I am looking at a potential replacement for running Cat6 cables between portable pieces of equipment twice a year. My main question pertains to the density of separate networks that would be present in a single production room floor and if the bluetooth mode would be suitable for this application.
My application has a dozen production lines with multiple pieces of mobile equipment that sit in two rooms. I am hoping to simplify the move process twice a year by creating a wireless connection between multiple control panels, but separate from each individual production line (each line sits behind an eWON Cosy acting as remote access and a NAT device). Each piece of equipment requires a reliable signal from each other piece of equipment, acting as an interlock, allowing each piece of equipment to run in tandem. Would the Anybus bluetooth be suitable for this application? A dozen-plus WiFi networks would likely have severe network interference issues in such a confined area from what I understand, so am looking for other solutions. We do not want a single point of failure shutting down multiple lines, so a main AP for several lines is out of the question as well.
Thanks for your help!