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Real-time switch for Profinet with high protection rating

Press Release   •   Nov 11, 2013 11:50 GMT

The FL Switch IRT real-time switches, part of Phoenix Contact’s Factory Line, are now available with a high protection rating of IP65/67. These switches facilitate local setup of Profinet fibre-optic networks in the field. Connection to the Ethernet ports and to the power supply is made possible via easy-to-use push-pull connectors with downward-pointing cable outlets for faster installation. 

The switches are optimised for Profinet applications through the use of Ertec technology. Also, cut-through switching provides shorter latency times for the forwarding of data packets. The switches feature a built-in Profinet IO device that allows for full configuration and monitoring via the Profinet controller. The devices are equipped with three polymer fibre ports, providing the basis for interference-free, diagnostic-capable fibre-optic systems. 


Phoenix Contact, founded over 80 years ago, is a leading manufacturer of electric connection and industrial automation technology. 12,800 employees, 47 own sales companies and 30 sales partner worldwide ensure customer proximity.

Our work is dedicated to the creation of progress with inspiring, innovative solutions and to a trusting partnership towards our customers and partners with common benefits.

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