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Bluetooth for Vacuum Transducers

The new Bluebridge™ Adapter SLKBT allows for wireless communication of up to 16 Smartline™ vacuum transducers. The Bluetooth® wireless connection reaches up to 100 m (class 1).

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To this end, the Bluebridge module is plugged on a transducer which is, where required, connected to further transducers with cables in between, forming an RS485 bus. The transducers are subsequently available in the VacuGraph™ Software on a PC with Bluetooth receiver, where they can be easily configured, monitored as well as tele-controlled, and measuring results can be saved for quality assurance in a comfortable way. Alternatively, a programmable logic control (PLC) can be used as Bluetooth master.

The VacuSniff™ App is available for free download in the Google Play ™ Store and can receive measuring values which are transferred on an existing RS485 bus of Smartline products. The RS485 communication of the bus can be controlled by a PC, a PLC or a Thyracont display and control unit.

With the app, pressure readings of several transducers can be numerically displayed e.g. on a smartphone or tablet. An integrated alarm feature informs the user as soon as measurements go below or beyond a certain threshold. The user is thus able to keep an eye on the measurements during the installation or service of his appliance. VacuSniff is suited for devices with Android ™ operating system, such as smartphones or tablets.

A further field of application is cable replacement, which is particularly interesting in complex constructions.

Smartline transducers measure from 1000 mbar to 5e-10 mbar. They have a digital output as well as an analogue 0-10V signal and are optionally available with backlit LCD display. Thanks to modern combination sensors they are able to simultaneously record different pressure ranges such as fine and high vacuum with high precision.
 
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