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Is Wireless Ready for Automation?

Posted November 10, 2011 7:24 AM

A few years ago, many refused to use wireless in the manufacturing environments because of the absence of standards, shortcomings of batteries, and reliability issues. Now manufacturing has standards, energy harvesting, and reliable wireless technology. Have these advances removed the barriers to adoption? If not, what other issues block the way?

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Re: Is Wireless Ready for Automation?

11/10/2011 11:42 AM

If not, what other issues block the way?

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11/11/2011 1:54 AM

NO and NO again.

Please read another thread on a simple problem of adding some thermocouple to an existing setup. The fellow suffered extensive damage from sensor problems. Fancy stuff becomes non-sexy in no time flat, in such a real situation.

K.I.S.S. Keep it simple....

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11/11/2011 8:17 AM

My company is implemeting wireless on some of our RTD and level controls, I did a search to find that thread and can't seem to find the right key word, can you give a little direction or link?

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11/11/2011 10:14 AM

It did run under: Thermocouple/Ground problem.

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11/11/2011 10:56 AM

thanks

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11/13/2011 6:34 AM

Wireless is as sound as a politicians promise...
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