Eaton expands connectivity options for SmartWire-DT panel wiring system
May 24, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Eaton Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer, is expanding connectivity options for the SmartWire-DT panel wiring system, designed to transform the way customers build control panels.
Replacing numerous wires used to connect motor control components with a single cable, the SmartWire-DT system is now available to North American customers with Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, in addition to PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen. This added flexibility allows the SmartWire-DT system to more easily integrate with original equipment manufacturer's (OEMs) preferred industrial network.
"Eaton is helping customers make their processes more competitive with Lean solutions designed to dramatically reduce the assembly and commissioning time, while maintaining or improving the quality of the control system," said Richard Chung, Eaton product manager.
"By replacing complex wiring inside control cabinets, the SmartWire-DT system automates, simplifies and expedites connecting control panel components establishing a new level of efficiency, accuracy and reliability. Further, with the addition of Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP connectivity, the SmartWire-DT system provides versatile connectivity options integrating with a broad range of customers' choice protocols."
The SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution uses an eight-conductor, flat cable located in the control cabinet to connect motor starters, pushbutton actuators, and indicator lights. The start of the system is a SmartWire-DT gateway, which establishes the connection to standard programmable logic controller (PLC) fieldbuses, now including Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, as well as PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen.
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