Industrial routing switch for hazardous applications

Westermo's RedFox industrial Ethernet switch range is certified for use in hazardous areas, which allows them to be installed in potentially explosive atmospheres such as oil and chemical processing plants, sewage treatment, gas distribution centers, sugar refineries, and grain handling locations.
By Westermo October 3, 2015

Westermo's RedFox industrial Ethernet switch range is certified for use in hazardous areas, which allows them to be installed in potentially explosive atmospheres such as oil and chemical processing plants, sewage treatment, gas distribution centers, sugaWestermo’s RedFox industrial Ethernet switch range is certified for use in hazardous areas, which allows them to be installed in potentially explosive atmospheres such as oil and chemical processing plants, sewage treatment and gas distribution centers, sugar refineries, and grain handling locations. As a Layer 3 routing switch RedFox delivers enterprise type routing functionality, utilizing standard protocols such as OSPF, RIP and VRRP. Should a failure occur within a ring network, Westermo’s FRNT protocol reconfigures the network to ensure the process can continue. This helps to minimize any disruption to operations and ensure resilient networks can be constructed. RedFox has a power range of 19 to 60 V dc on dual power inputs and has an operating temperature range of -40 to +70 C (-40 to +158 F) making it suitable for extreme environmental conditions. It has no moving parts or cooling holes in the aluminum enclosure this maximizes the reliability of the product, providing an exceptional mean time between failure of up to 388,000 hours for ATEX/IECEx-approved models.

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