Contemporary Controls' unmanaged switches make it easier to expand Ethernet networks in the most demanding environments. The new EISW series features a wide operating temperature range of –40°C to +75°C that makes it suitable for outdoor applications. The EISW8-100T is an eight-port Ethernet switch that provides 10/100 Mbps performance on all ports to accommodate a range of control devices and workstations used in automation systems. .
This low-cost, compact unit is encased in a rugged steel enclosure, with both DIN-rail and wall mounting installation. The EISW8-100T requires a rail space width of only 41 mm, making it ideal for control panel installations where DIN-rail space is at a premium. A metal DIN-rail clip attached to the steel enclosure can survive the toughest installation.
"Ethernet continues to evolve as the network of choice for automation systems due to its high speed, familiarity among users, and easy Internet connectivity. But the environment can be demanding," said Joe Stasiek, sales manager at Contemporary Controls. "The equipment must be robust, reliable, and in some instances, withstand harsh outdoor temperatures. Our new EISW8-100T delivers all these requirements in a durable, compact unit that is easy-to-install, operate, and maintain."
The switch supports plug-and-play operation and requires no configuration. All ports automatically configure their data rate and duplex using auto-negotiation protocol. Depending on the capability of the link partner, communication is set at 10 or 100 Mbps and at either half- or full-duplex. The EISW8-100T has eight Auto-MDIX ports for attaching local devices. Each port has one LED that glows with an established link and flashes with activity which assists in troubleshooting connection issues.
The unit is powered from a choice of low-voltages (AC or DC). Redundant power connections are provided for back-up power schemes. LEDs assist in troubleshooting. Plus, a removable power connector facilitates the servicing of the unit. The switch is UL Listed for Industrial Control Equipment and complies with CFR 47 Part 15 Class A. It carries the CE Mark and is UKCA compliant. The EISW8-100T complies with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA).
Visit the EISW8-100T product page to learn more.