Faster de­vice con­fig­u­ra­tion with­out ex­ter­nal power sup­ply


Emer­son Au­to­ma­tion So­lu­tions

has re­leased Power the Loop tech­nol­ogy for the AMS Trex De­vice Com­mu­ni­ca­tor, which the com­pany says will help users work more ef­fec­tively and per­form faster de­vice con­fig­u­ra­tion – on the bench or in the field – by re­mov­ing the need for an ex­ter­nal power sup­ply.

The Trex com­mu­ni­ca­tor sup­ports Emer­son’s Project Cer­tainty ini­tia­tive, adding flex­i­bil­ity in project sched­ul­ing and d help­ing project teams achieve faster star­tupup times. When us­ing the Trex com­mu­ni­ca­torr in the field for new projects, Power the Loop tech­nol­o­gyh l can help take de­vice con­fig­u­ra­tion off the crit­i­cal path. The Trex com­mu­ni­ca­tor al­lows users to power de­vices di­rectly from the hand­held com­mu­ni­ca­tor. Users can per­form de­vice con­fig­u­ra­tion tasks be­fore power and I/O in­fra­struc­ture are in place, and with­out the need for the in­stal­la­tion of the host sys­tem, wiring, pip­ing, and other el­e­ments. Dur­ing ev­ery­day field main­te­nance, users will no longer waste time search­ing the shop for a com­pat­i­ble power sup­ply or con­firm­ing ad­e­quate loop re­sis­tance be­fore con­nect­ing to a de­vice. Tech­ni­cians can sim­ply con­nect the com­mu­ni­ca­tor to a loose de­vice to power it, speed­ing con­fig­u­ra­tion on the bench.

“The abil­ity to power a hard loop off of the Trex unit is huge,” said Joel Holmes, prin­ci­pal en­gi­neer at Mon­santo. “We no longer need to have an ad­di­tional power sup­ply or loop sim­u­la­tor on hand, whether it’s out in the field or back in our shop. It’s a huge ad­van­tage for the tech­ni­cian.”

“The Trex com­mu­ni­ca­tor gives tech­ni­cians the flex­i­bil­ity they need to work ef­fi­ciently in the field with­out car­ry­ing ex­tra equip­ment,” said Mani J, mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor for Emer­son’s re­li­a­bil­ity so­lu­tions. “By re­duc­ing the num­ber of tools nec­es­sary for con­fig­u­ra­tion and com­mis­sion­ing, tech­ni­cians can eas­ily in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity and speed project start-ups.”

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