Antaira’s M12 Ethernet switches are ideal for environments requiring a great resistance toward vibration and shock. In addition, some of our M12 switches have the ability to operate under extreme temperature ranges and also can be IP67 that protect against water and dust allowing its use in water applications up to a certain depth. Our M12 Ethernet switch line offers both managed and unmanaged switch options along with Power over Ethernet (PoE) for a varying number of ports such as 5, 8, 16, and 18.
Features of an M12 Ethernet Switch
Antaira’s M12 Ethernet switches can support high data speeds of up to 10 Gbps. The M12 switches comply with the international standard covering electronic equipment used in different industrial applications involving processes in harsh and rugged environments. Due to their ability to operate in harsh and rugged environments, they are used in industries such as;
• Railway (onboard & wayside)
• Barge Loading and Unloading System
• Food & Beverage
• Industrial Automation
The M12 Ethernet switches are compliant with standards that ensure uninterrupted functioning in a continuous vibration environment. It can be integrated with other controllers for the efficient exchange of data and information such as PLCs. It works perfectly well in machine tools and numerical controls that are subject to continuous vibration and shock. Antaira’s M12 Ethernet connectors ensure a tight and robust connection on applications that require a high vibration and shock in dust, liquid, or gas-laden environments.
Our Ethernet M12 switches are also available with various ranging redundant DC power input models. For example, some of our M12 switches offer a 24 to 55VDC power input while others are capable of 24 to 110VDC.
Applications of Industrial M12 Ethernet Switches
Industrial M12 Ethernet switches are used in rail systems like metros and trains. The industrial switches help provide the data to the rail in lighting, messaging, and temperature control as well as public Wi-Fi and surveillance networks such as CCTV and security cameras. The M12 connectors ensure a robust connection in an environment where there are constant shocks and vibrations. Antaira’s M12 switches offer a daisy chain bypass feature which allows data to pass through the switch even if power is not being supplied to the switch.
M12 industrial Ethernet switches are effective in the automation sector of the agricultural industry. Automated farming equipment consists of high-speed processing cameras that require robust data transmission and it can be made possible with the dust and waterproof M12 Ethernet switch. An M12 switch is ideal for agricultural autonomous vehicles due to its vibration during operation on muddy soil surfaces. Its redundant design and robust housing ensure minimum downtime so that the processes can efficiently run uninterrupted.
3. Food & Beverage
Antaira’s M12 Ethernet switch line that is IP-67 is ideal for this industrial environment because of the frequent washdowns on a factory floor. Also, the M12 Ethernet connectors are ideal for washdown applications, as they can bear the constant vibrations and help protect against dust and water.
4. Barge Loading and Unloading System
Antaira’s M12 Ethernet switches with PoE can be utilized to power IP cameras (fisheye, bullet, or PTZ) at both ends of a barge to help monitor crane activity amongst various other tasks. This hardwired M12 switch is ideal as it was designed for high vibration and shock in dust and water-laden environments.
Contact Antaira Regarding M12 Ethernet Switches
Industrial M12 Ethernet switches are a robust solution for applications in an environment that is dominated by continuous vibrations, dust water, and moisture. Antaira's M12 Ethernet switches combined with PoE offers a secure configurable solution saving additional cabling costs. Our M12 switches feature a wide operating temperature of -40C to 75C and a standard model withstanding -10C to 65C.