Some benefits of implementing a Wi-Fi network in your factory include:
Costs by Creating a Wireless Network:
Wi-Fi can solve applications where wiring is impractical or too expensive. There's no need to run expensive Ethernet or Serial cables throughout your plant. Add a Wi-Fi router to your network and you're ready to go.
Flexibility in Communications and Troubleshooting:
Use a Wi-Fi enabled laptop to troubleshoot your machines without having to find a network access point or carry around extra cables.
Ease of Expandability:
Aside from the initial ease of setup for a Wi-Fi network, wireless networks can serve a suddenly-increased number of clients with the existing equipment. In a wired network, additional clients would require additional wiring.
Maple Systems has a variety of Wi-Fi solutions that include HMIs, Servers, Gateways, and Industrial PCs.