Ethernet switches target time-critical applications

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The devices feature Precision Time Protocol (PTP), allowing the creation of high-precision industrial networks in which all components of the automation process can be synchronised for time-critical applications.

The FTS 3000-PTP managed Ethernet switches support PTP in accordance with IEEE 1588v2 and can detect automation frames and accelerate them so that they always arrive at the destination in time, independent of the network load. Besides the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), the switches support the Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP)

for ring wiring and can be installed in various topologies. As a result, switch availability is boosted and system downtime is reduced.

The Ethernet switches are available as a copper variant with ten RJ45 ports (Ha-VIS FTS 3100-A-PTP) or, for use with fibre-optic lines, as a version with eight RJ45 Ports and two SFP slots (Ha-VIS FTS 3082-ASFP-PTP).

Typical applications include industrial installations demanding high performance and determinism, including drives and controls, test & measurement equipment or the synchronisation of networks in wind energy systems.


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