Siemens says with its new Scalance XC-200 compact industrial ethernet switches users can set up electrical and optical line, star and ring structures in industrial networks. The layer 2 network components can be integrated into both Profinet and EtherNet/IPdiagnostics. For transferring large volumes of data, the company offers the Scalance XC206-2SFP switch with two Gigabit ports.
The Scalance XC-200 devices are available in different versions with up to 24 RJ45 ports and two ST/BFOC or two SC ports. With the Scalance XC206-2SFP users can flexibly select two ports. All of the devices are equipped with a redundant power supply and are designed to allow mounting on the wall, on a 35mm DIN rail, or on a Simatic S7-1500 mounting rail.