WirelessHART networks for process automation
Wireless communication quickly gains relevance in automation applications. For process automation, it is not the amount of data that poses challenges, but the distances to be bridged. Whenever the plant architecture does not allow conventional wiring, values are only accessible through frequent visits to the field.
WirelessHART says it offers a cost-efficient solution. Measured values become available on a regular basis, which leads to increased quality and more economical operation of process plants.
In a WirelessHART based network, every participating device simultaneously works as a signal source and a repeater. Through the routing of the individual signals across the entire network, a wide network structure becomes possible.
Pepperl+Fuchs offers an adapter to connect sensors to a control system or asset management system with a wireless network. This WirelessHART product supports the installation of field devices from different manufacturers without the need for additional wiring effort and costs.
The WirelessHART adapter can be connected to every conventional HART or 4 mA … 20 mA field device directly or with a short cable. It reads the data of the field device via HART or translate the 4 mA … 20 mA signal to a digital value and transmits the data to the WirelessHART network. This highly flexible solution turns every field device into a WirelessHART field device.
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17th May 2022