Can we use the measurement values obtained with MSM and/or Collect (through Cloud communication) to bypass the direct communication through 4-20 mA between sc1500 or sc4200 controller and PLC/SCADA?

Document ID

Document ID TE10005

Published Date

Published Date 07/06/2018
Question
Can we use the measurement values obtained with MSM and/or Collect (through Cloud communication) to bypass the direct communication through 4-20 mA between sc1500 or sc4200 controller and PLC/SCADA?
Summary
Claros communication and controllers
Answer
NO!
The purpose of the Modem and the WiFi adapter solely is to communicate with the Hach Cloud Server. For this matter the controller will send data to the Cloud every 30 seconds, resulting in an update of the measurement values on the display every minute. While this frequency is perfect for the majority of applications this is not appropriate for a stable and “real time” communication with the PLC/SCADA!