Enabling industrial Ethernet on existing wiring
Product Exclusive: PCN Technology’s InterMax addresses the repurposing of Profibus, Modbus, Data Highway, and Blue Hose serial networks and is designed to be installed between IP automation equipment and existing serial wiring to turn the copper wire into an industrial Ethernet network.
PCN Technology's InterMax addresses the repurposing of Profibus, Modbus, Data Highway, and Blue Hose serial networks. By installing PCN InterMax modules between IP automation equipment and the existing serial wiring, the user has transformed the copper wire into a state-of-the-art industrial Ethernet network. It has become a Virtual Cat 5 cable. Intermax supports a wide range of networking architectures including peer-to-peer, multi-drop, and point-to-point networks. It also has a simultaneous dual-protocol transport option that allows legacy serial networks to remain operational, if needed.
Intermax has a speed of 10/100 BASE-T at 2000 ft and can operate from a distance of up to 10,000 ft. Three RJ45 ports per device are available as well as a DIN-Rail mounting. Intermax has a 24 Vdc power supply and can be used in tough industrial environments with an operating range from -20 to 60 C. It is also compliant with UL; CUL; CE; Class 1, Division 2 Groups A, B, C, D (Hazardous Locations); UL 60950-1 2nd Edition; ITE-Safety Part 1; CSA c22.2 No 60950-1-07; ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2013 regulations.
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