PresseBox
Press release BoxID: 882359 (U.I. Lapp GmbH)
  • U.I. Lapp GmbH
  • Schulze-Delitzsch-Str. 25
  • 70565 Stuttgart
  • http://www.lappkabel.de
  • Contact person
  • Markus Müller
  • +49 (711) 7838-5170

Robust Switches for Demanding Industrial Networks

SPS 2017: First Industrial Switches from Lapp

(PresseBox) (Stuttgart, ) At SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg (hall 2, stand 310), Lapp will be debuting its new line of switches for Ethernet networks under the name ETHERLINE® ACCESS. The four models will be of particular interest to demanding industrial users. One important value is the reconfiguration time, which is the period until communication is restored following an interruption. In the case of the new switches from Lapp, this period is only 20 milliseconds with 250 active components in the network. Besides this, the switches are fully equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic and redundancy features.

Switches are a new line of business for Lapp, but this represents an ideal fit for the market leader in integrated cable and connection systems. Why? Only the combination of an industry-calibre switch and industrial brand-name cables such as ETHERLINE® from Lapp guarantees maximum performance in terms of transmission quality and reliability. In addition, the customer does not need to purchase individual components from different suppliers. On the contrary, they can procure a complete communication solution from a single source for the highest demands in industrial applications.

The Lapp switches are available in four variants: “managed”, i.e. with the option of configuration and five or eight RJ45 ports, designated ETHERLINE® ACCESS M05T or M08T respectively. By contrast, the ETHERLINE® ACCESS U05T and U08T switches are “unmanaged”. All four are fan- and maintenance-free and have two redundant connections to ensure a reliable power supply.

U.I. Lapp GmbH

Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the Lapp Group is a leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology. The Group's portfolio includes standard and highly flexible cables, industrial connectors and cable entry systems, customized system solutions, automation technology and robotics solutions for the intelligent factory of the future, as well as technical accessories. The Lapp Group's core market is in the industrial machinery and plant engineering sector. Other key markets are in the food industry as well as the energy and the mobility sector.

The Lapp Group has remained in continuous family ownership since it was founded in 1959. In the 2015/16 business year, it generated consolidated revenue of 901 million euros. Lapp currently employs approximately 3,440 people across the world, has 17 production sites and over 40 sales companies. It also works in cooperation with around 100 foreign representatives.