Wireless Instrumentation > Banner Engineering SureCross DX80 FlexPower

Banner Wireless for Affordable Remote Level Monitoring — No Wires, No Power!

In an ideal world, every plance you need to install a transmitter would have easy access to electrical power.

But we don't live or work in an ideal world, and there are locations where level measurement is critical, but power isn't readily available — and getting electrical power to those arease is quite costly.

Banner Engineering's DX80 FlexPower wireless node radios are designed to provide power for periodic monitoring at extended intervals. A Banner gateway in the control room reproduces the transmitter reading as a 4-20 mA signal, which is easily handled by the control system.

Key Specifications

  • Works with transmitters that have 4-20 mA output (see tested models below)
  • Transceiver pairs replace a single signal cable (save up to $90/foot)
  • General purpose, non-hazardous field nodes shown here with single D-cell integral battery*
  • Intrinsically safe models only available with single D-cell battery pack
  • To avoid draining radio battery, the level transmitter should be configured under DC power, then connected to the field node radio
  • Systems require a pair: One field node radio and a DC-powered Banner gateway (in the control room); Each comes with low gain antenna, but can be upgraded based on your specific application needs
Level Transmitter (Tested Models) DescriptionUpdate/
Report Interval
Expected Battery
Life
Field
Node Radio
Gateway
(DC Power)
Intrinsically safe level transmitters, loop powered, 4-20 mA output required, with intrinsically safe field node radios.
Siemens SITRANS LR25025GHz radar for liquid level20 minutes125 days2017817441
Siemens SITRANS LR56040m model only, 78GHz radar for dry solids20 minutes277 days2017817441
Siemens SITRANS DS-IIIGauge and differential pressure ranges1 minute
5 minutes
10 minutes
15 minutes
74 days
392 days
740 days
1111 days
2017817441
General purpose level transmitters, loop powered, 4-20 mA output required. with general purpose field node radios.
Siemens SITRANS Probe LUUltrasonic level, 6M range15 minutes105 days18088*17441
Siemens SITRANS Probe LUUltrasonic level, 10M range15 minutes116 days18088*17441
Siemens SITRANS DS-IIIGauge and differential pressure ranges1 minute
5 minutes
10 minutes
15 minutes
74 days
392 days
740 days
1111 days
18088*17441
Submersible level transmitterAny brand, general purpose5 minutes>2 years18088*17441
* For extended battery life, substitute unpowered field node 17443 and FlexPower DX81P6 multiple battery pack 77674.