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Lean Managed Switches

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.

Your advantages:

  • Economical variant of a managed switch
  • Easy troubleshooting in networks with little IT knowledge
  • Intuitive handling during configuration and life cycle


Transmission rates up to 1000 Mbit/s

Fast Data Transmission

The switches are available with 8 or 16 copper ports capable with transmission rates up to 1000 Mbit/s. Devices with two extra SFP slots (100/1000 Mbit/s) are available as an option for connecting fiber optic cables. A Power over Ethernet version supplies connected PoE devices with 24 VDC, which is typical for control cabinets. The output power of each PoE port can be up to 30 W.


Web-Based Management without Extensive IT Knowledge

Clear Usability

WAGO has placed a great emphasis on creating an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Web-Based Management allows installation, commissioning and diagnostics to be performed without extensive IT knowledge. Users enter the switch’s IP address in a standard browser and then directly access the diagnostic dashboard or network view (topology map).


The diagnostic pages of the lean managed switches allow quick system troubleshooting. The individual connection status is clearly indicated by green, yellow and red traffic lights. A detailed status overview of individual connections is displayed when the mouse hovers over a connection. In a new window, the user can then see the bandwidth, the load and any transmission errors.


Click to Register

By double-clicking on the switch, you can access the diagnostic dashboard. Simple teach-in of the individual network subscribers can be performed during commissioning. As soon as a physical connection is established at a port, clicking the “Teach-in” button registers subscribers. Identification is performed via LLDP or the MAC addresses of the connected devices. If a connector on the switch is disconnected, the port is shown in red on the diagnostic dashboard.


Quickly Detect Loose Connections

Another easy-to-use function within the diagnostic dashboard is the loose connection feature. A “port link down statistics” function records all the transmission errors for each port to allow you to quickly locate and fix any loose connections resulting from defective connectors, for example.


Lean Managed Switches: Networking Solutions for Industrial Automation

What you will learn:

  • Lean Managed Switch vs. Unmanaged Switch
  • How Lean Switches are designed with controls engineers in mind
  • Setting up redundant networks with Web Based Management (WBM)
  • Using the built-in graphical diagnostics tool to troubleshoot networks

Hardware and Software Presented:

  • 852-1816 & 852-1812
  • Lean Managed Switch WBM & Diagnostics Tool

Webinar details

60 Min.

Aaron Cochran - Product Training Manager


through Power Supply Redundancy

Robust and Reliable

Both the hardware and the operating concept of the new switches readily adapt to any automation and building technology requirements. In addition to their easy-to-use and compact design, these DIN-rail mount switches also feature an extended temperature range from −40 °C to +60 °C. Furthermore, a redundant power supply ensures even more uptime. All housings are equipped with a 2D barcode containing a Link to an operating manual and the datasheet. This Link also provides one-click access to support services.




Network segmentation per IEEE802.1Q, authentication of network participants per IEEE802.1X, firewall functions using access-control list/service control, port security.


Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) for meshed and ring networks, ETHERNET Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) for up to two rings per switch, loop detection and storm control on each port.

Configuration/Diagnostics/ Maintenance

Port mirroring, Modbus® registers, SNMP v3, SNMP trap events, alarm threshold, port statistics, backup and restore, system log, syslog server, command line interface with SSH/Telnet.