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Light Industrial Business Process Improvment two-way radio

Hytera PD405 UHF DMR Digital Radio

Light Industrial Radio for light factory operations or Retail Environments.

When choosing a hand-held two way radio for your factory, there are various factors to consider.

If you operate a light manufacturing factory, such as a printing works, then the atmosphere will be fairly clean.

For such situations, a radio such as the Hytera PD405 is ideal.

Light Industrial Conventional digital two-way radio

Robust and reliable, the Hytera PD405 handheld digital radio offers a simple communication solution, ideal for users operating in manufacturing, facilities management or education environments. Therefore an excellent business process improvement tool.

VHF & UHF Models

Available

Digital DMR

Clear Audio

For more details visit our website: www.yesway.co.uk

Legacy compatible

Can communicate with existing older analogue radios

long term charge

The Hytera PD405 has long battery life

Clear Audio

DMR Digital technology ensures clear voice quality.

If you are likely to be operating in more harsh factory environments, then we would recommend you let us advise you on the best options available.

Typically for harsh environments such as wet conditions, you will want a radio with a high IP or Ingress Protection rating.

One such radio, which we would recommend is the Entel DN400, which is an IP68 rated handheld radio.

What this means is that the radio can be dropped into water and survive*

* Up to 2M deep for 30 minutes.

Another consideration, is are you likely to be operating in environments where there is a potentially explosive atmosphere.

An example of such a location is the battery room of a ship, where potentially flammable gases are realeased while the ships batteries are being recharged.

Environments where there is a potential risk of explosion, require intrinsically safe (ATEX) rated radios.

Intrinsically safe radios have specially sealed cases and components, that prevent an electrical spark being created by the radio.

For expert advice, contact us on 01522 740818

photo of an entel dx handheld radio

Factory efficiency Improvement using Radio Communications

How can radio communications help improve factory efficiency?

Firstly consider the time taken to walk from say your office to an individual worker on the factory floor. If it takes a minute each way, then the time over a year quickly adds up.

Then consider if there is a production problem that needs your attention. If your workers had a radio then they could instantly alert you, rather than having to potentially stop their machine to go and find you.

Time is money, and we can help you save it using radio communications. This can form part of your business process improvment strategy.

An example of a radio that we have supplied to a plastics manufacturing business recently, is the Entel DX Series radio.

This radio can be setup to allow managers to contact single production workers, or make group calls to all employees (with radios obviously).

Lincoln Farmer with poor radio coverage

Lincoln Farmer

Recently we were contacted by a farmer, based just outside of the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

He had had a system supplied and installed by another company a few years ago, however, the performance had decreased over time.

The first task was to carry out a through audit of the installed equipment. This included radio RF performance tests of the installed radios to verify that the correct power output was being achieved from each radio. We also checked on-air speech quality, and receive audio.

Once we were satisfied that the equipment was working properly (there is no point fitting a new aerial to a vehicle with a bust radio), we checked the aerial systems for forward and reflected power. This is done with an SWR (standing wave ratio) meter.

A number of the aerials fitted to the tractors and combine harvesters were in a poor state. Some whips were missing/damaged, while others were simply the wrong length.

The length of the aerial will vary depending on the frequency that the radio operates on.

The farmer had bought a replacement mag-mount aerial from a high street supplier, however, these come ‘un-trimmed’. Therefore some of the power was being reflected back into the radio, and not going out into the ether (as it should).

This is why choosing an experienced company like Yesway, is always a good idea, as part of business process improvement.

After trimming to the correct length, the output power increased. They also reduce the risk of radio equipment damage.

Benefits of LoraWAN for Farmers

A recent development that can benefit Lincoln farmers is LoraWAN and the Internet of Things.

Recently near Wainfleet in the Lincolnshire Wolds Farmers and householders experienced extensive flooding.

The Wainfleet floods were caused by heavy rains causing the river banks to be breached.

By using LoraWAN wireless connected sensors, river levels could be monitored, and the data put onto the Internet cloud via a device called a ‘LoraWAN Gateway’.

There are both public and private LoraWAN networks available, and we have even custom built our own experimental LoraWAN gateway ourselves.

If you are a Lincoln or Wainfleet Farmer who wishes to find out more about how LoraWAN wireless sensor technology could be used to monitor River levels, get in touch.