- April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017 - Siemens is extending its Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) portfolio to include a selection of IP65 protection-rated devices in the form of Scalance W778-1 M12 access points and W738-1 M12 client modules. These access points and client modules transmit in compliance with WLAN standard IEEE 802.11n, and support the 2.4 and five Gigahertz (GHz) frequency band. The devices can also be integrated into the TIA environment, and are suited for wireless local networking of equipment such as welding robots or screw driving controllers in the automotive industry.
With their design, Scalance W778-1 M12 access points and W738-1 M12 client modules are suited for installation in harsh industrial environments. This exterior is provided by a rugged die-cast aluminum housing compliant with protection rating IP65 and screwed plug connectors, which lend the devices resistance to shocks and vibrations. The 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. 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.