Micromax Sensors & Automation has launched a new series of wireless limit switches by Honeywell that combine flexibility with proven harsh-duty packaging to increase efficiencies and improve safety for machines, equipment, OEMs, and operators.
The new Limitless Series of switches and monitors combine the best of Microswitch global switches with wireless technology. Limitless WGLA Series limit switches feature the latest commercial off-the-shelf wireless technology, especially beneficial for remote monitoring applications where wiring, or wiring maintenance, is not physically possible or economically feasible.
The wireless switches and monitors use 802.15.4 as it is license free, globally acceptable, and requires low power consumption. They also employ WLAN RF 2.4 GHz standard radio bands, conform to international IEEE 802.15.4 standards, and feature a 16-bit address and 128-bit security key.
Up to 16 Limitless switches may be networked together and paired with one Limitless WPMM monitor. When used together, Limitless components have up to a 304 metres [1000 ft] line-of-sight communication range. These switches may be used in a variety of remote monitoring applications, including valves, construction/agricultural machines, cranes, grain diverters/flaps, lifts, material handling, door positioning, conveyors, presses, and specialty machines.