SCALANCE X-500 managed Layer 3

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Flexibly structure large networks 

Structure your plant network using SCALANCE X-500 as the central component and lay the ideal foundation for implementing networks that set new standards in performance and reliability. 

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SCALANCE X-500 switches in detail

Discover what you can achieve with our SCALANCE X-500 managed Industrial Ethernet switches.

Port characteristics (max.)

electrical / optical

24x RJ45 / 10x SFP
24x RJ45 / 28x SFP
48x RJ45 / 52x SFP
Temperature range
0 °C to +60 °C
0 °C to +60 °C
0 °C to +60 °C
Design / Protection class
Metall / IP20
Metall / IP20
Metall / IP20
Transmission rate
10/100/1.000/10.000 Mbit/s
10/100/1.000/10.000 Mbit/s
10/100/1.000/10.000 Mbit/s
Software coverage
managed Layer 2/3
managed Layer 2/3
managed Layer 2/3
Redundancy protocols
RSTP+, MRP, MRP-Interconnect
RSTP+, MRP, MRP-Interconnect
RSTP+, MRP, MRP-Interconnect
Special features
19" rack, compact, 1 HU, 10G capable
PA-Ready functionalities (S2-Device, CiR / HCiR und HSync)
19" rack, fully modular, 2 HU, PoE and 10G capable
PA-Ready functionalities (S2-Device, CiR / HCiR und HSync)
19" rack, fully modular, 3 HU, PoE and 10G capable
PA-Ready functionalities (S2-Device, CiR / HCiR und HSync)
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For maximum performance in your network

SCALANCE X-500 switches are modular, high-performance switches appropriate for industrial applications for designing electrical and optical line, ring, and star structures with transmission rates of up to 10 Gbit/s and installation in 19-inch control cabinets. With SCALANCE X-500, you enjoy freedom of choice when it comes to connecting media, and you can employ a variety of redundancy concepts.

Typical uses

The SCALANCE X-500 is perfectly suited for industrial networks and for integrating them into an existing company network. The switch enables the connection of plant parts and distributed field devices from the control to the management level, and it ensures high plant availability with extensive diagnostic options and high transmission rates. 

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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. Siemens offers FastConnect, a system that fulfills all these requirements: On-site assembly – quick, easy and error-free.

Media modules for SCALANCE X-500

Benefit from unlimited flexibility in network expansion: The media modules for SCALANCE X-500 switches make it easy to expand networks when later installing additional media modules in free module slots while the system is in operation. The same applies to the subsequent insertion of additional SFP+ or SFP plug-in transceivers in free SFP+ slots. 

Plug-in transceivers

Plug-in transceivers allow you to flexibly equip network components in the SCALANCE family with a corresponding SFP slot for optical connections. 

PLUGs for network components

Swap devices easily with no need for special knowledge: The C-PLUG, KEY-PLUG, and SCALANCE CLP removable storage media save the configuration data from your SCALANCE devices. Remove PLUG, install replacement device, insert PLUG – and the new device is ready to go! The KEY-PLUGs include all the functions of the C-PLUG and also enable specific functions like Layer 3 in the SCALANCE X-500.

Power Supply for SCALANCE X-500

The SCALANCE PS598 24 V DC power supply in protection class IP20 is designed to be installed in 19” control cabinets or for direct connection to SCALANCE XR-500 Industrial Ethernet switches. The power supply is short circuit-proof and resistant to no-load operation, and it can be used worldwide thanks to its wide input voltage range (85 to 264 V AC).

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To remain competitive over the long term, companies in industry must ensure – and ideally increase – the availability and productivity of  machines and plants. As your partner, we offer a unique range of services and support based on our extensive technology and industry expertise 

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