SCALANCE X-100 unmanaged switch and media converter
For designing small networks at low cost
With SCALANCE X-100 you will always find the right unmanaged switch for electrical and optical networking. SCALANCE X-100 devices are ideally suited for use close to the machine in your industrial network, and can even withstand harsh environmental conditions.
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Unmanaged switch with industry grade design
The robust SCALANCE XC-100 unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches – with electrical and/or optical port variants – enable cost-optimized networking at the machine level. With the SCALANCE X108PoE, you also save installation costs thanks to integrated Power over Ethernet functionality: Data and power are transferred over a single cable (available also with railway approval EN 50155).
SCALANCE XC-100 unmanaged switches are designed for use in control cabinets. They can withstand harsh conditions and can be used in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to +70°C, and in areas at risk of explosion rated Zone 2 in accordance with ATEX and IECEx.
Video: SCALANCE X-100
Watch this video to learn how you can flexibly construct electrical and optical industrial network topologies at low cost by using SCALANCE X-100 unmanaged Ethernet switches leaving you prepared for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the networking of communications-capable machines in the future.
The cost-optimized, space-saving unmanaged switch
The cost-optimized unmanaged SCALANCE XR-100WG 19" rack switches (work group) have a small mounting depth, which means two switches can be installed on both sides to save space in the control cabinet.
SCALANCE XR-100WG unmanaged Ethernet switches are ideally suited for a wide variety of industry-related applications and control stations. They have up to 24 Fast Ethernet ports, and the 24 V DC versions with a redundant power supply can deliver reliable operation, even during power failures.
Versatile unmanaged switch for industry and buildings
SCALANCE XB-100 unmanaged Industrial Ethernet switches have a high port density with up to 24 x RJ45 ports and a data rate of 10/100 Mbit/s. Their plastic housing keeps their weight low, and their compact design makes them ideal for installation in control cabinets. Versions with fiber-optic connections enable setup of both electrical as well as optical line and star topologies, even in areas at risk of explosion.
All SCALANCE XB-100 unmanaged switches are ideally suited for industrial use thanks to their redundant 24 V DC power supply. Their 24 V AC (50/60 Hz) power supply also makes them an excellent choice for the Ethernet connection of monitoring, control and optimization devices in building automation.
The low-cost conversion of electrical signals into optical signals within Industrial Ethernet networks is made possible with compact SCALANCE X101-1 media converters. The media converters can bridge distances of up to 26 km.The low-cost conversion of electrical signals into optical signals within Industrial Ethernet networks is made possible with the compact SCALANCE X101-1 media converter. The media converters can bridge distances of up to 26 km.
SCALANCE X-100 Industrial Ethernet media converters with a robust metal housing are optimized for assembly on a DIN rail and a SIMATIC S7-300 mounting rail. The media converters are typically placed in a control cabinet together with devices that need to be connected. They can be used in line, star, and ring topologies.
When is an unmanaged switch suitable?
The main advantage of unmanaged switches is that they do not need to be configured. They can be easily integrated into your industrial network. This enables fast network integration. At the same time, however, unmanaged switches have a limited range of functions in contrast to managed switches. In terms of security and performance, unmanaged switches in the industrial environment are designed for fast, uncomplicated networking in machine-oriented applications. Our SCALANCE X-100 unmanaged switches are the ideal solution for this and are also suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions.
FastConnect – a cabling system gets the hang
Structured cabling is the basis of an industrial bus system or network and must fulfill much higher requirements than cabling in the office area. Stringent demands are placed on the installation of cables in the industrial environment. For SCALANCE X-100 unmanaged switches, Siemens offers FastConnect, a system that fulfills all these requirements: On-site assembly – quick, easy and error-free.
In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions only form one element of such a concept. For more information about industrial security, please visit.