The ongoing digital transformation of industry would not be possible without modern communication technologies. To offer companies the optimal infrastructure for exchanging all types of data, Siemens has developed special Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) products with unique added functions that meet the specific requirements of industrial Wi-Fi inside the control cabinet, indoors, and outdoors. Applications in all industrial sectors are benefiting from these products, especially in automation – including automotive manufacturing, transportation, logistics, and the oil and gas industry.
Easily and cost-effectively implement wireless machine networks with SCALANCE W760 Access Points and SCALANCE W720 Client Modules. Thanks to their practical SIMATIC design, minimal space is required in the control cabinet when automation components like SIMATIC ET 200SP are integrated into Industrial Wireless LAN – according to the Wireless LAN standard IEEE 802.11n and with data rates of up to 150 Mbit/s.
SINEC NMS is our scalable Network Management System (NMS) for network structures of various sizes. This system can be used to centrally monitor, manage, and configure Industrial Wireless LANs with tens of thousands of devices around the clock, including in security-relevant areas. This makes SINEC NMS your first choice for complex network structures.
SCALANCE W Access Points and Client Modules for demanding Wi-Fi solutions are extremely versatile. In conjunction with added industrial functions (iFeatures), they expand the potential applications far beyond the Wireless LAN standard: for example, wireless real-time communication including safety communication with a focus on personal protection, and redundancy via Wi‑Fi. Depending on the application’s deployment location and communication requirements, different device classes are particularly well suited.
With IWLAN SCALANCE W1780 Access Points and SCALANCE W1740 Client Modules according to the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless LAN standard, and SCALANCE WAM766-1 Access Points and SCALANCE WUM766-1 Client Modules according to IEEE 802.11ax (Wi‑Fi 6), applications that require extremely high bandwidths – for example, high-performance video transmission – can also be implemented in harsh industrial environments.
Our special antenna solution for SCALANCE W components, RCoax radiating cables ensure reliable radio connections along defined radio links. This coaxial cable with unique radiation characteristics is robust and easy to install. It’s suitable for Wi-Fi applications in potentially explosive atmospheres (Zone 2) even without special approvals and connects to SCALANCE W Access Points as an external antenna.