Belden, a world leader in providing signal transmission solutions, completed the acquisition of Hirschmann™ Automation and Control in 2007. As a result, Hirschmann™ industrial switches and active devices now combine with Belden cabling, connectivity and cable management products to provide an unparalleled set of solutions for Industrial Ethernet networks.
Only Belden provides solutions for Open System Interconnection (OSI) Layers 1, 2 and 3 to ensure our customers’ networks are optimized for completely reliable performance.
In the automation area, the demands made on data communication via Ethernet differ widely from application to application. They range from simple installations to complex, high-performance networks with comprehensive management functions and extremely high failure tolerance. The OpenRail is the perfect switch for every application scenario and is ideal for machine and plant engineering where Ethernet is becoming the communications protocol.