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Phoenix Contact--Going Wireless for Analog and Digital Signals

Harrisburg, PA – Phoenix Contact Inc. now offers the MCR-RAD, an integrated radio and I/O module designed to eliminate cable and conduit for analog and digital signals in harsh industrial environments. This unique addition to the Phoenix Contact signal conditioning line utilizes spread spectrum frequency hopping techniques to guarantee a license-free, interference-free link between remote devices and the control room. Costly cable and conduit runs on new projects or retrofitting of existing systems are eliminated and replaced with a maintenance free, reliable and versatile wireless solution.

The modules are available as a transmitter/receiver pair and come factory programmed, calibrated and tested as a set, capable of carrying one 4-20mA current loop and two digital status signals. Typical in-plant range is 600 – 1,000 feet with no line-of-sight, much farther with outdoor applications. The transmitter and receiver are powered separately with a 12-30V DC source (power supply, battery, solar, etc). Quick and easy to install, the process signals are simply wired to the input terminals of the transmitter and output via wires connected to the receiver. No wiring is required in between.

Featured in a slim 17.5mm DIN-rail mount housing, the MCR-RAD provides LED indicators for digital input/output signal status and radio link status at the transmitter and receiver. As an option, weatherproof transmitters mounting directly to ½ inch NPT conduit are also available for AC or DC power sources. The MCR-RAD transmitter and receiver pair is approved for Class I, Division 2 installation.

Phoenix Contact Inc. is registered to ISO 9001: 2000 – Quality Systems Model for Quality Assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing.

Information on the MCR-RAD is available from Phoenix Contact Inc., Technical Service Department, (800) 322-3225; E-mail: [email protected]. Visit the company’s website at www.phoenixcon.com.
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