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Robust IWLAN devices enable flexible application in harsh environments

The picture shows a IWLAN device  by Siemens.

With their compact design, Scalance W778-1 M12 access points and W738-1 M12 client modules are ideally suited for cost-effective, cabinet-free installation in harsh industrial environments. This tough exterior is provided by a rugged die-cast aluminum housing compliant with protection rating IP65 and screwed plug connectors, which lend the devices a high level of resistance to shocks and vibrations. The wide-ranging installation options include a flat DIN rail mounting with a DIN rail adapter, a vertical side DIN rail mounting with an angular adapter or wall mounting. Mounting is simplified still further by the ability to connect the power and data flow to the IP65 devices over a single cable using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3at, minimizing the wiring work required and cutting commissioning time. Their industrial-duty design allows them to be quickly and simply integrated into the overall TIA environment. With 2x2:2 MIMO, they provide data rates of up to 300 Mbit/s, and are also fitted with N-Connect antenna terminals, two M12 Ethernet ports (10/100 Mbit/s, D-coded) and a redundant 24 volt (v) M12 power supply connection.
The extensive range of direct and remote mount antennas (omnidirectional, directional or sector antennas) as well as RCoax including accessories (such as cables, plug-in connectors or fixtures) is available in a variety of protection ratings, and completes the IWLAN portfolio from Siemens. Possible areas of use include any kind of industrial application in which wireless on-site networking is required – for instance for networking welding robots or screw driving controllers in automotive production, or connecting Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to a control system. Like all the products of the Scalance portfolio, the devices come with special software features (iFeatures) for industrial applications. These include iPCF, iPCF-MC for client operation, iPRP and iREF.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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