Industrial Wireless


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I/O and serial data via a wireless interface
October 2018, Phoenix Contact
The proprietary Radioline wireless system from Phoenix Contact is now able to transmit I/O signals and serial modbus/RTU data in parallel. Devices with firmware 1.80 or higher support dual mode PLC/modbus ...

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WirelessHART in process ­automation
September 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs
The open standard, based on the HART 7 protocol, ensures that sensors from different manufacturers can be integrated into the wireless communication platform without restriction via WirelessHART adaptors ...

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Telecontrol unit with integrated GPS
September 2018, Siemens Digital Industries
This includes, for example, position monitoring for floating navigation signs or container tracking. In addition, Siemens is introducing an extension board that allows users to connect up to eight additional ...

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RS Components introduces Bluetooth earmuff accessory
September 2018, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced the availability of the new Peltor wireless accessory from 3M. The new device incorporates Bluetooth wireless communication technology and is designed for use with the Peltor ...

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RFU650 standalone RFID sensor
August 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation has launched the RFU650, a long-range read/write RFID device that delivers compact, standalone RFID identification and traceability without requiring complex programming or separate external ...

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RS introduces Wi-Fi data loggers
August 2018, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced an expansion of its RS Pro test and measurement portfolio with the release of its Wi-Fi cloud-connected data loggers. The new Pro-Mote Wi-Fi range combines an unobtrusive waterproof ...

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CANwireless connection to the machine
July 2018, ifm - South Africa
Using the latest technologies, such as Wi-Fi supporting the 2,4 and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as Bluetooth, multiple ways of connecting to the machine via radio are possible. CANwireless allows wireless ...

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Omniflex IoT enabled control and data acquisition
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Omniflex specialises in remote monitoring solutions, based on years of plant networking experience from last mile networking to mainstream Ethernet backbones. The Teleterm range specifically addresses ...

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Converter handling simplified
June 2018, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has extended its Sinamics G120 converter series portfolio to include an option for wireless commissioning, diagnostics and servicing. The new Sinamics G120 Smart Access Module enables the wireless ...

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Inor goes wireless
June 2018, Mecosa
Inor, a leading manufacturer of industrial process instrumentation for temperature measurement, has introduced a completely new way of configuring and monitoring transmitters. By integrating the wireless ...

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Control pumps remotely using Teleterm M3 RTUs
May 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
The ability to control a pump remotely over a long distance is now available using Teleterm M3 Radio RTUs. The system comprises two Teleterm M3 Radio RTUs each housed in a weatherproof housing with a ...

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RFID for reliable product traceability
April 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK is showcasing completely transparent production based on the new RFU65x RFID read/write device. This product detects transponders at long range, recording the direction in which the objects are moving ...

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Torque transducers help test electric and hybrid powertrains
April 2018, Instrotech
Climate change, urban air quality and the rising cost of energy have become the defining issues of the 21st century. With energy consumption and exhaust emissions from vehicles and transport being significant ...

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Three advantages of wireless magnetometers for vehicle detection
April 2018, Turck Banner
The ability to detect vehicles reliably offers significant advantages for asset management, resource allocation, site safety and traffic control. Identifying the right technology for a vehicle detection ...

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New function blocks for STEP 7 and the TIA portal
April 2018, Phoenix Contact
The new function blocks for PC Worx, STEP 7 and the TIA portal make it possible to read out status and diagnostic parameters directly using a controller for the Radioline wireless system from Phoenix ...

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Adding wireless communication to vibration monitoring
March 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Wireless networks make continuous monitoring of rotating equipment more practical and cost effective.

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Schneider Electric introduces ­PowerTag
March 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa
Wireless energy sensor adds connectivity to miniature circuit breakers.

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CANwireless supports Industrie 4.0
March 2018, ifm - South Africa
Using the latest technologies, such as Wi-Fi supporting the 2,4 and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as Bluetooth, multiple ways of connecting to the machine via radio are possible. CANwireless allows wireless ...

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Alternative wireless connections
March 2018
In certain instances it is not possible to connect network components utilised in industry with a fibre connection. Therefore, as an alternative, wireless connections must be made available. “When wireless ...

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RFID technology for accurate ­production
February 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
This enables workers at Kabel to constantly track which production step is currently being processed by a given paper batch. Since 1896, Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper has been manufacturing by the running ...

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