Wireless Modbus Network Scalable for up to 56 Locations

| Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

A scalable wireless network that can monitor and control I/O functions or provide serial communication at up to 56 locations has been introduced by Turck and Banner Engineering.

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The SureCross DX80 system works with discrete, serial and analog devices such as sensors, pumps, and counters. The remote nodes gather data and transmit control commands between the sensors or other devices and a central gateway. The gateway maps inputs from the remote nodes and interfaces with a PLC or HMI via RS-485 Modbus or Ethernet/IP. DX80 nodes and the devices they monitor can be powered by 10–30 V DC, batteries or solar panels.