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The Tinker's Toolbox - Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors

Fri, 09/16/2011 - 5:35am

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alixHosted by Alix Paultre, the Tinker's Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group's web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, and design issues for the electronic design engineering community.

Todd Hansen In today's podcast we talk to Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors. Limitless wireless switching can save up to 60% compared to traditional wired switching by reducing installation time, conduit, wire, clips and other accessories.  Limitless also enables sensing capabilities where it is impossible or very difficult to run cabling. 

Here is a link to the podcast in case the play button is not visible: Honeywell Interview

Here is the url for a video about Limitless radio technology for Industrial applications - http://sensing.honeywell.com/index.cfm/ci_id/157443/la_id/1.htm    "Dr. Larry previews the promise of wireless technology to a world of applications.:

Here are links to good info about the products and technology

[] Limitless™ Brochure
[] Limitless™ WDRR Product Sheet
[] Limitless™ Series FAQs
[] White Paper: Wireless Switches Offer Unlimited Benefits

Here is a recent release from the company:

Honeywell introduced its new Limitless WDRR Wireless Din-Rail Receiver for industrial, construction, machine, material handling, and heavy transportation applications, including agricultural equipment, cranes, lifts, conveyors, grain diverters, and door positions.

The new WDRR is a din-rail or panel-mountable receiver designed to receive wireless signals from up to 14 different position-sensing switches and communicate the individual switch status to a programmable logic controller (PLC) or any controllers capable of receiving NPN/PNP inputs.

Limitless wireless switching can save up to 60% compared to traditional wired switching by reducing installation time, conduit, wire, clips and other accessories.  Limitless also enables sensing capabilities where it is impossible or very difficult to run cabling. 

“The new Limitless WDRR expands our innovation platform,” says Joseph Citrano, Global Product Manager for Honeywell Sensing and Control’s electromechanical line of business. “Wireless increases possibilities, reduces capital and operating expenses and adds reliability in many applications”.

The Limitless wireless network is an easy-to-implement solution for those looking for a cost-effective and reliable switching solution.  It includes the WDRR and WPMM receivers, the WLS and WGLA limit switches, utilizes the global, license-free RF wireless 802.15.4 WPAN 

protocol, provides up to a 305 m (1000 ft) line-of-sight communication range, and  prolongs  battery life with advanced power management technology.

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

  

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