Belden Australia have introduced a new Category 6, DataTuff twisted pair Ethernet cable. The new Cat 6 DataTuff twisted pair Ethernet cable, Product No 7940A, is EtherNet/IP compliant and is of a round construction, which makes it suitable for sealed industrial Ethernet connectivity applications.
Belden Australia developed the Cat 6 DataTuff industrial Ethernet cable in response to the trend towards ‘future proofing’ of mission-critical network and automation system backbones, which are being installed in discrete industrial manufacturing areas, processing plants and industrial infrastructures, such as water treatment and utility plants, airports, transportation terminals and shipyards.
For these applications, building or upgrading to meet the Category 6 performance standard (TIA/EIA 568-B2-1) provides assurance that the network is equipped to support advanced data communications and also new and emerging technologies. Belden Australia’s Cat 6 DataTuff Unshielded Twisted Pair (4-Pair UTP) Ethernet cable features a solid bare copper conductor and a heavy-duty oil and sunlight-resistant jacket.
In addition, the cable features Belden Australia’s bonded-pair technology, a patented design that bonds the individual insulated conductors of each pair along the full length of the cable. The bonded-pair cables maintain a consistent distance between conductors, with no twisting or performance robbing gaps, resulting in higher electrical performance both before and after installation. The industrial Ethernet cable line includes DataTuff copper-based Category 5e and Category 6 cables and TrayOptic indoor/outdoor fibre optic cables. These cables are oil, chemical and moisture-resistant, built to withstand extreme temperature variations, and are resistant to electrical noise (EMI/RFI).
Belden Australia’s industrial Ethernet cables are suitable for demanding industrial environments and mission-critical applications. Belden Australia have announced their new industrial Ethernet user guide, which is a 16-page brochure offering specific information about the performance differences between commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Ethernet components used in office environments, and Belden's ruggedly built industrial-grade components.
Belden Australia’s products for industrial Ethernet applications include Belden industrial Ethernet cables, Hirschmann switches and Lumberg Automation connectivity components. The user guide also provides product information, a practical cable selection guide and a detailed description of nine critical tests.