Input/Output Device Saves Time And Money
The new Simatic ET 200pro IWLAN from Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. saves significant communication cabling and installation costs by delivering wireless connectivity from any distributed I/O station. Compatible with Siemens complete line of ET 200pro I/O and specialty modules, the rugged IP67-rated IWLAN interface can be directly mounted on a machine, eliminating the need for installation inside an electrical enclosure.
Based on IEEE 802.11 WLAN standards, the innovative wireless design supports deterministic iPCF (Industrial Point Coordination Function) for critical industrial Ethernet communications using standard PROFINET protocol. This reliable, wireless I/O connectivity allows plants to access machines and process systems as well as mobile equipment that previously could not be reached using a cabled network.
The ET 200pro IWLAN includes a complete wireless network interface with a removable antenna interface unit, standard ET 200pro connection unit for adding modular I/O devices, diagnostic LEDs and a built-in Ethernet port for local programming or network trouble shooting. An industry standard 7/8 inch plug-in connector provides the power connection and each ET 200pro station can be vertically or horizontally installed without restrictions. Optional antennas including omni-directional antennas are available for direct or remote mounting and higher gain signal transmission over longer distances or through obstructions.