Industrial wireless is essential to achieve the vision of futuremanufacturing systems which are highly dynamic and reconfigurable, and communicate large amounts of data. Main challenges of wireless deployment include the stochastic nature ofthe wireless channels and the harsh industrial transmission environment. In this work, a typical two-dimensional gantry systemis controlled by a local controller which receives G-code commands wirelessly over a Wi-Fi network. The industrial wirelesschannel is replicated using a radio frequency (RF) channel emulator where various scenarios are considered and various wireless channel parameters are studied. The movement of the gantrysystem tool is tracked using a vision tracking system to quantifythe impact of the wireless channel on the system performance.Numerical results are presented including the total run time ofan industrial process and the dwell times at various positionsthrough the process.