Have you ever running into space issue when installing an industrial Ethernet Switch in a crowded cabinet. You are not alone!!! With the rise of Smart Factory, Industrial Automation Engineers and Machine Builders today are expecting to find a perfect solution to connect into an existing network. This industrial Ethernet switch is not only need to be as small as possible but also be able to provide maximum network management functions.
In this post, we want to show you how Moxa SDS-3008 compact industrial Ethernet switch is the perfect product for Industrial Automation engineers and automation machine/panel builders to make their networks compatible Industry 4.0.
By breathing life into machines and control cabinets, SDS-3008 industrial Ethernet switch simplifies daily tasks with its easy configuration and easy installation. The most frequently used automation protocols—including EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus/TCP—are embedded in the SDS-3008 switch to provide enhanced operational performance and flexibility by making it controllable and visible from automation HMIs. It also supports a range of useful management functions, including IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, port mirroring, SNMP, and warning by relay.
This super-slim SDS-3008 compact industrial Ethernet switch was designed to meet three challenges that faced by industrial automation engineers and panel/machine builder today.
Challenge 1: Space Limitations
Engineers work with different types of control cabinets, and each one has space or installation limitations.
Solution: SDS-3008 is world’s smallest slim-side mountable industrial managed switch with rugged steel housing and only 0.79 inches (2 cm) wide. provides both DIN-rail and rack-mounting options to fit into any type of industrial cabinet.
challenge 2: Complex Configuration
IT-oriented user interfaces, which are often very complicated and come with a steep learning curve for IA engineers, make it harder to update configurations and handle basic troubleshooting tasks.
Solution: SDS-3008 provides one-page configuration dashboard makes it extremely easy to configure and deploy your switch. It also supports one-click configuration of EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus/TCP to achieve fast configuration and flexible deployment.
Challenge 3: Cost Issue
For applications that require only basic monitoring and control functions, it’s not economical for engineers to choose expensive managed switches, which often support too many unneeded functions.
Solution: SDS-3008 supports basic Network management functions like SNMP, IGMP Snooping, VLAN, and STP/RSTP. The cost of SDS-3008 is only $374 which is approximately 40% less compares to a good quality 8-port managed switch typically starts with $600.
With its simplified protocol configuration, flexible mounting design, easy-to-use interface, and slim form factor, the SDS-3008 smart switch is great choice in any smart manufacturing application. This claim is not just by us, but by hundreds of System Integrator and Engineer users.
There are so many industrial automation applications that can be benefited by this small switch. Here is an example of SDS-3008 smart switch on an elevator control project.