You need N-TRON Ethernet switches for the same reason you need Opto 22 I/O: reliability. These are the switches you can count on for your industrial Ethernet network.
Today let's focus on the 700 series. Take a look at these features:
- Highest industry specs for shock and vibration, plus extended temperature range (-40 to 85 °C)
- MTBF of two million hours (over 228 years!)
- Electrically hardened RJ-45 ports and coated steel enclosures to withstand high electrical noise environments (variable frequency drives, servo controls, etc.)
- 10–30 VDC redundant power inputs
- Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
- Quality of Service (QoS)
- Port trunking and port mirroring
- Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping, necessary for networks with EtherNet/IP™ devices (such as Allen-
Bradley® RSLogix®-based PLCs)
- ESD and surge protection diodes on all ports
- Configurable alarm contact
- N-Ring technology
- Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
- Full SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and web browser management
Two 700-series switches are in stock and ready to ship to you today:
- N-TRON708TX has eight 10/100 BaseTX RJ-45 copper ports
- N-TRON708FX2-ST has six 10/100 BaseTX RJ-45 copper ports and two 100BaseFX fiber optic ports with ST connectors
Switches with more ports are also available. To find out more, read the Network Infrastructure Products Data Sheet. And check out N-TRON's white paper, Designing a Reliable Industrial Ethernet Network—good advice for building your control network.
Described as a "hidden gem" on our website, the SNAP PAC System Specification Guide has just been updated to include all Wired+Wireless™ controllers and brains plus N-TRON switches and access points.
The Specification Guide shows you how to build a simple SNAP PAC System—and then expand it to monitor, control, and exchange data with just about anything.
Comparison charts make it easy to choose the software, controllers, brains, and I/O you need for your application.
Specifications, dimensions, and wiring diagrams are included.
Download your copy now.
Ever want to see the New Belgium Brewery Case Study video, or the video that steps you through adding intelligent analog I/O to your Allen-Bradley system, only to find you have no Internet connection?
You can still watch them. Just download them from iTunes, and you'll have them whenever you need to play them.
Here's how. (For more detailed steps, see the PDF, Subscribing to Opto 22 Content through iTunes.)
- 1. Use a computer with an Internet connection and iTunes already installed.
- 2. Cick this link to the Opto 22 Podcast in the iTunes Store.
- 2. Click Allow when asked to open iTunes.
- 4. In the list of videos, click the Get Episode button for the ones you want.
The videos are downloaded to your computer. Since our videos are high definition, it may take a little time. Now you've got them, and you can see them anytime you want.
To automatically get new videos as we release them, click the Subscribe button.
Join Opto 22 Distributor Advanced Control Solutions (ACS) at the Northern Alabama Industrial & Machine Tool Expo in Huntsville, November 4–5, 2009.
The Expo focuses on machine tools, manufacturing equipment, industrial engineering, plant maintenance, engineering, and construction. ACS will be there to answer any questions you have and demonstrate Opto 22 products.
Where: Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St. SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
When: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
ACS offers a comprehensive selection of automation products and services to help their customers gain a competitive advantage through efficient and creative use of factory automation technology. The company stocks and distributes automation products made by top industry manufacturers—including Opto 22.
Contact ACS by phone at 800-969-7772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.