Connect Fixed Assets

Integrate fixed assets into a cohesive system to unlock the potential of a fully enabled, automated warehouse. Prevent downtime, reduce waste and increase productivity.

 

More than just a building, your Material Handling facility is a network of interconnected assets with a variety of unique needs and challenges. Fortunately, many assets fall into similar equipment categories, making their integrations easier to manage. Some assets are mobile, moving around in an area of your facility, while others are relatively fixed in location. We look at fixed and mobile assets separately to break down their different needs, then we integrate these elements into a cohesive system, both within each zone and throughout the entire OT network.

 

Fixed Assets to Consider

Conveyors

dark blue roller conveyor belt

 

Whether a short live roller system or miles of transport belts, conveyors move large volumes with minimal manual effort. The increasing scale of I/O density demands superior cordsets and flexible data aggregation.

 

 

 

Sorters

roller conveyor belt sorting packages in high speed

 

High-volume train or linear-style sortation systems handle materials with speed and accuracy. EMI-inducing elements and complex cable management mean data transmission rates and noise immunity affect success.

 

 

Manual Work Centers

three people manually scanning boxes at warehouse

 

Even highly automated Material Handling systems use part-time manual work centers during peak times or when correcting errors. These manual work centers require stable connections to associated systems.

 

In-Line Scanners

conveyor belt moving in high speed with red light

 

In-line scanners enable item tracking by quickly and accurately reading material information at induction and at major decision points to ensure each item travels to the right destination. This data traffic requires high availability and bandwidth.

 

Printing & Labeling

packages going through a labeling station

 

Packaging facilities must apply label to boxes and containers, whether manually or automatically, as they are filled. The industrial network must accommodate a large density of connected printers and labelers.

Monitoring Cameras

someone viewing the warehouses through the monitoring cameras

 

Modern facilities rely on cameras to monitor obstructed or hard-to-access areas, including mission-critical operations zones, and feed information back to a centralized control room.

 

 

Ready to Start a Project?

Industrial networking, infrastructure & cybersecurity products designed to work together for maximum performance, uptime and security.

Related Resources

Automation Sets a New Standard for Material Handling

White Paper

Automation Sets a New Standard for Material Handling

What Drives Automation in Material Handling?

Belden | 10.26.2022

Networks Take Center Stage for OT Cybersecurity

White Paper

Networks Take Center Stage for OT Cybersecurity

Get expert recommendations for addressing today and tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges.

ARC Advisory Group | 09.02.2022

Enabling Operational Data Transformation - IDC

White Paper

Enabling Operational Data Transformation - IDC

Enterprises expect more out of their operations data than ever before. Improve data success at scale.

IDC | 07.29.2022