With the intelligent components the amount of data keeps growing which resulted to an increase pressure for efficiency, and the necessity for the highest standards. Requirements for network infrastructure is increasing.
PROFINET or Gigabit-Ethernet?
This question posed with respect to the optimal realization of industrial machine networks: Is PROFINET or gigabit Ethernet used? With the new FLEXtra PROFINET switch from Helmholz is the solution the system manufacturers came up with. Communication can take place at the higher level with the industrial Ethernet, besides the field bus level with PROFINET.
With DIn the process the users now can decide which off the 16RJ45 ports are to used for PROFINET and giga Ethernet. The smallest control cabinets and sub-distributions due to the vertical cable approaches makes the FLEXtra PROFINET more suitable.
The PROFINET cables were guided directly by the switch into the cable channel. With a structured LED display is the switch for a clear status and diagnostic information completes the design. The switch is equipped with 100 Mbps and 1 Gbit/s ports which makes it suitable for both PROFINET traffic and the communication between the operating elements and various machine.
FLEXtra PROFINET switch is also supported wit the management function, such as MRP (ring redundancy), VLAN (virtual LANs), SNMP, port mirroring, QoS/CoS mapping, SNTP, and extensive statistics. With 2 digital outputs and 4 digital inputs, as well as a detailed PROFINET EA image in the PLC, the status of the ports is monitored and controlled. It can be integrated with the engineering too.
New variant in planning
A 4 LWL ports and gigabit switch in the design that is already development and the variant that the FLEXtra PROFINET switch. The requirements of machine networks will increase the automation and will fulfill both securely and efficiently.
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