Helping to reduce costs and improve reliability, Eaton has expanded connectivity options for the SmartWire-DT panel wiring system, replacing numerous wires used to connect motor control components with a single cable.
By Gretchen Edelbrock, Products Editor
The system comes with Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, in addition to PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen. This added flexibility allows the SmartWire-DT system to more easily integrate with OEMs preferred industrial network.
The SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution uses an eight-conductor, flat cable located in the control cabinet to connect motor starters, pushbutton actuators, and indicator lights. The start of the system is a SmartWire-DT gateway, which establishes the connection to standard programmable logic controller (PLC) fieldbuses, now including Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, as well as PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen.