Encoders go wireless with BEI’s SwiftComm™ interface

April 8, 2008
Real-time wireless control is finally a reality with BEI Industrial Encoders’ introduction of Swiftcomm, a wireless interface for encoders. SwiftComm was designed from the ground up for motion control applications, providing an extremely robust wireless signal in real time over a secure network. Unlike other wireless technology such as Wi-Fi, SwiftComm’s fast boot-up and transmission time allow it to seamlessly interface with existing control systems. Simply connect the SwiftComm transmitter to your encoder and the SwiftComm receiver to your control system and apply power. Costly and time-consuming cabling can now be a thing of the past. The SwiftComm system includes the transmitter-receiver pair, which communicates using a point-to-point frequency-hopping 2.4 GHz RF protocol. SwiftComm’s proprietary radio protocols include a broad security code range, data encryption, handshaking, and error checking that together provide a secure and robust wireless interface system. Ruggedness and flexibility are further enhanced with SwiftComm’s NEMA 4 weatherproof enclosures, panel mounting options, antenna choices and wide-range DC power inputs. The SwiftComm system is ideal for a wide variety of industrial applications where cable runs are expensive to install and maintain