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Yokogawa develops multi protocol wireless adapter

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Yokogawa has developed a multi protocol wireless adaptor that enables instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 Wireless™ devices.

Models will be released in May and July that support communications based on the Hart® and RS485 Modbus standards.

In order to facilitate the introduction of field wireless systems in plants, Yokogawa plans to release additional models that will cover other standards.

Product features
When the multi protocol wireless adaptor is mounted on a wired field instrument or analytical sensor, the instrument or sensor is able to function as an ISA100 Wireless device. It can be utilized with any type of wired field instrument or analytical sensor commonly used in plants, including those used to monitor temperature, pressure, liquid level, or vibration, or to detect gas.

It is anticipated that the new adaptor will greatly facilitate the introduction of field wireless systems.

The first two models are intended for wired HART and RS485 Modbus communications. Yokogawa plans to release models that are compliant with other wired field communications standards such as FOUNDATION™ fieldbus and PROFIBUS.

Yokogawa will demonstrate the adaptor at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, on 10th – 13th February.

Adapted from press release by Emma McAleavey

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