4-pair PROFINET cables achieve higher data rates

23rd September 2013
Posted By : Nat Bowers
4-pair PROFINET cables achieve higher data rates

HARTING has introduced a new range of 4-pair PROFINET cables in a strategic move to expand the company’s industrial Ethernet portfolio in the fast-growing market of Ethernet systems in industrial environments. PROFINET offers a number of benefits in automation applications including real-time transmission, robust cabling technology and high reliability as well as simple installation and fast commissioning.

HARTING’s new 4-pair cables also allow data rates to be boosted from 100 Mbit/s up to 10 Gbit/s to take into account future developments in network infrastructure.

HARTING has designed the new PROFINET cables in two versions: Type A for fixed installation and type B for flexible installation. While the PROFINET cable for fixed installation requires only inner wire conductors, the necessary mobility in the variant for flexible applications is ensured by the use of tinned stranded wires. In line with the PROFINET guidelines, the outer sheath in the PIMF versions is made of green PVC.

The 4-pair Ethernet cables meet the criteria for EMC separation class D as specified in EN 50174-2, and are designed to withstand large lateral crush loads in the harsh industrial environment. In addition, they are flame-resistant and UV-resistant.

The new PROFINET cables are specially designed for use with HARTING connectors as well as RJ45 connectors from the HARTING RJ Industrial product family in IP 20 applications, or with HARTING Han 3 A housings for IP 65/IP 67 applications.

The HARTING PROFINET cabling portfolio includes cable types A, B and C, connectors such as RJ45 and M12, and a range of accessories including panel feed-throughs and hybrid interfaces for simultaneously supplying devices with both data and power.

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