MOTION CONTROL: WAGO Corp.’s 750-644 Bluetooth® RF-Transceiver module provides fast, bidirectional, wireless communication between I/O nodes. Within 10 ms, the 750-644 exchanges data up to 1000m (line-of-sight) or 100m (within buildings), providing control engineers with a cost-effective wireless solution. This makes the 750-644 ideal for a wide range of applications from robot controls and high bay warehouses to both renewable and traditional energy applications, such as oil fields.
One 750-644 master can communicate with up to seven slaves on a Personal Area Network (PAN), also known as a piconet, via Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR radio technology. Slave-to-slave data transmission is possible indirectly through the master. The 750-644 Bluetooth® module offers robust communications with frequency hopping procedures and adaptive transmitting power technologies, which allows the piconet to co-exist with other radio technologies found in industrial applications. Additionally, the data exchange can be encrypted, maximizing security.
The 750-644 is the newest addition to the fieldbus-independent WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM that supports prevalent fieldbus technologies including: ETHERNET I/P, Modbus TCP/IP, PROFIBUS, DeviceNet and CANopen. With the integration of Bluetooth® networks into the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM, users can incorporate the new module with all standard fieldbus couplers/controllers found in the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM, which consists of 300+ analog, digital and specialty modules.
Configuration of the 750-644 is easily accomplished with WAGO-I/O-CHECK 3 software. Additionally, the WAGO-I/O-PRO programming software provides function blocks that make utilizing the module’s full range of functions a straightforward process. The module carries eight on-unit LEDs for on-site diagnostics of interference, signal quality and timeouts. The 750-644 also features an SMA socket for WAGO’s 758-912 antenna, data contact and power jumper contacts.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi