Phoenix Contact : Wireless Profibus uses Bluetooth technology -

Phoenix Contact : Wireless Profibus uses Bluetooth technology


With the PSI-Bluetooth-Profibus set from Phoenix Contact, Bluetooth technology is used for wireless fieldbus communication with Profibus. The Bluetooth frequency-hopping technique particularly impresses in metallic environments technology and also shows its strengths when coexisting with other wireless systems.

A distinguishing feature of the set is that it enables devices to be started even more quickly, as there is absolutely no configuring to be done when establishing a Bluetooth connection. The Bluetooth converters are pre-configured for an invisible, password-protected point-to-point connection. After installation, the devices automatically connect themselves therefore permitting a wireless Profibus connection with data transfer rates of 187.5 kBit/s. By using a high-performance transceiver based on Bluetooth 2.0 technology, ranges of up to 150 m and more can be achieved.

With the set, complex Profibus connections to moving devices, which were previously only possible using costly drag chains, slip rings or other cable-based solutions, can now be quickly implemented at a favorable price.

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Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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