The Limitless™ Wireless Operator Interface, WOI Series, offers wireless control from both person and position. This controller wirelessly turns on and off equipment (pumps, motors, drives, conveyors, and other industrial equipment), opens or closes gates/doors, or provides notification to remote locations. The interface can be used in rugged industrial environments to notify appropriate departments when there are quality, machine, material out-of-stock, or other manufacturing issues. The Limitless™ wireless network includes the WDRR Din-rail receiver, WPMM monitor, WLS heavy-duty limit switch, and WGLA global limit switch. The entire system uses the global, license-free RF wireless 802.15.4 WPAN protocol that provides up to a 305 m [1000 ft] line-of-sight communication range, and prolongs battery life with advanced power management technology.
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