WLAN 1000 and 2000 Supply your systems with fast, stable WLAN reception. The robust WLAN 1000 (client) and 2000 (access point) wireless modules have been specifically developed for industrial requirements. Choose between devices with external antenna connections for complex wireless tasks and versions with integrated antennas for easy, space-saving mounting.

Automated guided vehicle systems in the Digital Factory
WLAN 1010 with externally mounted antennas

Two external antennas on the WLAN 1000 and 2000 ensure optimum wireless coverage

Compact and flexible WLAN 1000 and 2000

Vehicles, warehouse shuttles, and machines need to be small. All components must therefore be compact and flexible in mounting. This is exactly what the WLAN 1000 (WLAN client) and WLAN 2000 (WLAN access point) series was developed for. The compact WLAN module can be mounted on walls and panels, or simply snapped onto a DIN rail. The metal base plate ensures secure attachment and reliable heat dissipation.
The FL WLAN 1000 and 2000 are equipped with two antenna connections to ensure good wireless coverage even in difficult spaces. You therefore always have the optimum antenna solution.

Your advantage: Optimum reception and flexible mounting

WLAN 1100 single-hole mounting

WLAN 1100 is easy to mount

The cost-effective turnkey solution WLAN 1100 and 2100

With the WLAN 1100 (WLAN client) and 2100 (WLAN access point), the wireless module and antennas are combined in a single compact device that can be easily screwed to the control cabinet or the machine.
Due to the single-hole mounting, the WLAN 1100 and 2100 wireless module is as easy to install as an antenna. A 40 mm hole on the machine or the control cabinet is all that is required. The power supply and Ethernet are connected via Push-in connector and RJ45 connector respectively. Because the WLAN module does not take up any space in the control cabinet, it can be retrofitted easily at any time. The WLAN 1100 and 2100 housing is extremely robust and also withstands high mechanical loads and impacts (IK08 impact resistance).

Your advantage: Fast and space-saving installation

Wi-Fi 6 logo

The latest technology with Wi-Fi 6

With Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax), the 1020 and 1120 WLAN modules support the latest standard for wireless networks. This enables efficient use of the frequency spectrum, higher data transmission rates, and improved performance in congested environments. Wi-Fi 6 works with the latest technologies such as OFDMA, MU MIMO, and TWT to maximize performance and meet the increasing demands of wireless networks. With support for the Wi-Fi 6E standard, the devices can also be used in the 6 GHz frequency band following appropriate country-specific approval.

Your advantage: Powerful, efficient, and robust Wireless LAN

WLAN module with shield in the foreground

Particularly secure due to security standards and user profiles

High security with two virtual access points and IP filters

Protecting your network and your data against misuse and manipulation is important to us. The WLAN 1000 and 2000 support the latest WLAN security standards, such as WPA-AES encryption and RADIUS authentication. Furthermore, different WLAN access points can be set up for two different user groups, e.g., service staff and operators, each with their own password and access filters. Thus, for example, service staff have unlimited WLAN access to all devices in the network, while operators can only access the visualization server.

Your advantage: Security against manipulation and misuse

Full reception bars with the WLAN 1100

Full reception with the WLAN 1000 and 2000

Full reception with the optimized antenna technology

Good signal reception is key for fast and reliable wireless communication. Installing high-quality antennas is therefore essential. Two powerful antennas with MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) technology are installed in the WLAN 1000 and 2000 devices. They ensure fast and stable wireless reception wherever you need it. This significantly increases the robustness, speed, and range of your wireless communication.

Your advantage: Full reception at all times

A controller configures the WLAN 1010 via a CLI command

The WLAN 1010 can be configured via REST API

Easy to control via the PLC – via REST API

The WLAN 1000 and 2000 can be configured easily and controlled for runtime via a REST API using a PC or PLC. Several WLAN modules can therefore be configured quickly and easily with one command. Furthermore, network administration tasks can be automated via the controller, for example, in order to assign a new single-use WLAN password to WLAN users for each connection. This is a simple solution to the security risk arising through use of shared, static WLAN passwords.

Your advantage: Full control for machine programming

Topology: Automatic roaming by mobile devices in the WLAN network

Automatic roaming by mobile devices in the WLAN network

Roaming – mobility in the network

One particular strength of Wireless LAN is the mobility of the devices in the network. The devices in a large WLAN network can move freely, and therefore switch their wireless connection automatically to the access point with the best wireless signal. This process is known as roaming.

The wireless field of a WLAN network can be infinitely extended through the use of additional access points. The speed and reliability with which the devices – referred to as WLAN clients – can switch cells is crucial in automation applications. Fast and reliable roaming is a quality feature of industrial WLAN products from Phoenix Contact.

Typical areas of application of the WLAN 1000 and 2000

Shuttles in a high-bay warehouse system
Mounting on racking shuttles – including long, narrow aisle racking
Automation systems
Wireless integration of hard-to-access machine parts into the network
Automated guided vehicles and mobile robots
Communication to automated guided vehicles and mobile robots
Wireless machine access using smart devices
Wireless machine access using smart devices
Moving machine system, crane
Communication with rotating or moving machine systems

Overview of WLAN 1000 and 2000

WLAN 1010 and 2010
WLAN 2010
WLAN 1100 and 1120
WLAN 2100
WLAN 1010 and 2010

WLAN 2010

WLAN 1100 and 1120

WLAN 2100

Mounting type In the control cabinet, in control boxes In the control cabinet, in control boxes On the control cabinet, machines, etc. On the control cabinet, machines, etc.
Function Client (limited access point functionality) Access point (high-performance client) Client (limited access point functionality) Access point (high-performance client)
Maximum number of WLAN clients 10 60 10 60
WLAN standards Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 1020 only) Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 1120 only) Wi-Fi 4
Frequency band 2.4 and 5 GHz, ready for 6 GHz (WLAN 1020 only)* 2.4 and 5 GHz 2.4 and 5 GHz, ready for 6 GHz (WLAN 1120 only)* 2.4 and 5 GHz
Maximum data rate (gross) 300 Mbps (WLAN 1010), 2,400 Mbps (WLAN 1020) 300 Mbps 300 Mbps (WLAN 1100), 2,400 Mbps (WLAN 1120) 300 Mbps
Maximum data rate (net) >60 Mbps (WLAN 1010), >600 Mbps (WLAN 1020) <90 Mbps (WLAN 2010) >60 Mbps (WLAN 1100), >600 Mbps (WLAN 1120) >60 Mbps
Antennas two external connections (RSMA) two external connections (RSMA) two internal antennas (5 dBi) two internal antennas (5 dBi)
Maximum transmission power <19 dBm (antenna connection) <19 dBm (antenna connection) <20 dBm (incl. antennas) <20 dBm (incl. antennas)
Degree of protection IP20 IP20 IP54 (WLAN 1100), IP68 (WLAN 1120) IP68
Ambient temperature (operation) 0°C ... +60°C (WLAN 1010), -30°C ... +60°C (WLAN 1020) -40°C ... +60°C 0°C ... +60°C (WLAN 1100), -30°C ... +60 C (WLAN 1120) -40°C … +60°C
Approvals IECEx (WLAN 1011, 2011), C1D2 (WLAN 1011) ATEX / IECEx (WLAN 2010, 2011), C1D2 (WLAN 2011) C1D2 (WLAN 1101, 1121) C1D2 (WLAN 2101)
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  • Item versions are required based on country-specific approval of the 6 GHz band. Approval in preparation.