In order to ensure time critical control related data is reliably delivered, it is necessary to use switching hubs, which minimize network collisions in place of repeater hubs.
But most switches were not designed to stand up to environmental hardships that may be found in industrial or harsh commercial environments.
The ENHSM overcomes this hurdle and provides the user a great deal of design flexibility. The rugged construction enables the device to be mounted anywhere in the factory (side of the machine, building pillar, rafters, etc.).
When mated with an RJ-Lnxx® cordset, the ENHSM provides a sealed, IEC IP67 rated connection, that prevents ingress from common factory contaminants such as dirt, oil and water.
Now the switch can be placed where it makes the most sense for the network layout, instead of wherever the nearest sterile enclosure is located.
Even with all its rugged features, the switch still provides a high level of functionality, including the ability to support full-duplex communication and 10Mbps/100Mbps transmission speeds.
With 1.4 Gbps of total bandwidth, the switch can simultaneously handle full wire speed communication on each port. A dedicated uplink port enables a connection to other switches without use of a crossover cable, while a variety of LED indicators provide status and diagnostic information at a glance.
No programming is necessary, as the switch autolearns network addresses – just wire in 10-30V DC power, connect the patch cords, and you’re up and running.