Vibration-resistant Ethernet switches

09 November 2021

ifm electronic has introduced a range of Ethernet switches which offer high vibration and shock resistance, complemented by extended temperature and voltage operating ranges.

These features make the switches suitable for use in almost any industrial environment and, as they carry E20 approval, they are also suited to use in mobile applications.

The AL3xxx six-port unmanaged switches are compatible with all common automation protocols – including Modbus TCP and PROFINET CC-A. They complement modules in the ifm electronic IO-Link master family, featuring the same design, port configuration and standardised M12 connectors.

StandardLine switches in the new range have A-coded connectors, while PerformanceLine versions have L-coded connectors with enhanced current capability. The PerformanceLine versions can be daisy-chained to other modules in the product family, which simplifies the provision of power. All types are available in industrial versions with coolant-resistant housings, and in versions with housings fabricated from materials that meet the specific requirements of the food and related industries.

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