Deeter add Modbus Gateway Integration to Wireless Sensor System

 

 

The Deeter Group, market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, has added a Wireless Modbus Gateway to its range of Wireless Sensor Network products.

 

Any users of Modbus communication protocols will find the new Deeter Wireless Modbus Gateway is a simple and cost effective way to connect a Deeter Wireless Sensor network to a Modbus system to monitor physical or environmental conditions, such as liquid levels, temperature, humidity, vibration, pressure and proximity.

 

The Deeter Wireless Modbus Gateway communicates with the Modbus network via a RS485 port in slave mode; it coordinates the wireless sensor network and manages data acquisition from the sensors using the IEEE 802.15.4™ wireless protocol in the 2.4GHz ISM frequency band.

 

A Deeter Wireless Modbus Gateway may be installed as a component of a new control or measurement system or as an extension to an existing wired sensor system in order to add wireless connected sensors.

 

Alan Marsh, Sales Manager at Deeter Group Ltd. Comments; ” Modbus has become one of the most popular standard communications protocols used in process control and is now amongst the most commonly available means of connecting industrial electronic devices. Our new Modbus Gateway will allow customers to integrate Deeter Wireless Sensor products into existing or new control systems in locations where wireless has cost, safety and convenience advantages over conventional cable connected systems.”

 

Deeter Wireless products may be used indoors or outside and all are rated to IP64, have an operating temperature range of -20ºC to +70ºC and compliant to FCC part 15.

 

The Deeter Group’s comprehensive range of wireless sensors and network components may be used to remotely monitor temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, liquid level, float or proximity switches or any sensor connected to a 4-20mA control loop. Deeter wireless sensor networks are very versatile and can range from a simple single sensor measurement to complex multi sensor and multi-vendor systems with mixed sensor inputs and routers to extend wireless range and offer self-healing mesh networks.

 

For further details on the Deeter Group Modbus Gateway please contact call 01494 566 046, email [email protected] or visit www.deeter.co.uk.

 

The Deeter Group product range includes level sensors, complete wireless sensing systems, leak detectors, industrial weighing equipment, reed and proximity switches, security switches, termination assemblies, litz and magnetic wire and solar power systems.

 

About Deeter Group:

The Deeter Group is a privately owned group of companies first established in the UK in 1982 and set up to provide electronic services and products to industry. The Group comprises Deeter Engineering Services Ltd, Deeter Weighing Systems, Deeter Electronics Ltd, Deeter Electronics Inc and Deeter International Ltd. During its existence it has developed from a small local supplier to a Group of companies which trade throughout the world. Deeter now lists among its customers many large international companies and has justly earned its reputation as a supplier of quality products and services.

 

Deeter Electronics was established in 1991 as a distributor of specialist electronic products. It now supplies a range of products to customers in the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and North and South America. In addition to some sensor products manufactured within the Deeter Group, Deeter Electronics is now either an agent or distributor for a number of market leading component Brands.

 

 

For more information

Alan Marsh

The Deeter Electronics Ltd.
Deeter House
Valley Road
Hughenden Valley
HP14 4LW

T: +44 (0)1494 566046
F: +44 (0)1494 563961

E: [email protected]

W: www.deeter.co.uk

 

Deeter Announce Free Wireless Sensor System Site Survey Service

  

The Deeter Group, market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, announce the introduction of a free site survey service for customers considering the implementation of a Deeter or any other wireless sensor network operating in the 2.4GHz ISM band.

 

Deeter’s own wireless sensor networks may be used to remotely monitor temperature, pressure, flow, humidity,  liquid level, float or proximity switches or any  sensor connected to a 4-20mA control loop. Deeter wireless sensor networks are very versatile and can range from a simple single sensor measurement to complex multi sensor and multi-vendor systems with mixed sensor inputs and routers to extend wireless range and offer self-healing mesh networks.

 

With the availability of a specially designed Wireless Survey tool, a free survey carried out by the Deeter Group will allow potential customers to confirm that their installation environment is suitable for reliable wireless communication and determine the optimum locations for sensor transmitters, routers and receiver base stations.

 

Alan Marsh, Sales Manager at Deeter Group Ltd. Comments; ”We have had a great deal of interest in our wireless sensor networks from potential new customers and existing users of conventional cable connected sensor and process control systems. The most common reasons expressed for any reluctance to replace costly to install and damage-prone cabled systems with wireless are reliability and security. Our wireless systems have high security encrypted signals and robust wireless communication. To demonstrate this we now offer a free site survey. A fast and reliable way to demonstrate the suitability of our wireless sensor systems actually at our customer’s sites and to offer guidance on how to get the best results, whether from a single sensor or a complex self-healing mesh network.”

 

To get the best performance out of a wireless sensor system it is essential to ensure that all sensors (Deeter Senders) and receivers (Deeter Base stations or Routers) are optimally located and that other radio emitters, which may cause interference, are kept to a minimum. The most reliable way to ensure this is to use a Deeter Site Survey Tool, or have a free site survey carried out.

 

Depending on the scale of the intended installation following a few basic steps will make any installation proceed smoothly and ensure maximum results from the wireless network immediately.

 

Ensure a comprehensive site plan of the area or areas where the wireless sensor system is to be installed is available and identify major building obstacles such as walls, halls, elevators and floors that may block radio signals.

 

Determine the most likely locations for the receivers (Deeter Base Stations or Routers) in order that they may be connected inward to the proposed receiver or so that they can route the wireless signal onwards towards the main network connection. As a guide, receiver locations should avoid being close to metal or concrete walls and as close to the ceiling as possible.

 

For the test a Deeter Survey Tool Sender is placed where the Base Station will be situated.  The Deeter Survey Tool Base Station is then used to check the coverage and strength of the received signal, at each of the proposed locations of the sensor transmitters. In some installations repeaters or routers will be required; the survey tools will help determine the best location for them to be placed to ensure all signals are received back at the Base Station

 

For further details on the Deeter Group Wireless Survey System please contact call 01494 566 046, email [email protected] or visit www.deeter.co.uk.

 

The Deeter Group product range includes level sensors, complete wireless sensing systems, leak detectors, industrial weighing equipment, reed and proximity switches, security switches, termination assemblies, litz and magnetic wire and solar power systems.

 

About Deeter Group:

The Deeter Group is a privately owned group of companies first established in the UK in 1982 and set up to provide electronic services and products to industry. The Group comprises Deeter Engineering Services Ltd, Deeter Weighing Systems, Deeter Electronics Ltd, Deeter Electronics Inc and Deeter International Ltd. During its existence it has developed from a small local supplier to a Group of companies which trade throughout the world. Deeter now lists among its customers many large international companies and has justly earned its reputation as a supplier of quality products and services.

 

Deeter Electronics was established in 1991 as a distributor of specialist electronic products. It now supplies a range of products to customers in the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and North and South America. In addition to some sensor products manufactured within the Deeter Group, Deeter Electronics is now either an agent or distributor for a number of market leading component Brands.

 

 

For more information

Alan Marsh

The Deeter Electronics Ltd.
Deeter House
Valley Road
Hughenden Valley
HP14 4LW

T: +44 (0)1494 566046
F: +44 (0)1494 563961

E: [email protected]

W: www.deeter.co.uk

 

Deeter Group Introduces a Complete Wireless Sensor System for Industrial Measuring and Control

 

Wireless Base Station with 4-to-20mA Current Loop output

Rugged Battery Powered Wireless Level Sensor

2.4 GHz Frequency band High Power Radio Transceiver

Simple and reliable operation

UK Designed and manufactured

 

The Deeter Group, market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, announces the launch of its ground breaking Wireless Sensor System for industrial measurement and control.

 

At the centre of the Deeter Wireless Sensor System is the simple-to-use Base Station designed to receive data from remote wireless devices such as the Deeter Liquid Vertical Sensor (LVCS-RF) or Wireless Sender. The base station converts remote sensor input signals into industry standard process outputs and acts as the coordinator for an IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor network. It operates on one of 16 radio frequency channels available in the 2.4GHz ISM band. The high power transceiver can achieve a range of greater than 1km, subject to local environmental factors. The internationally recognised IEEE 802.15.4 protocol allows several wireless sensor networks to share the same wireless spectrum without interference.

 

The Base Station provides four open-collector transistor outputs which may be used to drive external relays for pumps and alarms or Deeter’s Dual Level Controller. Continuous analogue sensor data such as liquid level is output using a 4-to-20mA current-loop driver which enables interfacing with industrial process controllers or the Deeter Group’s range of Current Loop Indicators. A serial communications channel provides full-duplex RS232 and half-duplex RS485 transceivers allowing software to be developed for linking to PCs, data-loggers, PLCs or other proprietary equipment.

 

Deeter is launching the wireless Base Station with the Liquid Vertical Continuous Sensor – Radio Frequency (LVCS-RF) wireless sensor. The LVCS-RF is designed to measure a continuous liquid level and transmit this information by radio to a Deeter Wireless Base Station at regular intervals.

 

The sensor circuit is fitted inside a Food Industry Standard 316L stainless steel stem attached to the head, with a 55mm magnetic stainless steel ball-float. Standard sensing lengths are 250mm, 500mm, 750mm and 1m. Custom lengths are available on request. The LVCS-RF is powered by a single 3.6V Lithium Thionyl Chloride battery with a life typically of 12 months, has a transmission range up to 1Km in ideal line-of-sight conditions, subject to local environmental factors, and an operating temperature range of -20 to +70ºC.

 

Deeter Electronics also offer a Multi-Channel Wireless Sensor System for more complex installations. This highly cost effective wireless monitoring solution will meet the needs of a large number of smaller industrial monitoring applications. The Multi-Channel system can display the state of up to eight analogue sensors and up to thirty two switched inputs.

 

Up to eight sensor nodes, which can be multi-input Deeter Wireless Senders or Deeter Wireless LVCS-RF Liquid Vertical Continuous Sensors, can send information to a Deeter multi-channel base station. Sensor outputs are displayed, for monitoring, on a personal computer connected via an RS485 to USB adaptor using Deeter Data Viewer Software.

 

To increase transmission range and overcome potential interference problems Deeter Electronics provide a Wireless Router and an external antenna kit. Up to four wireless routers may be incorporated into a monitoring system to provide a self-healing wireless mesh network offering maximum signal reliability.

 

The Deeter Group product range includes level sensors, industrial weighing equipment, reed and proximity switches, security switches, termination assemblies, litz and magnetic wire and solar power systems. For more information on the Deeter Electronics range of wireless sensing products call +44 (0)1494 566046 or visit www.deeter.co.uk

About Deeter Group:

The Deeter Group is a privately owned group of companies first established in the UK in 1982 and set up to provide electronic services and products to industry. The Group comprises Deeter Engineering Services Ltd, Deeter Weighing Systems, Deeter Electronics Ltd, Deeter Electronics Inc and Deeter International Ltd. During its existence it has developed from a small local supplier to a Group of companies which trade throughout the world. Deeter now lists among its customers many large international companies and has justly earned its reputation as a supplier of quality products and services.

 

Deeter Electronics was established in 1991 as a distributor of specialist electronic products. It now supplies a range of products to customers in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. In addition to some sensor products manufactured within the Deeter Group, Deeter Electronics is now either an agent or distributor for a number of market leading component Brands.

 

 

For more information

The Deeter Electronics Ltd.
Deeter House
Valley Road
Hughenden Valley
HP14 4LW

T: +44 (0)1494 566046
F: +44 (0)1494 563961

E: [email protected]

W: www.deeter.co.uk