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Increase the realtime capability of your PROFINET applications with the appropriate Industrial Ethernet Switches from Phoenix Contact. Smart Managed Switches and PROFINET IRT Switches offer excellent realtime properties with high data throughput.

Your advantages

  • High data throughput and high speed, thanks to Fast Ethernet or Gigabit
  • Optimum user support, thanks to the use of IT standards and automation protocols
  • Easy monitoring and configuration of switch functions, thanks to web-based management, SNMP, and PROFINET device functions
  • Detection and prioritized, fast forwarding of PROFINET data packets

Managed Switches for use in PROFINET applications

Smart Managed Switches and IRT Switches for use in PROFINET networks  

Industrial Ethernet Switches for PROFINET

Thanks to the integrated PROFINET IO device, the Smart Managed Switches and PROFINET IRT Switches are ideal for use in PROFINET Conformance Class B and C networks. The switches can be fully configured and diagnosed via PC Worx and STEP 7.

The Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) ensures a guaranteed switching time of 200 ms in the event of an error.

In addition, the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) enables you to automatically determine your network topology.

Smart Managed Switches for PROFINET Class B networks

PROFINET network with Smart Managed Switch  

Smart Managed Switches act as PROFINET devices

The Smart Managed Switches are available in a narrow or flat design and provide Fast Ethernet or Gigabit on all ports.

In addition to the PROFINET functions described above, the Smart Managed Switches also have special multicast filter functions for use in EtherNet/IP™ applications. The filter and querier functions can be used to send data to just those devices that require it. This minimizes the network load and increases the stability of your network.

IRT Switches for PROFINET Class C networks

Diagnostics and distance measurement with PROFINET IRT Switches  

Diagnostics and length measurement for fiber optic paths

Thanks to integrated ERTEC technology, the PROFINET IRT Switches offer optimum realtime properties for use in PROFINET Class C networks.

Furthermore, these switches can be used to diagnose PROFINET fiber optic paths and transmit the diagnostic values to the controller. This enables proactive maintenance for higher availability and fewer downtimes.

In addition, the IRT Switches make the distances between two devices available to you in the PROFINET device.

IP67 versions with push-pull connection technology (AIDA) enable use in the control cabinet as well as directly in the field.

PROFINET Switches at a glance

 Smart Managed SwitchesIRT Switches
Transmission speed10/100/1000 Mbps10/100 Mbps
Alarm contactYesYes
Temperature range0°C ... +60°C-25°C ... +60°C
Supply voltage18 ... 32 V DC (redundant)18.5 ... 30.2 V DC (redundant)
Filter functions  
Quality of ServiceYesYes
Multicast/IGMP snoopingYesNo
Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)YesNo
MRP manager / clientYes / YesYes / Yes
Fast Ring Detection (FRD)YesNo
Large Tree SupportYesNo
Management functions  
Port configuration, statistics, and utilizationYesYes
Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)YesYes
Address conflict detection (ACD)YesNo
Automation protocols  
PROFINET Conformance ClassBC
PROFINET IO deviceYesYes
extended multicast filtering
Maritime approvalsDepends on the modelNo
Ex approvalsDepends on the modelNo


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