FCS Flexible Control System

    Key Features

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    Up to 128 channels of gas readings
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    FCS-M offers Modbus® RS-485 digital output signal for LAN and WAN communications
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    FCS-B offers BACnet® MS/TP output signal for WAN communications (for communicating with a BAS)
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    4 dry contact relays, 5-amps @240 volts each
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    Door mounted audible alarm, optional water tight version
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    Optional configurable internal analog inputs and/or analog outputs
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    Graphic, full colour LCD resistive touch screen with LED indicators
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    Configurable to comply with California Title-24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
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    USB port for firmware upgrades and data logging
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    Standard water / dust tight, corrosion resistant enclosure (drip proof); IP54 rated with water tight, door mounted audible alarm installed
The FCS Flexible Control System is a sophisticated, high performance controller that offers up to 128 gas channel configurations for monitoring toxic, combustible or refrigerant gases with versatile control functionality for non-hazardous, non-explosion rated, commercial and light industrial applications. The FCS is designed to accept inputs from digital, analog and wireless transmitters and/or Peripheral Devices (in various combinations), using Modbus® RS-485,  4-20 mA analog input or wireless communication. The FCS is available in two models, the FCS-M with Modbus® RS-485 output or the FCS-B with BACnet® MS/TP output for communicating with a Building Automation System (BAS).
 
Standard features include, four configurable SPDT dry contact relays with field configurable time delays and trigger levels, a full colour LCD touch screen with LED panel indicating configurable channel alarm status, relay status and fault conditions, extensive menu system with password protection, enhanced logic control, priorities/zoning capabilities, a USB port for firmware upgrades, data logging and a door-mounted, audible alarm. Optional value added features include, analog inputs and/or analog outputs, a top mounted strobe, a locking door and a water tight, door-mounted audible alarm. The FCS can can be connected to several remote devices such as a remote strobe/horn combo, a Remote Display Module and several LNK Peripheral Devices.
 
The FCS can be configured to comply with California Title-24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Specification details need to be given at time of order and additional settings can be implemented in the field as required.
 
 
BTL Listing (PICS) for FCS-B models
 
 

APPLICATIONS

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    Large Parking Facilities
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    Recreation Facilities
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    Food Processing Plants
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    Cold Storage and Freezer Rooms
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    Chemical Storage Rooms
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    ... and many more

Sensors

Mechanical

Enclosure:

ABS / Polycarbonate, rated UL94-5VA;

IP54 rated with optional water tight, door mounted audible alarm installed

Copper coated interior to reduce RF interference.

Weight: 1.8 kg (4 lbs)
Size: 10.0” x 8.9” x 4.44” (254 mm x 226 mm x 113 mm)

Electrical

Power Requirement: Line Voltage: 90 – 240 VAC, 50 -60 Hz, 75 W
Wiring:

Line Voltage: VAC three-conductor shielded 18 awg stranded within conduit

LAN Modbus RS-485: 4-conductor shielded

WAN (output to BAS only): 4-conductor shielded Modbus RS-485 or optional BACnet RS-485 module

Fuses: Automatic resetting thermal


 

Input / Output

Outputs:

Modbus RS-485 RTU (FCS-M)
BACnet MS/TP to BAS (FCS-B)

Remote & Peripheral Devices on a Modbus RS-485 network

Two drive outputs for strobe/horn - e.g. RSH-24 (0.5 amp @ 24 V max)

Four or eight internal 4-20 mA analog outputs (if Option -AO or -2AO is installed)

Four SPDT dry contact relays, rated 5 amps @ 240 VAC

Loud, door mounted audible alarm, rated 90 dB @ 30 cm
Optional door mounted, water tight audible alarm rated 85 dB @ 2 ft
 

Inputs:

Modbus RS-485

Four or eight internal 4-20 mA analog inputs (if Option -AI or -2AI is installed)

Two dry contact switch inputs


User Interface

Display: 8.1 cm (3.2”) Graphic, full colour LCD touch screen with LED indicators for “POWER”, “STATUS 1, 2 and 3” and  “FAULT”

Environmental

Operating Temperature: -20°C to 40°C (-4°F to 104°F)
Humidity: 15 - 90% RH non-condensing

Certifications

Conforms to: CSA-C22.2 No. 205-M1983 (R2009)
                      UL508 (Edition 17):2007
Conforms to:   EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
                        EN 50270:2006, Type 1, EN61010
Conforms to:  FCC. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCS-B is listed by BTL

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DataSheets

Operation Manual

LPT-A Operation ManualFCS Installation Manual

 

LPT-A Operation ManualFCS Operation Manual FCS version V1.32 / V1.30

LPT-A Operation ManualFCS Operation Manual FSC version V1.33 / V1.31

  Press the "i" button on the home screen to find out what the version is of the FCS you have

Part Numbers

Description Code
High performance controller with up to 128 channel configurations, digital standard / analog optional, Modbus® WAN output, Modbus® LAN, up to sixty 5A @240 VAC SPDT relays (4 internal, option for up to 56 remote), 2 strobe / horn alarm outputs, standard door mounted buzzer, graphic 8.1 cm (3.2”) LCD touch screen display, data logging, water / dust tight enclosure  FCS-M
High performance controller with up to 128 channel configurations, digital standard / analog optional, BACnet® MS/TP WAN output, Modbus® LAN, up to sixty 5A @240 VAC SPDT relays (4 internal, option for up to 56 remote), 2 strobe / horn alarm outputs, standard door mounted buzzer, graphic 8.1 cm (3.2”) LCD touch screen display, data logging, water / dust tight enclosure  FCS-B
Analog Input board for adding 4 internal 4-20 mA analog inputs to the FCS, installed in the field by qualified technician only  CET-FAI
Analog Output board for adding 4 internal 4-20 mA analog outputs to the FCS, installed in the field by qualified technician only  CET-FAO

Options

Description Code
Four internal 4-20 mA Analog Inputs  AI
Eight internal 4-20 mA Analog Inputs  2AI
Four internal 4-20 Analog Outputs  AO
Eight internal 4-20 mA Analog Outputs  2AO
Four internal 4-20 Analog Inputs and Four 4-20 mA Analog Outputs  AIAO
Door lock with two keys  DL
Internal heater for cold environment applications down to -40°C / -40°F  IH
Top mounted strobe 24 V, size: 7 cm dia x 12.7 cm H (2.75” dia x 5” H)  L
Door mounted, water tight buzzer rated, 85 dB @ 60.96 cm (2 ft)  WA
Configure for Title-24 Compliance  TITLE-24

Peripheral Devices (LNK)

Description Code
Analog Input Peripheral Device, 24 VDC/VAC, 1W, with four 4-20 mA inputs, one 2A SPDT relay, Modbus® RS-485 communication, LED indicator for power, water / dust tight enclosure  LNK-AI
Analog Output Peripheral Device, 24 VDC/VAC, 3W, with four 4-20 mA outputs, one 2A SPDT relay, Modbus® RS-485 communication, LED indicator for power, water / dust tight enclosure  LNK-AO
BUS Network Extender Peripheral Device, 24 VAC/VDC, 1W, Modbus® RS-485 communication, LED indicator for power, water / dust tight enclosure  LNK-XT

Remote Transmitters

Description Code
Analog Transmitters 
LPT Low Power  LPT-TCO, LPT-END
LPT-A Analog  various
AST-IS CO2 Infrared series  various
ART Infrared Refrigerant  various
CXT Explosion Proof  various
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Digital Transmitters 
LPT-M Modbus®  various
LPT-P Digital Car Park  various
ART Infrared Refrigerant  various
CXT Explosion Proof  various

Remote Devices

Description Code
Remote Display for FCS Flexible Control System  FCS-RDM
Remote Horn/Strobe Combo, rated 100 dB @ 3 m (10 ft)  RSH-24VDC
Remote Audible Alarm, rated 90 dB @ 30 cm (0.98 ft)  RAA-90
Remote Audible Alarm, water tight audible, rated 85 dB @ 60.96 cm (2 ft)  RAA-90-W
Surface mount Industrial Horn, rated 78 to 103 dB @ 3 m (10 ft), includes mounting bracket  HORN 120V
Very bright, 10.16 cm (4 in) industrial LED beacon with 3 flash patterns. Surface mount or 1.27 cm (1/2 in) NPT conduit mount. 12 - 80 VDC required power  STROBE 4 DCMV
Strobe, 24 V, size: 7 cm dia x 12.7 cm H (2.75 in x 5 in), remote mount, hardware not included  STROBE 24V-R
Remote Relay, Modbus® RS-485 RTU communication with four relays, rated 5A @ 240 volts each  RLY-4
Remote Relay, Modbus® RS-485 RTU communication with eight relays, rated 5A @ 240 volts each  RLY-8
Remote Power Supply, 24 VDC, 2 Amps  RPS-24VDC

Metal Protective Guard

» 16 gauge, clear anodized metal protective guard
» Larger size for controllers & self-contained systems
» Smaller size for analog & digital transmitters

Remote Strobe Light

» Low profile, lightweight
» Weather and corrosion resistant
» Surface mount and 1/2” NPT conduit mount

Remote Industrial Horn

» Corrosion resistant finish
» Volume adjustable
» Low current, high decibel

RSH-24VDC Remote Strobe & Horn Combo (with Enclosure)

» Two alarm features combined into one device
» Light weight, weather and corrosion resistant
» Independent settings for horn, strobe or horn and strobe together
» Surface mount and 1/2” NPT conduit mount
» ABS / Polycarbonate water / dust tight enclosure

Remote Audible Alarm

» Loud remote audible alarm
» Easy installation
» 2-wire VDC
» Standard corrosion resistant enclosure
» Water tight option available for wet or wash down environments


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