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RACO Now Included in Rockwell Automation Support Center – RACO Product and Rockwell PLC Integration Made Easier Than Ever

Posted by dldaily on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 @ 9:15 AM

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (April 3, 2013) — RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Company Inc., a leading provider of remote monitoring, reporting and control devices, announced today its inclusion in the Rockwell Automation Support Center, also referred to as its knowledgebase. With RACO’s inclusion to the RockwellAutomationSupportCenter, customers have access to over 350 FAQs, including all integration notes, which makes it even easier to integrate existing Rockwell PLCs with RACO® products. Customers can resolve their technical issues easily and efficiently with 24/7 support from theRockwellAut... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Hampton Water Works Co. and Salisbury Water Supply Co.

Posted by jBrown on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @ 5:08 PM

Hampton Water Works Co. in New Hampshire and Salisbury Water Supply Co. in Massachusetts use the Verbatim Model VSS-8C Autodialer/Alarm Monitor for 24-hour surveillance of two municipal water distribution facilities. During system upgrades for both plants, workers installed the Verbatim autodialer to take over status and alarm reporting on nights and weekends. The monitor is programmed for 11 areas in the plants, which serve about 11,000 customers during peak summer months when daily water delivery nears 7 million gal. Critical monitoring areas comprise water levels in storage tanks and ope... Continue Reading

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Verbatim Video Series Part IV: Recording Voice Messages

Posted by jBrown on Thu, Jul 7, 2011 @ 2:08 PM

Part four in RACO’s six-part video series shows how to record voice messages for the Verbatim autodialer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=putZCBe_XH0 Now that you have programmed your alarm system, you can start recording voice messages for alarm conditions. First, you should plan and write down all the messages you will record. Use Worksheet C in the manual to help with this process. Two different messages are used for each contact input: one for normal conditions and one for alarm, or fault, conditions. You can leave the normal condition message set to default. Here’s how y... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Rose Street Lift Station

Posted by jBrown on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 @ 4:56 PM

The Rose Street Lift Station in San Benito, Texas, uses the Chatterbox Automatic Alarm Dialer: a unit furnished with four digital inputs that can access landlines, pagers, cell phones and voice-mail systems. Plant officials keep the dialer in a Nema 4X enclosure with a transparent casing so that crews can easily view its status. Typical for this type of facility, the alarm is used to monitor power failure and high wet-well levels. Four phone numbers—including the police station’s—are programmed into the system in case of emergency. In fact, an emergency was the impetus behind the c... Continue Reading

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Verbatim Video Series Part III: Programming the Alarm System

Posted by jBrown on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 @ 4:23 PM

Part three in RACO’s six-part video series covers programming the Verbatim autodialer’s alarm system. Part A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9vOiC5vC0U Part B http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2KKqmOWuWE Now that you have your Verbatim Alarm System, it is time to program your unit. Following are instructions of how to finish the initial setup. 1. Clear and reset the system Turn the unit on and press the program button. This puts the device in program mode. Erase the system memory by dialing 9-3-5-9 and then press the enter button. 2. Phone number programming Now th... Continue Reading

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