Wireless communication quickly gains relevance in automation applications. For process automation, it is not the amount of data that poses challenges, but the distances to be bridged. Whenever the plant architecture does not allow conventional wiring, values are only accessible through frequent visits to the field.
WirelessHART offers a cost efficient solution. Measured values become available on a regular basis, which leads to increased quality and more economical operation of process plants.
In a WirelessHART based network
, every participating device simultaneously works as a signal source
and a repeater
. Through the routing of the individual signals across the entire network, a wide network structure