Industrial Wireless


Wireless networks for AGV systems

June 2019 Industrial Wireless

In order for factories to perform their tasks efficiently and optimise production, automated material handling (AMH) systems, such as AS/RS and AGVs, need the flexibility to move around on their designated paths without obstruction, while maintaining constant communication with the control centre through a wireless network. Additionally, the control centre needs a reliable wireless network to monitor and control the AS/RS and AGV systems, as well as sufficient bandwidth to send data and instructions and receive data without delay, including live video recordings from the IP cameras installed in these systems.

Deploying a wireless network on a factory floor or in an automated warehouse is not an easy task and requires in-depth RF domain knowhow, and also some IT knowledge. However, understanding basic wireless principles and key challenges can go a long way in determining the success of the implementation. RJ Connect and Moxa are committed to providing easy to use and deploy radio equipment to help build efficient wireless networks for AS/RS and AGV systems.



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