Corp.'s new line of SureCross Performance Wireless I/O
Gateways and Nodes feature
high-power radio frequency (RF) architecture with 1W transmit power in the 900
MHz ISM band. This architecture provides an increased range between devices-up
to six miles-delivering an industrial Wireless solution in all environments,
including remote or difficult-to-access areas.
New models within
this product family include universal analog inputs, providing users with
increased input selection options in a single device. Operators have the
ability to select either 4 to 20 mA or 0 to 10V inputs in the field. Additional
Node and Gateway models provide up to 12 discrete inputs or outputs. The
SureCross Performance family also includes new temperature Node options,
offering up to four factory-calibrated temperature inputs for thermocouples or
With Banner's Flex Power technology,
the SureCross Performance radio and external 3rd party sensors can be powered
by solar panels, battery modules or 10-30V dc so solutions are not limited by
locations with wired power.
features are intended to simplify the specification and installation process
for operators, offering flexible mounting and power options. Some of the new
models offer an enhanced "E" housing style to provide an integrated battery and
wiring terminal in one unit. The Performance devices can also be configured to
operate with Banner's existing product line of 150 mW radios.
Banner's new models
are useful for long-range control and monitoring applications, including the
Reporting machine status in a large manufacturing
Monitoring landfill ground well levels and
Remote monitoring of towers or tank farms across
Controlling equipment over long distances without
installing high gain antennas
Enabling indoor applications without line of sight
Minimizing installation time using the "E" housing,
with integrated battery-power supply
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.