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SITRANS RD500 and MultiRanger
Configuring SITRANS RD500 for connection to MultiRanger with MODBUS RTU
To connect the SITRANS RD500 to a Siemens MultiRanger via an RS-485 MODBUS connection.
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While every effort was made to verify the following information, no warranty of accuracy or usability is expressed or implied.
Overview
This application guide outlines the requirements and procedure to connect SITRANS RD500 and Siemens MultiRanger via an RS-
485 MODBUS connection.
The SITRANS RD500 is a remote data manager providing integrated web access, alarm event handling, and data capture for
instrumentation. Siemens MultiRanger is a versatile short- to medium-range ultrasonic single and multi-vessel level
monitor/controller. Process values from MultiRanger (such as level, volume, flow, totalization and pumping statistics) can be
logged in SITRANS RD500.
This application guide describes how to:
1.
connect SITRANS RD500 to MultiRanger,
2.
set up a data log in the RD500 to record information from the MultiRanger, and
3.
configure SITRANS RD500 to read MODBUS registers from MultiRanger.
This application guide is an addition to the operating instructions. Please review the operating instructions for the RD500
application, and RD500 hardware to ensure you are familiar with configuring the SITRANS RD500.
Siemens Milltronics Process Instruments Inc.
1954 Technology Drive, P.O. Box 4225
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 7B1 / Canada
RD500
RD500 terminator
MultiRanger
Echomax Transducer
RD500 manuals (Hardware and
Application)
Tel.: (705) 745-2431
Fax: (705) 741-0466
www.siemens.com/processautomation
APPLICATION GUIDE
Hand programmer
Computer
Ethernet crossover cable
Small terminal screw driver
DC power supply
AG111710

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  • Page 1 This application guide outlines the requirements and procedure to connect SITRANS RD500 and Siemens MultiRanger via an RS- 485 MODBUS connection. The SITRANS RD500 is a remote data manager providing integrated web access, alarm event handling, and data capture for instrumentation. Siemens MultiRanger is a versatile short- to medium-range ultrasonic single and multi-vessel level monitor/controller.
  • Page 2 Connecting SITRANS RD500 to MultiRanger Connect the RS485 port on the SITRANS RD500 to the MultiRanger RS485 port on TB3 using wiring and practices in accordance with local electrical codes and requirements. RD500 RS485 port MultiRanger TB3 A (Terminal 35)
  • Page 3 Parameter P772 controls the baud rate of the MultiRanger. Be sure to select Port 2 for RS485. Click on Configure to open the device node page for the MultiRanger, shown below. SITRANS RD500 – MultiRanger Configuration AG111710 3 of 6...
  • Page 4 If a value should be logged, but not displayed on the Overview screen, set View to No. • Sign is register specific. Click on Back to return to the list of tags. Repeat steps 5 to 8 to add more registers for monitoring in SITRANS RD500. SITRANS RD500 – MultiRanger Configuration AG111710 4 of 6...
  • Page 5 Pump Hours 401450 Long Read Only Unsigned Discrete Inputs 401070 Read Only Unsigned 10. Click on Overview and then Alarms. Enter alarm values for the monitored registers and click on Apply. SITRANS RD500 – MultiRanger Configuration AG111710 5 of 6...
  • Page 6 12. Click on Logs. Download a .csv file under the Data Log section and confirm the correct information is being logged. There are many more features and options available in both the MultiRanger and SITRANS RD500. Please consult the user manuals for more information or contact your local Siemens representative.

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