Of course, there are many facilities that may be too busy signal-wise for a traditional antenna. In a plant filled with communicating devices, avoiding clashed connections is crucial. Radiating cable is an ideal solution for this type of facility.
The cable’s design features slots that radiate RF signals, and its flexible design means it can be used in tight spots. This can help isolate the signal, minimizing the impact of nearby interference.
In addition to providing a flexible avenue for communication, radiating cable can be used in place of traditional components of material handling systems that have proven problematic for some companies:
- It can be used in place of a conductor rail or buss bar in applications involving an automotive skillet line or electrified monorail system. A conductor rail can be unreliable and hinder production.
- Slip rings on rotating machinery can also suffer from unreliability – and expensive maintenance. Radiating cable can be used as a more robust alternative, boosting performance and reducing downtime necessitated by repairs.
Designing and implementing a reliable wireless communications network can take time, but its ability to improve upon and boost your automated material handling systems’ return on investment cannot be overstated.