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Changing the Look & Feel of Factories & Industrial Environments
3/22/2013

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Based on 802.15.4 point-to-point communications, Honeywell's Limitless switches can be configured with up to 14 devices to communicate with one receiver module. The wireless signal is received by either a panel-mount receiver, or an industrial DIN-rail module, which is then converted to an output. Outputs can be LEDs, buzzers, or standard electrical signals used by traditional controllers.
Based on 802.15.4 point-to-point communications, Honeywell’s Limitless switches can be configured with up to 14 devices to communicate with one receiver module. The wireless signal is received by either a panel-mount receiver, or an industrial DIN-rail module, which is then converted to an output. Outputs can be LEDs, buzzers, or standard electrical signals used by traditional controllers.

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Wireless in the Factory
Cabe Atwell   4/5/2013 2:51:15 AM
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I see combatting the noisy industrial environment, wirelessly, is making some strides. I think I feel confident enough in the tech these days to use wireless in the machine shop. The little risk may have a huge payoff in mobility.

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Wireless in the Factory
apresher   4/4/2013 5:23:14 PM
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Thanks for your thoughts.  Wireless in the factory is a great trend moving ahead, and we're just at the beginning.  Thanks again.

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Speed of Installation
Greg M. Jung   3/24/2013 11:58:11 AM
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Thorough and well-written article.  I completely agree with the speed of installation advantages of a wireless system.  Many years ago, I had to set up a wired network to our factory floor and the time required to plan and install this older technology was significant (not to mention the time needed to troubleshoot improper hardware node connections).  In many instances, wireless technology will prove to be faster and much more flexible than existing wired systems.

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