PROFINET, Unmanaged & Managed Switches | Murrelektronik


Field Connectivity Simplified

Machines and systems become more and more closely networked. Ethernet-based automation solutions are gaining in importance as switches allow the implementation of flexible topologies. Murrelektronik offers suitable components for networking the Ethernet modules economically and goal-oriented.

Unmanaged switches are used to reliably cover basic functions at an advantageous price-performance ratio, while variants such as the PROFINET managed switches offer the maximum range of functions. Pre-wired cordsets avoid wiring errors and are perfect for a quick an efficient installation.


The right switch for each application

  • Unmanaged, Managed and PROFINET Managed Switches
  • IP67 switches with M12 connection - for field applications
  • IP20 switches with RJ45 connections - for control cabinet applications
  • Transfer rate: 10/100/1000 Mbit/s full duplex
  • 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 16 Ports
  • Supply power to an IP67 switch via a fieldbus module’s output port

PROFINET Managed Switches

PROFINET Managed Switches are high-performance managed switches that are equipped with PROFINET functionality and certification in addition to extensive network tools. They connect various fieldbus modules and allow you to turn a line topology into a star/tree topology. This saves installation effort and long cables, especially in the decentralized IP67 variant.

  • Easy implementation via TIA portal using a GSDML file
  • Configuration in Step7, TIA portal and PC Worx
  • Complete integration of the switch as PROFINET user
  • In case of device replacement, the device is integrated automatically through the PROFINET name assignment (automatic reconfiguration)
  • Implementation of ring structures through MRP ring formation
  • Prioritization of PROFINET telegrams
  • Protocols: DHCP, SNMP (v1, v2c, v3), RSTP, STP, LLDP, NTP, RMON, SSH (CLI)
  • Remote Service with OpenVPN Interface
  • UL and PROFINET approved
  • Profinet, Ethernet
  • IP20 (RJ45-Connection): 4, 6 Ports
  • IP67 (M12-Connection): 5 Ports

Lite Managed Switches

In addition to fast response times, Lite Managed Switches offer numerous network tools and configuration options via an integrated web server. Networks can be set up quickly and errors can be located immediately thanks to extensive diagnostic options.

  • Configuration via the web server
  • Protocols: DHCP, SNMP (v1, v2c, v3), RSTP, STP, LLDP, NTP, RMON, SSH (CLI)
  • Can be used as a NAT switch
  • Automatic Neighbourhood detection for a quick and easy replacement of defective components
  • Prioritization of PROFINET telegrams
  • Remote Service with OpenVPN Interface
  • UL approved
  • Profinet, Ethernet
  • IP20 (RJ45-Connection): 4, 6 Ports
  • IP67 (M12-Connection): 5 Ports


Unmanaged switches are ideal for any network where configuration or diagnostic capabilities are not important. They are quick and easy to install and available in a large variety of styles.

The new XELITY switches are produced at Murrelektronik's headquarters in Oppenweiler. This is a guarantee for high-quality, 100% tested and technologically trend-setting products.

  • No programming effort or expenses
  • Plug & Play - instant commissioning
  • Easy device replacement
  • Large variety
  • Prioritization of PROFINET telegrams
  • Profinet, Ethernet, Ethernet/IP
  • UL approved
  • “Made in Germany!”
  • IP20 (RJ45-Connection): 4, 6, 8, 16 Ports
  • IP67 (M12-Connection): 4, 8 Ports
Automatic name assignment
Profinet Prioritization
Secure remote control
Automatic name assignment
  • Device replacement can be done without tools or special knowledge
  • The control assigns a PROFINET name to each device within the topology
  • In case of an error, the replacement device is "detected" and configured automatically
  • Only for PROFINET Managed Switches
Discovery and Configuration Protocol
  • Part of the PROFINET Protocol Suite
  • Automatic Device detection, identification of device information and device settings like IP address and names by the engineering tool and the controller
  • Distributes IP address and names in a PROFINET IO-System
  • Only for PROFINET Managed Switches
Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • Network device information is saved in neighborhood tables that can be accessed by all devices
  • If a device fails, its absence will be noticed via neighborhood detection.
  • Only for PROFINET Managed and Lite Managed Switches
  • Profinet Managed Switches can be integrated into a ring network as a slave user
  • Increased fail-safe operation due to  redundant wiring.
  • In case of an interruption or device breakdown, data will be transmitted to the other devices from the other ring side
  • Only for PROFINET Managed Switches
Network Address Translation
  • Separates IP address areas and avoids address conflicts when networking series machines
  • Only the requested server can establish a data connection with a machine
  • Other servers that send data to the switch are blocked by the firewall
  • Prevents network attacks
  • Only for Lite Managed Switches
Profinet Prioritization
  • PROFINET data packets within the network are prioritized for more secure transmission
  • Focusing on relevant data for real-time application increases performance.
  • Integrated function of all Murrelektronik switches
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Guaranteed high network uptime through controlled communication paths
  • Redundant paths are deactivated and only reactivated if the main path fails.
  • In contrast to the STP protocol, not the entire network structure fails, but only temporarily the defective, unreachable paths.
  • Only for PROFINET Managed and Lite Managed Switches
Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Central controlling of the network devices
  • Consistent communication between the devices and the monitoring station
Open VPN – Secure remote control
  • Set-up of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) using an encrypted TLS connection
  • Only for PROFINET Managed and Lite Managed Switches

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