Ensuring the Uptime of Your Wireless Network
For AGV and AS/RS Systems

Automated material handling (AMH) systems are expected to keep booming in the coming years thanks to developing trends in e-commerce and smart factories. Among the AMH market segments, automated guided vehicles (AGV) have the highest potential for growth (CAGR 9.3%*) followed by automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) (CAGR 7.7%*), in the 4-year period from 2019 to 2024*.


AGV and AS/RS systems are considered “mission critical” assets. An unstable wireless signal could easily disrupt the operation of these systems. To ensure continuous operation, a reliable wireless solution with seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and easy network management is an absolute must.




Key Challenges for Wireless Networks


Hard to Manage 
Unlike wired connections, wireless connections
are invisible and affected by a lot of different
factors, making it difficult to spot abnormalities.
Usually, an anomaly would only be discovered
when the AGV or AS/RS system operations
have already been affected. In addition, it's often
hard to find and solve the root cause of wireless
connection issues, causing unnecessary downtime.
All these factors combined make troubleshooting
and managing wireless connections very difficult.

     


Unreliable Connectivity        

AGVs and AS/RS shuttles are constantly on
the move in a warehouse. The client devices
that are mounted on mobile AGVs should be
able to roam seamlessly between access points
(AP), without downtime and support industrial
protocol communication over wireless to enable
interaction between the connected PLCs and the
remote controller. In addition, In addition, Wi-Fi
configurations are complicated, time-consuming,
and prone to errors.

      


Limited Space and Interference          

Designing AS/RS and AGV systems typically
involves working with limited installation space.
This means that the motors that drive the vehicles
and shuttles often share the same power source as
the communication devices. Hence, wireless devices
mounted on AGV or AS/RS structures must tolerate
interference from neighboring equipment. They should
also be able to withstand the vibration from the constant
movement of the vehicles that they are mounted on.


Why Moxa Wireless Solutions Are a Perfect Match for Your AGV and AS/RS Systems

Simplified Network Management

MXview Wireless gives you a clear view of your AGV And AS/RS systems'

wireless network through the visual interface from which you can view the

real-time network topology and the network status dashboard. Moreover,

whenever there is an anomaly, the system will send out an alert automatically.

You can also play back the roaming history to identify and solve the root cause

and get your systems running normally again as quickly as possible.


Reliable Networks for Mobile Operations

To ensure continuous AGV operations, our AWK Series AP/bridge/clients

feature Turbo Roaming technology to achieve millisecond-level handoffs.

Moreover, the unique MAC Clone function can be enabled on all the AWK

Series to support PROFINET communication over wireless networks. Some

AWK Series also support the unique AeroMag technology which automatically

performs basic wireless setup when adding new Wi-Fi devices to the network,

reducing the time spent configuring Wi-Fi settings and preventing errors caused

through manual input.


Compact but Rugged

The AWK Series wireless clients are small yet strong and come with built-in

isolation for both power and antenna ports to protect against interference

and noise. All AWK Series devices undergo rigorous testing to ensure

suitability for environments with extreme vibration Moreover, with a wide

operating temperature range of -40 to 75°C, the AWK Series wireless

products are deployable in cold-storage warehouses.




Reliable Wireless Solutions for Your AGV and AS/RS Systems

Find Reliable Network Management Software


      MXview Wireless

 

      Newly Launched MXview Add-on Module Specially
      Designed for Wireless Network Management

 

· View Wi-Fi connections and network status

 at a glance

· Play back the roaming history to identify the

 root cause of issues

· Minimize downtime through instant alerts

 


Find Reliable Industrial Wireless Devices


Moxa Solutions


AWK-4131A Series


AP/Client








AWK-3131A Series

AP/Client








AWK-1131A Series


AP/Client





 




Network Management



MXview

       

       

     

      

Mobile Operations



Roaming Ability

       

      


     

AeroMag

       

      


    

Mac Clone

       

      


    

NAT

       

      


   

Compact but Rugged



Interface

Ethernet (PoE)
Ethernet (PoE)
Ethernet
Ethernet and Serial
Anti-vibration

     

     


   

NAT

     

      


  

Power & Antenna

Isolation

     

    


  

-40 to 75 Operating

Temperature Range

     

   


  

Ingress Protection

IP68     

 IP30    

  IP30  

  IP30    

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