Morgan Advanced Materials (LSE: MGAM) is a global manufacturer of specialist products, utilising carbon, advanced ceramics and composites for a broad range of markets including...
A production environment of this kind creates a myriad of hurdles for any wireless network.
Huge blast kilns and heavy milling machines together with high energy power transformers and cabling create challenging conditions for radio signals to propagate creating an unreliable and patchy network.
For Morgan Advanced Ceramics this created real problems across the factory floor. The existing wireless coverage (used for monitoring machines) was all but unusable due to its poor reliability, forcing managers to rely on paper based systems to keep track.
Employees across multiple sites were also having issues gaining access to the network.
"Since the Ruckus system has been deployed we’ve been able to have a staged roll out across our sites and actually rely on the solution for 24/7 usage. It’s been refreshing to have a system where we can look for additional uses for it rather than ways to avoid it!"