With SmartWire-DT, Eaton has heralded in a new era of connectivity between individual switchgear and controllers. SmartWire-DT not only replaces the control circuit wiring for all the components inside a machine's control panel, but also extends this flexibility to elements such as sensors. This way, SmartWire-DT makes it perfectly possible for a system's central controller and moving components to communicate with each other continuously and directly. In addition, the fact that this eliminates the need for previously required PLC inputs/outputs and control wiring saves signifi-cant space, making the use of more compact control panels possible.
The SmartWire-DT communication system can be used anywhere where switchgear, sensors, and actuators are at work. And the advantages it holds over competing solutions quickly become clear during installation, operation, and further expansion down the line. Large data volumes, a length of up to 600 m, and flexible options for connecting to field buses from virtually any PLC manufacturer are just a few of the characteristics that make SmartWire-DT the ideal system for an extremely wide range of applications.