Installation of a Wireless Scale for the Steel Coating Industry

These wireless radios are used to provide communications with scales on portable drum carts that are used in a Class I, Division 1 hazardous location. At IPC, we specialize in industrial wireless communications for hazardous locations. This system was installed in a steel coil coating facility that was utilizing solvent based coatings. Our applications engineers performed a comprehensive assessment of the facility and developed a compatible protocol that was tested throughout the plant. IPC designed, assembled, and installed the entire system which included features such as explosion proof enclosures and antenna adapters, intrinsic safety barriers, and pushbutton controls. The 900 MHz radios used had rechargeable batteries, with low power settings. They operate in a sleep mode until information from the scale is required, which it sends to the base radio, then goes back into sleep mode. This system was designed, programmed, tested and installed in this customer’s facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 8 weeks. To learn more about this project, see the table below or contact us directly.

  Installation of a Wireless Scale
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Installation of a Wireless Scale – Project Details

Product Description Wireless Communications System
Wireless Communications System
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Application Engineering
Hazardous Location Integration
Radio Programming
Expertise IPC Specializes in Industrial Wireless communications in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
Material Used
Explosionproof Enclosures
900 MHz Radios
Intrinsic Safety Barriers
Rechargeable Batteries
Explosionproof Antenna Adapter
Additional Facts
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Intrinsic Safety Barriers
  • Explosion proof enclose
  • Explosion proof antenna seal fitting
Radio Features
  • Low Power
  • They sleep until information from the scale is required
  • Push button on side to wake up radio
Sends information to base radio then goes back to sleep
In process testing/inspection performed Wireless communications and protocol compatibility were tested throughout the plant site before final assembly
Industry for Use Steel Coil Coating Industry, Solvent Based Coatings
Delivery/Turnaround Time 8 weeks
Delivery Location Bowling Green, KY
Standards Met Customer Specifications
Class 1, Division 1, Group D, Hazardous (Classified) Locations
Product Name Wireless Scales
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