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Control Techniques SM-Ethernet

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MANUFACTURER: Control Techniques

DESCRIPTION: SM-Ethernet Fieldbus Solutions Module Comm Adapter - RJ45 jack


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Part NumberSM-Ethernet
ManufacturerControl Techniques
TypeOption Modules
Model #SMEthernet
Warranty2 Year
Connectivity Control Techniques software tools
CommunicationModbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, e-mail, web pages, SNTP
Data Rates10Mbps/100Mbps
Cyclic data sizeUp to 80 words in/out
SupportedNon-vendor specific AC drive
Usewith Digitax ST, Unidrive
Mounting ThpeSM Port
Dimensions1.0 in x 3.2 in x 3.9 in
Temp32 to +104°F

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MRO can restore your failed SM-Ethernet to remanufactured condition and save you up to 75% compared to buying new. We offer standard repair pricing to ensure you the best value for your repair.

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If you are interested in getting credit for your faulty SM-Ethernet, just let us know, and we can issue you an RMA to send it in as an exchange. Our exchange program provides you with savings and keeps us stocked for the next time you need anything.

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Control Techniques SM-Ethernet Overview

SM-Ethernet: Enhancing Control Techniques Connectivity


The SM-Ethernet, an option module crafted by Control Techniques, epitomizes seamless connectivity solutions for industrial automation. As a pivotal component within option modules, this device stands out for its compatibility, robust communication protocols, and user-friendly design.


At the core of its functionality lies its seamless integration with Control Techniques software tools, providing users with a streamlined experience in configuring and managing their automation systems. Whether interfacing with Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, e-mail services, web pages, or SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol), the SM-Ethernet ensures versatile connectivity options to suit diverse operational needs.

Communication Protocols:

With support for a myriad of communication protocols including Modbus TCP/IP and Ethernet/IP, the SM-Ethernet facilitates efficient data exchange between devices within the network. This capability extends beyond mere data transmission, enabling real-time monitoring, control, and synchronization of industrial processes. Additionally, the integration of e-mail and web page communication enables remote access and diagnostics, empowering users with unparalleled flexibility and control.

Addressing and Data Rates:

Utilizing IP-based addressing, the SM-Ethernet ensures seamless integration into existing network infrastructures, simplifying installation and configuration processes. With data rates ranging from 10Mbps to 100Mbps, this module accommodates high-speed data exchange requirements, ensuring optimal performance in demanding industrial environments.

Cyclic Data Management:

A notable feature of the SM-Ethernet is its ability to handle cyclic data efficiently. Supporting up to 80 words in both input and output directions, this module ensures timely and accurate transmission of critical process data, enabling precise control and monitoring of industrial systems.

Compatibility and Usage:

Designed to be non-vendor specific, the SM-Ethernet seamlessly integrates with a wide range of AC drives, expanding its utility across various industrial applications. Specifically engineered for compatibility with Control Techniques' Digitax ST and Unidrive series, this module serves as a versatile solution for enhancing connectivity and functionality.

Mounting and Dimensions:

The SM-Ethernet is designed for easy integration, featuring a compact form factor and straightforward mounting options. With dimensions measuring at 1.0 inches in height, 3.2 inches in width, and 3.9 inches in length, this module can be conveniently installed within existing setups without imposing spatial constraints.

Temperature Range:

Engineered to withstand harsh industrial environments, the SM-Ethernet boasts a wide operating temperature range from 32 to +104°F (-0 to +40°C), ensuring reliability and performance even in challenging conditions.

FAQs - SM-Ethernet

Q: What is the SM-Ethernet?

A: The SM-Ethernet is an option module manufactured by Control Techniques, designed to provide enhanced connectivity solutions for industrial automation systems.

Q: What type of connectivity does the SM-Ethernet offer?

A: The SM-Ethernet offers versatile connectivity options, including support for Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, e-mail services, web pages, and SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol).

Q: What communication protocols does the SM-Ethernet support?

A: The SM-Ethernet supports various communication protocols, including Modbus TCP/IP and Ethernet/IP, facilitating efficient data exchange and real-time monitoring/control of industrial processes.

Q: How does addressing work with the SM-Ethernet?

A: The SM-Ethernet utilizes IP-based addressing, simplifying installation and integration into existing network infrastructures.

Q: What are the data rates supported by the SM-Ethernet?

A: The SM-Ethernet supports data rates ranging from 10Mbps to 100Mbps, ensuring high-speed data exchange for optimal performance in industrial environments.

Q: How does the SM-Ethernet manage cyclic data?

A: The SM-Ethernet can handle up to 80 words in both input and output directions, facilitating timely and accurate transmission of critical process data.

Q: With which AC drives is the SM-Ethernet compatible?

A: The SM-Ethernet is designed to be non-vendor specific and is compatible with a wide range of AC drives. It is specifically engineered for use with Control Techniques' Digitax ST and Unidrive series.

Q: What are the mounting options and dimensions of the SM-Ethernet?

A: The SM-Ethernet features a compact design with dimensions measuring at 1.0 inches in height, 3.2 inches in width, and 3.9 inches in length. It can be conveniently mounted using the SM Port.

Q: What is the operating temperature range of the SM-Ethernet?

A: The SM-Ethernet is engineered to withstand harsh industrial environments and operates within a temperature range from 32 to +104°F (0 to +40°C), ensuring reliability and performance even in challenging conditions.

Contact Us Today For More Information About Control Techniques Products

Check out the rest of our Control Techniques product line. Whether it's using our online instant quote feature, giving us a call at (800) 691-8511, or emailing us at, we strive for customer satisfaction first. This means lower prices and better service for you. For more products like SM-Ethernet, take a look at more from our Option Modules line. If your current unit has gone bad, take advantage of our Core Exchange program for the most inexpensive route. You can learn more about this program on our FAQ page here. We offer a repair service on all of our SM-Ethernet products that keep your downtime to a minimum. To stay up to date on manufacturer news, as well as access any of our datasheets, manuals, or other documentation, we suggest you take a look at our blog.

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