The WRT Series Wireless Data Transmitter/Receiver works with any RS485 network protocol and allows wired and wireless equipment mixes to avoid radio signal obstacles
The WRT Series Wireless Data Transmitter/Receiver provides a self-managed mesh network that works with any RS485 network protocol. The system allows for wired and wireless equipment mixes to avoid radio signal obstacles. It is also simple to configure for existing network packet parameters, provides LED indication of network status and is completely transparent to present equipment. It has wireless data transmission of up to 100 meters between receivers, and data transmissions up to 800-meter transmissions are possible with multiple hops. The WRT series offers automatic route detection, self-forming and self-healing networking, and supports 100 nodes per network maximum through 15 channels.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.