Environmental Monitoring inside a Machine Control Panel
Problems inside a machine control panel can often go unnoticed. Excessive heat or humidity can be indicative of potentially serious problems and may lead to a complete shutdown of equipment. Even the slightest rises above acceptable levels can have detrimental effects on the performance and longevity of components inside the cabinet. Over time, small problems can become major issues that impact machine performance and uptime.
An M12 Temperature and Humidity Sensor can monitor conditions inside the control panel. The sensor is directly connected to a Q45TH Wireless Node. This allows the sensor to be integrated into a Sure Cross® wireless network and to communicate with other devices on that network. Environmental data from the control panel is transmitted from the Q45TH to a DXM100 Wireless Controller, which logs the data. If conditions inside the panel are outside of the operator set parameters, the LED light on the Q45TH will provide local indication of the problem, a TL70 Wireless Tower Light on the network will provide high visibility indication of the condition from a centralized location, and the DXM100 will alert the operator via text or email.
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.Read More
The Sure Cross® Q45 is the first self-contained wireless standard photoelectric solution for the most challenging control and monitoring needs. Easily add a scalable wireless sensor network to improve efficiency by monitoring and coordinating multiple machines and processes without pulling cables.Read More