Accutech Wireless Instrumentation expands manufacturing

Control Microsystems, a Schneider Electric company, expanded its workforce and increased plant capacity for the Accutech wireless instrumentation product line.

10/20/2010


Accutech wireless instrumentation-Control Microsystems, Schneider ElectricUpdated Oct. 21: Control Microsystems, a Schneider Electric company, announced the manufacturing expansion of its Accutech wireless instrumentation product offering, including doubling the size of related workforce to more than 15. Steve Goodman, VP of Accutech, told Control Engineering on Oct. 21, that production has doubled over the past quarter, as manufacturers' hesitations about wireless communications are ending.

Over the past two years the product line has grown substantially, including acoustic monitor, level, I/O, pressure, temperature, and flow instruments all targeting challenging wireless deployments in oil, gas, water and wastewater, chemical processes and areas under Class 1 Div 1 hazardous area classification. With reliable supply chains, modern test and calibration equipment, and skilled quality inspectors, customers can expect accelerated delivery times and excellent product performance, the company said.

“Utility markets are facing increasing growth rates with more focus on critical infrastructure monitoring for improved asset management and regulatory compliance,” says Robert Ward, director of sales, Accutech. The Accutech offering can deploy today, he said, in minutes instead of hours or days, particularly in the oil & gas, heavy industry and water/wastewater markets. The product offers "simplicity of the installation, minimum pre-engineering effort, and ease of integration with their existing infrastructure," Ward said.

Accutech wireless instrumentation are self-contained, battery-powered field units designed to monitor critical parameters and send the information wirelessly to a base radio which can then be integrated with a PLC/RTU or SCADA host system via ModbusRTU. These cost-effective and easy to install instruments provide an alternative to traditional, hardwired sensor sites, eliminating the cost of trenching, cables, conduit, barriers, seals, etc., along with the associated labor and safety considerations. Accutech instruments can be installed on the plant floor or in remote locations with extreme temperatures and humidity ranges and have 3-year warranty, the company said in an Oct. 17 announcement.

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