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
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
have already been
affected. In addition, it's often
hard to find and solve
the root cause of wireless
causing unnecessary downtime.
All these factors
combined make troubleshooting
and managing wireless connections very difficult.
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
access points (AP),
without downtime and
support industrial protocol
over wireless to enable interaction
the connected PLCs and
the remote controller.
In addition, In
addition, Wi-Fi configurations are
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
Wireless gives you a clear view of your AGV and AS/RS systems'
network through the visual interface from which you can view the
network topology and the network status dashboard. Moreover,
there is an anomaly, the system will send out an alert automatically.
can also play back the roaming history to identify and solve the root
and get your systems running normally again as
Networks for Mobile Operations
ensure continuous AGV operations, our AWK Series AP/bridge/clients
feature Turbo Roaming technology to achieve
Moreover, the unique MAC Clone function can be
enabled on all the AWK
Series to support PROFINET communication over
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
AWK Series wireless clients are small yet strong and come with built-in
for both power and antenna ports to protect against interference and
All AWK Series devices undergo rigorous testing to ensure suitability for
with extreme vibration. Moreover, with a wide operating temperature
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
Newly Launched MXview Add-on Module
Specially Designed for Wireless Network
· 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
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