Unmanaged and managed industrial Ethernet switches for every application:
Ethernet/IP stands for “Ethernet Industrial Protocol.” It is an open industrial networking standard that takes advantage of commercial, off-the-shelf Ethernet communication chips and physical media. Ethernet/IP technology has evolved due to the high demand for Ethernet control applications. This standard also stems from the control industries’ need for interoperability among various Ethernet control products.
Ethernet/IP is an open network because it uses standard Ethernet IEEE 802.3, TCP/IP protocol suite, and CIP (Common Industrial Protocol), the real-time I/O and information protocol that ControlNet networks use.
For more complex networks, we provide the managed EOTec G408M Gigabit Ethernet Switch.
The EOTec G408M features advanced capabilities typically found in a managed switch plus a Self-Healing Ring function
Network traffic is rerouted in milliseconds when a fiber or cable break is detected on any of the ring ports. An alarm output, available on the terminal block, can be used to signal error conditions to a PLC or other supervisory devices.
The EOTec 2104 is a rugged, high performance Industrial Ethernet ring switch that is designed to fill the gap between unmanaged and managed Ethernet switches. It provides all the benefits of redundant ring topology operation, but at a significantly lower cost than managed switches.