This application guide introduces four cases that shows how smart switch enables engineers in smart manufacturing.
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For machine builders and automation engineers, being able to monitor their Ethernet switches from a SCADA/HMI gives
them a great overall view of their control systems, and the ability to react in time to minimize system downtime. In
addition, the most common concern related to deploying managed switches is operational complexity, including both setup
and subsequent management. Moxa’s super-slim
SDS-3008 smart switch is designed to meet these challenges. With its simplified protocol configuration, flexible
mounting design, easy-to-use interface, and slim form factor, the
SDS-3008 smart switch is the perfect fit for control cabinets in any smart manufacturing application.
For applications that require only basic monitoring and control functions, it’s not economical for engineers to
choose expensive managed switches, which often support too many unneeded functions.
Engineers work with different types of control cabinets, and each one has space or installation limitations.
IT-oriented user interfaces, which are often very complicated and come with a steep learning curve for IA engineers,
make it harder to update configurations and handle basic troubleshooting tasks.