Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Ethernet Switches

These new switches have robust DIN rail mountable metal housing, redundant power supply inputs with fault relay contacts for reliability, and a generous -40°C to +75°C temperature range.

Each model addresses unique requirements.

UMS 5-W: 5 port, economical, slim profile

The wienet UMS 5-W minimizes the footprint in the control panel with a slim 30mm width, and is one of Weiland’s more economical options.

8-4 PoE-W: Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The wienet S 8-4 PoE-W switch enables the joint transfer of energy and data as per IEEE 802.3 on one Ethernet line. Up to 15.4 W can be supplied per PoE port. This 8-port switch has 4 regular ports and 4 ports that support PoE. Additional features include ESD protection, power line EFT protection, redundant 24 V/48 V DC voltage supply, a signaling relay and a wide -40 °C to 75 °C temperature range.  This opens new possibilities for applications with IP cameras, VoIP telephones, WLAN access points, RFID scanners, and more.

LMS 16-W: Light Managed Switch

The wienet LMS 16-W Light Managed Switch (LMS switch) closes the gap between completely unmanaged switches and fully managed switches. LMS switches combine the benefits of both (managed and unmanaged switches) and enable simple and cost-effective solutions for centralized network management.

The wienet LMS series uses Modbus TCP to communicate with SCADA systems. At the same time, communication with an NMS (Networking Management System) via SNMP is possible, providing full device control for responsible control engineers and/or IT engineers. wienet LMS switches can be used in plant automation for connecting end devices with the backbone network or another network.

Additional benefits include port-based QoS (Quality of Service) for deterministic data traffic, and jumbo frame support up to 2,048 bytes.

For more information please visit:

 http://www.wielandinc.com/en-us/products/network-and-fieldbus-systems 

For more information, contact:

Martin Lalonde

Application Engineering & Technical Support

Wieland Electric Inc.

(905) 829-6414

martin.lalonde@wieland-electric.com

Susan Duross

Kerrwil Integrated Inc.

(705) 549- 6635

susanduross@kerrwil.com

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The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

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Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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