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March 28, 2011
The CSI 9420 Machinery Health Transmitter (photo) is a wireless vibration transmitter that provides monitoring of mechanical equipment and delivers predictive diagnostics for improved...
March 28, 2011
This company, in collaboration with SKF, has introduced OneWireless Equipment Health Monitoring (EHM), which will wirelessly transmit complete spectral information — including vibration amplitude and operating...
March 28, 2011
Simatic ET 200pro IWLAN (photo) is the first distributed I/O system from this firm that communicates via Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN). For this purpose, the new 154-6 PN HF IWLAN interface module was developed...
March 28, 2011
The MWCT Wireless Smart Thermocouple Connector Series (photo) features stand-alone, battery-powered thermocouple (TC) connectors that transmit measurement data back to a mating...
March 28, 2011
FF-Automation The AutoLog WSN radio modem series (photo) is suitable for stand-alone wireless data applications or for integration into OEM products. A discrete component RF stage is used to give better performance than...
March 28, 2011
Siemens Industry Automation For the first time, this firm has developed products for WirelessHart communication. The new product family comprises two transmitters, a gateway to Industrial Ethernet and software, as well as an adapter for process...
March 28, 2011
The wireless THUM adapter helps users see diagnostics and process information that had been inaccessible with wired legacy HART (highway addressable remote transducer) protocol instruments. Upgrading devices with the THUM adapter can avoid the expense and complexity of...
March 28, 2011
BinLink is a Web-based monitoring solution for bins, tanks and silos that enables remote wireless inventory management of stored material from any computer...
March 28, 2011
Emerson Process Management Available with the DeltaV S-series digital automation system, full redundancy (photo) protects the wireless network from any single point of failure by allowing primary failover to ensure...
March 28, 2011
Hans Turck In May, this firm and Banner Engineering introduced a scalable wireless network that can monitor and control I/O functions or provide serial communication at up to 56 locations. The new SureCross DX80 product line (photo)...
March 28, 2011
Emerson Process Management With a weatherproof and corrosion-resistant cast-aluminum enclosure, the Model 6081 transmitter (photo) is ideal for monitoring applications in...
March 28, 2011
Newsteo (photo) is a central, wireless monitoring system suitable for applications such as warehousing, cool-room monitoring, food distribution, laboratories and pharmaceutical...
March 28, 2011
steute Schaltgeräte The advantages of wireless communication are particularly obvious in the case of foot controls; there are no cables to trip over or restrict movements. With the RF GFI/GFIS series (photo)...
February 22, 2011
Question: How do rain, snow, ice and fog impact wireless performance? Answer: In the process of distributing wireless to a geographic area, it is often necessary to place transceivers outdoors. In doing so, a prudent designer understands that one cannot afford to overlook the effects of the environment on the life of the equipment and the performance of the wireless system. The major environmental effects...
October 25, 2010
Question:  Is  wireless ready for control?    Answer: The IEC 62591 (WirelessHART) standard was designed for both control and monitoring from the very beginning.  However, users wanted four key pillars in place before putting theory into action. Proof of comprehensive wireless system security, redundant systems, faster device scan rates and proven field experience were required...
October 1, 2010
To achieve success in today’s marketplace of global competition, chemical processors need to improve productivity while minimizing the total cost of ownership, which requires new measures and concepts. Wireless solutions offer far more benefits than just the elimination of cables and installation costs. Users also profit from more efficient maintenance and greater flexibility and mobility. Wireless...
May 24, 2010
Question: What is the RF spectrum and what considerations regarding it do we need to take as we expand our implementation of wireless networks? Answer: There is an extremely important asset that you own and control. However, if you don’t manage this asset effectively, it could turn into your greatest liability. This asset is your airwaves — the radio-frequency spectrum that is available in...
May 1, 2010
Wireless communications have great potential in the chemical process industries (CPI) because they do away with complex and costly cable installations and enable completely new applications. And while a recent wave of successful demonstrations has begun to emerge in the CPI (for more, see CE, Nov. 2009, p. 17–23), a number of hurdles stand in the way of a completely wireless Utopia. In most cases...
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