Abstract: In
generation the automation has become a basic need for
the industries. This paper propound a wireless control and observing system for
an induction motor based on Zigbee communication arrangement  for safe and economic data communication in
industrial fields where the wired communication is high precious or impossible due
to physical circumstances. This project has two parts that is transmitter and
receiver. In receiver section microcontroller is used for controlling
operation. A microcontroller based system is used for assembling and storing
data and accordingly generating control signal to stop or start the induction motor
wireless through computer interface developed with Zigbee.

1. Introduction

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No other motors are
popular such as Single phase and three phase induction motors because of their
vast applications. Hence it becomes necessary to protect them against faults so
as to ensure uninterrupted operation and functioning.For other types ofmotorthere
are various parameter controlling and monitoring systems, but in case of
induction motor the controlling and monitoring systems are insignificantly used
due to high cost of installation and physical limitations. So as to reduce the
limitations in monitoring and controlling, Zigbee based system is used which
makes it cheap and simple than other. Before starting, first we have to know
what is Zigbeeprotocol?.Zigbee is a wireless communication device like
Bluetooth and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Basic difference between
Zigbee and other communication propound is that all zigbee devices relay each
other’s traffic, by passing the wired network perfectly. While Bluetooth
devices connect to another wireless that acts as a focal point and WLAN devices
connect directly to an access point, which is wired to the enterprise network
using Ethernet. The Institute Of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
developed standards and helped the production of Zigbee
protocol and devices that support this protocol. The disadvantage of using
traditional systems is that it increases the cost whereas digital systems
reduce the cost of system. The basic structure of Zigbee based parameter
monitoring and controlling system consists of microcontroller board and Zigbee
devices, one set of microcontroller board and Zigbee device are near induction motorand
acts as transmitter for the other microcontroller and Zigbee device which is
near the computer where the parameters are displayed on computer using software
application. In addition to Zigbee device various other sensors are used for
measuring different parameters. Wireless sensors network (WSN) system are
autonomous and operate unattended also adaptive to the environment.



Wireless sensor
network systems areself- governingand operate disregarded also adaptive to the environment.
The wireless system for monitoring purposewill not only reduce the overall
monitoring system cost, but always provide flexibility in the system in terms
of distance or location. So these systems are widely used in military,
hospitals, home and other commercial areas. According to this feature the
Zigbee becomes the new standard planned for low cost devices in automation,
computer constituent and home controls. Zigbee standard performs well at
industrial environments. The fundamental design and implementation of WSN promoting
a high power transmission Zigbee based technology. The developed dais is
cost-effective and allows easily in WSN systems and as well as the effect on
reducing energy consumption.


There are three
network topologieswhich are used. They are star Network, Cluster-tree Network
and Mesh Network. Different network topologybuilt up by zigbee devices like star
topology cluster tree topology and mesh network. For all networktopology, there
can be only one coordinator in each network. In cartography there is a
coordinator which is responsible for all over the network. All other devices
are back-end devices and directly communicate with the coordinator. This topologyis
suitable for networks with a centralized device and for time critical applications.
Next is a cluster tree network where coordinators are still dependable for the
network initiating and maintenance. However, routers can be used to extend the
network. Routers control data flow by using hierarchical routing strategies in
the network. They also may imply beacon enabled network that is defined in IEEE
for periodical data transmission. In mesh network coordinators seen s
responsible for the network initiating and maintenance.Routers can be used to
extend the network. A mesh network allows full peer to peer communication. A
mesh relies on this way self-healing technology so that if a node fails another
route is used for the data delivery.


Thissection gives the
overview of the monitoring and controlling scheme of induction motor. A general
block diagram of the proposed schemes is given in fig.1 .A general block
diagram of monitoring and controlling schemes

  The whole system is divided into two parts
–transmitter and receiver. The monitoring data is simultaneously fed to the
microcontroller. This data is transmitted efficiently and smoothly to receiver
and through wireless zigbee communication protocol. The micro-controller at the
transmitter end is so programmed that if the monitoring parameters of induction
motor come out of the desired or safety limits, a signal will be generated by
the micro-controller which will energize the relay circuit and the contractor
cuts the mains supply to the induction motors.

The data receives at
the receiver end is transferred to the computer system through USB to serial interface.
Thus a continuous monitoring of the parameters of the induction motor can be
done from a remote location far away from the actual working location. If the
user any time wants to stop and start the induction motor, a signal will be
given by the computer system present at the receiver end, which is communicated
at the transmitter end through zigbee protocol. In turn the micro-controller unit
presents at the plant location generates a signal which energizes and
de-energizes the relay circuitry to start andstop the induction motor
respectively. Thus the system not only monitors the operation of the induction motor
but also protects it from the severe faults that commonly occur.


This paper concerned on the l studies on
simple motor load for speed control using wireless technology through the
microcontroller. The experiment is conducted by placing motor at distance of
about 80-100 meters and tested the motor to obtain various speeds by pressing
the different keys in the keypad. Here tON is
maintained constant and tOFFis varied accordingly. The speed
of the motor for various keys selected in the keypad.

Thus we can vary the speed of induction
motor by pressing  respective keys.

 Sr. no.

No. of Keys

Status/speed in


Key 1



Key 2



Key 3



Key 4



Key 5



Key 6



Key 7


Table: speed control for various keys selected in the keypad


With the help of the
study, a parameter monitoring system for induction motor based on Zigbee
protocol is achieved and tested successfully. The system developed is capable
to perform such operation as running the motor through RF, stopping it, measuring,monitoring
and controlling the most parameter of the motor like phase current, phase
voltage, wiring temperature, speed. All of these values can be transferred to
the host computer, display on the interface represents graphically; monitoring
and controlling the basic parameters of the induction motor where examined and
achieved in various ways. A new Zigbee technology is a new wireless protocol is
used for the communication. These protocol is widely used various areas for it
better reliability, low power consuming profile, excellent capability, high
flexibility and low cost so it’s significant to embed the Zigbee protocol into
the WSN system that widely applied now in every areas. The system achieved can
be used for industrial application. The whole system may be very useful to
colleges and research institutes that have occasional, technical and industrial