With a robust metal housing, the new IP67 switch from industrial automation and lighting and building products supplier Wieland Electric enables reliable operation even under the most adverse environmental conditions.
As noted by the manufacturer's recent product press release:
Modular and flexible machine concepts are growing rapidly in importance. In the course of this development, automation components are increasingly being connected in a decentralized manner.
This also applies to IP switches, which are no longer only mounted in the control cabinet, but also directly on the machine.
In order to ensure reliable operation of the network components under these circumstances, the devices must meet high requirements. After all, they are directly exposed to potentially harmful influences such as dust, moisture and electromagnetic radiation.
Wieland Electric now offers a suitable solution for such demands with its new IP67 switch. The wienet IP-SWITCH UMS 8-W-M12 is equipped with a robust metal housing and can therefore be used under the most adverse environmental conditions, offering strong protection against splash water, contamination and high temperatures up to 75° Celsius, among other industrial scenarios.
In addition, the switch complies with the EN 50155 standard, making it suitable for the harsh requirements of railroad applications. Fluctuations and interruptions in the power supply are tolerated by the wienet IP-SWITCH UMS 8-W-M12, as are vibrations, shocks and high relative humidity. The compact device is easy to maintain and features a long service life and high electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), according to the manufacturer.
IP67 plug & play
The plug & play capability of the new IP67 switch enables fast commissioning even without programming experience, notes the company.
Sensors and actuators can be connected robustly and reliably via the unit's eight M12 Fast Ethernet ports, which contributes to low failure rates.
Compatibility in conjunction with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) within the IEC 61131-2 framework also ensures reliable network operation, with the lowest probability of failure, according to the company.
IP-SWITCH WIENET UMS 8-W-M12 Unmanaged Switch 8xM12 Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbit/s) ports, IP 67, wide temperature range