As one of the world’s leading suppliers of products, services and solutions to the process industries, Emerson Process Management has begun to take a serious look at the future of the industry in terms of sustainability. In a recent interview with ProcessOnline, the many ways the company is adapting to the global changes that are forcing companies to become more environmentally aware were discussed.
Banner Engineering has introduced FlexPower nodes for the Banner SureCross wireless network. FlexPower provides a versatile wireless solution by allowing a SureCross node to operate using 10 to 30 VDC line power, solar panels, or a FlexPower battery module in remote or difficult-to-access locations.
Banner Engineering has introduced the SureCross wireless network, a wireless platform built from the ground up for industry and featuring proprietary RF design, advanced power management features and robust communications integrity. SureCross is optimised for a wide range of challenging sensing and control applications with high reliability, security and deterministic response capabilities.
Honeywell has announced an updated version of its OneWireless industrial wireless network equipment that is designed to be compatible with the end-user driven ISA100.11a industrial wireless communication standard. The network can be easily upgraded to the ISA100.11a standard, when it is completed, through an over-the-air software update.
Honeywell, in collaboration with SKF, has introduced OneWireless equipment health monitoring (EHM). OneWireless EHM will wirelessly transmit complete spectral information — including vibration amplitude and operating parameter information — from the field to the plant control room, helping reduce equipment failures and improve business performance through lower maintenance costs.
Honeywell, in collaboration with SKF, has introduced OneWireless equipment health monitoring (EHM). OneWireless EHM will wirelessly transmit complete spectral information— including vibration amplitude and operating parameter information — from the field to the plant control room, helping reduce equipment failures and improve business performance through lower maintenance costs.
The WE-2100T is a compact switch module from Moxa that can be installed in a remote serial device for an instant WLAN connection. It has a small form factor that is about half the size of a credit card, so it can be embedded into almost any type of device. TCP/IP and wireless security protocols are built into the WE-2100T for fast integration, saving programming time and effort. High-speed serial support even includes non-standard baud rates such as 250 and 500 Kbaud. A reverse SMA antenna connector allows easy connection to any external antenna system.
Wireless technologies offer process operations new opportunities for improvement. With a wireless strategy and architecture that align with your business needs, you can begin gaining the benefits today while facilitating additional applications in the future.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the introduction of its TranSphere Wireless communications products for automation needs. These products include extended range IP networking, wireless IP/Ethernet connectivity, and ethernet and serial communications radio modem solutions.
The Radiolinx 802.11abg industrial hotspot functions as a wireless access point, repeater or client. It offers high-speed wireless ethernet communications including EtherNet/IP for linking automation systems, video cameras and plant network access for mobile workers
Emerson Process Management has announced the introduction of the Wireless SmartPack Starter Kit, a configurable suite of wireless technologies and services giving users a risk-free way to practical experience with wireless technologies in their own facilities. Emerson's SmartPack comes pre-configured out of the box to immediately form a secure, robust self-organising wireless network which customers can apply to gain experience with wireless without committing their infrastructure.
The Cybertec Series 1000 modem/router has been designed to provide a flexible and reliable communications platform for interfacing with both serial and ethernet enabled devices using 3G/HSDPA cellular data networks. The Series 1000 is the solution for use in remote SCADA applications where CDMA coverage will no longer be available.