Seamless Wi-Fi Mobility is the Key to the Success of Automated Materials Handling (AMH) Systems

Why adopt AMH systems in manufacturing?

Market surveys indicate that AMH systems in manufacturing can reduce the plant's operating cost by as much as 30%*.

Which AMH system has the highest market potential?

Among the AMH market segments, AGV has the highest potential for growth (CAGR 15.16%*) followed by AS/RS (CAGR 10.29%*), in the 5-year period 2015 to 2020*.

How wireless solutions can help?

AS/RS and AGV systems require seamless Wi-Fi connectivity while on the move, which can only be made possible by a reliable wireless solution that can ensure continuous operation.

*Source: Automated Materials Handling Market in Manufacturing-Forecast to 2020, MarketsandMarkets


Why Moxa Wireless Solutions are a Perfect Match for Your AGV & AS/RS Systems

Reliable Networks for Mobile Operations

To ensure continuous AGV operations, our AWK-1131A wireless client features Turbo Roaming technology to achieve millisecond-level handoffs. Moreover, our AWK-A series devices undergo rigorous testing for suitability in environments with extreme vibration.

Maximizes Wi-Fi Coverage

The MIMO technology available on the AWK-A wireless AP/client makes field installation easier by maximizing the Wi-Fi coverage without increasing the number of APs. You can use this technology to minimize the blockage of the Wi-Fi light-of-sight of your devices and easily maximize wireless coverage in warehouses.

Compact but Strong

The AWK-1131A wireless client is small yet strong and comes with built-in isolation for both power and antenna ports to protect against interference and noise. The RF isolation provides level-4 ESD protection on antenna ports to prevent the loss of RF signals and the power isolation provides 500-volt insulation to protect the system from unstable power inputs.

Rugged Design

With a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 75°C, the AWK-A series wireless products are deployable in cold-storage warehouses. The AWK-4131A AP/client has an IP68-rated design that is ideal for deployment in environments with sub-zero temperatures that require waterproof wireless devices.



Finding a Suitable Wireless Solution for Your AS/RS and AGV Systems

Moxa's wireless solutions provide a variety of functions and interfaces that can fulfill your diverse application needs. The following table lists some common requirements for AGV and AS/RS applications, and the solutions offered by our AWK-A series of wireless devices:

System Requirements Moxa Solutions Product Portfolio

AWK-4131A

IP68 industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless AP/bridge/client

AWK-3131A

industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless AP/bridge/client

AWK-1131A

industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless AP/client

AWK-1137C

Industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless client

Mobile Operations Recommened Role Access Point Access Point Client Client
Roaming Ability 150 ms handoffs
(Turbo Roaming)
150 ms handoffs
(Turbo Roaming)
150 ms handoffs
(Turbo Roaming)
150 ms handoffs
(Turbo Roaming)
Anti-Vibration
Maximizes Wi-Fi Coverage AP Capacity Up to 60 Clients Per Access Point Up to 60 Clients Per Access Point Up to 30 Clients Per Access Point
MIMO (Multiple Input/Multiple Output) Technology
Compact but Strong Power Isolation
Antenna Isolation
Interface Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet and Serial
Rugged Design -40 to 75°C Operating Temperature Range
Ingress Protection IP68 IP30 IP30 IP30

AWK-4131A

IP68 industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless AP/bridge/client (Available in Q2, 2016)
Mobile Operations Recommened Role Access Point
Roaming Ability 150 ms handoffs
(Turbo Roaming)
Anti-Vibration
Maximizes Wi-Fi Coverage AP Capacity Up to 60 Clients Per Access Point
MIMO (Multiple Input/Multiple Output) Technology
Compact but Strong Power Isolation
Antenna Isolation
Interface Ethernet
Rugged Design -40 to 75°C Operating Temperature Range
Ingress Protection IP68

AWK-3131A

industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless AP/bridge/client
Mobile Operations Recommened Role Access Point
Roaming Ability 150 ms handoffs
(Turbo Roaming)
Anti-Vibration
Maximizes Wi-Fi Coverage AP Capacity Up to 60 Clients Per Access Point
MIMO (Multiple Input/Multiple Output) Technology
Compact but Strong Power Isolation
Antenna Isolation
Interface Ethernet
Rugged Design -40 to 75°C Operating Temperature Range
Ingress Protection IP30

AWK-1131A

industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless AP/client
Mobile Operations Recommened Role Client
Roaming Ability 150 ms handoffs
(Turbo Roaming)
Anti-Vibration
Maximizes Wi-Fi Coverage AP Capacity Up to 30 Clients Per Access Point
MIMO (Multiple Input/Multiple Output) Technology
Compact but Strong Power Isolation
Antenna Isolation
Interface Ethernet
Rugged Design -40 to 75°C Operating Temperature Range
Ingress Protection IP30

NPort W2150A/W2250A

1 and 2-port RS-232/422/485 IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless device servers
Mobile Operations Recommened Role Client
Roaming Ability 500 ms handoffs
Anti-Vibration
Maximizes Wi-Fi Coverage AP Capacity
MIMO (Multiple Input/Multiple Output) Technology
Compact but Strong Power Isolation
Antenna Isolation
Interface Ethernet and Serial
Rugged Design -40 to 75°C Operating Temperature Range
Ingress Protection