STAGE TECHNOLOGY AND THE RADIO DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM DATAEAGLE
Successful solutions have been provided for years by fieldbus (PROFIBUS and PROFINET)-based automation systems consisting of safety controls as radio master and power electronics, drives, radio modules and other components as radio slaves. While motion sequences allow e.g. power electronics driving along at a bar, wireless fieldbus signal transmission is done from the stationary control system to moved components by radio modules of the DATAEAGLE 3000 series (Wireless PROFIBUS) and DATAEAGLE 4000 (Wireless PROFINET). Occasionally, the entire control system is executed also on two channels for even enhanced functional safety. DATAEAGLE radio modules apply the 2.4 GHz Bluetooth technology, which in view of their robustness and the feature of frequency hopping has almost replaced die previously usual WLAN technology. A substantial added value with regard to operational reliability is provided by DATAEGLE® thanks to its patented data pre-processing, filtering out potential, short-term transmission failure reliably and thereby guaranteeing for particularly robust radio connection.