aplSwitch Field PA

16 port Ethernet-APL Field Switch with PA proxy for use in Zone 2

aplSwitch Field PA allows the transparent connection of intrinsically safe "2-WISE" Ethernet-APL field devices as well as Profibus PA devices to higher-level Industrial Ethernet networks and supplies the field devices with intrinsically safe power. The aplSwitch Field PA can be installed in Zone 2 and integrates seamlessly into existing industrial automation systems.


Ethernet APL for seamless and reliable integration into DCS and AMS systems

  • 16 Ethernet APL spur "2-WISE" ports
  • PROFINET enabled switch with support for PROFINET MRP ring topology
  • Supports all major DCS and AMS systems like Emerson, Siemens, ABB and others
  • Ensures stable networks via ingress/egress support

Extensive diagnostics

  • Integrated PROFINET diagnostic functions for easy commission, maintaining and trouble shooting
  • Local display for instant commissioning diagnostics
  • Enhanced FDI support for easy device integration and parametrization

Allows installation in hazardous areas

  • All product variants can be installed in Ex zone 2
  • Field Devices located in Ex zone 0 and 1 can be connected to the switch
  • Ruggedized and robust housing for field installation

Connects Ethernet-APL and PROFIBUS PA devices

  • Easy to migrate existing PA infrastructure into APL topology
  • Support Either Ethernet-APL or PROFIBUS PA devices or a mixture of these devices on one switch
  • PROFIBUS PA devices are accessible over integrated PROFINET proxy

Order Information

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware aplSwitch Field PA
Documentation Tbd - On website
Order Numbers  
GSA-XX-020111 aplSwitch Field PA
Additional Products and Services  
Terminal set Screw Screw terminals, Contents: 16 x 3-pin, blue; 2 x 4-pin, black – ord# + weight tbd
Terminal set Spring Spring clamp terminals, Contents: 16 x 3-pin, blue; 2 x 4-pin, black – ord# + weight tbd
Mounting plate plus screws

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