Foxboro® Launches Accutech™ Wireless Field Instrumentation
Self-Powered, Wireless Instruments Deliver Process Data from Remote Locations
FOXBORO, Mass., June – 2016 — Schneider Electric has launched the new Foxboro® Accutech line of wireless field instrumentation, including a wide range of self-powered measurement and control devices that communicate wirelessly with a centralized gateway. The Accutech line is ideal for cost-effective monitoring of processes in remote locations and specifically in applications where wiring is prohibitive, power is not available, and the environment is demanding.
“Our Accutech line was developed to make it easier for companies to reliably collect process data that until now has been too difficult or expensive to obtain due to challenges with distance, the environment, and the absence of power,” said Stephen Goodman, Accutech product manager at Foxboro. “Accutech instruments are easy to use, fast to connect and network, and ruggedized for extended service even in the toughest environments.”
Within the local instrument networks, Accutech field devices can transmit signals up to 3,000 feet (approx. 1,000 m), and can connect, configure, and communicate quickly using 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz license-free spectrum. For instrument networks spanning larger areas, Accutech instruments can be optionally equipped with extended-reach Trio data radios that support 256-bit AES-data encryption.
A single Accutech base radio can report data from a local network of up to 100 field instruments. Once in place and powered up, push-button configuration and link-testing features enable the base radio to establish network connectivity with powered instruments quickly. Up to 256 base radios can coexist for maximum scalability.
The Accutech instrument line includes a complete range of devices for level, flow, pressure, temperature, and control applications. Each Accutech field instrument incorporates proven Foxboro technology and is built for durability and long-term operation in hostile environments, with NEMA4X packaging and CSA Class1, Div 1 and ATEX/IECEx (-ai and –d) certifications. All Accutech field units are equipped with field-replaceable, lithium-thionyl batteries that offer up to 10 years of service.
About Foxboro Field Devices
Schneider Electric’s Foxboro Field Devices provide a broad range of measurement and instrument products, including solutions for pressure, flow, analytical, temperature, controlling, and recording. As a global specialist in energy management and market leader in industrial automation and software, Schneider Electric enables people to experience and transform efficiency where they live and work — from home to enterprise, across the grid and the city.
Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive, and green, Schneider Electric is building a world in which innovative individuals use collaborative solutions to make the most of their energy, while using fewer resources. Schneider Electric’s market-leading software and services enable customers to monitor, control, and automate their products and processes.
Foxboro has a network of sales, engineering, and service offices and facilities on all six continents ready to serve clients. This combination of global and local support gives clients the best of both worlds — and the foundation they need to remain competitive.
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About Schneider Electric
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Caption: The new Foxboro® Accutech™ line of wireless field instrumentation includes a complete range of self-powered, wireless level, flow, pressure, temperature, and control devices specially designed and packaged for low maintenance and high reliability in remote, hostile environments.