Belden, represented here by Belden Australia , are leaders in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications. They have extended their familiar Octopus range in the Hirschmann product series to include new unmanaged Fast Ethernet switches.
The robust unmanaged 10-port switches support automation protocols, including Profinet, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP. They have ten twisted-pair ports (10/100 BASE-TX) with vibration-proof M12 connections with D-coding.
The switch has a MTBF rating of thirty years and can be easily taken into use on the 'plug-and-play' principle. On the front of the unit there are LEDs that display device status, network status, and functioning power supply. The fanless design and redundant 24V power supply ensure that it has high operational safety.
The unit's additional features:
- A robust, fireproof, die-cast housing,
- Protection class IP54
- Complies with all relevant industry standards
- Approved for use in road and rail vehicles and ships
- Temperature range from - 40°C up to +70°C
The switch can be mounted on the wall or on the machine itself, where its 184mm x 189mm x 70mm housing occupies very little space.
This new unmanaged switch is an interesting new variant for Belden's Octopus range from its Hirschmann product series.