Industrial Ethernet unmanaged switches
AutomationDirect's Stride Ethernet product line includes unmanaged Ethernet switches and have an ST-type fiber optic connection.
AutomationDirect’s line of Stride Ethernet products includes industrial-grade unmanaged Ethernet switches and media converters. All models feature multiple 10/100BaseT RJ45 Ethernet ports, while several also include an ST type fiber optic connection. Recently added are units with an SC fiber optic connector. Plastic case models are designed for standard temperature range (-10 to +60 °C) while aluminum case models are designed for wider temperature range (-40 to +85 °C). These DIN rail-mountable true plug-and-play devices automatically determine and remember devices connected to each port and only route messages through the appropriate ports, increasing speed and bandwidth.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey