Rugged industrial Ethernet cables from Turck are designed to stand up to the harsh environments common in industrial automation. Depending on the type, they can withstand moisture, high-flex applications, oil, weld splatter and much more.
The differences between industrial and commercial ethernet and how cables and connectors are constructed to meet the demands of these environments.
This short video graphically demonstrates the difference between flame-rated (self-extinguishing) and non-flame-rated cables.
Rockwell Automation has introduced an expanded range of industrial-grade ethernet physical media components. Specially engineered for high performance in harsh industrial environments, the expanded ethernet component range includes four- and two-pair cable varieties with RJ45 and/or M12 connectors, spools of cable, as well as a variety of accessories.
Belden has introduced a Category 6 DataTuff twisted pair cable to its family of industrial ethernet cables. The 7940A cable is EtherNet/IP compliant and is of round construction, which makes it suitable for sealed industrial ethernet connectivity applications.
Belden has introduced the category 5e DataTuff SI7938A shielded twisted pair continuous flex cable for use in continuous motion machinery, such as C-Track and festoon systems, as well as robotics frequently used in discrete manufacturing and automated assembly lines. It features a flexible, stranded and shielded construction to resist machine and plant floor vibration, along with high noise immunity.
The Harting Technology Group’s hybrid Profinet cables combine Profinet data and 24 V power distribution in a single cable, making installation easier and faster. The hybrid cable is suitable for use with the Harting Profinet Han 3A RJ45 connector family.
The IndustrialTuff DataBus cable, part number 3076F, is registered to the Foundation Fieldbus H1 Cable Test Specification. It is a Type A 18 AWG stranded cable featuring a polyolefin insulation, orange or intrinsically safe blue PVC jacket and a 100% Beldfoil shield with TC drain wire.
Schneider Electric and Fuji Electric have expanded their joint venture program to include their holdings in Japan and Asia.