DATAEAGLE – RADIO DATA SYSTEMS OF THE SCHILDKNECHT AG
For over 30 years, at the same time as PROFIBUS, Schildknecht AG has been a device manufacturer and system provider for industrial radio data transmission. The core competence lies in patented, highly stable data radio transmission, as required in crane and stage technology, water management and in cable cars or automated guided vehicles (AGVs), etc. Further demand is currently arising in the context of IIoT or Industry 4.0. Schildknecht is developing data radio systems for use with PROFINET, PROFIBUS or PROFIsafe using Bluetooth or mobile radio (2G, 3G, 4G) under the product brand DATAEAGLE for this diverse “wireless market”.
Together with 30 years of application experience, this device technology helps to develop attractive “Wireless PROFINET and PROFIBUS” solutions – also in the form of detailed project consulting and, for example, individual software and hardware from Schildknecht.
From the control unit’s point of view, the radio link behaves like a cable and therefore does not need to be parameterized in most cases. Due to the high availability of radio transmission, safety applications such as emergency stop over a radio link, using PROFIsafe over PROFIBUS or PROFINET or openSAFETY over UDP (B&R), have also been used successfully for years. The DATAEAGLE radio data transmission system is the alternative technology to slip rings, mobile trailing cables and optical data transmission systems.
Various protocols are covered in different product families ranging from DATAEAGLE 1000 to 6000: serial (RS232/485), fieldbus converters and IO modules, Profibus, Profinet, Profisafe, Opensafety/UDP, CAN and Ethernet.