SCALANCE – network components for industrial communication


Reliable and flexible networking at all industrial network levels

SCALANCE network components form the basis of communication networks in manufacturing and process automation. Make your industrial networks fit for the future! SCALANCE products have been specially designed for use in industrial applications. As a result, they fulfill all requirements for ultra-efficient industrial networks and bus systems. Whether switching, routing, security applications, remote access or Industrial Wireless LAN – SCALANCE is the solution!

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Our SCALANCE portfolio

Networking at all layers. With SCALANCE.


SCALANCE X – Industrial Ethernet Switches

A graded portfolio of Industrial Ethernet switches in different designs and performance classes enables optimum solutions for all types of switching tasks – not only in harsh industrial environments.


SCALANCE W – Industrial Wireless LAN

Wireless communication with Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) provides greater flexibility in network planning and is reliable in terms of personnel and machine safety, too.


SCALANCE M – Industrial Routers

For the connection of widely distributed plants or machines the wide range of industrial routers offers versatile connection possibilities – via mobile wireless, Internet, or PROFIBUS, depending on requirements.


SCALANCE S – Industrial Security Appliances

The Industrial Security Appliances portfolio offers security solutions specifically for industrial automation technology in order to avoid risks with respect to data security.

Entdecken Sie die Vorteile von WiFi 6 für die Industrie
The new IEEE 802.11ax WLAN standard

Wi-Fi 6 for industry

The IEEE 802.11ax WLAN standard for industrial wireless communication permits higher data rates, improved performance, greater efficiency, and future viability. The advantages of Wi-Fi 6 are extended by Siemens specifically for the requirements of the industry. With the new SCALANCE W Access Points and Client Modules, you can start using Wi-Fi 6 immediately.

Benefits with SCALANCE devices

Secure networking at all levels

SCALANCE offers a comprehensive portfolio of integrated industrial communication solutions. With this portfolio, you will find the perfect connection for every industrial application – from the automotive to the chemical industry, as well as in manufacturing and process industries. They are designed for use at all network levels in order to offer ultra-efficient and future-proof communication.

The foundation for secure networks : TÜV certification demonstrates the security of network components

Siemens has received TÜV certification in compliance with IEC 62443-4-2 and -4-1 for network components in the Scalance XB-200, XC-200, XP-200, XF-200BA and XR-300WG product families. Customers are therefore able to realize secure system architectures, which clearly increases the overall security of a plant.


The certification demonstrates that the product development process previously certified has been consequently applied during product development of above-mentioned SCALANCE X-product lines. It also confirms that key technical product requirements have been taken into account and implemented in the network components.

PLUGs – removable data storage media for SCALANCE devices

With the removable data storage media PLUGs, additional functions for different network components can easily be activated. Using the C-PLUG, KEY-PLUG or SCALANCE CLP removable data storage media, you can additionally perform device replacement easily and without any special knowledge in the event of a fault.

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 fulfils all these requirements: On-site assembly - quick, easy and error-free.

SINEC for efficient network management

Industrial communication networks have to meet enormous requirements on security, clarity and increasing complexity. This can only be achieved in future and successfully with efficient and future-proof network management that covers all phases: from initial commissioning of the network components, through central management, policy-based configurations and transparent monitoring of the network to conveniently centrally managed network services, especially for Operational Technology (OT).

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Cybersecurity for Industry

Security information

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.