Bluetooth Ethernet gateway
Wago Corporation has released Bluetooth Ethernet Gateway ideal for mobile applications.
Wago Corporation's new 758-915 Bluetooth Ethernet Gateway wirelessly transfers Ethernet protocols, such as Profinet, Modbus/TCP or EtherNet/IP via Bluetooth 2.0. Replacing communication lines between two automation systems, 758-915 features a 400 meter range courtesy of an international, license-free 2.4-2.480 GHz ISM band. This is ideal for mobile applications or those where cable-based data transmission would be too costly, complex or impossible.
758-915 employs Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology and Low Emission Mode for coexistence with other technologies such as WLAN. The 758-915's on-board "Mode-Button" simplifies connections and automation system configuration. Web-based Management provides additional configuration options, e.g., password or IP address; on-unit LEDs provide configuration and diagnostic status.
Engineered for harsh applications, the IP65-rated 758-915 employs rugged M12 cables for automation connections and carries a temperature rating of -30 °C to +65 °C. 758-915 features an internal, circularly polarized antenna for reliable radio connections in metal-intensive environments.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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