Belden's Octopus 10TX Ethernet switch supports automation protocols such as Profinet, Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP
Belden has extended the Hirschmann Octopus Switch Series to include an unmanaged Ethernet switch. The Octopus 10TX switch, which supports automation protocols such as Profinet, Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, possesses ten twisted-pair ports (10/100BASE-TX) with vibration-proof M12 connections with D-coding. Additional features include a fireproof die-cast housing, protection class IP54 and a temperature range from -40º F to +150º F (-40º C to +70º C). This switch also complies with all relevant industry standards and is approved for use in road and rail vehicles and ships.
The switch can be used on the plug-and-play principle. LEDs on the front of the unit display both device and network status, as well as functioning power supply status. The fanless design and redundant 24V power supply are engineered to provide operational safety. The switch can be mounted on the wall or on the machine itself.