aplSwitch Field

16 port Ethernet-APL Field Switch for Use in Zone 2

aplSwitch Field allows the transparent connection of intrinsically safe "2-WISE" Ethernet-APL field devices to higher-level Industrial Ethernet networks and supply the field devices with intrinsically safe power. The aplSwitch Field can be installed in Zone 2 and integrates smoothly 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 IP30

PowerClass A and B support for APL Field devices

  • Allows usage of more complex/power intensive field devices
  • APL power class B supports up to 1,17 W per device on 4 ports
  • Futureproof since no limitation to power class A with 0,54 W

Order Information

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware aplSwitch Field
Documentation Tbd - On website
Order Numbers  
GSA-XX-020101 aplSwitch Field
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

Softing Inc.