Eaton's SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution reduces panel wiring complexity and panel space

Eaton's SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution is designed to reduce panel wiring complexity, improve system reliability and reduce panel space. It links standard motor control components within the panel, separate distribution panels or remote control stations, and creates communications-enabled devices.

The SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution uses an eight-conductor, flat cable located in the control cabinet to connect motor starters, pushbutton actuators and indicator lights. The start of the system is a SmartWire-DT gateway, which is designed to establish the connection to standard programmable logic controller (PLC) fieldbuses, including PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen.

The SmartWire-DT network directly integrates the input/output (I/O) level in the switching devices. As a result, no conventional PLC I/O modules are needed; instead, communication-enabled modules are attached to standard Eaton motor control components.

Devices on the SmartWire-DT network are automatically addressed, assigning addresses in the order that the devices are connected. The system is designed to continuously monitor all devices on the network and detect changes in the panel. 

The SmartWire-DT system can function on a network length up to 2,000 feet, and can connect up to 99 devices per gateway.

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