Westermo has launched a new range of compact, easy-to-use unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches. Complementing the company's range of managed switches, the SandCat five-port Fast Ethernet switch series provides a cost-effective, plug-and-play solution for industrial applications. These versatile devices support 100 Mbps. They are designed to meet the increasing network complexity, reliability and bandwidth requirements of the utilities, marine, manufacturing and energy industries.
Fibre port option
SandCat switches provide a cost-effective option for connecting multiple end devices to the network. The availability of a fibre port enables communication over longer distances or to different locations. Although managed switches are widely used to improve the configuration and security of data networks, the SandCat range is ideal for extending the port count of managed switches, enabling more end devices to be installed. .
The series is designed for mission-critical applications using DIN-rail mounting in harsh industrial environments. It provides Ethernet connectivity between drives, inverters, HMIs, PLCs and I/O units. To enable installation in harsh industrial environments, the switches meet EMC, insulation, vibration and shock standards. IP30 metal housing, -40°C to 75°C operating temperature, wide power input range, multiple small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver options and extensive industry approvals and certifications ensure maximum application flexibility.