Industrial Ethernet and Networking Solutions

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Industrial Ethernet

Industrial Ethernet has its foundations within Ethernet protocols applied to office automation but within an industrialised environment. Typically the conditions within the industrial sector are much harsher than in an office environment meaning the components used need to withstand extremes of temperatures, vibration and humidity. Ethernet products can incorporate anything from a simple entry level unmanaged switch to a full gigabit Ethernet backbone managed switch. 

To date, Ethernet is the most widely used LAN (Local Area Network) technology and refers to the family of computer networking technologies covered by the IEEE 802.3 standard. The importance of Ethernet technology has grown over the years as it has evolved to provide additional performance and network intelligence. With the rise of Industry 4.0 and smart factories, industrialised Ethernet  protocol is becoming increasingly significant within the industrial arena.

Hirschmann is a globally recognised and renowned brand when it comes to automation and networking technology. Known for their innovative solutions and total reliability for mission critical operations, Electroustic are proud to be a preferred partner for Hirschmann Industrial connectors and Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet.

Our Industrial Ethernet section is broken down into the following nine categories; Unmanaged DIN Rail Mount Switches, Managed DIN Rail Mount Switches, Rack Mount Switches, IP67 Switches, Embedded Switches, Industrial Security & Firewall, Wireless LAN, Fibre Interfaces and Network Management Software. Industrial Ethernet offers a wide range of transmission media such as copper, fibre and "wireless" data transmission with rates ranging from 10 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s to 10 Gigabit/s. In this way process and manufacturing data is not just available at the field level, but is seamlessly integrated into higher-level data acquisition systems.

Hirschmann products are rigorously tested and certified to operate faultlessly in the harshest of environments. Widely used in power generation, public transport, traffic control, rail, robotics, factory automation and industrial control sectors, these products will provide you with the peace of mind and reliability you require. Hirschmann are a major player in the establishment of Ethernet technology and offer a complete product solution for company-wide data networks.

Global examples of where Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet solutions have been successfully used are with Shell’s petrochemical plant off the coast of Singapore which included the installation of wireless mobile access to all process data at defined points, the Carlsberg brewery in Israel required the complete replacement of its field bus system with Ethernet, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft  GmbH – Germany’s second largest municipal transport company equipped its subway and tramway cars with a redundant Ethernet network based on ring topology. Closer to home, Hirschmann connectivity solutions are found on the London Underground and Overground, control systems for bridge lighting in Scotland and a tram extension project in the Midlands.