Paqworks have released the R&M (Reichle & De-Massari) RJ45 IP67 connection solution for copper cabling in rough industrial environments. The RJ45/Cat IP67 connection solution is suitable for Industrial Ethernet applications requiring large bandwidth. It can be used for network operations up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet through 100-meter horizontal cabling links and is backwards compatible with Cat. 5 and Cat. 5e.
The wiring block houses the IDC technology from R&M (IDC = Insulation Displacement Contact). The Insulation Displacement Contact technology for industrial use ensures that the contact points do not wear out, when exposed to strong mechanical, weather and chemical influences in production plants. It is designed for flexible and rigid wires with diameters ranging from AWG 26 to AWG 22. In addition, a tension relief system has also been integrated, which can accommodate cables with an outside diameter of up to 8.5mm. Capacitive and inductive compensation ensures a smooth data flow in the connector. All-round shielding of the connector is built in from the outset that allows the usage of the connector in electromagnetic environments. Shield contacting takes place automatically during pre-termination of the connector. A round sleeve with a push-pull lock provides outside protection against dust, dirt and dampness. The connector complies with the IP67 (IEC 60529) protection index criteria. It is appropriate for industrial cabling in compliance with ISO/IEC 24702 and EN 50173-3 (draft) as well as for structured cabling systems complying with ISO/IEC 11801 and/or EN 50173-1 and 50173-2.