Cables/Connecting

Connection technology features 3A housing

10th February 2016
Jordan Mulcare

HARTING’s preLink end-to-end Ethernet connection technology is now also available in the form of an RJ45 connector face in a robust Han3A connector housing. preLink offers a fast and easy way to set up enterprise-wide networks that extend all the way from IT through to the manufacturing level.

With the preLink concept, HARTING has succeeded in separating the previously fixed connection of cables and connectors into two independent, reusable components: the preLink termination block and the interchangeable sockets and connectors.

The preLink termination block incorporates a holder for 4- or 8-wire Ethernet cable, which can be assembled with 100% certainty in a single step using the dedicated preLink assembly tool. This termination block fits into a variety of RJ45 or M12 sockets and connectors.

The advantage of this system is that the termination block can be removed in seconds and placed on a different connector. As a result, cables and connectors can be swapped independently of one another.

When the termination block is placed in the familiar Han 3A housing, the result is a fully industrial-strength interface between machinery and equipment and the Ethernet network.

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