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Wired or Wireless Revisited

John Rezabek Wonders If the Future Automation Plant Will Be Completely Wireless or If the Copper Wires and Cables Will Be Necessary

By John Rezabek

What if you worked in a plant with infrastructure for both wireless, such as  WirelessHART or ISA 100.11a, as well as fieldbus, such as Foundation fieldbus or Profibus PA? When a new application requires some measurements to be integrated with the DCS, what network technology would get you the best bang for the buck? This is a challenge we faced a couple months ago, and the solution we installed might surprise you.

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