Wireless remote motor control systems

Remote motor control, introduction

Wireless remote motor control mechanism allows users to trigger pump from a distance. FORBIX SEMICON produces solution in 2 segments. First is the short range device and the second the long range. The short range remote motor control system allows to maneuver from 100-150 meters. Whereas, distances over 1Km catered by long range solutions. The motor control receiver comes in two variations. One is a direct drive and the other is a DOL drive. Usually less an 2HP motors falls in the category of direct drive. DOL starter in, more than 2HP capacity section.

Remote motor control categorization

Wireless signal range:

  • ~100-150 meters
  • 1-3Kms

Motor pump capacity:

  • Less than 2HP (receiver direct drives the motor)
  • More than 2HP (receiver drives DOL starter)

Remote motor control

Remote control to turn ON/OFF the motor pump Range: 20-30 meters indoors, 100-120m outdoors 1 relay contactor points for series connection. The remote operates on wireless technology and does not mandate line of sight. The receiver has a 30 Amps @ 220VAC potential free contactor points output. It is advisable to connect a load not more than 1-1.8KW to the relay output.

The remote motor control helps in controlling a water pump or motor from a distant location. With a mere press on a remote, the motor pump can turn on or off. It is possible to operate the motor manually, by pressing the RED button.

The receiver directly drives the motor, through a 30Amps internal relay. External 12volt supply is provided to power up the receiver device.

Automatic water controller

Automatic water level controller solution comprises of a transmitter and a receiver unit. The transmitter monitors the level of water in a tank. And keeps informing the receiver at regular intervals. The receiver pump controller, decides whether to keep the pump on or off depending on water level. Once the water tank is empty the transmitter senses and alerts the receiver. The water pump starts with an automatic trigger. The motor continues to run till the time the tank fills up completely. Once the upper datum reached the transmitter sends OFF signals to the receiver. This then turns off the motor. And the process continues.

The automatic water level controller set comprises of a transmitter level detector and pump controller. The level detection detects and intimidates the receiver about the water level. The receiver controller takes actions accordingly, to turn on / off the motor pump.

Operating logic is as following. When overhead tank is empty, signal detects lower water mark. Then, turn on the pump. And keep it in ON state till the water is filled to the upper water mark. Once the upper water mark is cross, turn off the pump motor.

GSM manual pump control

GSM pump controller enables users to control a motor pump control from physically any distance. It is also possible to read back the status of the pump via messages. The device operates on a 12 volt power supply and runs in 2 modes. The first mode is a trigger a DOL starter for motor capacity more than 2HP. Whereas the second mode directly triggers a motor pump, usually less than 2HP. The system works on GSM technology and therefore, is bounded by its network availability. There is no need of any prior configuration. By merely sending a SMS command to SIM card number will help trigger the water pump.

Long range wireless pump control

Wireless long range pump control set helps to trigger a distant pump motor. The set comprises of a transmitter, a receiver and a trigger remote. Receiver designed to retrofit a DOL starter mechanism. The wiring is show in the diagram. The remote green button sends pump ON signal to the long range transmitter red box. This transmitter then sends RF signals to a distance of over 3-4Kms. The receiver red box turns the DOL starter motor ON eventually. It takes around 1-2 seconds for the complete action to take viz. remote press to motor turning on. Same manner the red button on the remote triggers the motor off.

Long range systems

Video demonstration