Using two EPA modules, a robust PROFINET wireless bridge is established quickly and easily with rotating or moving machine systems.
Factoryline Bluetooth EPA The robust Ethernet wireless bridge
The FL EPA 2 Bluetooth Ethernet port adapter connects Ethernet-capable automation modules with the controller network wirelessly. The compact and robust Ethernet port adapter comes with an integrated wireless module and an antenna. The IP65 turnkey solution is installed directly in the field and connected to the automation device via an Ethernet cable and M12 connection technology. The benefit for you: straightforward integration into your application.
Quick and easy installation
The Ethernet port adapter is the simple solution for enabling WLAN capability in industrial automation devices with an Ethernet connection quickly and easily. This comprehensive IP65 solution is installed directly in the field and connected to the automation device via an M12 Ethernet cable.
- Compact IP65 module with integrated antenna
- M12 connections for Ethernet and power
- Easy installation in the field
Particularly reliable and robust data transmission
The EPA modules have been developed for reliable and fault-free communication of control signals, for example via PROFINET. The advantage of using Bluetooth technology is that it provides extremely robust wireless communication, which is particularly reliable even under harsh industrial conditions.
Easy and safe setup thanks to automatic configuration
Secure point-to-point and small networks can be set up quickly and easily without configuration with the MODE button. Alternatively, configuration can also be conveniently carried out via web browser.
Fault-free parallel operation with WLAN
The Bluetooth EPA modules enable fault-free parallel operation with other WLAN systems with the efficient use of frequency gaps. In addition to the automatic coexistence mechanism of Bluetooth, the EPA modules also offer the following:
- Low emission mode, for low interference emissions when establishing connections
- Black channel listing enables the configuration of up to three WLAN channels whose frequency ranges will not be used by the EPA module
Typical areas of application of Ethernet port adapter
Reliable Ethernet communication can easily be established with the scraper bridges in wastewater treatment plants with the EPA modules.
Fault-free and secure control communication with and between cranes, for example for tandem control.
Cost-effective and wear-free communication with machines and plant components that are perpetually in motion.
At a glance:
|FL EPA 2||FL EPA 2 RSMA||FL BT EPA 2|
|Wireless interfaces||Dual wireless board: WLAN and Bluetooth||Dual wireless board: WLAN and Bluetooth||Bluetooth|
|Bluetooth standards||Classic BT: 2.1+EDR, Low Energy: 4.0 via AT commands (limited)||Classic BT: 2.1+EDR, Low Energy: 4.0 via AT commands (limited)||Classic BT: 2.1+EDR, Low Energy: 4.0 via AT commands (limited)|
|Supported Bluetooth profiles||PAN (Panu and NAP)||PAN (Panu and NAP)||PAN (Panu and NAP, 1 device)|
|Max. data rate (gross)||3 Mbps||3 Mbps||3 Mbps|
|Number of connections (clients)||Up to 7||Up to 7||1|
|Number of antennas||2 (internal)||1 (external) RSMA connection||1 (internal)|
|Maximum transmission power||14 dBm (incl. antennas)||11 dBm (at the antenna port)||14 dBm (incl. antennas)|
|Typical range||In open spaces up to 250 m; in halls up to 100 m||Depending on the antenna||In open spaces up to 250 m; in halls up to 100 m|
|Degree of protection when mounted||IP65||IP65||IP65|
|Ambient temperature (operation)||-40°C … +65°C||-40°C … +65°C||-40°C … +65°C|
|Power supply||9 V DC … 30 V DC, max. 1.7 W||9 V DC … 30 V DC, max. 1.7 W||9 V DC … 30 V DC, max. 0.9 W|
|Directly to the product||Directly to the product||Directly to the product|