Skip to main content


Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced Limitless™ Wireless Switches to help industrial facilities cost-effectively add independent layers of protection and optimize processes by monitoring equipment in hazardous locations. The easy-to-install, low-maintenance switches are ideal monitoring points for areas such as tank level, security gate entrances, and emergency eye wash stations while also boosting safety, security and process efficiency.

"Due to cost constraints, most plants lack comprehensive sensing and control measures for all their systems," said Tom Werner, global product marketing manager at Honeywell Sensing and Control. “Our switches save manufacturers time, money, and hassle in the long run through decreased maintenance costs and enhanced crisis prevention. Plus, a strong safety system acts as an insurance policy for employees and equipment."

Limitless™ Wireless Switches, for example, can be used to monitor safety showers in an industrial facility to provide a redundant layer of protection. Studies have shown that 80-90 percent of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) do not monitor safety showers. Implementing these switches would help provide the plant operator with a notification if an employee pulls a shower handle in an emergency. The technology can also help provide accurate records on shower duration and time since last testing.

Limitless™ Switches reduce maintenance needs and installation cost by minimizing an engineer's need for electrical connectors like junction boxes and conduits. One set of AA batteries 2-Limitless™ Wireless Switches
can power the switches for one-year, enabling engineers to spend less time surveying their plant and more time addressing more critical tasks.

The switches are approved for use in hazardous areas, such as classified sections of a facility. Further, they can monitor a range of applications such as pump stroke count, door positions, grain diverters and hose attachment verification. Limitless Switches™ can survive harsh conditions and are designed to meet industrial standards IP67 (self certified), NEMA 1, 3, 4, 13 aluminum body.

The Limitless™ Switches transmit wireless frequencies through a radio WPAN at 2.4 GHz, with the ability to communicate up to 305 m (1000 ft.) with line of sight when used with a Limitless™ WPMM Series Wireless monitor, WDRR Series receiver module, or WMPR receiver module.


Popular posts from this blog

Banner Engineering DF-G3 Discrete Fiber Amplifier Features World-Class Long Range Sensing Capability

Banner Engineering introduces its DF-G3 discrete long-range fiber amplifier with dual digital displays for use with plastic and glass fiber optic assemblies. Featuring increased sensing power, the DF-G3 can sense more than 3 meters (10 ft.) with opposed mode fibers or more than 1 meter (3 ft.) with diffuse mode fibers. The extra power provides increased detection reliability for dark targets at long range and enhanced detection sensitivity when using specialty fiber assemblies for large area and small part detection applications.

The DF-G3 is available with a single discrete output or two dual discrete outputs. The dual discrete outputs can be independently taught to trigger at different intensity values, which is ideal for correct part-in-place or error-proofing, bottle down, and edge guiding applications.

“We developed the DF-G3 fiber amplifier to meet our customers’ need to precisely detect smaller targets at longer ranges” said Dennis Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Banner Engin…


TURCK is now offering the option to completely shield M8 picofast ® cordsets by connecting a braided shield directly to the coupling nut. This provides a cost-effective and reliable connection with 100 percent cable and connector shielding, which protects against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference.

The 3 and 4-pin cordsets are available with flexlife ® PVC or PUR jacketed cable. All connectors deliver IEC IP 67 protection.

The M8 picofast line, like most TURCK cordsets, provides male or female, straight and right angle connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions. Fully encapsulated mating receptacles are also offered, completing the system.

TURCK’s BL Compact Family Collects Analog and Digital Signals at the Source

TURCK’s BL Compact system is a revolutionary modular I/O solution for collecting a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network. Rather than routing all signals through a control cabinet, this device makes it possible to obtain analog, digital, thermocouple, RTD, serial, RFID or a mixture of signal types in a compact, machine-mountable device over DeviceNet™, CANopen and PROFIBUS ®.

Up to two signals types can be combined in any combination in the BL Compact system, including RFID and analog, digital and serial—and more. The BL Compact system may be customized to suit a user’s specific needs, so that devices may be added to an existing network and signals may be gathered on the machine without an enclosure. This drop-in solution can be used to connect up to 16 devices—drastically reducing the time it takes to run wires for each device back to the control cabinet and the potential for wiring errors.

The BL Compact system is currently available with four, eight or 16 ports i…