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Industrial Ethernet Switches

Case Communication Industrial Ethernet Switches

Industrial Ethernet Switches

Case Communications Industrial Ethernet Switches

Case Communications Industrial Ethernet Switches are designed to work reliably supporting mission critical applications under harsh conditions.

Typically DIN Rail or Wall mounted the Switches operate from -40C to +75C without the use of fans.

All Case Industrial Switches are equipped with dual DC Power supplies, for additional resilience. The Non-PoE Industrial Switches operate from 12vdc to 48vdc while the PoE and PoE plus switches operate from a 48vdc power source.

 

Industrial Ethernet Switches Overview

 Industrial Switches - Introduction

Industrial Ethernet - is the use of Ethernet in an industrial environment with protocols that provide deterministic and real-time control. Protocols for Industrial Ethernet include PROFINET, MODBUS/TCP, POWERLINK, SERCOS III and CC-LINK IE.  Many Industrial Ethernet protocols use a modified MAC  layer to provide low latency and determinism.

Industrial Ethernet can also refer to the use of standard Ethernet protocols with rugged connectors and extended temperature switches in an industrial environment, for automation or process control. Components used in plant process areas must be designed to work in harsh environments of temperature extremes, humidity, and vibration that exceed the ranges for information technology equipment intended for installation in controlled environments.

The use of fibre Ethernet reduces the problems of electrical noise and provides electrical isolation to prevent equipment damage. Some industrial networks emphasise deterministic delivery of transmitted data, whereas Ethernet uses collision detection which makes transport time for individual data packets difficult to estimate with increasing network traffic. Typically, industrial uses of Ethernet employ full-duplex standards and other methods so that collisions do not unacceptably influence transmission times.

 Industrial Switches Redundancy

The Case Industrial Ethernet Switches provide link redundancy using STP (Spanning Tree Protocol  IEEE 802.1D), RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree IEEE 802.1w ) and MSTP ( Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol IEEE 802.1s). For the quickest self healing time, the switches use Advanced Ring Technology will allows the network to self-heal in 10ms to 20ms.

Some of the Case Industrial switches now use a new recommendation G.8032 (also known as Ethernet Ring Protection Switching. This is not as rapid as our proprietary ring protection protocols which took 20ms, while G.8032 takes approximately  50ms to re-route.

G.8032 provides the same functionality as our previous ring protocols but follows a recommendation which means they should inter-work with 3rd part switches.

All ring technologies provide the follow

  1. The avoidance of loops
  2. Learning, Forwarding and Filtering Database (FDB) mechanism which is defined in the Ethernet flow function (ETH_FF)

Loop avoidance in an Ethernet Ring is achieved by guaranteeing that, at any time, traffic may flow on all but one of the ring links. This particular link is called the Ring Protection Link (RPL), and under normal conditions this ring link is blocked.

In proprietary ring architecture the switch which blocks the traffic to prevent a loop is called the 'Ring Master', in G.8032 this is the 'Ring Protection Link' (RPL) The RPL is responsible for blocking traffic at one of its end. If the ring were to fail for any reason the RPL unblocks its port and self heals the ring.

Any failure along the ring triggers a signal fail message in both directions from the nodes next to the failed link after these nodes have blocked the port facing the failed link. On obtaining this message, RPL unblocks the RPL port. (Note that a single link failure anywhere in the ring ensures a loop free topology.)

 The other Ethernet Ring Node adjacent to the RPL, the RPL Neighbour Node, may also participate in blocking or unblocking its end of the RPL.

The event of an Ethernet Ring failure results in protection switching of the traffic. This is achieved on all Ethernet Ring Nodes. An APS (Automatic Protection Switching) protocol is used to coordinate the protection actions over the ring.

 

Industrial Switches VLANS

Case  Industrial Switches support Static Port and Tagged based VLANS, as well as Q in Q (VLAN Stacking).

 

Industrial Switches Quality of Service

Our  Industrial Switches support quality of service based on industry standard features such as 802.1p, IP Tos etc.

 

Industrial Switches – Short Form Pluggables

Industry Standard SFP’s (Short Form Pluggables) ensure any distance and type of Fibre can be supported, and the switches all support DMI ( Dynamic Management Interface) allowing the fibre to be monitored from a central point with SNMP Traps or e-mails sent in the event of a fibre degradation or failure.

 

Industrial Switches – PoE / PoE+ - Power Over Ethernet

The Case  Ethernet switches which support Power over Ethernet support both the standard PoE (IEEE 802.3af (15 watts at 48 volts DC)) and PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at (30 watts at 48 volts DC)). This allows the switches to power third party devices such as Pan, Tilt and Zoom CCTV, and Wi-Fi, and Wireless products etc.

 

Link Aggregation

Case  Industrial Ethernet Switches support IEEE 802.3ad LACP Link aggregation allowing multiple trunks to be bonded to form a single high speed pipe.

 

Industrial Switches - Management

Management is via a HTTP / HTTPS, Browser, CLI , SSH2.0 or SNMP with the switches sending SNMP Traps to a Network Management System as well as being able to trigger a local relay port.

Security logon is provided either using the switches internal security or a RADIUS server. File management allows Firmware upgrades or backups and also configuration upload and download.

Please refer to each individual switches details for more specific information

DIN Rail Mounted Industrial Ethernet Switch Overview

PIXE 12T 4SX-G Industrial 10Gbps Switch with PoE/PoE+ Ports

10Gbps Industrial Ethernet switch

Operating Temperature -40C ~ +75C
10/100 /1000 TX PoE / PoE+ ports8x 10/100/1000Tx PoE/PoE+
10/100 /1000 TX ports4 x 1Gbps TX
10 /1.25Gbps/2.5 Gbps /5Gbps Gbps Fibre Ports4x 10Gbps Fibre (SFP)
SwitchingLayer 2
Backplane / PPS368 Gbps / 130.94 Mpps
Ring supportERPS G.8032
InstallationDIN Rail, Wall Mount or Shelf
ManagementWeb based, (HTTP / HTTPS) SSL, Telnet, SSH
More Information on PIXE 12T 4SX-G

PIGE 12T 4GB MX -Industrial PoE Gigabit Managed Ethernet Switch
PIGE12T4GB MX-Industrial Gigabit POE+ Ethernet Switch 12 x 10/100/1000T and 4 x GBIC / SFP Fibre
Operating temperature-400C to +750C
10/100 /1000 TX ports12x 10/100/1000Tx PoE / PoE+
Fibre Ports4x Mini GBIC / SFP
SwitchingLayer 2
Backplane / PPS32 Gbps / 48 Mpps
Ring supportUp to 250 switches
Alarm outputRelay Port
InstallationDIN rail or wall mount
ManagementWeb based – SNMP v1 / V2 / V3 SSH 2
ComplianceEN 50121-4 Compliant (Railway)
DNV Compliant ( Marine)
More Information on X-Ring Plus Ethernet Industrial Ring Technology
More Information on X-Ring Application Examples
More Information on PIGE 12T 4GB MX

PIGE 8T 4S MX -Industrial PoE Gigabit Managed Ethernet Switch

PIGE-8T-4S-Front-Right
8 x 10/100/1000T and 4 x SFP Fibre
Operating temperature-400C to +750C
10/100 /1000 TX ports8x 10/100/1000Tx PoE / PoE+
Fibre Ports4x Gigabit SFP
SwitchingLayer 2
Backplane / PPS24 Gbps / 35.7 Mpps
Ring supportUp to 250 switches
Alarm outputRelay Port
InstallationDIN rail or wall mount
ManagementWeb based – SNMP v1 / V2 / V3 SSH 2
Traffic ControlNEMA TS2
ATEXCompliant
RailwayEN 501210-4
Hazardous EnvironmentClass 1 Division 2
More Information on X-Ring Plus Ethernet Industrial Ring Technology
More Information on X-Ring Application Examples
More Information on PIGE 8T4SMX

IFE 8T2GB MX -Industrial Managed Ethernet Switch
IFE 8T2GB MX -Industrial Managed Ethernet Switch 8 x 10/100T and 2 x Mini GBIC
Operating temperature-400C to +750C
10/100 TX ports8 x 10/100Tx
Gigabit Ports2 Via Mini-GBIC
Fibre Ports2 x SFP Via Mini GBIC
SwitchingLayer 2
Backplane / PPS5.6Gbps / 8.3Mpps
Ring supportUp to 250 switches
Alarm outputRelay Port
InstallationDIN rail or wall mount
ManagementWeb Based SNMP V1/V2/V3
More Information on X-Ring Plus Ethernet Industrial Ring Technology
More Information on X-Ring Application Examples
More Information on IFE 8T2GB

IFE 16T 4GB MC -Industrial Managed Ethernet Switch
IFE 16T 4GB MC 20-Port-Industrial Ethernet Switch16 x 10/100T and 4 x Gigabit SFP
Operating temperature-400C to +750C
10/100 TX ports16 x 10/100Tx
Fibre Ports4 x SFP
SwitchingLayer 2
Backplane / PPS11.2Gbps / 7.5Mpps
Ring supportUp to 250 switches
Alarm outputRelay Port
InstallationDIN rail or wall mount
ManagementSSH – Web based + SNMP V1/V2/V3
More Information on X-Ring Plus Ethernet Industrial Ring Technology
More Information on X-Ring Application Examples
More Information on IFE 16T4GB

PIFE 8T 2GB MF -Industrial PoE Gigabit Managed Ethernet Switch
PIFE 8T 2GB MF -Industrial PoE Gigabit Managed Ethernet Switch8 x 10/100/1000T and 2 x SFP Fibre
Operating temperature-400C to +750C
10/100 TX ports8x 10/100Tx PoE / PoE+
Fibre Ports2x Gigabit SFP
SwitchingLayer 2
Backplane / PPS5 Gbps / 7.4 Mpps
Ring supportUp to 250 switches
Alarm outputRelay Port
InstallationDIN rail or wall mount
ManagementWeb based – SNMP v1 / V2 / V3
More Information on X-Ring Plus Ethernet Industrial Ring Technology
More Information on X-Ring Application Examples
More Information on PIFE 8T2GBMF

 

Industrial Rack Mounted Switch Overview – RML3-4248P

RML3-4248P 10Gbps Rackmount switch

10Gbps L3 Industrial Rackmount switch
with PoE

Operating Temperature-40C ~ +80C
TX Ports10/100 /1000 TX 8 x 10/100/100Tx PoE / PoE+
100 / 1000 Gbps SFP Ports24 x 1.25Gbps SFP Ports
10Gbps Ports4 x 10Gbps SFP Ports
Switching Layer 3
Backplane598 Gbps (Non-Blocking), 107.14 MPPS
Ring SupportSTP (IEEE 802.1d), RSTP (IEEE 802.1w), MSTP (IEEE 802.1s) & G.8032 (ERPS) More Information G.8032
InstallationRackMount
VLANSPort Based 4,000 & IEEE 802.1q, & Protocol based
MAC Addresses32,000
ManagementSNMP, HTTPS, CLI, SSH2.0
More Information on RML3-4248P

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