The machine construction company recently developed a palletising system for a major consumer goods manufacturer comprising a total of ten production lines, each with its own product stacker.
A wagon moves between two end stations within this system: at the first station the empty pallet is placed on the wagon and transported to the stacker. The stacker loads the goods from the roller conveyors onto the pallet, which is then conveyed to the wrapping station. Once the pallet has been set down, the cartons that are ready for transport are wrapped with polypropylene film to protect them during their onward journey.
To allow the wagons to be activated and controlled, communication needs to be maintained with the
Full radio coverage and uninterrupted data transmission over a distance of 80 meters overcome by the transport wagons are guaranteed by a wireless communication solution from Weidmüller
As the communication structure was being set up, Weidmüller provided the machine company with detailed advice and worked with it to determine the ideal configuration and orientation of the WLAN module.
A WLAN client is now positioned on the wagon and communicates in roaming mode with two WLAN access points along the route
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Published in November 2013
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