Up to now, the application the most frequently used for Bluetooth is connection to a smartphone, tablet or PC. However, there is an increasing demand in control and automation engineering for wireless data transmission from Bluetooth sensors to the control unit.The integration of the Bluetooth low energy interface in Schildknecht's DATAEAGLE radio system established on the market enables to directly transmit data from Bluetooth sensors to the plc via fieldbuses such as e.g. PROFINET and to process them there. So sensor values can be directly utilized in the control environment.
DATAEAGLE 2730 is the optimal interface between sensors and the controller. The sensors can be read with cable or Bluetooth Low Energy. The DATAEAGLE 2730 gateway provides the data wirelessly via all common interfaces to the controller. Option for interfaces are Profibus DP, Profinet, Ethernet IP, OPC/UA, Modbus TCP, IO-Link, sercos, CANopen, Ethercat, Devicenet.