Rockwell offers Stratix 5410 distribution switch
October 5, 2015
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 5, 2015 – Rockwell Automation has expanded its portfolio of industrial Ethernet switches with the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5410 industrial distribution switch.
With four 10-gigabit Ethernet ports, the switch claims to provide a high-performance connection to the rest of a facility’s network architecture. It can be used as a Layer 2 switch or a Layer 3 routing switch, which allows engineers to use it in various applications. With a 19-inch rack-mount design, the switch gives end users a centralized point of network distribution and increased port density, says Rockwell. It is ideal for heavy industry applications where resiliency is often required, and has a rugged exterior to help withstand harsh environmental conditions, it adds. With embedded Cisco technology, the Stratix 5410 switch promises to help ease network configuration, management and support. Using the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 design environment, engineers can leverage FactoryTalk View faceplates from Rockwell Automation and add-on profiles to simplify switch configuration and monitoring, notes Rockwell.