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The complete product line, consisting of unmanaged and managed models, has also been approved for use in hazardous locations per UL and ATEX ratings. These IP20-rated Ethernet switches conform to all necessary IEEE standards and support a wide range of Ethernet protocols including EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and PROFINET®.
To accommodate diverse requirements, in-cabinet the IP20 Ethernet switches are available in small expansion 5- to 8-port unmanaged configurations and 8-port managed options. All models contain RJ45 sockets for fieldbus connection and removable terminals for power. Operators can also employ the fiber-copper converter to efficiently convey data from standard devices over great distances not possible with copper. This enables an Ethernet solution for even the most remote nodes.
The rugged switches are capable of information transfer and real-time I/O control in a wide variety of industrial locations, including UL/ATEX hazardous areas. Providing simple installation, switches are easily set up by applying power and connecting devices to the ports.