 MB SDRAM
  • Open PCI-104 I/O architecture allowing for the use of third party peripheral cards
  • Expand using Ethernet I/O and CAN functionality
  • Stand alone, compact package, configured for your requirements
  • Mean time between failures (MTBF) of 90,000+ hours
  • Uses standard Linux kernel


  • Distributed, real-time automation and process controller with remote I/O
  • Data monitoring of remote processes, with factory server data integration
  • Provides interactive operator control interface or HMI using graphical web pages
  • Connect non-networked facilities equipment for instant data integration (with SenseLink and SenseLink QM Software)

RMU is compatible with MKS SenseLink process monitoring software and the SenseLinkQM multivariate fault detection software, both with web based user interfaces.