Wireless multiplexers: More choices, data reliability, says Honeywell

New wireless multiplexers are said to be cost effective and support legacy protocols and more instrumentation.

05/30/2008


Phoenix, AZ

Honeywell

introduced its new XYR 3000 wireless multiplexers, the latest additions to the Honeywell OneWireless portfolio designed to improve plant safety, equipment reliability and overall process efficiency. The multiplexers support a wide array of legacy communication protocols to offer industrial manufacturers a greater choice of instrumentation when building wireless networks, Honeywell says.
The devices are ideal for various applications such as safety showers, tank level monitoring, remote pump control, video monitoring, gas detection system connection and adding off-the-shelf sensors to the field, according to Honeywell; manufacturers can connect existing wired instrumentation for these applications to the multiplexers, thereby converting the signals to wireless for increased data reliability. The multiplexers also are capable of relaying commands from the control room to execute tasks.
In a tank-farm monitoring application, for example, wireless technology can alert the operator if a level is rising too fast. The operator then can send a command wirelessly to the multiplexer to shut the supply to the tank and prevent a potentially hazardous spill. Honeywell says XYR 3000 multiplexers can be deployed in less than 30 minutes, feature flexible architecture for new and existing facilities, and avoid costs associated with wiring to begin or resume production faster. Wireless devices streamline maintenance; when older wires corrode, for instance, instrumentation can simply connect to the multiplexers without the need to dig up and replace the old wires, Honeywell said in an April 22 announcement.
Honeywell provides more information about the

XYR 3000 wireless multiplexers

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– Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief
Control Engineering News Desk
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