Eaton – intelligent wiring solution SmartWire-DT

With SmartWire-DT, various components inside and outside the control cabinet can be connected quickly and easily. This results in considerable time and cost savings in the construction of machines and systems. The SmartWire-DT solution also replaces the error-prone direct wiring and enables uniform communication with all system components.

In addition, SmartWire-DT serves as an intelligent cabling system and supplies information from the entire network. In this way, users receive detailed application data in real time that can be used for early diagnosis. In this way, SmartWire-DT users benefit from increased productivity, preventive maintenance and optimized system availability.

Main features

  • A reduction in project planning costs by up to 70%
  • The system can be easily expanded inside and outside the control cabinet
  • Can also be used in extended systems over a distance of up to 600 meters
  • An intelligent connection system that provides detailed data from across the network
  • Flexible maintenance from any location and at any time thanks to remote data access
  • Can be used at temperatures from 0 ° C to +55 ° C (IP20 modules) and -20 ° C to +70 ° C (IP67 modules).

Consistent system

The SmartWire-DT system comprises a wide range of components that can be connected quickly and easily either directly via the integrated interface or via the function modules. The available components include command and signaling devices, contactors, motor starters, frequency converters and hydraulic modules. SmartWire-DT can be easily integrated into existing applications. Gateways are available for all common fieldbus protocols. Alternatively, the system can be connected to an Eaton controller or an Eaton HMI / PLC touch display with an integrated SmartWire-DT interface.

A simple plug and work solution.

Depending on the selected bus system for the higher-level control, up to 99 modules can be connected via a single SmartWire-DT cable with a total length of up to 600 m. The SmartWire-DT connection cable forms the heart of the system. A ribbon cable is used to connect switching devices inside the control cabinet, while a round cable connects sensors / actuators with IP67 SWD devices outside the control cabinet. The strengths of this intelligent system are particularly evident in the design and construction of standard machines. For example, the SWD connectors can be easily preconfigured on the ribbon cable, which saves time in planning and wiring. The connectors also prevent wiring errors, which reduces the time for wiring tests and commissioning by up to 70%.

Intelligent data acquisition in machines and systems

SmartWire-DT replaces the previously required PLC inputs and outputs, which saves space inside the control cabinet. At the same time, it serves as the basis for Industry 4.0 solutions. We have published numerous white papers and success stories from our customers that can tell you more about the benefits of SmartWire-DT, including the potential cost savings.