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TSN Ethernet switch


TSN Ethernet switch

B&R has added a real-time Ethernet switch to its portfolio. The new machine switch is designed to set up data communication networks using the vendor-agnostic communication solution OPC UA over TSN. Its design and form factor fit into the B&R portfolio for space-saving mounting in the control cabinet.

The TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) machine switch allows cycle times under 50 µs. It offers four real-time capable TSN ports and one standard Ethernet port, to connect e. g. a display. The switch allows to configure networks in star, tree or ring topologies in addition to daisy-chaining. Multiple switches can be cascaded in order to reach remote cabinets or implement large, complex real-time networks. Non-TSN nodes can also be incorporated in the network via the switch.

The switch is completely integrated in B&Rīs Automation Studio engineering environment. Configuration is performed automatically. The device fully supports a centralized approach to hardware and software management. Application development and machine-specific configurations can be set up either offline or online. The TSN switch can also be used as a conventional unmanaged switch for non-real-time networks. Since the TSN machine switch is designed in the X20 form factor, it takes up little space in the control cabinet, mounted right alongside the X20 control and I/O system. The switch can be mounted in two different positions, depending on the cable outlet.


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