Wireless: Data radio, radio enclosure unveiled separately

Wireless: Data radio and radio enclosure are introduced in separate CMI and Phoenix Contact announcements. See images of each.

07/21/2008


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Middletown, PA – An ultra-integrated radio plus a radio-ready enclosure were among recent industrial wireless product news introductions. Control Microsystems Inc. introduced the radio; Phoenix Contact offers a new wireless enclosure.
Control Microsystems Inc. (CMI) . Mounted within a SCADAPack controller lid, the KR20 is suitable for adding or retrofitting wireless communication into cramped enclosures.

CMI KR20, 900 MHz spread spectrum radio
CMI offers a new spread-spectrum 900 MHz radio, the KR20, certified for hazardous locations.

It uses the same advanced radio technology as the SCADAWave KR50 and shares many of its features, including high-speed data throughput up to 256 Kbps, repeater functionality, multiple data streams, and network bridging.
Fully programmable, locally or remotely, KR20 supports industry-standard DNP3, Modbus, and IEC 870-5-101 protocols and is certified for hazardous locations. It can be optionally ordered as part of the SCADAPack controller.
“For customers requiring full featured radios, the Ultra KR20 provides an advanced solution in a tight package”, said Dale Symington, CMI vice president of product strategy.
Syminton says, “The product uses a secure, unlicensed 900 MHz spread-spectrum design offering innovative collision-avoidance and long range capability.”
In other news, the new Phoenix Contact radio-ready NEMA 4X enclosure simplifies installation of industrial wireless radio modems and small RTU devices.

Phoenix Contact RAD-SYS-NEMA4X-900 radio-ready enclosure
Protecting a wireless investment is easier and integration faster with the Phoenix Contact radio-ready NEMA 4X enclosure.

The RAD-SYS-NEMA4X-900 radio-ready enclosure has a 24 V dc power supply, a UPS system, surge protection, and an antenna adapter.
The radio-ready enclosure provides a secure solution for remote data collection while saving installation time and preventing wiring errors. A pre-wired power rail has space for a Trusted Wireless or GSM/GPRS radio modem and other components.
The 24 V dc power with backup prevents failure of critical operations due to power dips and brown-outs, and the surge arrestor protects against lightning and surges.
The fiberglass enclosure can be mounted in harsh indoor or outdoor environments. A dual-latching lockable lid prevents unauthorized access.
Also read:

Open and secure SCADA for wireless.


–  Control Engineering News Desk
Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free .





The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
Doubling down on digital manufacturing; Data driving predictive maintenance; Electric motors and generators; Rewarding operational improvement
2017 Lubrication Guide; Software tools; Microgrids and energy strategies; Use robots effectively
Prescriptive maintenance; Hannover Messe 2017 recap; Reduce welding errors
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Research team developing Tesla coil designs; Implementing wireless process sensing
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

Annual Salary Survey

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.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me