Industrial Ethernet Connectivity
Industrial Ethernet refers to the use of standard Ethernet protocols with rugged connectors such as SPE (single-pair Ethernet) T1 or Cat 8, used in heavy duty applications. Connectors can be pre-assembled or field-attachable for copper and fiber optic cables. Industrial Ethernet incorporates industrial Ethernet protocols such as PROFINET®, EtherNet/IP®, EtherCAT®, SERCOS III, and POWERLINK®.
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High-Speed Implement BUS for Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment doesn’t work alone. As agricultural and industrial machinery becomes part of connected networks with command centers and other equipment units, system architectures are incorporating CAN and ISOBUS to meet the growing data networking requirements. Controller Area Network (CAN) systems have been used in heavy equipment and industrial machinery applications since the 1990s asRead More

What are IEC Connectors?

Meet the Connector: IEC Connectors IEC connectors or plugs are a broad category of power connectors for various uses that follow the International Electrotechnical Commission standards. IEC connectors are not a specific type of connector. Instead, they are a broad category of different types of electronic and electrical power connectors that meet the International Electrotechnical CommissionRead More

Connector and cable considerations when designing for CAN bus

CAN bus interfaces and modules, with a range of corresponding cable types and connector combinations, serve as the backbone of the CAN communications system. When chosen properly, they deliver performance, cost savings, and reliability. Controller Area Network (CAN) technology first appeared in European luxury vehicles 30 years ago. Since then, CAN technology has become prevalentRead More

What are M12 Connectors?

Meet the Connector: M12 Circular Connectors M12 connectors are a metric circular connector product used in industrial automation and other harsh environment applications where compact, rugged, and reliable power, signal, and data connections are needed. One of the most commonly specified connectors in the industrial market, the M12 is considered the backbone of IIoT systemRead More

Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for energy exploration applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications The RC Power Module from BizLink is an oil and gas assembly that features a high voltage rating of 1000V and a sophisticated design that meets a variety of purposes. The RC Power Module is designed toRead More

Cat 6A Cable Assemblies Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights Cat 6A cable assemblies from leading suppliers. With transmission rates of up to 10 Gb/s, CAT6A cable has become the popular choice for CCTV, VoIP, and data networks. Cat 6A Cable Assemblies LEMO’s Cat6 high speed connectors complete the company’s 2M series. These products are specifically designed to work inRead More

Ethernet Connectors for Transportation Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights Ethernet connectors for transportation applications from leading suppliers. Ethernet Connectors for Transportation Applications LEMO’s 1000Base-T1 (single-pair Ethernet or SPE) is a push-pull self-latching connector. LEMO provides two types of insulators 0B.511 (2 contacts) and 1B.512 (4 contacts + screen) compatible with unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and shielded twisted pair (STP), the newRead More

The Case for Single-Pair Ethernet in Industrial Applications

An update on activities related to SPE standardization and implementation in industrial and automated applications. Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) promises to revolutionize industrial applications with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gb/s) over a single pair. Yet there are still questions surrounding standardization and the benefits of SPE when compared to industrial RJ45 and otherRead More

Connectors for Smart Building & Factory Applications  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for smart buildings and smart factory applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Smart Buildings & Smart Factory Applications LEMO connectors can be used on collaborative robots for industrial applications as well as for control, articulated manipulator, and automation systems. As robots become more complex, LEMO connectors enable connecting sensors,Read More

Top 12 Technology Trends: Ever-Evolving Ethernet: From 10 to 400+ Gigabits

Bob Hult looks at how a commitment to backward compatibility, choice of copper and fiber optic media, and adoption of new signaling protocols have enabled Ethernet to keep pace with increasing bandwidth demands. This is the eighth installment in the Technology Trends series by Bob Hult, a collection of articles that review leading technology trends thatRead More

Digitalization Technologies Offer Efficiency, Scalability, and Visibility in Industrial Environments

Connected technologies can bring significant benefits to OEMs, but companies need to carefully evaluate their goals and their existing resources in order to adopt successful digitalization strategies. The digitalization of production systems can help OEMs create more efficient supply chains, stronger production processes, and better tracking solutions for supply chains, inventory, and finished goods. WhenRead More

A New Standard for Locking M12 Push-Pull Connectors

Specifying locking M12 push-pull connectors has become easier with the arrival of a unified standard that ensures compatibility across manufacturers. Locking M12 push-pull connectors are a common choice for industrial and harsh environment applications due to their versatility, durability, ruggedness, and reliability even in high-vibration conditions. These sealed, circular interconnects have become a mainstay inRead More

A New Generation of Ethernet Cables and Connectors

Cat6 and Cat6A cables are serving today’s most demanding high-speed applications. But Cat8 is on the horizon. The early iconic yellow Ethernet cable has a much diminished presence in consumer and business settings, as wireless technologies have become dominant. More than ever, however, the infrastructure underpinning high-speed wireless network activity depends on Ethernet technologies. DataRead More

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