WLAN EPA in use

Factoryline WLAN EPA Make devices WLAN-capable quickly and easily

The FL WLAN Ethernet port adapter is the industrial WLAN adapter for the inexpensive connection of Ethernet-compatible devices to your WLAN network. The compact and robust Ethernet port adapter comes with an integrated wireless module and antenna. The IP65 turnkey solution is installed directly in the field and connected to the automation device via an Ethernet cable with M12 connection technology. The benefit for you: extremely straightforward integration into your application.

Factoryline EPA

Easy installation in the field

Quick and easy installation

The Ethernet port adapter is the simple solution for enabling WLAN capability in industrial automation devices with an Ethernet connection quickly and easily. This comprehensive IP65 solution is installed directly in the field and connected to the automation device via an M12 Ethernet cable.

Your advantages:

  • Compact IP65 module with integrated antenna
  • M12 connections for Ethernet and power
  • Easy installation in the field
Mode button on a WLAN EPA

Easy to configure due to the Mode button

Easy and safe setup due to automatic configuration

Secure point-to-point and small networks can be set up quickly and easily without configuration with the Mode button. Alternatively, configuration can also be conveniently carried out via web browser.

FL EPA 2

Easy configuration and control of the FL EPA 2

Advanced setting options via AT commands

The WLAN EPA module can be configured automatically and controlled during operation using simple AT commands via a controller. This interface can also be used for wireless connection diagnostics.

Typical areas of application of WLAN EPA

Intralogistics transport system
Integration of mobile systems into existing WLAN networks
Cable replacement for point-to-point connections
Transmission of data using WLAN radio bridge of two EPA modules
Machine and plant components in the production network
Integration of machine and plant components in the production network
Rotating machine with a paper roll
Establishing communication to rotating machine systems

Overview of FL EPA

FL EPA 2

FL EPA 2 RSMA

Features
WLAN standards IEEE 802.11 a/b/g IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
Frequency bands and channels (*depending on country) 2.4 GHz: channel 1-11 | 5 GHz: channel 36-140 (client) | 5 GHz: channel 36-48 (access point) 2.4 GHz: channel 1-11 | 5 GHz: channel 36-140 (client) | 5 GHz: channel 36-48 (access point)
Max. data rate (gross) 54 Mbps 54 Mbps
Max. data throughput (net) <20 Mbps <20 Mbps
Operating modes Client (single client bridge, multi client bridge) | (micro access point) | wireless bridge Client (single client bridge, multi client bridge) | (micro access point) | wireless bridge
Maximum transmission power 2.4 GHz: 17 dBm (incl. antennas) | 5 GHz: 15 dBm (incl. antennas) 2.4 GHz: 17 dBm (incl. antennas) | 5 GHz: 15 dBm (incl. antennas)
Number of antennas 1 (internal) 1 (external) RSMA connection
Type of protection when mounted IP65 IP65
Ambient temperature (operation) -30°C ... +65°C -30°C ... +65°C
Power supply 9 … 30 V DC, max. 1.7 W 9 … 30 V DC, max. 1.7 W
Power supply Dual wireless board: WLAN and Bluetooth Dual wireless board: WLAN and Bluetooth
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Comparison of further WLAN products

Compare the properties of our various WLAN wireless modules and easily find the right product for you.

FL WLAN 511x

The flexible WLAN solution for control cabinets

FL WLAN 101x, FL WLAN 201x

Compact wireless module for external antennas

FL WLAN 110x, FL WLAN 210x

The WLAN solution for machine building

FL EPA 2, FL EPA 2 RSMA

Make devices WLAN-capable quickly and easily

Mounting In the control cabinet, in control boxes (DIN rail adapter) In the control cabinet, in control boxes (DIN rail adapter (optional*) or wall mounting) On the control cabinet, machines, etc. (single-hole mounting) On control cabinets, walls (wall mounting)
WLAN standards IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Maximum data rate (gross) 300 Mbps 300 Mbps 300 Mbps 130 Mbps
Maximum data rate (net) <90 Mbps >60 Mbps (WLAN 101x), <90 Mbps (WLAN 201x) >60 Mbps <20 Mbps
Antennas included No: Up to two external connections (RSMA) No: Up to two external connections (RSMA) Yes: Two internal (5 dBi) Yes: Two internal or external (RSMA version) (3 dBi)
Maximum transmission power 19 dBm (antenna connection) 19 dBm (antenna connection) 20 dBm (incl. antennas) 15 dBm (antenna connection)
ATEX / IEC Ex Yes Yes: WLAN 2010 (IEC Ex: WLAN 1011, 2011) No No
Class 1, Division 2 Yes: WLAN 5111 Yes: WLAN 1011, 2011 Yes: WLAN 1101, 2101 Yes
Operating modes Access point, repeater, client Access point, client, mesh (WLAN 201x only) Access point, client, mesh (WLAN 210x only) Access point, client
Multiple WLAN interfaces Yes: Virtual dual access point or access point and client Yes: Virtual dual access point or access point and client Yes: Virtual dual access point or access point and client Individual access point or client
Maximum number of WLAN clients per AP 64 10 (WLAN 101x), 60 (WLAN 201x) 10 (WLAN 110x), 60 (WLAN 210x) 7
Connections 2 x RJ45, SD card slot for configuration 1 x RJ45 1 x RJ45 M12, power and data
Type of protection IP20 IP20 IP54 (WLAN 110x), IP68 (WLAN 210x) IP65
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