Network Extender Radio System - NERS01
The NERS01 is a fully packaged 900 MHz radio bus extender for CMC Modbus RS-485 networks. The system is designed to extend the network for the mBC081 (retired), mBC082, and mBC083 Bus Converters. The system is housed in a Class II, Group G, Divisions 1 & 2 hazardous locations enclosure and can be mounted in a hazardous area. The system has an optional DC generator to provide power on trippers and other off grid equipment. A typical application would be for wireless monitoring of belt trippers and other mobile devices that are not easily cabled. The system can also be used to extend the network between buildings or where cabling is impractical or expensive.
At CMC we take a pragmatic approach to wireless monitoring. We have many years of experience and numerous successful wireless installations in the field, but will only ever recommend the installation and use of our wireless radios in situations where it is absolutely necessary, such as mobile tripper or conveyor applications. We do not recommend the use of wireless monitoring as a standard for general hazard monitoring applications. There is no discernible cost benefit when compared to hard wiring a typical CMC single wire network. Additional issues with bandwidth and battery lifespan should also be considered when applying a wireless solution. For more information please read our whitepaper (link below) on the benefits and challenges of wireless technology in a hazardous environment. When you need assistance planning your next hazard monitoring system contact CMC for objective advice on both wired and wireless technology that puts your needs first.
Industry Leading Wireless Hazard Monitoring Systems from CMC!
- Wirelessly monitor mobile or remote machinery economically
- Rugged enclosure is rated for Class II, Divisions 1 & 2 hazardous locations
- Ideal for monitoring mobile machinery such as trippers
- Economical network extension where cabling is impractical
- Field proven wireless solution