Industrial Wireless Applications in Agriculture and Food Processing


agricultural applications monitored by industrial wireless radios

• Irrigation Systems
• Circle Control
• Food Processing
• Automated Packaging


Seeking solutions to the challenge of transmitting digital data where wires are not practical?
Does your industrial application demand reliable, real-time access to vital data?

Are you looking for an industrial wireless router or modem that will provide the outdoor wireless access point and SCADA networking that your operation depends on?

ESTeem’s robust, reliable industrial wireless router models are engineered for your unique agriculture and food processing application needs. We can provide the industrial WiFi, Ethernet and serial solutions for your most difficult networking challenges.

ESTeem’s products provide access and control over the long ranges that agriculture requires. In the food processing industry, the NEMA4 rating of our Horizon series industrial wireless Ethernet modem allows its use in wash-down areas or outdoor installations. The money saved in eliminating conduit runs and wire, or installing sensors along a pipe, makes a wireless system very cost effective.

Our industrial Ethernet, WiFi and serial wireless solutions also can prevent the nightmare that results when facility configurations and logistics thwart the installation of conduit and cable runs. In the high-volume world of food production, changing to wireless amounts to a tremendous overall cost savings. The ESTeem industrial wireless router is a perfect match to the unique network requirements of the agriculture and the food processing industries.

By maximizing your technology investments, the customized options provided by ESTeem’s Industrial Wireless Solutions and turnkey services can help you realize your goals of efficiency and results. Contact us today to learn how.

Benefits of ESTeem Industrial Wireless Products

Superior Reliability
Hardened by over 30 years of use, our industrial wireless router series are proven to be dependable in challenging food processing applications and agriculture field conditions.

Backward Compatibility
We engineer backwards compatibility into our industrial WiFi, Ethernet and serial networking products whenever technically feasible.

100% Factory Tested
You can enjoy easy and trouble-free in-field installation thanks to our in-factory quality control measures.

Ease of Maintenance
ESTeem industrial wireless router and modem has LEDs for critical ‘first-line’ diagnostics in the field.

Factory and Field Training by Experts
The in-depth training we provide ensures the protection and optimization of your industrial wireless investment.

ESTeem’s “Industrial Mesh” networking enables a scalable network design with built-in redundancy for complete system reliability and stability, enabling a Completely Connected Enterprise.

Turnkey Solutions Offered by ESTeem
Whether you need industrial radios to provide an outdoor wireless access point, SCADA networking or other industrial WiFi connectivity, ESTeem’s solutions offer superior performance and durability, as well as an extended operating range. To ensure success, we provide wireless communication system design and on-site training for all our industrial wireless modem and router series.

Success Stories

Pomegranate Production, relying on ESTeem industrial wireless radio modems

Pomegranate Production

One of the world’s largest suppliers of fresh pomegranates and producer of pomegranate juice is located in northern California.  In this northern California production facility an update to their automated bin delivery system has greatly increased production, through fewer down times, of a very time sensitive product.

Potlatch Tree Farm uses ESTeem industrial wireless radio modems

Potlatch Tree Farm

The world’s largest contiguous automated drip irrigation tree farm is located in the high desert of eastern Oregon and is controlled by one of the most advanced SCADA systems in the agriculture industry.  Potlatch Corporation’s Hybrid Poplar Project grows “super desert trees” for solid wood and wood chips outside Boardman, Oregon.  More than 117 remote irrigation manifolds are controlled through a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system reporting to a single Control Room on the farm.  This automated irrigation system allows the 17,000-acre tree farm to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a staff of less than 18.

Nabisco bakery relies on ESTeem industrial wireless radios

Nabisco Bakery Chicago

The Chicago bakery is the  worlds largest bakery.  The bakery has 21 ovens and 23 packaging lines covering 1.6 million square feet.  They produce 320 million pounds of product in 36 product lines.  Some of the raw materials used include 97 million pounds of flour (equivalent to 78,000 acres of wheat), 66 million pounds of sugar, 11 million chocolate drops, 8 million pounds of Fig paste, and 3.6 million pounds of peanut butter.  The bakery employees approximately 2,200 people.  The control system highlighted in this paper links the North bakery/warehouse and South bakery with an innovate wireless network.  This control system uses the proven reliability of Allen Bradley™ programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and ESTeem™ Wireless Modems.

ESTeem Products Used in the Agriculture and Food Processing  Industries



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