Phoenix Contact, a leading manufacturer of electrical connection and interface systems, power distribution and control, and control systems security products for industrial automation continues its innovative ways with the introduction of the FL WLAN 1101 industrial grade, wireless communications device which enables access to a connected network and/or the internet. This device conforms to the IEEE802.11 wireless standard.
The FL WLAN 1101 is a transceiver, requiring 24Vdc power to operate, and includes dual 5dB internal antennas, and single RJ45 Ethernet port. Modes of operation include access point, client adapter, and repeater. Although other mounting arrangements are possible, the FL WAN 1101 is designed for exterior surface control cabinet mounting.
When a device of this type is used in a manufacturing or production environment, the potential benefits are many. This device enables machine operators, production/process engineers, and service technicians to remotely interface and interact with connected control systems and other networked devices. Real time monitoring and reporting, and “on the fly” adjustments can be achieved using the FL WLAN 1101, thereby avoiding the need to power down, disrupt operations, deploy PPE or “plug in” as is typically required when conventional, non-wireless cabinet interface devices are used.
Consider the use of the FL WLAN 1101 wireless transceiver in conjunction with the Phoenix Contact mGuard product to assure a much more secure network and communications.
Turnkey solution with integrated antenna and wireless module in a single device
Space savings in the control cabinet, optimized for mounting directly on machines, mobile unites or control cabinets
Fast and reliable wireless communication, thanks to powerful MIMO antennas
Quick and easy connection, thanks to single-hole mounting
Extremely robust housing, shock-proof according to IK08
Operation as a WLAN access point, client or repeater