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Phoenix Contact--Industrial Wireless to Monitor and Control Analog and Digital Signals

Harrisburg, PA – As an enhancement to its point to point one-way wireless device, the MCR-RAD for analog and digital signals, Phoenix Contact Inc. now offers the MCR-RT-I/O-PLUS, an integrated radio and I/O module with expandable I/O options. The devices are designed to eliminate cable and conduit for analog and digital signals in harsh industrial environments. This unique addition to the Phoenix Contact wireless product 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 for numerous signals on new projects or retrofitting of existing systems are eliminated and replaced with a maintenance free, reliable and versatile wireless solution.

The design allows user flexibility to add multiple channels of I/O to the paired transceivers in combinations. The bi-directional feature enables the use of these devices in monitoring and control applications. 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.

Both transceivers and I/O modules are featured in a slim 22.5mm DIN-rail mount housing with integrated bus connection for communications and power. This enables pluggability for a quick and easy installation. The devices offer diagnostic LED indicators for digital input/output signal status and radio link status and RSSI (Radio signal strength indicator) at either transceiver.

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-RT-I/O 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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