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WLAN 1100 – the WLAN solution for machine building

Tablet connection via WLAN

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.

WLAN 1100, the cost-effective turnkey solution

Comparison of WLAN#160;1100 with classic installation concept  

Comparison of WLAN 1100 with classic installation with antennas

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 into one compact device, which can be easily screwed to the control cabinet or the machine.

Your advantage: cost-effective turnkey solution, easy to install

Simple mounting and connection via single-hole mounting

WLAN 1100 single-hole mounting  

WLAN 1100 is easy to mount

The WLAN 1100 is as easy to mount as an antenna, thanks to 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, thanks to the optimized antenna technology and WLAN IEEE 802.11n

Full reception bars  

Full reception with the WLAN 1100

Good signal reception is decisive 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 into the WLAN 1100. This consists of one 360° omni-directional antenna and one circular-polarized directional antenna. Together with the powerful WLAN 802.11n module, the WLAN 1100 enables full reception at all times, even under 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

Also survives harsh environments

A metal profile falling onto the WLAN 1100  

WLAN 1100 can withstand even heavy impacts

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 (impact resistance IK08).  

Your advantage: long service life, even in harsh environments

High security, thanks to two virtual access points and IP filters

WLAN#160;1100 is particularly secure  

Particularly secure, thanks to security standards and user profiles

The protection of your network and your data against misuse and manipulation is important to us. The WLAN 1100 supports the latest 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: safeguarding against manipulation and misuse

Easy to control via the PLC – via CLI commands

The compact WLAN#160;1100 wireless module  

WLAN 1100 can be configured via CLI

The WLAN 1100 can be configured easily or controlled for runtime via http-CLI commands via a PC or PLC. Thus, flexible solutions are available for many requirements. For example, several WLAN 1100 modules can be configured quickly and easily via one command. Furthermore, network administration tasks can be automated via the controller, in order, for example, 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 programmers

WLAN 1100 at a glance

Features

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

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

Degree of protection when mounted

IP54

IP66 and IP68

Ambient temperature (operation)

0°C … 60°C

-40°C … 60°C

Process approval 

ATEX, IECEx, Class1Diff2 (see product page approvals)

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