As substitutes for Ethernet cabling, WAGO Corporation’s new IP65 WLAN Wireless Ethernet Gateways economize machine-to-machine networking. WAGO’s WEG devices replace Ethernet network cables by pairing with each other or an Access Point of the same radio technology. The 758-916 (2.4 GHz) and 758-917 (5 GHz) Wireless Ethernet Gateways (WEGS) transmit data up to 1,300 ft (400M) line-of-sight. Applications include motion-intensive, “disconnected” mobile or hard-to-connect packaging, construction and energy production machinery.
WEG users gain industry-proven communication and control capabilities without taxing cabled network infrastructures. The WEGs wirelessly transmit ETHERNET protocols, e.g., MODBUS/TCP, EtherNet/IP, or PROFINET.
A streamlined IP65 housing, featuring an Integrated antenna (circularly polarized for heavily metallic environments), permits enclosure-free installation in industrial environments. On-unit LEDs further emphasize convenience, providing at-a-glance diagnostics/operational status updates. A push-button and Web-based Management tool simplify configuration. Robust M12 cables provide power and Ethernet connectivity; approvals include Industry Canada and FCC.
The WEGs replace slip rings in machine-building. When paired with WAGO SPEEDWAY 767 IP67 Controllers and couplers, the WEGs support process applications such as wastewater pumps. “Disconnected” mobile applications include data transmission from railcars or other mobile devices to stationary collection boxes.
Filed Under: Ethernet — cables • hubs • switches, Networks • connectivity • fieldbuses, Slip rings + rotary unions