The Z-2400-A2IO are by far our most popular wireless system. They are basically a point to point wireless set, paired to each other with a unique wireless mesh ID. They allow for two universal inputs (temperature or analogue), to be transmitted via a wireless link to the output node, which has two 4~20mA loop powered outputs. There are also 4 digital inputs and 4 digital outputs on each module.
Repeater wireless nodes can be programmed with the same unique mesh ID to extend the wireless range between input and output.
The MicroScan wireless system is incredibly versatile. This range of Z-2400 wireless devices caters for a huge variety of signals used in industry, all of which are received and controlled via a single wireless base.
About the devices:
The Base Node (Z-2400-TCP-T or Z-2400-RB-T) which connects to the MicroScan PC can be either Ethernet TCP/IP, or Serial RS485/422. The purpose of the base node is to connect the wireless network to MicroScan and manage all wireless status and traffic.Then there is the Remote Serial Node (also: Z-2400-RB-T) for devices that require Serial RS485/422 communications, such as the 2400-A16 or 2100-A16 stations or Shimaden Controllers.For connecting directly onto industrial sensors, for example: temperature probes or 4~20mA transmitters, there are two options: The Remote Input Node for more permanent connections or the Sleeper Node non-powered sites (Z-2400-A2I or Z-2400-SLEEPER).These Z-2400 devices have the ability to form a mesh network between wireless nodes. This technique allows the short range of an individual node to be expanded and multiplied, covering a much larger area. When the mesh network discovers a new wireless node, it will automatically incorporate it into the current network.
For those systems that require wireless connections for a RS485/422 data hi-way; then this radio modem is as simple as it gets. No computer required, just plug it in and turn it on.
On the front it features six LEDs to indicate: the unit is powered up, serial data communications and RF signal strength. It also features an RP-SMA antenna connection so that high gain antennas can be attached for long range outdoor applications.
These radio modems are factory programmed to connect to each other when powered up, and can be used for point to point or mesh type applications.
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Question: Which of the wireless nodes described above could be used to connect a 2400-A16 station to a MicroScan PC over a wireless link?
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Competition entries close on 11th May 2018.The winners of the competition will be published in the next months Intech Instruments’ newsletter.
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