Agriculture

Agriculture Industry

Solutions for Agriculture and Irrigation

Remote locations, long distances, geographical and environmental challenges complicate the management of agricultural and irrigation sites. Having staff available at a site to gather status resource information and manage equipment is increasingly impractical and expensive as deployment size grows.

Banner solutions for agriculture and irrigation make it possible to monitor and control assets and resources that were previously inaccessible.

Banner’s impressive portfolio of sensors combined with our secure, robust wireless networks enable real-time access to information and equipment deployed in remote and distant locations, eliminating the need for site visits and onsite staff. Wirelessly monitor soil moisture, crop temperature, weather station data, and environmental conditions at the site. Remotely actuate valves, pumps and even entire irrigation systems.

Featured Applications

Frost Protection and Soil Moisture Control in Cranberry Bogs
Frost Protection and Soil Moisture Control in Cranberry Bogs

Soil moisture and air temperature sensing ranges are typically under a mile, but the Site Survey tested the signal out to two miles. With the MultiHop Radio and its antenna installed very low to the ground, the Master Radio was installed with a large omnidirectional antenna to maximize the communication range.

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Greenhouse Temperature and Humidity Monitoring
Greenhouse Temperature and Humidity Monitoring

A SureCross FlexPower™ Node with internal battery directly connected to a temperature and humidity sensor can provide these measurements without costly conduit or cabling, eliminating the need to manually collect data from multiple sensor locations. IP67 electronics and a variety of filter options make this product suited for the wide temperature and humidity ranges encountered in a greenhouse.

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Center Pivot Irrigation
Center Pivot Irrigation

Center arm pivot irrigation systems are used throughout the Midwest to minimize water use and ensure crop health. Because the sections of the center pivot assembly have to move at different speeds, the motors moving each section must be monitored to verify each section is moving at the proper speed and time.

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Temperature & Humidity Sensor Series
Temperature & Humidity Sensor Series

Sure Cross® Temperature and Humidity Sensors work in a variety of environments to provide temperature and humidity measurements. Used with Sure Cross Wireless Radios, these sensors make it easy to monitor environmental conditions without costly wiring runs to monitoring points.

Performance Series Gateways and Nodes
Performance Series Gateways and Nodes

Create point-to-multi point networks that distribute I/O over large areas. Input and output types include discrete (dry contact, PNP/NPN), analog (0 to 10 V dc, 0 to 20 mA), temperature (thermocouple and RTD), and pulse counter.

MultiHop Modbus I/O Data Radios
MultiHop Modbus I/O Data Radios

MultiHop Modbus Data Radios extend the range of Modbus or other serial communication networks. Each radio may be set to act as either a master, repeater or slave. Models are available with built in discrete and analog I/O, which can be accessed using the Modbus protocol.

QM42 Vibration & Temperature Series - Wireless
QM42 Vibration & Temperature Series - Wireless

The QM42VT Vibration and Temperature Sensor makes it easy to monitor a machine's health. It measures RMS velocity and temperature so that problems can be detected before they become too severe and cause additional damage or result in unplanned downtime. Paired with a Banner wireless Node, it can provide local indication, wirelessly send the signal to a central location, and send the vibration and temperature data to the Gateway for collection and trending.

Industrial Wireless Controller: DXM Series
Industrial Wireless Controller: DXM Series

The DXM controller series integrates Banner's wireless radio, cellular and Ethernet connectivity, and local I/O to provide a platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors: K50U Series
Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors: K50U Series

The K50U ultrasonic sensor makes it easy to monitor mobile and remotely located tanks and totes.

Controlling Pivot Irrigation [Success Story]
Controlling Pivot Irrigation [Success Story]

A municipality has over 30 farm fields irrigated with gray water using pivot irrigation systems. Local regulations prohibit the irrigation system from spraying over roads and ditches. The customer needs a solution that can reliably control the water flow to the end nozzle based on predetermined location coordinates.

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Gravity Irrigation with Pump and Flow Control [Success Story]
Gravity Irrigation with Pump and Flow Control [Success Story]

The Gateway, or wireless network controller, monitors the water level inside the water tank. When the water level drops, a Node installed with the reservoir pumps uses its outputs to cycle the pumps on or off. A series of Nodes monitors the amount of water flowing into each orchard. A 1 Watt Data Radio connected to the Gateway transmits the data to a mobile asset or a centralized control center for data processing and billing.

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