Industrial ETHERNET is of great importance as a communication infrastructure in industrial networking applications. Plant engineers, machine manufactures and maintenance staff are experiencing the increase in Ethernet based devices in their control systems. High reliability and high availability are the new norms for industrial networking. Controls Engineers are tasked with the responsibility to design, operate and maintain ever increasing networked devices. The needs of industrial, real time networking is different from IT networks in the office. Devices must meet security and redundancy requirements of the industrial environment, while being easy to maintain by plant floor technicians.
WAGO’s new line of Lean Managed Switches are designed for these applications. Complete with dashboard for instant visualization of network health, and topology maps for quick troubleshooting. These Lean Managed Switches offer the tools of industrial networking such as firewalls and ring redundancy without all the office IT application overhead.