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Communications made easy – an impressive cable range

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MASER Communications (Australia) Pty Ltd is part of the Maser Group, a multinational company with offices in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and France. It was established in 1983.

Maser Communications not only offers a broad range of cable and connectivity products to suit a wide variety of industries, the company is also the specialised industrial process control and instrumentations distributor for BeldenCDT.

Maser's specialised applications and solutions range includes: cable and connector solutions for many applications; broadcast transmission and measurement systems; telecommunications test and measurement; wireless infrastructure equipment; and solutions for telecommunications and broadcast.

Maser can source and supply the most advanced and cost effective products and systems from key manufacturers worldwide. Its suppliers are carefully selected to ensure access to the latest technology in equipment and systems.

Maser distributes BeldenCDT's extensive range that includes: Blue Hose, DeviceBus, PROFIBUS and DataTuff cables.

Belden has consistently built quality and reliability into each cable it manufactures, according to Maser.

Maser says that from its Blue Hose cables, to its DataTuff Category 6 and 5e copper cables, each of Belden's products ensure optimum factory floor performance.

The Belden Blue Hose cable meets a variety of installation needs. It is a robust media for the transmission of PLC/DCS signals across factory floors.

A wide variety of Blue Hose constructions are available, allowing for installation flexibility unlike any other family of industrial communication cables says Maser.

DeviceNet is an Open DeviceNet Vendor Association device-level communication protocol for industrial automation.

A DeviceNet network is an open, low-cost system link between industrial devices such as sensors and actuators and higher-level devices such as programmable logic controllers and PCs.

Typically Class 1 (600V) or Class 2 (300V) thick, thin, mid or flat cable, DeviceBus cables can be used for either trunk or drop applications, dependent on the system speed and overall end-to-end distance, says Maser.

PROFIBUS is one of the largest open industrial fieldbus’ in the world. As with most fieldbus systems, PROFIBUS can reduce operating costs, increase productivity, decrease time to market for new products, and improve product quality.

Unlike standard 4-20mA controls, PROFIBUS can support up to 32 devices per segment and up to 126 devices, depending on total system current.

The reliability of Industrial Ethernet networks depends on the cable infrastructure. Data transmission errors can lead to interruptions in critical control functions resulting in lost production time and even safety issues.

Many versions of DataTuff cables feature Belden's patented Bonded-Pair technology. This construction feature affixes the conductor insulation of the cable pairs along their longitudinal axes to ensure that no performance-robbing gaps can develop between the conductor pairs.

Since no gaps can occur, and the conductor-to-conductor spacing, or centricity, is always uniform, the cable offers excellent and consistently reliable electrical performance - even after the cable has been subjected to the bending, pulling and twisting that is inherent in the installation process.

The Maser Group has offices and distribution centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch and Southampton (UK), Lannemezan (France) and they recently opened a new cables office in Brisbane.

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