Wireless PLC System for Manufacturing Processes

September 2, 2017
Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-09-02-2017, Volume 41, Issue 9
Page Number: 12

Ross, Charles & Son’s SysCon, a full-service machine and controls fabrication facility, added wireless connection to its control panel.

Ross, Charles & Son’s SysCon, a full-service machine and controls fabrication facility, added wireless connection to its control panel, allowing users to access the programmable logic controller (PLC) system using tablets, laptops, and smartphones via Ethernet, WLAN, or Bluetooth. 

The company provides a tablet that enables end users to control the panel from non-hazardous and hazardous locations, including Class 1 Division 1. Tablets have a 12-hour battery life, with additional tablets available for multiple shift applications. The 100-meter range of the wireless connection allows users to move freely on the job site. Other features include fan and ventilation kit, light tree with audible alarm functions, color touch screen HMI, and USB ports for data acquisition in a CSV format.

Ross, Charles & Son 

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