Project Description

Our SS8 is a heavy-duty industrial IO micro-controller with embedded IOT capabilities designed for controlling and monitoring applications requiring multiple inputs and outputs. The SS8 in its standard hardware configuration includes 8x low-side outputs, 3x analog / digital inputs and 2x serial communication ports for Modbus RTU RS-485 and CANbus.  These seral ports can be used for connecting an engine ECU, sensors, equipment HMI’s or other electronics to our controller.  This powerful IO module can be embedded with a fully certified Wi-Fi module or a cellular G3 modem giving the SS8 advanced IOT capabilities. An added benefit of the IOT embedded electronics is the ability to remotely monitor assets, remotely active outputs or make (OTA) over the air software updates without cables and without having to open the waterproof enclosure.  The SS8 is available in multiple custom configurations which can include custom software, custom hardware, plug and play wiring harnesses or even as an open source option where the customer can manage the software development.  When your company chooses DFX you not only obtain a reliable controller with many capabilities, but you also get an extension of our engineering team who will work with you to develop a custom products that meets and exceeds your applications requirement.

Example SS8 Pre-Configured products

  • CANbus J1939 to Modbus RS-485 Gateway
  • Fuel Polishing Controller
  • Modbus RTU RS-485 Master
  • Modbus RTU RS-485 Slave
  • IOT Gateway
  • IOT Workshop Air Compressor Controller
  • CANbus Multiplexer
  • CANbus I/O Module

SS8 Technical Specifications

  • Built-in Power Supply 8-32VDC with Transient Protection
  • Heavy-Duty IP 67 Weather Resistant Enclosure
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +85 Degrees C
  • Solid State Outputs: 8x Channel Low-Side Relay/Lamp driver
  • Inputs: 3x Digital/Analog Inputs (Overload Protected)
  • Serial Ports: 1x CAN Driver, 1x Isolated Modbus RTU RS-485 Driver
  • Sleep Mode Current Draw: 6.2mA @ 12VDC
  • Input Voltage Accuracy +/- 1% Timing Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Vibration and Shock Resistant
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • System can be Integrated with Serial Switches, Sensors or HMI’s
  • Housing Dimensions: 4.7″ x 1.4″ x 5.24″ (W x H x D)
  • Connector: 2x Deutsch DTM 12-Pos Connectors (Sold Separately)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Custom Hardware Designs Available on Request