Wireless networking is a key element of Industry 4.0. It is, however, difficult to implement in industrial environments. Until now, interference and long distances have affected the wireless transfer of data. That is now a thing of the past.
In order to realise reliable wireless applications, you need a partner you can rely on. Bachofen understands the requirements of machine and systems manufacturers, and possesses well-founded technical expertise. You will benefit from our experience with wireless communication as early as the evaluation stage.
Fast and uncomplicated wireless access to machinery and systems must also be possible under challenging conditions. It requires wireless gateways that perform even at high temperatures and high levels of humidity.
The Anybus Bolt more than meets these requirements. The compact gateway acts as an access point and creates a stable wireless connection to the control network. It enables machinery and systems to be configured, parametrised and operated by tablet or smartphone. Operation, production and diagnostics data can also be retrieved wirelessly. With the Anybus Wireless Bolt, the concept of ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) becomes a reality. It replaces the permanently installed, costly human-machine-interface (HMI) in many applications.