Ramp Signal
Controllers

 

GEN-2 Ramp Signal Controller

The STREAMS® Ramp Signal Controller (RSC) manages the most demanding ramp metering sites by providing an advanced and coordinated ramp metering capability through the centralised STREAMS® platform.

The RSC is used in conjunction with a STREAMS® Field Processor (FP) to provide lamp signal switching with inbuilt AC lamp current monitoring and remote reporting functionality. Sites requiring ramp metering signs can be accommodated using the FP’s RS232/422 serial ports with the option of vehicle detectors to meet the needs of ramp metering site configurations. Support is provided for Extra Low Voltage (ELV) LED lanterns which provide greater safety for both maintenance personnel and motorists.

The RSC is a durable controller that is designed to operate reliably 24/7 with IP55 dust and water ingress protection and can operate in a variety of modes including metered, unmetered, “Freeway Ramp Closed” and (optionally) in pre-designated cycles of six and nine seconds.


STREAMS® support

Supported in STREAMS® versions

  • v2008.1 – partial functionality supported
  • v2009.1 and onwards – fully supported

Technical specifications

SPECIFICATIONDETAILS
Signal outputs
1 signal group
Advance amber warning signals – non-flashing
      (for flashing warning signals connect an external flasher unit)
Programmable start-up and shutdown sequences for lamp displays
Signal output relay
contact ratings
2.5A continuous @ AC voltages
Sign control
Control of CMS and VMS ramp metering signs (consult with Transmax for compatible signs)
Max total lamp
power current
20A continuous @ AC voltages
Controller power
supply voltage
240VAC (-15%, +10%), 50Hz
Controller inrush current
40A for 4 ms (240VAC)
Controller power consumption
60VA (not including lamp power)
Lamp types supported
LED
Quartz Halogen
Incandescent
ELV LED (contact Transmax for specific details)
Communications
RS-232 DB9-MF Serial to a STREAMS® FP (3m cable included)
RJ45 network interface/LAN port for local access to PLC
Lamp monitoring
The STREAMS® RSC provides lamp fault and last red reporting to STREAMS®
Environmental
-20°C to +65°C (operation)
-40°C to +85°C (storage
Ingress Protection Rating
IP55
Lamp relearn switch
Yes
Mounting options
  19" rack mount
Direct mount
Shelf mount
Facility switch
Three or five position security-keyed control switch.
3 way position – off, auto, flash
5 way position – off, auto, flash, 6 second, 9 second

Physical specifications

SPECIFICATIONDETAILS
Dimensions
380mm x 270mm x 170mm (W x H x D)
Weight
4kg
Mounting options
19" rack mount
Direct mount
Shelf mount
Warranty
1 year (return to base)
Ordering information
When placing your order please specify part number:
TM10110 - Ramp Signal Controller, Unit, Gen-2
C-1048 - facility switch, 3 position
C-1049 - facility switch, 5 position
Both kits include power cable and 3m serial cable.
Facility switch
Three or five position security-keyed control switch.
3 way position – off, auto, flash
5 way position – off, auto, flash, 6 second, 9 second

Further information

The information contained on this page is subject to change. Transmax recommends you contact us and discuss your specific requirements prior to placing your order.