Invensys Foxboro®, the leading global technology and controls company, has partnered with Pepperl+Fuchs and now offers WirelessHART Adaptors, Gateways and Temperature Converters.
WirelessHART is well suited for process applications and is ideal for monitoring field devices that are difficult to access or where wiring installation costs are prohibitive.
WirelessHART networks are structured as mesh networks, where each sensor acts both as router and repeater. In this way, the range of the network does not depend on one central gateway, which allows the setup of large distributed network structures. In the case of interrupted communication paths, the system automatically re-routes the signal in order to maintain uninterrupted communication. This results in the high level of availability of this form of wireless communication. WirelessHART networks are able to use multiple communication paths simultaneously to enable reliable wireless communication of field devices.