Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has launched a Bluetooth adapter for its easy800 control relay, enabling machinery and plant to be commissioned and maintained remotely using Bluetooth communication. As a result, users can communicate with the controller, without needing to enter noisy or dangerous areas, from a distance of up to ten metres away (based on normal industrial environments).
The adapter is easy to use and each one comes with an 8-digit PIN number to enable secure communication with a notebook and to prevent external unauthorised access to the easy800 unit. A standard scan for Bluetooth devices in Windows 7 will find the adapter quickly and easily and the two can then be connected by entering the adapter’s PIN. Each adapter also has a unique six-digit Mac ID enabling users to manage several adapters from one notebook and the adapter can manage up to four different Bluetooth connections. With the easySoft-Pro software from version 6.91, a Bluetooth connection can be used easily for programming, downloads and uploads, as well as for the status display of the circuit diagram.
The easy800 control relay series has demonstrated its versatility in a wide range of applications. With its versatile function blocks such as PID controllers, maths function blocks, pulse width modulation, high-speed counter etc. the easy800 provides solutions for a wide range of control and regulation tasks in industry and trade. Thanks to its analogue and digital expandability, connectivity to standard bus systems, its Ethernet communication, as well as networkability via easyNet, the easy800 control relay has become the most powerful of its kind on the market.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned through its global electrical product series, to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation plc is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. The company is a global technology leader in electrical products, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring products; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in 2012. The new company, Eaton Corporation plc, has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.eu.
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