Industrial Wireless Technology in Process Industry
Applying data radio as a problem solver in process industry requires a functional and constructive diversity of radio systems for being able to integrate the solutions required in existing plants and their radio conditions as well as possible. To that end, the versatile device series DATAEAGLE with its radio systems of Schildknecht AG provides the best prerequisites. As an example, we would like to mention the DATAEAGLE 3000 series for Wireless PROFIBUS, which was specifically designed for transparent transmission of PROFIBUS DP data using various radio technologies. This enables all devices featuring a PROFIBUS DP interface being connected via radio. Accordingly, the DATAEAGLE 4000 respectively DATAEAGLE 6000 series support Wireless PROFINET/Ethernet/Modbus TCP and accordingly Wireless CAN transmissions. The devices of the DATAEAGLE 2000 series serve for transmitting I/O signals. Depending on the radio technology, the range of radio links amounts to 100 m up to some kilometers. The radio technology preferred is Bluetooth with frequency hopping, but we also implemented solutions by 869-MHz band, e.g. during transporting construction material for the construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China via a cable car with a distance of 3 km.