A NEW DIMENSION OF COMPACT IP SWITCHES
WIELAND ELECTRIC EXPANDS ITS PORTFOLIO OF UNMANAGED SWITCHES WITH EXTREMELY COMPACT VARIANTS FEATURING SOPHISTICATED HEAT MANAGEMENT
It is a trend that is being reinforced by the current shortage of materials for metals: Plants and machines are becoming more and more compact. This also affects control cabinets close to the machine. To meet the associated requirements and the increasing demand for space-saving components, Wieland Electric has expanded its portfolio of unmanaged switches. A total of seven new wienet IP switches are available, which are characterized by an extremely compact design. At the same time, no compromises in performance have to be accepted: Sophisticated thermal management at device level enables optimum heat dissipation, ensuring reliable operation of the devices.
The new switch variants from Wieland Electric sometimes achieve widths of just 23 mm and depths of only 72 mm. How significant the achieved space savings are can be seen in comparison with the predecessor model of the wienet UMS 5-port Gigabit switch: The installation depth and the width of the new device have been reduced by 20 and 22 percent, respectively, and the total weight by more than 73 percent. Wieland Electric is thus taking into account the development towards miniaturized control cabinets and the increased requirements in control cabinet construction. This also applies to ensuring maximum availability. Here, heat management of the electronic components plays an important role, since overheating of the devices must be avoided due to the high packing density. This has also been taken into account in the new versions of Wieland Electric's unmanaged switches in the course of well thought-out heat management.
With the new variants of its wienet unmanaged IP switches, Wieland Electric has extremely compact network components for the control cabinet ready, which are characterized by high availability thanks to their advanced heat management.