MTL Instruments introduces a new range of Ethernet products designed to meet the demand by industrial process plants for greater efficiency, higher reliability, increased levels of security and lower cost of ownership of field equipment and supporting networks.
Suitable for process automation applications, MTL’s 9200-ET series of Ethernet switches is ideal for use in extended temperature areas while ensuring high reliability and rugged dependability in extreme environments.
The Active IGMP feature for instance, provides multicast filtering to deliver optimised video surveillance solutions, while switch status over Modbus TCP delivers network status within the skill set of the Control Engineer.
The MTL 9200-ETM DIN rail and panel mount Ethernet switches and 9200-ETZ rackmount managed switches support Redundant Ring network topology providing high speed recovery from network failures required for real-time automation networks.
Support for up to 4 Redundant Rings on each switch as well open Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) for integration into Manufacturing Execution System (MES) provides a high degree of flexibility in network topology.
Full customer support is provided by MTL to simplify selection, installation and operation of Ethernet networks, meeting customer requirements for in-depth Ethernet technical support from knowledgeable process industry specialists. This also reduces the risk to the end user while installing and operating Ethernet networks in process applications.
As part of Cooper Industries, MTL also offers a comprehensive range of Ethernet switches integrated into enclosures with suitable glands for operation in harsh and hazardous environments.