Industrial-control applications require complex networks with high data-rates and time sensitive devices whilst harsh environments on the plant floor create vibration, heat and other hazards. Direct-Link Ethernet switches meet the 3 main challenges posed by industrial Ethernet applications: determinism, robustness and integration. Determinism is the assurance that control communication will occur in a set period of time. Delivery of information in the prescribed time requires the use of industrialized protocols: EtherNet/IP*, PROFINET or Modbus TCP. Unmanaged, standard duty (SD) switches in tough, Lexan plastic enclosures provide a cost-effective network solution for a multitude of low-end applications. Heavy-duty (HD) aluminum enclosures with wide temperature operation are the solution for tougher industrial applications. This unmanaged switch has a plug-and-play simplicity at power up and supports all standard IEEE 802.3 protocols. The IP30 housing is designed for DIN rail or direct-panel mounting. It receives messages from the source and transmits them only to the frame destination port and ensures reliable performance. This switch can be used in any of the following markets and applications: Automotive; Semiconductor; Material handling; Water and wasterwater; Pulp and beverage; Mining and metal; HMI/SCADA systems; Industrial I/O connections; Robot cell control; Packaging line control systems; and Substation control.
Plug-and-play simplicity at power up
No software configuration required; fast and easy integration
Broad industry acceptance
UL508 and UL1604 approved