In the past, these types of systems frequently relied on devices designed for office environments, which made them of limited use in industrial applications.
Features of the Phoenix Contact 19" Rack Switches for Control Centres and Data Centres:
- The new switches offer all the advantages of Industrial Ethernet in a suitable 19" rack format. They are designed for extreme electromechanical and climatic conditions and fully comply with the IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 requirements for deployment in energy systems.
- The switches provide fanless operation and can handle a wide temperature range extending from -40 °C to +70 °C. This ensures ongoing availability even when the heating or air conditioning system fails. Redundant power supplies offer additional system stability and permit maintenance and replacement during live operation.
- Despite a high port count of 28 Ethernet ports, the units only take up one rack unit in the switching cabinet.
- Depending on requirements, the switches are available with copper or fiber-optic ports.