Ethernet Switches

Industrial Ethernet Switches are made to handle the technology requirements you need while also handling the environmental conditions found in industrial applications. Industrial switches are DIN rail and screw-mountable and accommodate a wide range of temperatures, humidity, ingress, shock and vibration. They come in unmanaged, managed, Fast Ethernet or Gigabit with an assortment of copper and fiber ports.


To find out more about Anixter's Levels, review the definitions of each Level classification.

Use the chart below to find the Ethernet switch for your environment. Before we can define the alternatives for Ethernet switches, we will narrow down the selection by first sorting the performance requirements: Switch Type (managed or unmanaged), Speed (Fast Ethernet or Gigabit) and Port Type (copper or copper and fiber ports).

For more information on how the levels are determined click on the "Industrial Ethernet Switches Applicable Selection Criteria" tab above.

NOTE: This selection guide is for DIN and screw mount switches only. Contact your local Anixter representative for rack-mount variations.


Criteria Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Mechanical Pull tension N/A N/A N/A
Abrasion N/A N/A N/A
Shock N/A 3(G) peak, 11 MS,
 18 shocks
4(G) peak, 22 MS,
18 shocks
Vibration N/A 1G, 10–150Hz 1G, 10–150Hz
Climate UV N/A UL444 Sect. 7.22. tested per UL 2556 UL444 Sect. 7.22. tested per UL 2556
Install temperature N/A N/A N/A
Operating temperature 0º C to 60º C -10º C to 60º C -40º C to 70º C
Humidity N/A 10–90%
Oil resistance N/A N/A N/A
Ingress Ingress potection N/A IP20 IP67