Wireless Data Transmission

ProfiDAT®

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ProfiDAT® is a contactless data transfer solution for communication between fixed and mobile control units from Conductix-Wampfler. ProfiDAT® makes it possible to achieve reliable transfer of mixed data (video, audio and real-time control) at very high data rates using Conductix-Wampfler slotted waveguide technology. Data can be safely transferred at rates up to 100 Mbit/s with average latency of only 3ms. The unique configuration of waveguide and mobile antennas results in a system with integrated shielding. This isolation means that ProfiDAT® is license free and can safely transfer data, even in the most challenging radio environments (e.g. shipping container terminals).

ProfiDAT® is excellently suited for integration into conductor rail systems because the waveguide profile has been engineered for dual use as the protective earth (PE) conductor rail. This results in a very compact complete system because an additional PE conductor rail is not required. The ProfiDAT® data transfer system can be combined with multiple available Conductix-Wampfler conductor rail systems.

Main Applications

  • STS Crane (Ship-to-Shore)
  • RTG/E-RTGTM Crane (Rubber-Tired Gantries/ Electrified Rubber-Tired Gantries)
  • Process Crane

Key Features

  • Safe and reliable wireless communication using slotted waveguide technology
  • Real-time data transfer through prioritization of PROFINET data packets
  • PROFIsafe compatible
  • Solutions for expansion joints and separation points
  • Cost saving through dual use of ProfiDAT® as communication channel and protective earth (PE) conductor rail
  • Compact and fully integrable into conductor rail systems

Product data

Standard Application Data

  • Data rate [Mbit/s]:up to 100
  • Real-time capable: Yes (PROFINET)
  • Average latency [ms]: 3
  • Maximum distance (without repeater) [m]: 500
  • Safe communication: Yes (PROFIsafe)
  • Dual use as protective earth (PE): Yes
  • Multiple mobile units in one profile possible: Yes
  • Profile section length [mm]: 5.000
  • External dimensions (profile) [mm]: 50 x 56
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications: Yes
  • Temperature range [°C]: -25 bis +50

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ProfiDAT®compact

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ProfiDAT®compact offers the same benefits as our ProfiDAT® system, but being considerable smaller and more flexible. Designed for indoor applications ProfiDAT®compact is suitable for curved tracks as well as applications with switch points. Beside the double function of safe data transmission and protective earth conductor (PE), known from ProfiDAT®, an optical positioning system can be integrated to the slotted waveguide with the help of a positioning strip, offering even further savings of installation space as well as time.

Main Applications

  • Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)
  • Shuttles
  • Transfer Cars (RGV)
  • Sorter
  • Electrified Monorail Systems (EMS)

Key Features

  • Data transmission at highest safety and reliability
    • Lowest interference potential with other wireless systems through slotted waveguide technology
    • Real-time data transmission through PROFINET/ PROFIsafe prioritization
    • Worldwide radio country approvals
  • Smart and fully integrated solution through unique 3 in 1 functionality
    • Data transmission
    • Protective Earth conductor rail (PE rail)
    • Positioning strip
  • Considerable installation space savings: most compact slotted waveguide available
  • Considerable reduction of the installation time
  • Simple integration through use of well-known Siemens WIFI transceiver (Scalance W series)
  • Compatible to lifters, transitions, curves, etc.

Product data

Standard Application Data

  • Data rate [Mbit/s]:up to 100
  • WIFI Standard: IEEE802.11 – 5 GHz
  • Data Interface: Ethernet
  • Compatible control Protocols: PROFINET/ PROFIsafe, Ethernet IP
  • Data Transmission: Control Signals + Video/ Audio
  • System lengths: no Limitation (through rapid roaming)
  • Segment lengths [m]: up to 100
  • Number of Consumers per Segment: up to 6
  • Cycle time [ms]: beginning from 32
  • Current for PE function [A]: up to 32 per mobile antenna
  • Positioning: Optical bar code or data matrix code

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