Phoenix Contact is now offering a five-port Ethernet switch with IP67 protection for use in harsh industrial environments. This switch sets itself apart as a result of the compact design and its ease of installation that makes it ideal for the machine construction sector. Its housing is only 30 mm wide so that it can be installed on a standard structural element completely and without any protrusion.
With its high IP67 protection and wide temperature range from -40 °C up to +70 °C, this switch is designed to address a wide range of applications. It can be quickly and simply installed using the axial symmetrically arranged retaining points that can accept M6 screws.
Its integrated priority handling of data packets according to IEEE 802.1p allows the switch to be used in Profinet or heterogeneous environments, in which certain services – such as IP telephony – are to be handled with the highest priority. The extensive range of products for field installation, including the labeling accessories from Phoenix Contact, is available for the standardized M12 connections.