Belden Increases the Flexibility of Its Modular Industrial Patch Panel Range by Adding New Modules
Belden has extended its Modular Industrial Patch Panel product range by adding new modules. The MIPP, a termination panel for cables that need to be connected to active equipment such as switches, Industrial Ethernet devices and any other device with an Ethernet link, offers greater system reliability and ease of installation.The
Using patch cords to connect to active equipment, cables can be terminated outside the cabinet in an organised and structured manner to ensure the highest level of reliability. Installation is quick and easy, saving time and significantly reducing initial set-up costs, whilst at the same time contributing to greater reliability and easier and more efficient system management, requiring less maintenance. With a lightweight aluminium structure which increases its overall versatility, the MIPP, can easily be mounted on a DIN Rail, or it can even be fixed at the sides of the cabinets simply using a wall mount plate. Thanks to its small housing, high port density and modularity, cabinet space is kept to a minimum.
The recently extended range now accommodates various media and connectors, including LC, SC, ST and E-2000 fiber duplex adapters; RJ45 copper keystone jacks (Shielded and Unshielded, Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6A); and RJ45 copper coupler (Shielded and Unshielded, Cat 6A). The MIPP is easy to use, and allows space for the efficient handling of cables. The module, with its high port density for maximum use of available space, is removable from the unit to facilitate connection/splicing. The module offers cable entries both in top or bottom for ease of use and to provide a choice of placement in the cabinet, The MIPP is fully UL 1863 approved.
Wide temperature range from -40°C to +70°C, the MIPP is available as part of a complete system with market leading Hirschmann switches and high performance Belden cabling for optimum reliability in Industrial Ethernet networks.
The MIPP was designed for use in harsh industrial environments, where its functionality and reliability can make a significant contribution to the uptime and availability of systems. It is ideal for use in a wide range of industrial applications requiring maximum system reliability and flexibility. The industrial design makes it highly suited for use in Machine Building, Transportation, Alternative Power Generation, Power Transportation & Distribution, and Oil & Gas markets, as well as more general use in enterprise, buildings and other applications.
Thanks to their unique modular design and their compact dimensions, these modular, flexible patch panels combine both copper and fiber cabling in one innovative solution: up to 6 individual modules can be combined in any permutation to create a large single patch panel, to which, for the first time ever, both fiber and copper cables can be connected at the same time. When required, each module can be easily removed or replaced for maximum system flexibility.
Theo van Rijn, product manager, says: “The new MIPP is a completely new solution combining copper and fiber, an industry first. The new copper and fiber modules contribute to improved system flexibility. Installation is quick and easy, saving time and significantly reducing initial set-up costs. At the same time its functionality and reliability contribute to greater reliability and easier and more efficient system management, requiring less maintenance.”
12th February 2013
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