Turbo Chain: Beyond Redundant Rings

First released in 2009, Moxa's Turbo Chain significantly extends ring topologies, expanding these network backbones much more flexibly, economically, and conveniently than traditional ring coupling allows. Turbo Chain can be adapted to virtually any environment to deliver the most cost-effective solutions around, empowering you to create complex Ethernet solutions with the strong reliability and assured availability of full ring redundancy.

  • Flexible and expandable redundancy
  • Cost-efficient deployment
  • Self-healing network recoveries
  • Simple 3-step configuration

 

Flexible and Expandable Redundancy

With Moxa's Turbo Chain, engineers have the flexibility to grow their ring networks with minimum effort and maximum ease by simply extending the backbone with Turbo Chain. Turbo Chain is a technological adaptation of daisy chains that allows unrestricted network expansion without requiring the full reconfiguration or rewiring of an existing network. With the simple addition of Moxa's Turbo Chain devices, you can immediately scale up networks with new branches without sacrificing any redundancy, security, or speed.

Head Switch Tail Switch

 

Self-Healing Recovery Technology

Just like Turbo Ring, Moxa's Turbo Chain provides automated recovery from network failures. If a network node fails, Turbo Chain will activate a backup route within 20 milliseconds. Additionally, Turbo Chain can be used side-by-side with the RSTP and STP redundancy protocols, giving it increased resiliency while also making it a convenient addition to existing industrial Ethernet systems.

 

Cost-Efficient Deployment

Turbo Chain is a cost-efficient configuration shortcut, allowing the straightforward connection of independent, redundant chains without any further coupling steps. There is no need for re-wiring the backbone: simply connect the head and tail nodes to switches already connected with Turbo Ring, and set the intermediate nodes as members. Turbo Chain allows you to daisy chain a series of nodes into a new network branch without having to wire a full second ring, making it ideal for applications that have strict cabling or budget limitations but which still demand strong network redundancy.

 

3 Simple Steps to Full Configuration

Moxa’s Turbo Chain setup is a quick, 3-step configuration that won’t even take you a minute:

  1. Log in to the web UI
  2. Select the redundancy protocol
  3. Define the switch's role

That's all there is to it.

To enable Turbo Chain, users access a switch's Turbo Chain configuration page with their web browser, choose which redundant mode the switch will use, and then define the node's network role (e.g., head switch, tail switch, or member switch). Close the wizard and you're ready to run.

Product Offerings

Managed DIN-rail Ethernet Switches

EDS-400A, 500A, 600, 700, 800 Series

Managed Rackmount Ethernet Switches

IKS-6726 Series,
IKS-6726/6728 Series

IEC 61850-3 Managed Ethernet Switches

PT-7700 Series

EN 50155 Managed Ethernet Switches

TN-5500 Series