Vega is launching a new wireless signal transmission system for industrial measurement and switching applications, known as Plicsradio. It is suitable for use when installation of a signal cable from the sensors to a processing unit is either not possible or extremely costly. Saving on cabling and installation time, the system can be used to overcome obstacles such as roads, railways, rivers and buildings. Typical applications include remote sites, mobile equipment, stackers, conveyors and tanks.
Each Plicsradio field transmitter can accommodate up to five inputs (three transmitters and two switches). Using a combination of one 4-20mA, Hart and two digital inputs (relay or NAMUR), they can also provide power for sensors. An in-head Plicsradio display shows the radio signal strength and data.
Configuration and diagnostics are said to be simple, using the integral Plicscom programmer, or remote via a PC using FDT/DTM and PACTware software, which also allows connection to set-up compatible sensors remotely.
The devices are ATEX approved and have a range potential of 1.6km. The simple concept of Plicsradio is a result of a design based on the Vega plics platform, which has a philosophy of 'easy choose, easy use' for a low cost of ownership.
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