IWLAN – the WLAN for challenging industrial applications
Industrial wireless communication – a key element in the digital transformation
The advances being made in the digitalization of industry would be inconceivable without state-of-the-art communications technology. To provide businesses with the best possible infrastructure for exchanging data of all kinds, Siemens has developed dedicated Industrial Wireless LAN (WLAN) products with special additional functions to meet the specific demands of Wi-Fi in industry. These are particularly useful for applications in automation, for example in automotive manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and the oil and gas industry.
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iFeatures expand opportunities in industry applications of all kindsWireless communication via Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) is already used in countless solutions, e.g. by mobile network participants in Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV) or in crane applications. Not only the hardware, but also the software of the network components must meet special requirements for use in the industry.
Siemens has developed special iFeatures for use in industrial environments which are enabled by KEY-PLUGs or CLPs inserted into the devices. These smart additional functions can be easily activated as software – also subsequently – on various IWLAN Access Points and Client Modules. These additional functions are suitable for all industries and all kinds of application. The following typical examples of application offer more detailed information.
Wi-Fi 6 for industry
The IEEE 802.11ax WLAN standard for industrial wireless communication permits higher data rates, improved performance, greater efficiency, and future viability. The advantages of Wi-Fi 6 are extended by Siemens specifically for the requirements of the industry. With the new SCALANCE W Access Points and Client Modules, you can start using Wi-Fi 6 immediately.
Unlimited communicationRequirements on industrial networks are constantly increasing in the course of digitalization. Particularly when dealing with wireless data transmission, the network components are subject to very specific requirements: our IWLAN solutions guarantee maximum reliability and performance.
Many applications, exact solutions
No matter which industry or which application you need, our wireless communication components cover a wide range of applications for both indoor and outdoor use. They are uniquely suited to industrial applications, even under the harshest conditions.
The open Industrial Ethernet standard PROFINET or Ethernet/IP as well as PROFIsafe via WLAN also ensure increased efficiency, flexibility and safety. You can either manage network components via the convenient web-based management of the devices, or you can use the scalable network management system SINEC NMS. This is particularly efficient if you want to manage several IWLAN components in parallel.
Effective Industrial Wireless LAN diagnostics with SCALANCE W
Reliable wireless communication connections without interruptions are possible due to three integrated diagnostics tools: Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Recorder and Remote Capture.
Discover the benefits and find out about the many possibilities for creating your individual network solution with IWLAN.
Expert support for future-proof communication networksProfessional services for industrial networks: first-class network components alone will not be enough to create a first-class industrial communication network. A thorough understanding of network designs and how to implement them is at least as important. Our certified solution partners and Siemens experts give you professional help in developing your network solution, tailored to meet your specific requirements.
Support from design to implementation
How can you ensure that a communication network will meet all current and future industry requirements? And how do you get the most out of the potential offered by state-of-the-art networks? The best way is to work with a reliable, skilled partner that’s every bit at home in industrial automation as in designing and implementing communication networks. With Siemens you receive on-site service and support, consulting services for network design, support with integration and deployment, and training services for your employees. A site survey and planning as well as the right choice of components prior to putting wireless solutions into operation are essential to ensure smooth operation. We’re happy to provide support when you need it.
Everything about IWLAN
Direct path to fast, reliable and robust IWLAN
To develop or modernize your wireless communication system, Siemens not only offers the ideal hardware and high-performance additional functions designed especially for the needs of industry; our experts will also advise you and put the ideal solution in place for you, individually tailored to your application. Don’t delay – talk to us now.