Posted by Courtney E. HowardNORTH ANDOVER, Mass., 15 Oct. 2011. L-com Inc., a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has introduced its line of industrial Ethernet switches to address the growing industrial networking market. The Industrial Ethernet Switch (IES) line features DIN rail mounting, dual 24 volts DC power inputs, rugged aluminum cases, and an operating temperature of -40°C to +70°C. The IES Series plug-and-play, unmanaged devices can be installed in minutes to connect IP-enabled devices, such as PLCs, drives, motors, pumps, and meters.
L-com offers several models, including copper only or combination fiber-optic and copper interfaces. Fiber versions are offered in multimode (2km) and single-mode options up to 80 kilometers.
“L-com now carries all the components required to build an industrial Ethernet network ranging from shielded category rated cabling, fiber-optic cables, DIN rail, NEMA enclosures, and now IES Series Switches,” explains Peter McNeil, Ethernet product manager.