Honeywell launches XYR 5000 wireless transmitters

Houston, TX—To facilitate automated monitoring in remote, hazardous or hard-to-access locations, Honeywell Industrial Measurement and Control has introduced its XYR 5000 wireless transmitters, which measure and communicate process variables online without needing wiring or external power.

11/04/2003


Houston, TX— To facilitate automated monitoring in remote, hazardous or hard-to-access locations, Honeywell Industrial Measurement and Control has introduced its XYR 5000 wireless transmitters, which measure and communicate process variables online without needing wiring or external power.

The firm reports that XYR 5000 transmitters give users the flexibility to gather information about process and assets in places where traditional hardwired transmitters are too costly, difficult or time-consuming to implement. XYR 5000 includes devices for accurately monitoring gauge pressure, absolute pressure, temperature, and ultrasonic noise, for detecting steam and gas leaks. The line also includes an analog input interface for adding wireless capabilities to wired devices.

These instruments wirelessly transmit measurements to a base radio networked to a control system or data acquisition device, such as a recorder or PC. Each base radio accepts signals from up to 50 transmitters. The base radio also interfaces with Honeywell's PC-based Wireless Configuration Tool, which offers real-time indication, trending, reporting and configuration capabilities. The base radio is available with a choice of Modbus or 4-20mA analog signal output for flexible communications.

In addition, XYR 5000 transmitters feature three- to five-year battery life and a low-battery alarm. Extensive self-checking software and hardware continuously monitor instrument operation to identify and report sensor or device parameters that are out of specification. Advanced radio technology employing Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) supports reliable communication between the transmitters and the control room.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
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