From Scott Gordon at E.C.T. Sales & Service, "The Sine Wave" is a resource for people working in the Electrical field.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wireless Connectivity Solutions
We have recently acquired the Weidmuller line of wireless products. This product line includes Industrial Ethernet Switches, Modems, Wireless I/O modules, Transmitters and Receivers, Wireless Data Gateways and many associated others products.
These units operate at either 900 MHzwith a frequency hopping spread spectrum of 902-928 MHz at 1 Watt. They are also available in units that operate at 2.4 GHz which do require licensing where the 900 MHz units operate license-free in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
We are just getting our feet wet with these products but I can see many uses for these products and have already quoted several systems to customers. It is also good to note that these units operate on 24 VDC so they can very easily be powered by a small solar panel for operating an application such as a water tank on a hill where there is no power available. Great for those "one tank town" applications.
These units are a cost effective way of wireless control or data collection and are very user friendly. We have units that we can use to do a site survey for you to test an application you may have for them for connectivity at your site. Please call us for more information on this line of products.