Brea, California, March 1, 2017—Moxa is pleased to launch its SDS-3008 smart switch, a new product line within its industrial Ethernet switch family. The smart switches offer an intuitive one-page dashboard, which allows users to activate pre-configured IA protocols in one click, simplifying HMI/SCADA integration. Moreover, this is the world’s thinnest switch. With the compact size and flexible mounting design, the smart switch allows the highest installation flexibility.
According to the “2016 Global Industry 4.0 Survey” conducted by PWC, the digitization of existing product portfolios, and introducing a new digital product portfolio, are two key measures that companies are planning to take in the coming years to improve production efficiency.
"When a network upgrade is required, the most common concern for engineers deploying managed switches is their complexity during the whole system life cycle," noted Jack Lin, Product Manager of Moxa’s Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Division. "That’s why we developed the smart switch. It supports the most required management functions, and has a 3-2-1 design for ease of use: 3 pre-configured protocols, 2 installation methods, and a one page switch dashboard. We believe the smart switch is an ideal solution for the manufacturing industry, especially machine builders who are on their way towards the IIoT and industry 4.0."
- Three protocols in one device
Smart switches support EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus/TCP industrial protocols, and the configuration can be done in one click via the smart UI.
- Two centimeters wide with DIN-rail and rack-mounting options
Smart switches are designed for flexible installation. The compact size allows them to fit in almost any control cabinet, and they support both DIN-rail and rackmount installation. The three-way DIN-rail kit allows users to install the switches horizontally or vertically. With the optional 1U rack accessory, users can combine four smart switch units on a 19” cabinet.
Smart switches come with a newly designed smart UI, which features a graphical function menu and one-page dashboard, making it easier for users to clearly visualize the status and operate the switch.
- Visit the SDS-3008 microsite
- Read the smart switch application guide
- Watch the demo video