In the ever-changing world of manufacturing, one of the most valuable tools that a user has is data. Collecting information that can alert users of exactly how current operations are performing, conditions of surrounding environments, and any changes in nearby activity can offer key data points that will help optimize performance and reduce overall cost and maintenance. OMRON engineers are hard at work utilizing the latest technological advances to build devices that can effectively collect, maintain, and share data in key industries.
Among the various industries requiring effective data transfer, there is a growing need for IoT communication protocols that can transmit low bandwidth data over long distances. These sorts of applications may be in remote areas, or in spaces where maintenance personnel cannot access them easily, and require devices that can still transmit data without requiring hardline data connection or significant upkeep. OMRON looks to work closely with companies in these industries to better improve data collection with the upcoming Weather Station.
The OMRON Weather Sensor is an upcoming module equipped with various sensing functions designed to collect key weather characteristics for outdoor applications, such as crop health in agriculture sectors or detecting wind/gas activity in power mining applications. The sensor’s low maintenance ability comes from its lack of moving parts that can break over time, and its upcoming integration of a LoRa communication module allows it to transmit key data points to the user for better data collection.
In Oil/Gas mining operations, there is a concern for methane gas leakage that can spread into the atmosphere and affect the health of nearby citizens. Often there is required some device which can track wind speed and wind direction to better understand the activity of the potential gas leaks and alert nearby personnel if there is an issue. The OMRON weather station can better track this information with the included windspeed and wind direction sensor, which operates via ultrasonic technology and thus does not include moving parts that can jam up over time.
OMRON’s Weather Sensor Module includes several sensing functions to assist those in the agriculture space. The rainfall sensor can detect and track rainfall patterns over time to ensure that farmers can effectively manage the amount of water crops are getting, saving vital resources. Temperature and humidity sensors gather key data necessary for healthy plant growth. As wind can greatly affect crop conditions, the wind speed and wind direction sensors also are vital to reading the finer details of what conditions are experiencing. These sensing functions are paired with communication modules and OMRON’s own software to transmit data remotely to a central database, allowing for quick access to crucial weather data.
OMRON’s upcoming webinar in October will highlight some of the key advantages offered by their IoT module and weather station, and share more details in the development of these products. Cary Horan, Business Development Manager, will be discussing the advantages these products can offer within the Oil/Gas and Agriculture Industry. Join and discover how the OMRON weather station is a key component for all weather-tracking needs. During this hour-long webinar, discussions will include:
Webinar Title: Unlocking Weather Insights with LoRa: Revolutionizing Weather Station Communication
Date: Thursday, November 16th
Time: 11:00am CST / 12:00am EST / 9:00am PST
Presenter: Cary Horan, Business Development Manager, OMRON Electronic Components
Cary Horan attended Georgia Institute of Technology where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the Business Development Manager for OMRON Electronic Components, serving as America’s technical contact for OMRON’s diverse sensor product offerings. He has expertise in the manufacturing field, including IoT, Healthcare, and Agriculture applications.
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