plics® goes smart
Bluetooth opens up new possibilities for all plics® level and pressure transmitters from VEGA
By introducing the new PLICSCOM, VEGA is further enhancing the concept of the modular instrument platform plics®. Its wireless Bluetooth communication is suitable for all industries and particularly suited for applications in difficult to access locations, harsh industrial environments and hazardous Ex areas. The best feature: the new module is backward compatible, which means it can be used on the entire installed base of more than 1.5 million plics® sensors, many in operation since 2002. They are in plants all around the globe – across all measuring principles, with a proven adjustment system, without a software update.
Simply download the VEGA Tools App, insert PLICSCOM into the instrument, done! From a safe distance with a smartphone or tablet, using encrypted communication security, the user can immediately set up and adjust plics® sensors conveniently and safely. Remote display and diagnostic functions are also available.
For those who still want to adjust their plics® sensors on site, VEGA has another clever option up its sleeve: a magnetic pen allows contactless operation right through the viewing window of the closed lid. The instruments are thus always well protected, even bad weather conditions and soiling cannot affect them – a major advantage over optical communication methods. The magnetic pen operation and Bluetooth communication offer another advantage: costly, involved authorizations for working in hazardous areas (hot work permits) are unnecessary. A situation unparalleled in the process industry until now.