In the past, the majority of wireless industrial control devices available have been for the monitoring, transmitting, receiving and processing of continuously variable (analog) parameters such as temperature, pressure, flow, humidity and speed. More recently an array of wireless components has emerged that generate and receive simple “on-off” signals for start/stop control, presence/position sensing, counting, alarm signaling, high/low level detection, and other desired digital inputs. This is now changing with the development and introduction of a number of robust, reliable digital switches, sensors and related accessories.
With their availability, interested users posed a number of questions to Steute Industrial Controls (Ridgefield, CT) as they strove to become familiar with the design, performance and application of these new control solutions. Steute has compiled the most frequently asked questions as they relate to this family of industrial-grade wireless components and accessories (e.g. receivers, range extenders, antennas, power supplies, field strength monitors). To review them, please click here.