MSC-021 – DUTY/STANDBY CONTROL MODULE
The MSC-021 is a 1 Duty, 1 Standby Controller that enables equal workload sharing between two devices (e.g. air-conditioning compressors, fans, pumps, etc) through schedule auto duty changeovers while continually monitoring the primary/duty device. In the event the primary device is detected to have tripped, the standby device will automatically commanded to take over. The MSC-021 helps prolongs the lifespan of the device while ensuring 24/7 availability at all times.
In a typical setup, a time-clock (or other start signal) is sent to the MSC-021 controller, which commands one device to run. The controller continually polls for a fault signal (e.g. overload or trip) returning from the device and automatically switches between the duty and standby device in the event of a fault. The MSC-021 also provides workload sharing by rotating the devices automatically between clock/start signals. Even during a power failure, the MSC-021 retains its memory hence ensuring proper workload sharing.
For applications where the process is required to run continuously (24×7), the MSC-021 contains an accurate 12 or 24 hour (user-selectable) timer which swaps the duty and standby devices automatically when the timer expires. This eliminates the requirement of an additional time-clock.