Radioline station

Radioline wireless system

Radioline is the wireless system for large systems. Special features include extremely easy assignment of inputs and outputs by simply turning the thumbwheel – no programming is necessary.

With Trusted Wireless 2.0 technology, Radioline is the ideal choice for reliable use in industrial environments.

Your advantages

  • Easy startup of wireless systems by simply turning the thumbwheel – no programming is necessary
  • High degree of reliability with new Trusted Wireless 2.0 technology, AES encryption, frequency hopping, and coexistence management
  • Large ranges up to 32 km due to the high receiver sensitivity and individually adjustable data rates
  • Save on devices: Transmit I/O signals or serial data using a single device due to the integrated RS-232/RS-485 interface
  • Can be extended with up to 32 I/O modules due to DIN rail connector and hot-swap capability
I/O mapping
I/O mapping YouTube

I/O mapping

Use the thumbwheel to assign the I/O modules within a network to one another. Simply set the I/O modules that need to communicate with one another to the same number.

For example, set a digital input to IO MAP address 12 and then also set the assigned digital output to IO MAP address 12 – the signals will then be distributed correctly throughout the entire system.

Typical areas of application of Radioline

Process industry
Employees in the water and wastewater industry
Electricity pylons in front of an illuminated city
Transportation technology in front of a road tunnel
Process industry

Tank fill-level monitoring, temperature monitoring, flow rate measurements, pumping stations and well chains, pipeline monitoring, leakage monitoring, chemical park infrastructure, energy management, in Ex zone 2 areas

Employees in the water and wastewater industry

Water treatment plants, remote pumping station connection, remote well connection, rotating parts (such as a scraper bridge), fill-level monitoring

Electricity pylons in front of an illuminated city

Energy technology: Wind farms, surface mining, power station infrastructure, transformer stations, hydroelectric power stations

Conveying technology: Monitoring motors on conveyor belts, error messages, status messages on mobile vehicles

Transportation technology in front of a road tunnel

Control of light signal systems, car park displays, variable traffic sign systems, and signage boards (for example).

Typical Trusted Wireless network structure

Trusted Wireless network structure

Radioline in point-to-point connection, star networks, and mesh networks.

One device – A wide range of applications

Transmission of I/O signals (wire in/wire out)

Transmission of I/O signals (wire in/wire out)

I/O data mode

Radioline enables easy I/O signal distribution throughout the network and the creation of various network structures (delivery state). I/O mapping significantly simplifies signal distribution in large systems.

Assign inputs and outputs quickly by simply turning the thumbwheel. In this way you can distribute and multiply I/O signals freely in your network using I/O extension modules – without the need for any programming.

Serial data mode

Serial data transmission

Serial data mode

Radioline can be used to network multiple controllers or serial I/O devices quickly and easily using wireless technology.

In this way, serial RS-232/RS-485 cables can be replaced.

Data transmission from I/O stations to a controller

Data transmission from I/O stations to a controller

PLC/Modbus RTU mode

With Radioline, I/O modules can be connected to the controller directly via the integrated RS-232 and RS-485 interface by means of wireless communication using the Modbus protocol.

You can connect I/O extension modules to each remote station in the network. The I/O signals are stored in an integrated Modbus register in the base station wireless module where they can be accessed by the controller at any time.

In addition to signals, diagnostic parameters, such as the wireless signal quality of the individual devices, are also provided in the Modbus register to ensure continuous monitoring of the wireless system.

Data transmission of I/O signals and Modbus data

Data transmission of I/O signals and Modbus data

PLC/Modbus RTU dual mode

This mode combines “Serial data mode” and “PLC/Modbus RTU mode”. In this mode, each station in the network acts as an independent Modbus server. You can connect I/O extension modules to each station in the network. The process data is stored locally in the Modbus memory map for the respective station. At the same time, additional Modbus servers can be connected to each station via RS-232 or RS-485, and addressed via the respective Modbus address.

All diagnostic data of the wireless network can be read from the wireless base station via Modbus.

Possible applications with the Radioline system

Possible applications with the Radioline system

Product overview of Radioline front modules

RAD-868-IFS wireless module

RAD-900-IFS-... wireless module

RAD-2400-IFS-... wireless module

RAD-RS485-IFS bus coupler

Region Europe North/South America (RAD-900-IFS), Australia/New Zealand (RAD-900-IFS-AU) Worldwide (RAD-2400-IFS), Japan (RAD-2400-IFS-JP) Worldwide
Frequency band 868 MHz 900 MHz 2.4 GHz -
Typical range with line of sight <20 km (suitable for large distances with obstacles) <32 km (suitable for large distances with obstacles) <5 km <1.2 km (using existing 2-wire copper cables or more with converter or repeater)
Topology Point-to-point, star, mesh Point-to-point, star, mesh Point-to-point, star, mesh Point-to-point, line
Number of network devices <99 <250 <250 <99
Typical transmission time (point-to-point, bidirectional – depending on frequency band, data rate, telegram length, network structure/size) >2 s (I/O mode), >390 ms (serial mode) >200 ms (I/O mode), >25 ms (serial mode) >200 ms (I/O mode), >25 ms (serial mode) >80 ms (I/O mode)

Product overview of Radioline outdoor switchgear and controlgear assemblies

Outdoor switchgear and controlgear assembly RAD-RUGGED-BOX-CONF

Outdoor box RAD-900-DAIO6

Region Worldwide North America and Canada
Frequency band 868 MHz / 900 MHz / 2.4 GHz (configurable) 900 MHz
Input/output signals RS-485, type and number of input and output signals can be configured 2x digital input/output, 1x analog input/output
Power supply 100 V AC...240 V AC 10.8 V DC...30.5 V DC or 100 V AC...240 V AC
Ambient temperature -25°C ... +55°C -40°C...+70°C (DC), -40°C...+65°C (AC)
Type of protection IP66 NEMA 4X
Dimensions 300 mm x 240 mm x 150 mm 220 mm x 120 mm x 90 mm

Product overview of Radioline I/O extension modules

4-channel digital I/O modules

8-channel digital I/O modules

Input signal (DI, NAMUR, AI, Pt 100) 4 x 0…250 V AC/DC 8 x 0...30.5 V DC or 2x pulse (<100 Hz, 32 bit (PLC/Modbus RTU or dual mode)), 4 x NAMUR
Output signal (DOR, DO, AO) 4 x 250 V AC/DC, 5 A (relay output) 8 x 30.5 V DC, 200 mA (transistor output)
Modules that can be combined in I/O mode RAD-DI4-IFS (IN), RAD-NAM4-IFS (IN), RAD-DOR4-IFS (OUT) RAD-DI8-IFS (IN), RAD-DO8-IFS (OUT)

Product overview of Radioline I/O extension modules

Digital/analog I/O module

Analog I/O modules

Temperature I/O module

Input signal (DI, NAMUR, AI, Pt 100) 2 x 0 … 250 V AC/DC, 1 x 0/4…20 mA 4 x 0/4 ... 20 mA, 4 x 0 ... 5/10 V 4 x Pt 100 (-50°C ... +250°C), 2-/3-conductor connection
Output signal (DOR, DO, AO) 2 x 0 … 250 V AC/DC, 1 x 0/4…20 mA 4 x 0/4…20 mA, 0…10 V DC -
Modules that can be combined in I/O mode RAD-DAIO6-IFS (IN/OUT) RAD-AI4-IFS (IN), RAD-AI4-U-IFS (IN), RAD-AO4-IFS (OUT) RAD-PT100-4-IFS (IN), RAD-AO4-IFS (OUT)