IWLAN RCoax Cable

A cable as an antenna: radiating cable for the industry

Cranes, elevators or rail-guided vehicles such as overhead monorails: IWLAN RCoax radiating cables enable a reliable radio connection, where conventional antennas are difficult to install or are not suitable for wireless communication.

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Product description

Radiating cable for demanding radio environments

The IWLAN RCoax Cable not only convinces with excellent radio quality. The coaxial cable is also robust and can easily be installed along the route and without special approvals in potentially explosive atmospheres (Zone 2).

Easy integration of the IWLAN RCoax Cable in wireless networks

For wireless applications in Industrial Wireless LANs, the IWLAN RCoax Cable is available in two variants for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands. RCoax radiating cables can be easily connected to SCALANCE W Access Points as an external antenna. The mobile participants are connected conveniently with SCALANCE W Client Modules.

Operating principle of the IWLAN RCoax Cable

RCoax radiating cables are WLAN antennas for industrial applications that can be laid as a cable. The coaxial cable is installed along the route that is used by moving participants, e.g. within the rail of an overhead monorail. The radio signal exits through openings in the outer conductor – thus establishing the radio connection with the mobile participant.

Reliable radio connection with IWLAN RCoax Cable

Thanks to its special radiation characteristics, the IWLAN RCoax Cable can establish a reliable radio field also in places where ordinary omnidirectional or directional antennas do not achieve continuous coverage, as with overhead monorails. With the RCoax Cable, the radio field can be defined along the route, such as a rail, without causing interference in other network segments of the production.

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More antennas and other accessories

As an alternative to the IWLAN RCoax Cable, you can also combine your SCALANCE products with other antenna types featuring different radiation characteristics. Of course, you will also find other accessories that are optimally matched to the SCALANCE products, such as cabling technology and mounting accessories – including cables, lightning protection elements, and plug-in connectors.


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WLAN from the control cabinet

With the SCALANCE W760 Access Points and SCALANCE W720 Client Modules, you can easily, cost-effectively, and seamlessly integrate, for example, a SIMATIC ET 200SP in an IWLAN network – with data rates of up to 150 Mbit/s.


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Wireless connected – inside and outside the control cabinet

The SCALANCE W770 Access Points and SCALANCE W730 Client Modules wirelessly communicate with data rates of up to 300 Mbit/s between controller and distributed I/O such as SIMATIC ET 200MP.


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WLAN for inside as well as outside the control cabinet and harsh environments

High-performance wireless communication with SCALANCE W780 Access Points and SCALANCE W740 Client Modules enables data rates of up to 450 Mbit/s – both inside and outside the control cabinet as well as in harsh outdoor environments.


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IWLAN RCoax Cable in practical use

Our IWLAN solutions are already being used in practice with success – including in combination with other industrial communication network components, of course. Find interesting customer reference stories here.

IWLAN – the WLAN for challenging industrial applications

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