Ethernet Direct obtains UL 508 approvals on Industrial Ethernet Switches

Ethernet Direct obtains UL 508 approvals on Industrial Ethernet Switches
October 5, 2009 - Ethernet Direct announced that Husky series industrial Ethernet switches and Retriever series industrial media converters comply with Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) 508 standard. In addition Class I Division 2 Certification for operation in hazardous environments, Ethernet Direct continues to penetrate various industry approvals as part of our global business expansion. Reliability and environmental suitability are key consideration in Industrial control environments and Ethernet Direct is one of the few Industrial Ethernet vendors be certified with this type of approval.

UL 508 pertains to UL safety for Industrial Control Equipment which is used extensively in industrial applications. Industrial Control Equipment is required to be designed, built and evaluated for their function and safety in compliance with an established National / International standard. Several models of Ethernet Direct Industrial Ethernet devices are compliant with UL 508 which covers the requirements for:
  • Devices rated 1500 volts or less
  • Products intended for use in an ambient temperature of 0-40°C (32-104°F) unless specifically indicated for use in other conditions
  • Industrial control panels that are as assemblies of industrial control devices and other devices associated with the control of motor operated and the related industrial equipment

    Target Applications of UL 508
  • Transportation
  • Food, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Marine & Harbor
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper Pulp & Printing
  • Power Plants & Substation
  • Water & wastewater

    Having UL 508 certification maintains the level of safety in a product that involves a risk of fire or of electric shock or injury to persons. Selected Husky HMG & HME series Industrial Ethernet switches and Cobra CUE series Industrial Power over Ethernet switches now comply with UL 508. More products are continuously being certified.

    About Ethernet Direct Corporation
    Ethernet Direct brings a control system engineering perspective to networking technology. The principals of Ethernet Direct come from process-control and PLC system backgrounds. The Global Ethernet Direct team covers operations from Product know-how, design implementation, quality assurance, manufacturing, logistics, sales, marketing & technical support. We are well-positioned to fulfill customers’ needs and markets’ demands by providing a great variety of tailor-made products and services.