Connecting machines, devices, and systems in warehouses

Warehouse and distribution communication

A warehouse contains many different machines and systems. HMS solutions enable them to communicate in an efficient, secure and sustainable way. Industrial networking, remote access, connecting to safety networks and much more.

Enable AGVs and AMRs to communicate

Warehouse automation solutions

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) need to navigate safely, stay clear of obstacles and be accessed remotely.

HMS communication solutions allow them to do just that.  

HMS offers wireless communication solutions, functional safety and remote monitoring for AGVs and AMRs in warehouses. 

Cut the cables — build your wireless infrastructure

Wireless solutions for the connected warehouse

Making effective use of mobile equipment requires deployment of robust wireless networks such as 802.11 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth — for interaction between mobile equipment and the control systems. Anybus Wireless products help you build your wireless infrastructure with fully featured wireless access points and easy-to-configure wireless clients. 

  • Wireless access for machines 
  • Replace Ethernet cables 
  • Build Wireless LAN infrastructure 
Integrate functional safety

Functional Safety – the easy way

Moving machinery in a warehouse needs to operate in a safe way to avoid damage to staff and goods. But connecting to safety networks such as CIP Safety, PROFIsafe and FSoE is complex and time-consuming. 

Ixxat Safe from HMS Networks offers the industry‘s most comprehensive product and service offerings for integrating safe IOs and communication solutions based on EN ISO 13849-1 and EN/IEC 62061. 

  • Pre-certified by TÜV Rheinland
  • Speeds up your development process
  • Reduces development costs and risks  
Stay connected!

Network diagnostics

HMS may also help you with network diagnostics — health checks, reports and best paths of repair for industrial networks – all to avoid costly downtime.  

It includes permanent monitoring and troubleshooting solutions as well as services, training and tools for more robust infrastructure.

Connect to any network – fieldbus or industrial Ethernet

Industrial network connectivity

Want to network a machine or device in a warehouse? Or connect an older part of a warehouse to a newer system? Anybus solutions from HMS Networks connect any device to any network.
Turn warehouse data into information

Remote data and insights

The ability to collect, visualize and analyze data associated with logistical operations can present tremendous benefits. A deeper understanding of customer trends and expectations, employee productivity and operational efficiency can provide a competitive edge.  

But the decisions made are only as good as the last available piece of data.  

Ewon remote solutions enable remote visualization of warehouse data in a centralized IIoT platform – resulting in quick troubleshooting and better business decisions.

Product categories

Products used for communication in warehouse and distribution

What users say

Case studies and testimonials


Seiko, packing its machines with new added value!

Seiko, a packaging and bottling machine manufacturer, improves customer support and operational efficiency by implementing Ewon's secure remote connectivity solution, reducing downtime, and offering remote monitoring services.
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Ewon Cosy enables Cofresco's remote maintenance solution

Cofresco, a leading manufacturer of home food storage solutions, implemented Ewon remote maintenance for efficient machine startup, standardized interfaces, and secure, user-friendly access to their automated systems.
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AFA Systems streamlines automation with Ewon technology

AFA Systems, a Brampton-based packaging automation solutions provider, uses Ewon Cosy for remote automation tuning, reducing costs and improving customer service. Ewon simplifies communication and programming updates.


Why do I need remote maintenance in a warehouse?

Machines for packaging, conveyor belts etc. are getting more flexible and more complex. Quick reaction time and highly skilled maintenance staff is needed to troubleshoot them. 

Ewon remote solutions simplifies the service procedure for production machinery with easy and secure 24/7 remote access for service teams. Standardize and centrally control your collaboration with your suppliers for better efficiency and security. 

How can I connect to warehouse machinery in a secure way?

Strong OT Cybersecurity is a central element for the digitalization automated site.

Ewon solutions from HMS are certified according IEC 62443 and ISO 27001 standards. This remote access solution implements the latest security technology to secure production from external threats.

Also, HMS network diagnostics tools spot external and internal security threats within production lines.

How does the new EU machine directive affect warehouse and distribution?

The EU Machinery Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC) ensures the safety of machinery sold or marketed in the EU and forms the basis for the CE marking, indicating mechanical and electrical safety.

Standards such as ISO 12100 and ISO 13849-1 aid manufacturers in conforming to this directive. In 2023, a new version of this directive, known as the Machinery Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2023/1230), was published, which will be mandatory by January 14, 2027.

It extends the definition of "machinery" and addresses new technologies, software-based safety features, and self-learning systems.

What are the effects of the new EU machine on warehouse and distribution?

It will mean that AGVs will need to communicate with industrial safety standards such as ProfiSafe, CIP Safety etc. in order to be used on the European market.

Talk to an expert about Warehouse and distribution

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