SCALANCE X – Industrial Ethernet Switches

Scalance X – Industrial Ethernet Switches

Always the right Industrial Ethernet switch

Powerful industrial communication networks are the foundation for digitalization. Within these networks, data must be systematically and reliably distributed across all levels. Industrial Ethernet switches are perfect for the job. With SCALANCE X, Siemens offers several product lines with different functional scopes depending on the specific networking task – the right switch for every application.

Read how managed switches contribute to improved productivity, process quality, and product quality.

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Industrial Ethernet switches and media converters

Unmanaged Switches

Easy and cost-effective

Easy to use, robust and highly suitable for industrial applications: Implement cost-effective industrial Ethernet networks using our unmanaged switches, regardless of whether your goal is simple machine networking or small electrical or optical Ethernet networks. 

Managed Switches Layer 2

Flexible use

You need high network availability and have higher functionality demands? Discover our versatile and high-performance layer 2 switches for machine-level applications and the networking of subsystems and plant areas in line, star, and ring structures.

Managed Switches Layer 2/3

Reliable and powerful

Maximum flexibility and highest network availability: With our layer 2/3 devices for large networks, you are prepared to meet any communication network demand. These let you structure high-performance production networks with a connection to the company IT system, including high data rates of up to 10 Gbps across company boundaries.

Switches for process automation

Especially for the process industry

You can also use the SCALANCE X Industrial Ethernet switches in PROFINET networks that fulfill the special requirements of the process industry. As a result, all levels of data communication and network redundancy (S2 and R1) are available in all network topologies, such as line, star and ring, or as a mixed topology, and can even be adjusted during system operation thanks to Configuration in Run (CiR/H-CiR) in PCS 7.


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Explore all opportunities

Enjoy unique flexibility in designing the network topology: from redundant setup and minimization of downtimes, through integrated and reliable segmentation across all levels to barrier-free connection to cloud-based systems. In our extensive Industrial Ethernet switches portfolio, you are sure to find the right switch for your application: devices with copper or fiber-optic ports, for the control cabinet or for use in harsh environments, at data rates of up to 10 Gbit/s.
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TIA Selection Tool

Product selection and configurator for TIA automation technology

Thanks to the use of intelligent configurators and selection assistants, the TIA Selection Tool makes error-free configuration possible without expert knowledge – and provides reliable assistance with the selection of Industrial Ethernet switches. This can be done directly from the portfolio overview, by entering your technical requirements, or based on the type of application. Integrated configurators help you select modules and accessories, and assist with checking correct operation and the ordering process.

More than just switching

PLUGs for network components

Make the most of your industrial Ethernet switches: with our PLUGs for network components.

Just swap or expand

Use the C-PLUG to swap a device quickly and easily if an error occurs, thanks to automatic safe of configuration data. The KEY-PLUG supports the C-PLUG functionality and is also used to expand or add supplementary device functions, for example to enable a software expansion to layer 3 switching (routing) for SCALANCE XM-400 and SCALANCE XR-500. Just insert the PLUGs into the appropriate slots in the switches and enable them.

Professional Services

Expert support for future-proof communication networks

Professional services for industrial networks: first-class network components alone will not be enough to create a first-class industrial communication network. A thorough understanding of network designs and how to implement them is at least as important. Our certified solution partners and Siemens experts give you professional help in developing your network solution, tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Support from design to implementation

How can you ensure that a communication network will meet all current and future industry requirements? And how do you get the most out of the potential offered by state-of-the-art networks? The best way is to work with a reliable, skilled partner that’s every bit at home in industrial automation as in designing and implementing communication networks. With Siemens you receive on-site service and support, consulting services for network design, support with integration and deployment, and training services for your employees. A site survey and planning as well as the right choice of com ponents prior to putting wireless solutions into operation are essential to ensure smooth operation. We’re happy to provide support when you need it.


Your benefits at a glance


Successful examples from practical application

Around the world, companies from all industries rely on our skills in all aspects of future-proof communications networks.

The fastest way to the experts

Proposed solutions for your queries and direct access to our experts in Technical Support

Service offers

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.

Well trained for excellent handling

Receive standardized or individual expertise directly from the manufacturer – with training centers in more than 60 countries.