The processing and handling of wastewater in modernized automated facilities is a complex process that utilizes a distributed network of sensors, pumps, valves, controls and technicians to create a unified system designed for centralized monitoring and controls.The key to maintaining this complex distributed automated system is communications.
A pump controls panel-builder approached InHand Networks for assistance in wastewater communications. The focus of their business model is to install pump control panels on premise for wastewater treatment customers. In order to provide remote monitoring, service and customization for their panel, this integrator had several very stringent requirements for the network solution:
● Long range wireless communications
● Out-of-band Ethernet access
● Remote access for PLC programming and diagnostics
● Rapid deployment and low setup time
● Minimal network maintenance
As a recognized partner with both Allen Bradley and Schneider Electric, InHand Networks has provided communications solutions for wastewater for over decade. Acknowledged for products ranging from cellular solutions to Ethernet switches and remote PLC programming tools, InHand Networks provides real communications solutions to our industrial partners.
To support the design efforts of the panel builder, InHand Networks was able to provide remote PLC programming and telemetry with InHand Device Touch and the IG601 Intelligent Gateway.