WirelessHART adapter from MacTek

MacTek Bullet WirelessHART Adapter is cost effective, expands options to access HART intelligent device information.

05/07/2009


MacTek Bullet WirelessHART Adapter is cost effective, expands options to access HART intelligent device information.
MacTek Corp., provider of HART PC Modems, completed development of its wireless adapter for use with HART-enabled devices. MacTek Bullet provides a cost-effective means of access to real-time information from installed intelligent HART-enabled field devices. The Bullet is the latest addition to the MacTek Viator line of PC modems. The adapter will be available in a general purpose non-certified model for use in non-hazardous areas in October 2009, company says.



Certified IS and Ex-proof model will be available after obtaining international agency approvals with shipment expected to start early first quarter 2010.

The Bullet enables existing wired HART field devices to communicate with host applications by means of HART Communications Foundation wiring to the existing DCS and simultaneously communicates diagnostic and device information over the WirelessHART network to process and asset management applications.


The Bullet has options for power scavenging or local/direct power
. When powered by the current loop, it saves users the long term cost of battery maintenance, replacement and disposal programs. Local/direct power option can be used when the field device is powered either by a power supply or an external battery/solar system. In the case of external battery power, the Bullet provides battery power management by cycling the field device power and taking periodic readings.



Thomas Holmes, MacTek president, says because the device connects to existing installed HART-enabled devices, it "provides a huge benefit to users as they continue to lower their operating cost by providing access to the stranded valuable information sitting in their measurement and control assets."



MACTek’s is submitting the device to required international agencies and the HART Communication Foundation for testing, certification and registration. Compliant with the HART communication specifications, the product family of wired and wireless solutions is easy to use– no configuration required – reliable and work with any HART-enabled device.



Visit www.mactekcorp.com for more information.

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief

Control Engineering News Desk, www.controleng.com

Register here to select your choice of free eNewsletter.





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me