RDM offers control innovations

CHILLVENTA 2016 PREVIEW: Controls specialist Resource Data Management (RDM) will be highlighting a number of new hardware products and software updates for the HVACR markets.

These include TouchXL, the newest member of RDM’s touch screen range, and SmaRt Coldroom a low cost coldroom panel. Major software updates for flagship products include DMTouch a control system front end and Intuitive TDB Controller, a PLC controller that can support up to 10 expansion modules and can be used to monitor up to 508 input points and control up to 220 output points.


Dependent upon the selected model TouchXL provides an additional high definition, graphical 10.1in display front end display to either a DMTouch or Intuitive TDB Controller. Ethernet IP and Fibre Optic networking options are available for both models.

Fibre networking allows for the TouchXL to be positioned up to 2000m from a host controller. Using TouchXL allows site and facility managers to monitor and control, individual controllers from their office.

The release of the third member of the TouchXL range, the TouchXL Controller, will build on TouchXL’s capabilities and act as an intelligent controller and display in one.

An addition to the low cost SmaRt range, the new SmaRt Coldroom provides an economically-priced alternative to RDM’s widely adopted Mercury Coldroom panel. Based on the Mercury Coldroom panel enclosure that incorporates the detachable large display and the SmaRt technology, the new SmaRt coldroom features two temperature probe inputs, door switch input, mantrap alarm input, four fused relay outputs, built-in temperature display with keypad and alarm sounder, in addition to an optional 40A isolator switch presenting a comprehensive solution for less demanding applications.


The flagship TDB controller in RDM’s Intuitive range of controllers has received a major software update. This provides a new web graphical user interface and customisable dashboards to make it easier for users to navigate to, and execute tasks. Support for the new five Channel Current Monitor enables PLC programs to read directly from a current transducer.  Users are also presented with an alternate expansion board option, allowing them to support up to four analogue inputs and five relay outputs with the new Intuitive Mini IO Expansion module.

DMTouch, one of the most advanced control system front-ends, now features energy monitoring at a local level. Energy data gathered from across site is made accessible using multiple, easy to digest, views; each of which can be manipulated and set in line with user preferences.

In an effort to ensure that products and solutions deliver positive results for each individual customer, almost all of RDM manufactured products are backed by a best-in-class five year warranty. Free product training programmes and extended hours after-sales support are available.

Upcoming product releases include uniquely positioned  license free PLC editing software TDB Editor v2.1.25, the stand-alone controller variant of the TouchXL and a major software update for DMTouch to v2.4.

Collaborating with OEM’s and end users RDM have been pushing the boundaries of energy efficiency in retail refrigeration self-contained cabinets, with inverter driven compressor technology and total water loop solutions.

A number of new products, including information about the waterloop solution, will be available on the RDM stand.


Chillventa, Nuremberg, October 11-13
Hall 5, stand 236

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