Thursday, February 9, 2017

Industrial Wireless Equipment Offers Installation Ease and Flexibility

industrial wireless modems for Ethernet and cellular
Wireless modems for Ethernet and cellular
connections
Courtesy Eaton - ELPRO
Industrial process measurement and control has been expanding its deployment of wireless connectivity for years. The technology has not been considered new for quite some time. The advantages of a wireless installation can be substantial.
  • Safety: Wireless connections can reduce personnel exposure to hazardous environments or situations that previously required human intervention or a manual gauge or instrument reading.
  • Easy Scale-up: Adding points on a network is generally a simple incremental process.
  • Operational Advantage: When deployed to replace manual instrument or gauge readings, real time data for diagnostics and efficiency measurements are now available. Information that is more accurate, timely, and consistent will produce better results.
  • Installation Savings: Installation of wireless connected assets has been reported to be up to 10 times less expensive than wired installation. The reduced space and planning for cables and conduit can make what were once complex and time consuming operations much quicker and easier.
  • Mobility: Wireless technology allows for real time connections to mobile platforms. Whether within a plant, on the road, or on the high seas, there are wireless products that can make the connection.
  • Distance: Don't just think WiFi, think radio, think satellite, think cellular. Connections can be established across very long distances using standard products from the industry.
  • Conversion of Legacy Devices: Many existing in-place devices can have their wired connections replaced with a wireless version. This accommodates a staged transition from wired to wireless in facility.
Eaton's ELPRO brand provides a full line of wireless connectivity products. A data sheet illustrating the various products is below.

There is more the learn about the ELPRO product line and how it can establish wireless connectivity in your operation. Share your industrial networking requirements and challenges with a product specialist, combining your facilities and project knowledge with their product application expertise to develop effective solutions.