WLAN in the warehouse: indispensable
Modern, efficient logistics depend on the use of appropriate technology. Intralogistics solutions in particular help with networking in the warehouse, although certain prerequisites are needed here for smooth operation. WLAN in the warehouse or the use of network technology is thus a prerequisite and at the same time the Achilles' heel for logistics processes. Forklifts need to be connected, mobile scanners need to be available at all times, or machines need to be controlled that depend on real-time information about inventory levels.
Requirements for the use of WLAN in the warehouse
Aspects such as cold, heat or even humidity influence the functioning of network technology in the warehouse. But switching from indoor to outdoor spaces is also common in the warehouse, and connectivity issues should not arise here. Typically, WLAN solutions specifically designed for the industrial sector are therefore chosen for the warehouse. So-called. Industry Access Points are distributed at many individual points and allow a network connection even under adverse conditions (back areas of the warehouse, dust, etc.).
Special case of shelf storage: In addition to the basic challenges, shelf storage systems also have to cope with the fact that, depending on the industry, many products with metallic components are stored. This influences the data transmission and requires a special procedure.