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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Performance Series Gateways and Nodes
Performance Series Industrial Wireless 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.

Q45 Nodes for Predictive Maintenance
Q45 Nodes for Predictive Maintenance

Sure Cross® Q45 1-Wire Serial Nodes are pre-mapped to work with Banner's 1-Wire Serial Sensors. Their compact size, integrated lithium batteries, and variety of compatible sensors make remote monitoring easy.

QM30VT Vibration Sensor
QM30VT Vibration Sensor

QM30VT Series vibration and temperature sensors offer exceptional levels of accuracy to detect even slight changes in machine health and performance, enabling early identification of potential problems.

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).