Rajant – Unleash the Full Potential of Warehouse Automation

June 3rd, 2021

This is a reprint of a blog post by Rajant Corporation from May 21, 2021. Alliance Corporation is proud to be a Value-Added Distributor for Rajant products in North America.

To take advantage of the benefits of warehouse automation, businesses must install secure and fail-proof industrial wireless networks. Here, Chris Wall of Rajant Corporation, explores a new form of industrial networking that revolutionizes the way automated machines operate.

As technology advances, so does the need for faster connectivity networks and communications worldwide. Due to this, automated equipment is becoming the norm for warehouses. This need has been increasing since the turn of the century with the entry of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Increased automation in warehouses worldwide is inevitable and will only continue to rise in popularity as demand soars for heftier workloads and greater efficiency levels.

The Human-Proof Benefits to Augmentation

As well as being generally faster, more efficient, and productive than the average person, automated technologies help keep warehouse employees out of harm’s way and reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace due to simple human error. Potential warehouse accidents can include slippages, heavy equipment falling, and even forklift malfunctions. Of course, these accidents can result in serious injury, risking employee safety, and would surely cost thousands in damages for the employer.

These risks can be minimised by a touch of a button, as these challenging and dangerous tasks are performed by automated robotics.

Connectivity – Essential to Function Optimally

These automation benefits are nothing without a strong and consistent wireless network to retain connectivity. Machines can stop functioning when disconnected and when they do, this can completely halt production, which greatly impacts productivity and efficiency. If machinery breaks down, this can cause signal blockage and connectivity issues.

Rajant to the Rescue

Rajant understands the importance of efficient wireless communications in warehouses. Rajant Kinetic Mesh industrial networking revolutionises the way automated machines operate, powering the intelligent, and often mobile warehouse systems to perform at their peak through a consistent low-latency and high bandwidth connection.

How did Rajant manage this exactly?

Multi-frequency network nodes, called Rajant BreadCrumbs, hold multiple connections simultaneously and work to form robust and redundant links between warehouse assets. In turn, the network delivers fully mobile, rapidly scalable, high-capacity Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity that systems need to operate efficiently and run constantly.

Rajant’s BreadCrumbs are easy and fast to set up, using less infrastructure than enterprise Wi-Fi.

They distribute coverage to the hardest-to-work areas and can be easily placed between racks and equipment where other networks would struggle to deliver seamless coverage, bringing natural outdoor reliability, inside.

The Future of Automation Relies on Industrial Connectivity

The future of warehouse automation looks bright, but for maximised efficiency and reliability, warehouses must install a secure and fail-proof industrial wireless network to take full advantage of the benefits available.

A reliable, redundant wireless network offers benefits such as overcoming automation failure, monitoring machine health, regulated temperature and supporting mobility. Uninterrupted transmission of date, video, and voice between machines, people, and central operations are necessities for future-proofing warehouse automation making your networking choice essential.

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