IP67 Fast Ethernet switch connects industrial sensors, actuators via eight M12 ports

Nov. 1, 2022
Optimally suited for modular systems, a new robust and compact IP67 switch from Wieland Electric ensures reliable operation even in the harshest, most adverse environmental conditions.
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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.

Technical data

IP-SWITCH WIENET UMS 8-W-M12 Unmanaged Switch 8xM12 Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbit/s) ports, IP 67, wide temperature range

  • Ethernet standards IEEE: 802.3/802.3u/802.3x
  • Voltage type: DC
  • Min. operating temperature: -40 °C
  • Max. Operating temperature: 75 °C
  • Storage temperature / transport min: -40 °C
  • Storage temperature / transport max: 85 °C
  • Relative humidity min.: 5 %
  • Relative humidity max: 95 %
  • Net weight: 700 g
  • Redundant power supply: 2 power inputs
  • Standards and approvals: IEC 61131-2, EN50155

Visit https://www.wieland-americas.com/.

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Matt Vincent | Senior Editor

Matt Vincent is a B2B technology journalist, editor and content producer with over 15 years of experience, specializing in the full range of media content production and management, as well as SEO and social media engagement best practices, for both Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine and its website CablingInstall.com. He currently provides trade show, company, executive and field technology trend coverage for the ICT structured cabling, telecommunications networking, data center, IP physical security, and professional AV vertical market segments. Email: [email protected]

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