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By Edited by Gerald Ondrey |

Wireless add-on ABB Instrumentation (Warminster, Pa.; www.abb.com/instrumentation) has made its entry into wireless communications technology with the WirelessHART upgrade adapter, previewed at ABB’s recent Automation & Power World. This adapter is used to connect existing HART transmitters that are wired to existing systems that do not take full advantage of the transmitters’ functionality. Most HART instruments continuously monitor over 15, possibly up to 50 conditions and these instruments are likely to hold valuable maintenance and process information that the user may be unaware of, according to ABB. The upgrade adapter allows full usage of an instrument’s capabilities and transmits this information wirelessly. It works on all makes of HART instruments. While other wireless adapters exist, the advantages of this one, according to ABB, are its small size and the fact that it does not run on batteries. Battery life can be an area of concern for wireless transmitter users. ABB is planning to launch this product later this year, and is currently looking for testers to ensure full interoperability of this adapter. Corrosion protection A coating with comparable or even superior corrosion resistance than those based…
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