Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Eaton expands SmartWire-DT system connectivity options
By Alyssa Dalton
July 4, 2012 – Eaton’s expanded connectivity options for the SmartWire-DT panel wiring system are designed to transform the way customers build control panels. Replacing numerous wires used to connect motor control components with a single cable, the SmartWire-DT system is now available with Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, in addition to Profibus-DP and CANopen. The SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution uses an eight-conductor, flat cable located in the control cabinet to connect motor starters, pushbutton actuators, and indicator lights. The start of the system is a SmartWire-DT gateway, which establishes the connection to standard programmable logic controller (PLC) fieldbuses.