Using Wireless in Industrial Automation
Wireless communication is essential for industrial automation applications in need of increased productivity and competitiveness. The AWK-1131A’s 802.11n and Gigabit connectivity give industrial networks the fast and reliable wired and wireless integration they need to combat the high electrostatic discharge (ESD) and current surges commonly found in industrial environments. In addition, the AWK-1131A’s millisecond-level roaming capability minimizes packet loss for seamless WLAN connectivity.
Enhanced Noise Avoidance
As the first product of the AWK series integrated with galvanic isolation technology on all interfaces, the AWK-1131A is particularly well suited for mobile control and monitoring applications in complex industrial environments. Coupled with MIMO technology, the AWK-1131A reduces multipath effects, and provides excellent noise avoidance and better longevity for industrial wireless connections, including automated guided vehicles (AGV), eBus surveillance, mobile healthcare, and wireless robotic systems.
Smaller and Smarter
The palm-sized AWK-1131A supports wireless transmissions of up to 300 Mbps, millisecond-level signal handover, and dual 12-48 V power inputs to ensure a continuous, robust connection.
In addition, the new MAC clone function lets you connect Ethernet devices to your WAN for easier deployment. The AWK-1131A is a cost-effective, easy-to-install solution that can be used as either an access point or client node in hard-to-wire, space-restricted locations.