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Switches for automation applications under harsh ambient conditions

Published:  19 December, 2018

Phoenix Contact is extending its range of Managed Switches for automation tasks with new versions 2200 and 2300 in the FL Switch 2000 product range. They are suitable for the flexible construction of robust and failsafe networks in systems manufacturing, in the infrastructure and process industry, as well as in maritime applications.

The switches can be used in Ex Zone 2 according to ATEX and IECEx and have shipbuilding approvals GL/DNV, ABS, LR, BV, and RINA. An extended temperature range of -40°C to + 70°C and redundant power supply also enable use under harsh ambient conditions. For a high data throughput, Gigabit variant 2300 is also available.

Just like the FL Switch 2000 product range, the new versions offer functions for easy and flexible start-up. The switches have the necessary management functions for PROFINET and EtherNet/IP™ applications.

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