Industrial Wireless for Industrial Automation

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.

Best-fit Applications

AGV (automated guided vehicles) for Factory Automation

The tiny AWK-1131A can easily fit in any unmanned AGV (automated guided vehicle) to facilitate fast find-and-move operations for modern warehousing and logistics applications.

eBus Surveillance for Intelligent Transportation Systems

The 802.11n AWK-1131A transmits at up to 300 Mbps, perfect for on-vehicle eBus surveillance that requires transmitting massive amounts of video, voice, and data, and a millisecond-level handover time enables constant video monitoring, thanks to Moxa's Turbo Roaming technology.


Healthcare and Clinical Systems

The AWK-1131A’s high ESD protection and interference avoidance are ideal for medical and healthcare applications that use portable medical equipment to speed up data integration and clinical workflows.

Enabling Reliable Wireless Communication for Factory Automation

In this white paper we discuss what to look out for to implement seamless wireless communication in a factory environment.

AWK-1131A  Industrial 802.11n Access Point/client
AWK-1131A  Industrial 802.11n Access Point/client
AWK-1131A Series

Industrial IEEE 802.11n AP/Client

  IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compliant
  Up to 300 Mbps data rate
  Millisecond-level roaming
  One Gigabit link
  Advanced EMS protection
  12-48 VDC dual power inputs
  0 to 60°C operating temperature

Industrial Wireless Guidebook
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Industrial-Grade Wireless LAN & WAN
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