Phoenix Contact introduces a new range of advanced managed switches in the 7000 series, particularly suitable for use in EtherNet/IP networks.
The new 7000 series managed switches suit EtherNet/IP networks because industrial Ethernet switches are the first to be equipped with the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). These switches can be configured and diagnosed from the EtherNet/IP control system.
The new managed switches support the Device Level Ring (DLR) redundancy mechanism; with DLR, switching times of less than three milliseconds can be achieved in the event of failure, increasing the network’s availability. Up to six non-DLR-enabled devices can be integrated into the ring with the FL Switch 7000 switch.
Proven functions such as IGMP snooping, multicast source detection and auto-query port for intelligent multicast filtering are also available on the switches to enhance network stability.