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Industrial Wireless Sensors and Gateways Simplify IIoT Connectivity

Oct. 6, 2021
The addition of Sensata’s wireless systems to its range of industrial-grade products offers an easier way to add IIoT connectivity to smart-factory equipment for increased productivity.

The Overview

Sensata Technologies has launched its Industrial Wireless Systems, a broad portfolio of networked wireless sensors intended for smart-factory applications. The lineup, which includes pressure, vibration, and temperature sensors, gateways, receivers, and transmitters, adds up to a scalable, adaptable system that lends connectivity to equipment.

Who Needs It and Why?

Process-automation engineers and plant managers are looking to implement wireless IIoT frameworks to securely transmit and receive mission-critical data from disparate production-floor assets. Moreover, they want such frameworks to fit seamlessly into their existing automation architecture.

Why wireless? Wireless networks eliminate the installation and maintenance costs associated with wired systems for continuous asset monitoring. There’s no need for the long cable runs, and the wireless approach delivers the same accuracy, reliability, and durability of Sensata’s range of wired sensors.

The company’s wireless sensors are widely deployed in water-treatment plants to assess tank levels and flow, in monitoring the condition of railway embankments, as temperature sensors at solar-energy farms to monitor substation hot spots, and to monitor the condition of critical production motors at a major UK vehicle manufacturer. 

Under the Hood

To simplify setup, Sensata’s wireless systems feature out-of-the-box configurations while still allowing for the flexibility to program to specific requirements. In addition, Sensata’s system uses a proprietary wireless protocol to reliably deliver sensor data up to 500 m in environments with obstructions and supports a range of connectivity options to communicate with other systems.

Despite the simple setup, the sensor networks are flexible and can be configured to meet users’ specific integration requirements. They’re easily installed and can be used in most environments, including outdoors.

About the Author

David Maliniak | Executive Editor, Microwaves & RF

I am Executive Editor of Microwaves & RF, an all-digital publication that broadly covers all aspects of wireless communications. More particularly, we're keeping a close eye on technologies in the consumer-oriented 5G, 6G, IoT, M2M, and V2X markets, in which much of the wireless market's growth will occur in this decade and beyond. I work with a great team of editors to provide engineers, developers, and technical managers with interesting and useful articles and videos on a regular basis. Check out our free newsletters to see the latest content.

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