Category Archives: Wireless Applications

Finder’s New TOOLBOX NFC APP Is Now Available for iOS Devices!

Finder was one of the first manufacturers to integrate NFC technology for the programming and control of its devices (first launched in 2015). NFC programming, which until now has only been available on Android smartphones, is now also possible on Apple devices (iPhone 7 and later).

With the Finder Toolbox NFC app for iOS you can now program from your iPhone various products such as the Finder SMARTimer, and numerous Finder time switches and digital astro switches. In 2019 Apple estimated that there were more than 900 million iPhones in use worldwide, hence this app will allow a large number of new users to take full advantage of the Finder range of NFC smart products, boosting sales of the 12 and 84 Series.

New features of the Finder Toolbox NFC app for iOS include:
• Simplified user interface and experience
• New faster and more intuitive menus
• Quicker upload time and overall performance

What are the advantages of NFC?
• Easier reading of devices inside electrical panels
• Faster programming via the app and easier maintenance
• The possibility of naming and saving configurations

 

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Honeywell Wireless Single Switch Adapter (WLS-SSA Series)

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Honeywell’s Limitless™ product line uses the latest commercial off-the-shelf wireless technology and is now expanding the WLS Series to convert almost any electromechanical switch with low-energy contacts (i.e., gold) into a wireless switch. A user-supplied electromechanical switch is simply wired to the WLS Series Single Switch Adapter via the internal or external connections to then become a wireless-enabled switch for use with the Limitless™ WPMM or WDRR Series of monitors/receivers. The Limitless™ Single Switch Adapter can be used in a variety of industrial wireless limit switch applications such as reed, contact, pressure, door actuator, etc.

The Limitless™ Series is especially beneficial for remote monitoring applications where wiring or wire maintenance is not physically possible or economically feasible. Combining this greater flexibility with proven harsh-duty packaging can result in increased efficiencies and improved safety for machines, equipment, OEMs, and operators.

FEATURES
Wireless Design
• Radio (license-free and global): WPAN 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz, point-to-point
• FCC 15, IC, ACMA, ETSI, COFETEL, WPC & IDA
• Up to 305 m [1000 ft] line-of-sight communication range when used with a Limitless™ WPMM Series wireless monitor or WDRR Series receiver module (sold separately)
• Reliable, flexible, and secure wireless transmission
• Standard replaceable battery with ultra-low power consumption
• Direct or remote mount antenna options

Mechanical Design
• IP67; NEMA 1, 4, 12, 13
• 4 PIN M12 micro-change receptacle, cable grip with internal connector wiring options
• Internal battery power
• Body phosphate treated and epoxy finished with a 30 % glass-filled PBT plastic head

BENEFITS
• Allows almost any type of electromechanical switch with low-energy contacts (i.e., gold) to become “wireless”
• Enables presence/absence detection in remote parts of application/machinery, where wiring is an issue or not feasible
• Ability to reconfigure multiple switches, which easily allows for adding, subtracting or relocating of the Limitless™ WLS Single Switch Adapters
• Reduced installation/maintenance costs with no wires, conduit, strain relief, clips, connectors, connection boxes, etc.
• Eliminates issues with wire connection integrity on moving equipment
• Consumes ultra-low power to prolong battery life

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
• Agricultural equipment
• Construction equipment
• Door actuation (up/down) switch
• Industrial machines
• Lifts
• Machine tools
• Packaging machinery
• Wireless warehouse operations
• Wireless electromechanical switch applications (i.e., pressure switch, reed switch, basic switch and/or limit switch)

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Honeywell Wireless Heavy-Duty Limit Switch with Eyelet-Pull (WLS-EP Series)

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Honeywell is extending its Limitless™ WLS Series of Heavy Duty Wireless Limit Switches with an eyelet-pull operating head that can be used to attach a rope, cable or chain. It also can be used on cranes as an anti-two-block (A2B) switch.

The Limitless™ Series benefits remote monitoring applications where wiring or wire maintenance is not physically possible or economically feasible. Combining this greater flexibility with proven harsh-duty packaging can result in increased efficiencies and improved safety for machines, equipment, OEMs, and operators.

FEATURES
Wireless Design
• Radio (license-free and global): WPAN 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz, point-to-point
• FCC 15, IC, ACMA, ETSI, COFETEL, WPC, IDA, ANATEL, SRRC, and KCC
• Up to 1000 ft [305 m] line of sight communication range when used with a Limitless™ WPMM Series wireless monitor or WDRR Series receiver module (sold separately)
• Reliable, flexible, and secure wireless transmission
• Long-life standard replaceable battery
• Direct or remote mount antenna options

Mechanical Design
• IP67/IP68; NEMA 1, 4, 6, 6P, 12, 13
• Unique all-metal drive train
• Zinc head and body are phosphate treated and epoxy finished
• Tested to 750 lb of pull force
• Captive head and body screws

BENEFITS
• Enables presence/absence detection in remote parts of application/machinery, where wiring is an issue or not feasible
• Ability to reconfigure multiple switches that easily allows for adding, subtracting or relocating Limitless™ WLS switches
• Reduces installation/maintenance costs with no wires, conduit, strain relief, clips, connectors, or connection boxes
• Eliminates issues with wire connection integrity on moving equipment
• Consumes ultra-low power to prolong battery life

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
• Cranes: A2B (anti-two block) switch
• Rope-pull: door activation switch
• Cable pull for production stop applications (e.g., quality, broken tool, maintenance, out of parts); not applicable to human safety-stop applications

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Honeywell Wireless Operator Interface (WOI Series)

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The Honeywell Limitless™ product line extends to include wireless operator interface. With both momentary and maintained contacts, the wireless operator interface (WOI) can be used by an operator to provide indication via a pushbutton or another user-chosen operator type (i.e. 22 mm rotary switch, 22 mm key switch, etc.). The WOI Series adds a human interface device to the productdriven interfaces of Limitless™ switches and receivers – wireless control from both person and position.

The WOI Series is especially beneficial for remote monitoring applications where wiring or wire maintenance is not physically possible or economically feasible. Combining this greater flexibility with proven harsh-duty packaging can result in increased efficiencies and ease in establishing a remote operator for use in a variety of applications, including turning equipment or devices on or off, opening and closing doors/gates, stopping a production conveyor, indicating the need for service, and much more.

FEATURES
Wireless Design

• Radio (license-free and global): WPAN 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz, point-to-point
• FCC 15, IC, ACMA & ETSI
• RoHS compliant
• EMI immunity
• Up to 305 m [1000 ft] communication range when used with a Limitless™ wireless monitor or receiver module (sold separately)
• Reliable, flexible, and secure wireless transmission
• Standard replaceable battery with ultra-low power consumption
• Direct or remote mount antenna options

Mechanical Design
• Aluminum enclosure
• IP65 sealing
• 22 mm flush, 29 mm mushroom, & 40 mm mushroom (pushpull) round pushbutton operators available
• User chosen/installed operator type is allowable
• Momentary and maintained contact options
• Design for ease of installation

BENEFITS
• Enables operator indication (i.e. push button) from remote locations where wiring is too costly or not possible
• Flexibility for users to choose and install their desired operator type; i.e. 22 mm rotary switch, 22 mm key switch, etc.
• Able to reconfigure multiple WOI inputs which easily allows for adding, subtracting or relocating of Limitless™ WOI switches
• Offers the ability to be used in conjunction with Limitless™ switches configured on a single Limitless™ receiver
• Reduced installation/maintenance costs with no wires, conduit, strain relief, clips, connectors, connection boxes, etc.
• Eliminates issues with wire connection integrity on moving equipment
• Consumes ultra-low power to prolong battery life

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
Industrial

• CNC action
• Conveyors
• Door/Gate action
• Lifts
• Material handling
• Motor drives
• Presses
• Pumps
• Quality control buttons
• Specialty machines
• Stop/Start machinery
• Stop/Start production
• Valve action

Transportation
• Agricultural equipment
• Movable machinery

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Honeywell Wireless Non-Contact Switch (WLS Non-Contact Series)

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Honeywell’s Limitless™ product line uses the latest commercial off-the-shelf wireless technology. The Limitless™ WLS Series is especially beneficial for remote monitoring applications where wiring or wire maintenance is not physically possible or economically feasible.

Honeywell is expanding the Limitless™ product line with its industrial Wireless Non-Contact Switch that provides non-contact presence/absence detection of a variety of different magnet styles and magnetic actuators installed on the end-users’ product, machine, equipment, etc. The Limitless™ WLS Non-Contact Switch’s design features an industrial grade reed switch. Customers can choose how the reed switch is oriented within the switch’s plastic head, i.e., either top- or side-sensing. Combining this greater flexibility with proven harsh-duty packaging can result in increased efficiencies and improved safety for industrial machines, equipment, OEMs, and operators.

FEATURES
Wireless Design

• Radio (license-free and global): WPAN 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz, point-to-point
• FCC 15, IC, ACMA, ETSI, COFETEL, WPC & IDA
• Up to 305 m [1000 ft] line-of-sight communication range when used with a Limitless™ wireless monitor or receiver module (sold separately)
• Reliable, flexible, and secure wireless transmission
• Replaceable battery with ultra-low power consumption
• Direct or remote mount antenna options

Mechanical Design
• IP67; NEMA 1, 4, 12, 13
• Top and side sensing heads
• Zinc head and body are phosphate treated and epoxy finished

BENEFITS
• Allows “non-contact” actuation
• Enables presence/absence detection in remote parts of application/machinery, where wiring is an issue or not feasible
• Able to reconfigure and network multiple switches, or point-to-point with personalized addresses, which allows for adding, subtracting or relocating of the Limitless™ WLS
• Reduced installation/maintenance costs with no wires, conduit, strain relief, clips, connectors, connection boxes, etc.
• Eliminates issues with wire connection integrity on moving equipment
• Consumes ultra-low power to prolong battery life

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
• Machine tools
• Packaging machinery
• Lifts
• Ag/construction equipment
• Industrial machines

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Honeywell Wireless Heavy Duty Limit Switch (WLS Series)

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The new Honeywell Limitless™ product line combines the best of MICRO SWITCH™ Heavy Duty limit switches with the latest commercial off-the-shelf wireless technology. Wireless- enabled limit switches can be used for position sensing and presence/absence detection for an endless number of applications.

The Limitless™ Series is especially beneficial for remote monitoring applications where wiring or wire maintenance is not physically possible or economically feasible. Combining this greater flexibility with proven harsh duty packaging can result in increased efficiencies and improved safety for machines, equipment, OEMs, and operators.

FEATURES
Wireless Design

• Radio (license-free and global): WPAN 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz, point-to-point
• FCC 15, IC, ACMA & ETSI
• EMI Immunity
• Up to 305 m [1000 ft] communication range when used with a Limitless™ wireless monitor or receiver module (sold separately)
• Reliable, flexible, and secure wireless transmission
• Standard replaceable battery with ultra-low power consumption
• Direct or remote mount antenna options

Mechanical Design
• IP67; NEMA 1, 3, 4, 6, 6P, 12, 13
• Unique all-metal drive train
• Twin shaft seals (rotary)
• Zinc head and body are phosphate treated and epoxy finished making it less susceptive to effects from environmental exposure
• Captive head and body screws
• Full complement of operating heads and levers
• Chemical resistant fluorocarbon seals (optional)

BENEFITS
• Built on field-proven MICRO SWITCH™ HDLS heritage
• Operating head rotary tested in excess of 50 million cycles for enhanced reliability
• Diaphragm seal between head and body cavity provides sealing protection
• Twin shaft seals protect head and internal components from corrosion and debris
• Sintered bronze bearings provide extended mechanical life
• Enables wireless presence/absence detection in applications/ machinery where wiring is challenging or not feasible
• Integration of existing wireless technology with the superior reliability of Honeywell MICRO SWITCH™ limit switch series
• Ability to reconfigure and network multiple switches or point-to-point personalized addresses, thus easily allowing adding, subtracting, or relocating Limitless™ switches
• Reduces installation/maintenance costs with no wires, conduit, strain relief, clips, connectors, or connection boxes
• Output options
– Panel mount monitor: visual, audible (buzzer), NPN output
– DIN-mount receiver: visual, NPN/PNP (relay, CAN, Ethernet, Profibus available in the future)
• Consumes ultra-low power to prolong battery life (replaceable)
• Long-range signal of 305 m/1000 ft line-of-sight in North America
• RF board operating in 2.4 GHz globally license-free frequency band; WPAN 802.15.4
• EN 50041 metal enclosure; IP67;NEMA 1, 3, 4, 6, 6P, 12, 13
• Full complement of operating heads and levers, as well as monitor/receivers and accessories

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
• Valve position
• Crane boom/jib/skew position
• Lifts
• Material handling
• Presses
• Construction/Ag machines
• Conveyors
• Remote or temporary equipment
• Movable machinery
• Grain diverters or flaps
• Door position
• Hose attachment verification
• Specialty machines

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Honeywell Wireless Global Limit Switch (WGLA Series)

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The new Honeywell Limitless™ product line combines the best of MICRO SWITCH™ global limit switches with the latest commercial off-the-shelf wireless technology. Wireless-enabled limit switches can now be used for position sensing and presence/absence detection for an endless number of applications.

The Limitless™ Series is especially beneficial for remote monitoring applications where wiring or wire maintenance is not physically possible or economically feasible. Combining this greater flexibility with proven harsh duty packaging can result in increased efficiencies and improved safety for machines, equipment, OEMs, and operators.

FEATURES
Wireless D
esign
• Radio (license-free and global): WPAN 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz, point-to-point
• FCC 15, IC, ACMA & ETSI
• RoHS Compliant
• EMI Immunity
• Up to 304 m [1000 ft] communication range when used with a Limitless™ wireless monitor or receiver module (sold separately)
• Reliable, flexible, and secure wireless transmission
• Standard replaceable battery with ultra-low power consumption
• Direct or remote mount antenna options

Mechanical Design
• EN50041 metal enclosure
• IP67; NEMA 1,4,12,13
• Full complement of operating heads and levers
• Modular construction of components
• Design for ease of installation

BENEFITS
• Enables presence/absence detection in remote parts of application / machinery, where wiring is an issue or not feasible
• Ability to reconfigure and network multiple switches, or point-to-point with personalized addresses, which allows for adding, subtracting or relocating Limitless™ switches easily
• Reduced installation/maintenance costs with no wires, conduit, strain relief, clips, connectors, connection boxes, etc.
• Eliminates issues with wire connection integrity on moving equipment
• Consumes ultra-low power to prolong battery life

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
• Valve position
• Crane boom/jib/skew position
• Lifts
• Material handling
• Presses
• Construction/Ag machines
• Conveyors
• Remote or temporary equipment
• Movable machinery
• Grain diverters or flaps
• Door position
• Hose attachment verification
• Specialty machines

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