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SMART INDUSTRIAL RAIL GUIDED VEHICLES NEED A RELIABLE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

What do industrial enterprises need to operate efficiently and without unnecessary downtime? Undoubtedly, many managers would say reliable machines, timely supplies of raw materials and energies, and skilled labour. Probably, only a few would highlight a communication system used for the transportation of pallets loaded with goods from an automatic packaging line to a warehouse. However, the example of Mondi SCP – a pulp and paper producer from Ružomberok, Slovakia, shows how important role communication technologies play not only in people’s lives, but also in manufacturing enterprises.
Case study was published 25.02.2019

Requirements

  • Replace an existing outdated communication system of the automated finished product warehouse for a more innovative technology
  • Eliminate downtime in the manufacturing process
  • Improve availability and stability of the pallet transport system
  • Comply with the highest quality and safety standards
  • Streamline and simplify difficult maintenance

Solution

  • Design a new WiFi-based communication system solution
  • Replace ProfiBus with ProfiNet communication protocol
  • Secure and encrypted protocol
  • PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) in a wireless environment
  • Wireless Access Points integrated into the existing wireless environment
  • Cisco industrial-grade networking components

Outcomes

Uninterrupted passage across the entire wireless network

Secured and encrypted wireless communication

Effective system diagnostics