Press Release Summary:
Designed to mount on outside of control panel, UL approved, GracePortÂ® industrial Unmanaged 4:1 Ethernet switch has 9-24 Vdc input power, and offer users choice of UL Type 4/IP-65, 12 or 4X rating to maintain enclosure integrity. Inside-Out design locates four 10/100 Base-T(X) ports inside panel and one port outside panel. Inside ports provide communication between devices within panel while outside port provides communication into panel for programming and diagnostics.
Original Press Release:
An Ethernet Switch Designed Around Electrical Safety
(Davenport, Iowa) Electrical safety impacts the design of the simple Ethernet switch with the new Active GracePort® from Grace Engineered Products. The current NFPA 70e electrical safety mandate severely regulates voltage exposure to workers, thereby making simple tasks like opening an electrical enclosure door for diagnostics very time consuming. The new Active GracePort® is transforming the 30-minute task of diagnostics into a 30-second one, which greatly increases employee safety and productivity.
Designed to mount on the outside of a control panel, the GracePort® industrial Unmanaged 4:1 Ethernet Switch can be ordered with unlimited combinations of outlets, data interfaces, and customer logos and text to meet customer requirements. It is also available in UL Type 12, 4, and 4X.
The innovative 'Inside-Out' design locates four 10/100 Base-T(X) ports inside the panel and one port outside the panel. The inside ports provide communication between devices within the panel while the outside port provides communication into the panel for programming and diagnostics. In addition, the reset button and the status LED's for all ports are functional from the outside of the panel to keep personnel safe from voltage.
The industrial rated Ethernet switch has UL approval, 9-24VDC input power, and a robust 0° to 60° C temperature rating. Designed to fit into a GracePort®, offer users the choice of a UL Type 4/IP-65, 12 or 4X rating to maintain their enclosure integrity.
Grace Engineered Products is the leading innovator of thru-door electrical safety devices, and ships products all over the world including Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. GracePort®, their brand of PLC ports, has revolutionized the automation industry by allowing customers to custom-design their port to meet their specific needs. Their ability to provide the customer with exactly what they need and ship 90% of their orders within 24 hours of receiving the purchase request means Grace Engineered Products lives up to their motto of being the easiest company with which you can do business. Grace Engineered Products is a privately owned company and located in Davenport, Iowa.