ASKW CP Series Wireless Industrial Remote Controls
Industrial wireless applications continue to demonstrate substantial cost savings, productivity increases, security improvements and regularity compliance. So considering these major benefits, manufacturing companies can expect a rapid return on their investments. In fact, many companies realize an ROI within one year.
When speaking in the context of wireless industrial control, an industrial wireless transmitter is a device that converts sensor measured units into an electrical signal then directs this data via cabling or wirelessly to be received by a display or instrumentation control device relating to the system. This central control hub is not necessarily located nearby or in some instances not necessarily even in the same premises.
Basically, a transmitting unit is usually defined by the sort of sensor data it is converting and sending. Examples of this are temperature transmitters, pressure transmitters or airflow transmitters. They will then further be described by any additional features such as being din-rail mounting compatible, potential to deal with corrosive chemicals, analogue, digital or USB programmable.
Industrial wireless transmitter have additional physical requirement as they are often subject to relatively harsh conditions. Operating temperature conditions can vary and fluctuate excessively. This along with vibrations and industrial chemicals make the need for robust units a necessity.
Wireless industrial controls enable access to points physically or economically hard to get into. So with a wireless infrastructure, industrial facilities can easily expand operations and connect geographically disparate locations. Wireless applications can also work well within the most demanding environments. They break barriers to serve areas that otherwise would be too costly, difficult or labor intensive to implement, or may not access power.
Analog transmitters end up being most commonly used type in most industrial sectors. The transmitter is connected to the rest of the product via 2 wires which create something know as the 'current loop.'
On the other hand, smart transmitters use the same two-wire setup as analogue transmitters but utilize a microprocessor to digitize information from the sensor / probe. This allows for built in compensation for sensor nonlinearity making the output more accurate as well as allowing for multiple sensors to link to the transmitter. While the final output to control systems is still in analogue format the overall data quality and integrity is higher if you use smart micro processing units.
ASKW CP series radio remote controls are developed for industrial applications requiring up to 300ft operational range. One to eight control functions can be used for any type of machine or equipment control. 56 bit encrypted ID code links transmitter and receiver unit and prevents unintended operations from other radio devices. Enable features can be specified to create two step processes for activating certain buttons to further prevent accidental operation.
Includes ASKW cast aluminum weatherproof handheld and leather belt clip carry story. The transmitter has low battery LED indicator and 300 hr continuous use power packs. It is fully potted receiver unit is IP68 rated weatherproof and shock protection. The receiver unit has built in fall safe feature in the event of power loss. Wire harness, drawings, and button text specific to customer's application with each console.