Friday 17 August 2012

Wireless telemetry Modbus gateway

Modbus Gateway provides a simple interface for engineers to gather data from wireless instrumentation

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Instrumentation specialists Mantracourt have announced the launch of their T24-GW1 Modbus Gateway as a further addition to their acclaimed T24 wireless instrumentation range. The T24-GW1 is a gateway that provides a simple interface for users to gather data from up to 100 acquisition modules in a T24 network, using either the standard Modbus interface RTU protocol or a simple ASCII protocol.

The T24-GW1 is already being used for process control applications in areas such as confectionary manufacturing but is also suitable for a variety of other applications including industrial processing, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and automotive.

“In many ways, this is a significant addition to our T24 wireless instrumentation range,” said Kelly Voysey, Sales and Marketing Manager at Mantracourt. “The GW1 is enabling engineers to gain the many benefits of wireless instrumentation, whilst being able to interface with existing and new process control systems. The GW1 is already proving very successful in the field.”

"Basically the GW1 is a data translator," said Jonathan Purdue, Technical Sales Engineer at Mantracourt. "The GW1 takes the information from T24 modules and displays the raw number in predefined locations in its registry. Then a Modbus PLC, or Industrial PC, can be programmed to show which locations relate to which module. The PLC can request that information or the GW1 can push the information out to the PLC using ASCII protocol."

The Mantracourt T24 wireless telemetry range is a flexible low power radio system designed to enable the transmission of high accuracy measurement data from load cells, inclinometers, accelerometers, temperature, displacement and pressure sensors. With a combination of transmitter and receiver technologies, engineers are able to remotely monitor instrumentation readings.

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