Communications & Networks
TE Connectivity introduces M12 industrial Ethernet cable assembly
January 22, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
TE Connectivity (TE) now offers M12 data cable assemblies that support Ethernet protocols as part of its package of Industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus solutions.
Users of the new TE M12 industrial Ethernet cable assemblies can choose from a wide range of features. 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.
Depending on the material, the M12 assemblies withstand up to 1 million flexes, machine oils, abrasion and UV radiation. A compact 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 100Mbps to meet network requirements in the field and at supervisory management levels.
The new assemblies are available with several standard cable length options from 0.5m through to 30m.