Skorpion Switches address the problem of convenient mounting in control panels where DIN-rail space is at a premium. Office-grade equipment is intended for desktop operation and requires a separate power supply that needs to be powered from a 120/230 Volt AC mains circuit. In this case, a shelf should be constructed to mount the unit and a duplex receptacle to be installed inside the control panel. Skorpion Switches are intended for sub-panel mounting inside the control panel. Switches are intended for sub-panel mounting and can be powered from the same control transformer that is used to power the industrial automation system equipment. Skorpion Switches can be powered from a low-voltage, wide range AC or DC power source as well. The activity LEDs on these units face the technician, thus easing trouble-shooting. The label on the unit can be written upon so port connections can be documented as to the location of connected equipment
The auto-negotiation protocol allows Skorpion Switches to link with any compatible 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX device. They will function with any application layer that works with Ethernet, including Modbus/TCP or Ethernet/IP. These units have built-in broadcast storm control to prevent excess broadcasts from degrading network performance.