Shuttle robot transporting items through a warehouse

WLAN 1100 and WLAN 2100 – the WLAN solution for machine building

You can install a WLAN interface in your machine or plant systems quickly and easily with the WLAN 1100 wireless module. With the WLAN 1100, you can create a local WLAN network (access point), and, for example, integrate your machine into a higher-level WLAN network (WLAN adapter). The WLAN 1100 features high-speed, stable WLAN reception. The extremely robust space-saving module with integrated antennas has been well thought out down to the last detail for applications in machine building and systems manufacturing.

 Comparison of WLAN 1100 with classic installation with antennas

Comparison of WLAN 1100 with classic installation with antennas

WLAN 1100, the cost-effective turnkey solution

A standard industrial WLAN solution for use in machines and plant systems consists of a WLAN module, antenna cables, and the best available robust antennas. This takes up large amounts of space, is complex to install, and is often very expensive.

With the WLAN 1100, however, the wireless module and antennas are combined in a single compact device that can be easily screwed to the control cabinet or the machine.

Your advantage: A cost-effective turnkey solution that is easy to install.

WLAN 1100 single-hole mounting

WLAN 1100 is easy to mount

Simple mounting and connection via single-hole mounting

The WLAN 1100 wireless module is as easy to mount as an antenna with single-hole mounting. A 40 mm hole on the machine or the control cabinet is all that is required. The wiring space of the WLAN 1100 projects through this hole into the machine or control cabinet interior and is fastened with a nut. The power supply and Ethernet are connected via Push-in connector and RJ45 connector respectively. Because the WLAN 1100 does not take up any space in the control cabinet, it can be retrofitted easily at any time.

Your advantage: Fast and space-saving installation.

Full reception bars with the WLAN 1100

Full reception with the WLAN 1100

Full reception with the optimized antenna technology and WLAN IEEE 802.11n

Good signal reception is key for high-speed and reliable wireless communication. Installation of high-quality antennas is therefore essential. Two specially developed different antenna types are combined and integrated in the WLAN 1100. This consists of one 360° omni-directional antenna and one circular-polarized directional antenna. Together with the high-performance WLAN 802.11n module, the WLAN 1100 wireless module enables full reception at all times, even in adverse industrial conditions.

Two powerful integrated antennas incorporating MIMO technology (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) ensure fast and stable wireless reception wherever it is needed. This significantly increases the robustness, speed, and range of your wireless communication.

Your advantage: Full reception at all times.

A metal profile falling onto the WLAN 1100 module

WLAN 1100 can withstand even heavy impacts

Also survives harsh environments

Modules mounted outside the protective control cabinet must be able to survive harsh environments on a permanent basis. The housing must also be able to withstand heavy knocks and impacts. The WLAN 1100 housing is extremely robust and also withstands high mechanical loads and impacts (IK08 impact resistance).

Your advantage: Long service life, even in harsh environments.

WLAN 1100 with security shield

Particularly secure with 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 1100 wireless module supports current WLAN security standards as well as hardware-based AES encryption. 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: Secure against manipulation and misuse.

Controlling the WLAN 1100 wireless module with a PLC

WLAN 1100 can be configured via CLI

Easy to control via the PLC – via CLI commands

The WLAN 1100 can be configured easily or controlled for runtime via http-CLI commands using a PC or PLC. Thus, flexible solutions are available for many requirements. For example, several WLAN 1100 modules can be configured quickly and easily with one command. To assign a new single-use WLAN password to WLAN users for each connection, for example, network administration tasks can be automated via the controller. This is a simple solution to the security risk arising through use of shared, static WLAN passwords.

Your advantage: Full control for machine programmers.

Mesh access points on production space

FL WLAN 2100 with the WLAN Mesh operating mode

WLAN Mesh for automation networks

With the new WLAN Mesh operating mode of the FL WLAN 2100 wireless modules, WLAN networks are easy to establish and ranges in existing WLAN networks can be increased. By using numerous mesh access points, you can cover larger areas without having to lay cables. The WLAN Mesh function is also available on older WLAN 2100 modules by updating the firmware.

Your advantage: Create autonomous, self-organizing ad hoc networks.

Typical areas of application of WLAN 1100

Automated guided vehicle system (AGVS) in a production hall
Installation on automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS)
Shuttles in high-bay warehouses
Installation on racking shuttles – including long, narrow aisle racking
Wireless machine access using smart devices
Wireless machine access using smart devices
Moving machine system, crane
Communication with rotating or moving machine systems

WLAN 1100 at a glance

WLAN 1100
WLAN 2100
WLAN 1100

WLAN 2100

WLAN standards IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequency bands and channels (*depending on country) 2.4 GHz: channel 1 - 13*; 5 GHz: channel 36 - 165* 2.4 GHz: channel 1 - 13*, 5 GHz: channel 36 - 165*
Max. data rate (gross) 300 Mbps 300 Mbps
Max. data throughput (net) >60 Mbps >60 Mbps
Operating modes Access point, client, 2 virtual access points Access point, client, 2 virtual access points, mesh
Maximum transmission power 20 dBm (incl. antennas) 20 dBm (incl. antennas)
Number of antennas 2 (internal) 2 (internal)
Max. number of WLAN clients 10 clients 60 clients
Type of protection when mounted IP54 IP66 and IP68
Ambient temperature (operation) 0°C ... +60°C -40°C ... +60°C

Comparison of further WLAN products

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

FL WLAN 101x, FL WLAN 201x
FL WLAN 110x, FL WLAN 210x
FL WLAN 101x, FL WLAN 201x

Compact wireless module for external antennas

FL WLAN 110x, FL WLAN 210x

The WLAN solution for machine building


Make devices WLAN-capable quickly and easily

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