Industrial Ethernet switches are the perfect network component for your automation. They serve as a link between all Ethernet devices and transparently forward data to higher level industrial functions.
Equipped for all ambient conditions, you are sure to find the right switch for your application: devices with copper or fiber-optic ports, for the control cabinet or for use in harsh environments.
The Scalance X-200 Ethernet switches are robust, reliable and secure and offer many functions: Virtual LANs, redundancy mechanisms and optional complete PROFINET or Ethernet/IP diagnostics in one device.
The Scalance X-200 have a rugged metal housing, and are optimised for mounting on a standard rail and can also be wall mounted. This gives you flexibility in designing the network topology: from redundant setup and minimisation of downtime, through integrated and reliable segmentation across all levels to barrier-free connection to cloud-based systems.
In addition to variants for setting up electrical and optical networks, some of the Scalance X-200 switches can bridge distances of up to 200 km with 2 GB-capable SFPs.
Thanks to their properties including an extended temperature range (40 °C to 70 °C) and approvals for railway applications and hazardous areas, the Scalance X-200 switches can be flexibly used in a wide variety of environments: in mechanical engineering, in the automotive industry, in the food & beverages industry, along rail-guided routes or in the oil and gas industry.
DBI Control recently used the 6GK5208-OBA10-2AA3 Industrial Ethernet switch with 8 electrical ports for mounting in the control cabinet in a scalance field panel for an upgrade for the Postal and Packaging sector in Gatwick Airport.
They are configured with the web-based management that is browser supported or with a command line interface. They also have the advantage of preventing downtime caused by contaminated or worn optical connections by means of Fiber Monitoring.
Some of the benefits of the Scalance X-200 are
Ideal solution for configuring Industrial Ethernet line, star and ring topologies
Reliable plug-in connection thanks to rugged, industry-standard device connection in conjunction with PROFINET-compliant FastConnect connectors
High network availability
Integration of the switches in the existing network management infrastructure through SNMP access point
Easy integration in the process diagnosis and system diagnosis with PROFINET
Module replacement without the need for a programming device
If you think the Scalance X-200 Industrial Ethernet switch can help your industrial workplace, please get in touch with one of our team members today on 01244 288138 or [email protected]