Partner Product Showcase: Red Lion NT4008 Profinet Switches

This month, we are putting the spotlight on Red Lion’s NT4008 Profinet Switches.

What are they?

Red Lion’s NT4008 Profinet Switches are 8-port Gigabit Layer 3 managed Industrial Ethernet switches. The switches are designed for industrial applications, OEM, remote and alternative energy markets.  They seamlessly integrate into existing manufacturing processes and give real-time information.

The switches come with six 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports and two dual-mode SFP slots for optional 100Base or 1000Base SFP transceivers.

The switches are certified to meet Profinet PNIO V2.34 Conformance Class B (CC-B), RT Class 1 Standards. This ensures seamless integration into Profinet networks using a standard PLC configuration and management tools. The product also comes with a GSDML file as standard, MRP (Media Redundancy Protocol), client or client/manager configurations, 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports and dual-mode SFP ports support 100Base and 1000Base SFP transceivers.

Why Profinet?

Profinet is an open industrial Ethernet protocol. It provides a common mechanism for configuration, data exchange and device management. Profinet devices have real-time data exchange, which brings cycle times down to 1 millisecond or faster. This means that they are able to facilitate the transfer of large data sets at speed. Profinet exchanges data quickly in a predefined arrangement, including quality and asset management; this allows for proactive maintenance and minimises downtime.


Key Highlights


The NT4008 Gigabit managed industrial Ethernet switches are available in two 8-port configurations.

  • Eight 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports
  • Six 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports and two dual-mode SFP slots for optional 100Base or 1000Base SFP transceivers


Experience optimum performance with the NT4008’s robust feature set that includes PROFINET, DHCP Server, SNMP v1, v2c, v3, IGMP v1, v2, v3, LLDP, MRP, RSTP, MSTP, Fast Ring and Chain protocols, VLANs, MAC and IP-based port security, ACL, QoS, Syslog, NTP, LACP and LAG link aggregation, port mirroring, sFlow, and storm protection.


The NT4008 managed industrial Ethernet switches are housed in rugged IP30 metal enclosure and feature a -40 to +75°C operating temperature. To ensure reliable operation in the most demanding industrial environments, the series is UL Class 1 Division 2 and ATEX listed for use in hazardous and ordinary locations, ABS, and EN50155 certified for rail applications.


The NT4008 managed industrial switches provide a high level of security with SSH, SSL, HTTPS, IP and MAC-based port security, policy-based access control, and storm protection.


Key Features

Instant Data

The switches are designed so that they come with store and forward technology as standard. This means that you can  store and then send on vital data from manufacturing processes to the relevant teams. This helps to boost both efficiency and productivity of the manufacturing process and also the response time to situational changes within the business.

Robust design gives you peace of mind

The Red Lion NT4008 Switches are designed to be used in harsh industrial environments. They have an operating temperature ranging between -40 °C all the way up to 75 °C. This, combined with a rugged industrial IP30 rackmount enclosure, ensures that even in the harshest of conditions they won’t let you down.


Want to know more?

If you would like to learn more about the Red Lion’s NT4008 Profinet Switches, contact us here.

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