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Scout PLC

The DiaLog Scout PLC is a flexible and powerful solution for monitoring the critical operations of a lift station or small plant with PLCs.

For lift stations that have dedicated PLCs providing pump and level control, the Scout PLC provides a simple, comprehensive and cost-effective solution to monitoring, alarm notification and remote access.

For smaller lift stations, users want to prevent overflows from either loss of power or failure of pumps. In larger lift stations, users additionally want to know that pump alternation is working correctly, that pumps are not running too long, amperage levels for motors, provide remote control overrides and even log daily totals of pump activity.

The Scout PLC provides a local user interface to view/change conditions monitored and controlled by the PLC. The Scout can automatically compute and log the pump run-times and cycles. This information can be viewed locally or retrieved remotely via phone or even directly to the Internet.

Typical conditions that are monitored and provide alarm notification:

  • High alarm from either a float or a level sensor
  • Pump failure indicated by each motor starter failure
  • Loss of power
  • Amperage to each motor
  • Personnel access to station - when on-site and total time on-site

Typical conditions that are monitored and reported for information purposes only:

  • Run-times and run cycles for 2-4 pumps
  • Tank level is continually logged to provide a profile of station activity
  • Log and retrieve daily pump cycles and run-times for weeks
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High alarms from float or sensor
Loss of power (2-phase)
Loss of power (3-phase) from phase monitor
Pump 1 failure indicated by motor starter
Pump 2 failure indicated by motor starter
Pump run-times and cycles for pump 1
Pump run-times and cycles for pump 2
Tank level from level sensors
Remote control of pump 1
Remote control of pump 2

Landline-based systems

Alarm notification

  • Up to 8 phone/pager numbers
  • User-recorded voice messages

Remote capabilies

  • Call-in to receive current conditions, pump run-times and cycles
  • Programming via phone
  • Control relays for pump activation
  • Change control settings in the PLC via phone or remote PC

Cell-phone-based systems

Alarm notification

  • Up to 8 numbers
  • User-recorded voice messages
  • Phone, cell, pager, e-mail, text message and modem

Remote capabilities

  • Call-in to retrieve current conditions, pump run-times and cycles
  • Modem call-in to retrieve current conditions, pump run-times, cycles, logged data and event log
  • DiaLogOnline internet service automatically retrieves and displays current conditions, pump run-times, cycles, logged data and event log
  • Programming via phone or PC via modem
  • Control relays for pump activation or change other settings in the PLC