Emerson adds Thermal Energy Harvesting to Wireless Devices
Evolving the world's largest industrial wireless portfolio, Emerson announced today the adoption of advanced thermal energy harvesting as a power source for its wireless products. Power Puck® thermoelectric energy harvesters convert ambient heat commonly released in industrial processes into electricity for powering Rosemount™ wireless transmitters.
Perpetuaâ€™s Power Puck energy harvesting solution is especially advantageous to wireless devices in power intensive applications, where a conventional power module may require replacements more frequently. The companyâ€™s Power Puck thermoelectric energy harvester provides continuous, reliable power for the life of the transmitter and includes an intrinsically safe power module for back-up power.
"Perpetuaâ€™s Power Puck is a convenient, sustainable energy harvesting solution which can be incorporated into a variety of applications, enabling users to decrease maintenance costs,â€ said Bob Karschnia, Emersonâ€™s vice president and general manager for wireless.
â€œWe have been working directly with Emerson and their customers and are pleased with this expanded relationship and the vote of confidence in Perpetua products,â€ said Jon Hofmeister, president of Perpetua Power. â€œWe look forward to supporting Emersonâ€™s mission of driving customer value through widespread adoption of industrial wireless technologies.â€
A heat source is all that is required to fully power wireless transmitters at their fastest update rate using Perpetuaâ€™s Power Puck. Configurations allow connections to most heat sources, including flat and curved surfaces with temperatures up to 840 degrees F / 449 degrees C. Power Puck solutions are intrinsically safe and classified for use in hazardous areas. Power Puck certifications include ATEX, IECEx, USA, and Canada.