The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced that Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released an ISA100 Wireless Module specifically targeted at any businesses that need an onramp for ISA100 product development.
Intended for use in wireless sensors and those companies that develop and manufacture these products, the module reduces the amount of time and resources to develop ISA100 Wireless-compliant products.
Yokogawa promotes the Wireless Anywhere concept for the plant-wide wireless communication technology. In plants, sensors are used to measure temperature, pressure, level, gas concentration, vibration, and more.
To develop these products, suppliers must not only use a satisfactory wireless technology, they must also build a product that complies with radio regulations and explosion protection standards that vary by country, a process that can be both time consuming and costly.
To remove this product development obstacle, Yokogawa released the ISA100 Wireless communications module with a built-in antenna.
The module complies with radio regulations of more than 100 countries and meets all the major explosion protection standards. Additionally, it is both compact and lightweight so as to have a minimal impact on each company’s overall sensor design.
Field wireless systems enable a plant’s field devices and host-level monitoring and control systems to communicate wirelessly with each other.
To encourage the use of field wireless systems in both monitoring and control applications, Yokogawa will seek to improve the effectiveness of plant-wide field digital networks by making it possible for wired and wireless field devices and systems to connect with host monitoring and control systems.
This will necessitate the development of technologies that will ensure host systems and field devices can communicate with each other using a variety of protocols.
In line with the company’s Wireless Anywhere concept, Yokogawa also plans to release a multi-protocol wireless adaptor that will enable wired field instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 Wireless devices and promote the use of field wireless technologies.