Industrial wireless sensor

I have several vibration sensors that are powered by external power supply.
Can these vibration sensors act as mesh routers for the mesh network, so that we do no need to deploy wireless USB modem.

Is there any limit to the number of nodes, or the maximum number of hops?

Thanks

Hi,
yes, the can act as repeaters. in order to do that you will need to disable the sleep mode. the RF data can make a max 7 hops.

so you could have 7 vibration sensor with no sleep mode and they will act as repeater.