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HARTING products conform with PROFINET guidelines

19th August 2015
Nat Bowers

HARTING has issued a conformity declaration which certifies that its new connectivity products conform with the current Cabling and Interconnection Guidelines for the PROFINET Industrial Ethernet system. PROFINET is one of the most successful Industrial Ethernet systems with a market share of around one third of all Industrial Ethernet applications and over 10m PROFINET nodes installed worldwide.

The conformity declaration certifies that all existing and new products for Ethernet applications from HARTING conform with the requirements for the use of PROFINET. The new products which extend the PROFINET Portfolio include the entire preLink cabling system, the M12 'Press and Go' connector and the new X-coded M12 plug.

preLink creates a modular Ethernet cabling system in which cable and connector are conveniently divided into two independent and continually reusable components. M12 'Press and Go' is a ready-assembled connection of cable and connector without overmoulding. It makes the PROFINET capable M12 connector suitable for quick and easy assembly and delivery in all desired lengths. The new X-coded M12, with a transfer rate of Category 6A and transfer class EA, is suitable for high-speed Ethernet systems including PROFINET installations.

With PROFINET conformity, HARTING enables its industrial Ethernet customers to take a major step on the way to the smart factory and then to Industry 4.0.

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