TE Connectivity (TE) offers M12 data cable assemblies that support CANopen and Devicenet as well as other serial bus systems.
Users of the TE cable assemblies can choose from a range of features to meet their specific needs. Jacketing, for example, is in PVC, or halogen-free PUR or other FRNC (flame retardant, non-corrosive) materials.
PVC provides a competitive and economic solution for occasional movement or vibration, but lacks in areas such as flex properties, while PUR is more suited to more demanding applications in, for example, drag chains and harsh environments where operational reliability is crucial, explains the company.
Depending on the material, the assemblies withstand up to 1 million flexes, machine oils, abrasion, and UV radiation. A full-metal housing with crimp flange/crimp sleeve provides 360-degree shielding against EMI/RFI interference. The hexagonal crimp of the sleeve gives a vibration-resistant and torsion-proof cable strain relief, in accordance with IEC 61 373, Category 1, Class B, as well as safe shield termination. Category 5e cables can realize transmission rates of 100 Mbit/s to meet network requirements in the field and at supervisory management levels. The assemblies are available with several standard cable length options from 0,5 m through to 30 m.
“In the current era of the Industrial Internet of Things, manufacturing productivity depends on data communication and automation systems,” said Sofia Sevastidou, product manager. “This whole process is based on the ability to capture, transmit, and process large amounts of data, with communication between devices and across networks, as well as among functional layers in multiple manufacturing operations, utility providers and consumers. TE’s M12 cable assemblies will play an important role in bringing the IIoT to life.”
“Most recently, we have been enriching our already large offering in fieldbus connectivity solutions, based on Profibus, Devicenet, CANopen, and CC-link, with industrial Ethernet protocols such as Profinet, Ethercat, Ethernet/IP & Sercos-III,” Sevastidou said.
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