It is critical for manufacturers to implement a proficient network, because most material handling systems, machines, and equipment come with mixed communication interfaces and stand-alone processes.
For example, AS/RS systems rely on a networked front-end computer terminal for status reports, and it is difficult for a control room to monitor field device status if downtime occurs. A serial-to-Ethernet device server can be networked instantly with field legacy equipment to improve the efficiency and real-time monitoring. Due to the scope of the material handling facility, PoE or IP-based video cameras can be networked for safety and real-time process monitoring. Network downtime is also a major concern for process data exchange. A redundant ring network provides fast network recovery if any unexpected link failure occurs.
Instead of a hardwired infrastructure, a wireless solution for device networking can be considered to overcome the immense facility or cabling restrictions.
- Temperature or humidity concerns
- Wide area coverage
- Cabling restrictions
- Mixed communication interface equipment
- Real-time data transmission among individual process sections
- EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) environment
- Redundant network for 24/7 operation
- High MTBF network equipment
- Harsh environment industrial grade networking equipment
- Capability to connect legacy serial devices to TCP/IP network
- Rugged wireless communication
- Reliable data routing with built-in network management software
- Self-healing redundant network support
- Shock & vibration resilience
- High MTBF and wide temperature range support
We have a range of industrial network products to help overcome your challenges, call or email today to see how we can help.