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Industrial Ethernet connectors handle 10Gbit rates

Posted: 06 May 2008  Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Ethernet  industrial connectors  10Gbit data rates 

Weidmuller has introduced a series of industrial Ethernet connectors that feature STEADYTEC technology. This line of plug-in connectors supports 10Gbit speeds and provides IP67 solutions for copper and fiber-optic cabling across all Ethernet standards.

Featuring a modular platform, this industrial Ethernet connector line offers a variety of materials and connection options for installation and application flexibility. The connector plug housings and bulkhead housings are available in Ethernet/IP, Ethernet TCP/IP and PROFINET versions. Each version is completely sealed to withstand extreme environmental conditions and is IP67 rated.

The STEADYTEC cable pass-through design accepts shielded cables up to AWG 22 and allows 8-wire cables to be used. This allows for 10Gbit performance and PROFINET support. The new housings and bulkheads are available in die cast zinc, polyamide plastic, and Weidmuller's RockStar heavy-duty connector housings made of die-cast aluminum. The die-cast zinc construction makes them suitable for industrial applications.

Fiber-optic inserts include SC simplex and LC duplex versions for the Ethernet/IP and Ethernet TCP/IP plug and bulkhead housings. These inserts include a special Kevlar crimping option for added strain relief for fiber-optic cables.

The STEADYTEC line also includes one-of-a-kind field installable RJ45 connectors. These connectors meet all Ethernet standards; support 10Gbit speeds, and require no tools for installation. These RJ45 connectors meet UL approvals, and are said to reduce wire termination time by 80 percent.

Pricing ranges from $10 to $150.

- Gina Roos
eeProductCenter





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