“Making sure of trouble-free data traffic in complex automation systems”
A break in communications may result in costly downtimes in industrial networks. High system availability is therefore crucial. Using redundancy mechanisms and extensive diagnostics options, it is important to efficiently control data traffic and to maintain reliability.
In compliance with various IEEE standards, our managed switches are ideal for the creation of redundant network structures. With the current firmware extension, the automation protocols PROFINET RT and EtherNet/IP are also now supported by all managed switch variants. The devices can thus be easily integrated into the respective engineering tools and parameterised and diagnosed via the standard software environment. In addition, the automation protocols support the prioritised transmission of data, thereby enabling real-time communication between the network subscribers.
Additional features such as loop protection, advanced VLAN functionality (hybrid VLAN) and SFP DDM transceiver diagnosis support more precise diagnosis and control of network traffic.
You can find out more on our website, or alternatively, please feel free to call us on 0845 094 2006.
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This post was updated by Lesley Young from Weidmüller UK.