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Robust data distribution: Ethernet switches for field applications

  • 6-port Ethernet switch compatible with all common automation protocols and IIoT applications
  • Flexible voltage supply with or without daisy chain
  • Suited for mobile machines thanks to increased operating voltage and temperature range
  • Robust housings, food-grade option available

Ethernet switches for field applications

The decentralised modules serve as network nodes between the participants in the field. They are connected directly via robust and reliable M12 connection cables. The use of EVC connection cables with ecolink technology ensures a particularly robust connection and thus reliable data transfer. The M12 connector ensures a much more secure connection than an RJ-45 connector - especially outside the control cabinet.

Robust proven materials

The Ethernet modules are the perfect choice, even in the most difficult environments: The materials and production methods are identical to the EVC jumper cables.

Advantages and customer benefits

Expansion of the IO-Link master family

The Ethernet switches are the perfect addition to ifm’s IO-Link master family. They feature the same design, port configuration and standardised M12 connections.

Also suited for mobile machines

With their increased operating temperature and voltage range as well as high vibration and shock resistance, the switches are also suited for harsh environments. In addition, the E20 approval means that the product is also suited for use outside vehicles.

Simple voltage supply

The Ethernet modules offer different connection options for the voltage supply: an A-coded M12 connector and an L-coded M12 connector. The latter can be daisy-chained to other modules of the product family.

Ethernet 6-port switches (unmanaged)

Connection technology