MECHANICAL and systems engineering is moving towards decentralised automation. Complex control solutions are broken down into to more easily manageable tasks. However, large-scale communications are needed between the decentralised systems.
Industrial Ethernet is at the forefront of communications technology in this sphere - right down to the field level.
Installation material sealed to the high-protection class IP 6X is essential for direct mounting tasks in the field level.
To satisfy the requirements in this field, Weidmuller offers an extensive palette of products including the connection socket IE-S-IP67, the cable coupler IE-C-IP67 and the plug IE-P-IP67.
The outlet junction box and coupling are fitted with an RJ 45 module featuring IDC technology. The RJ 45 connector is integrated in the module IE-P-IP67.
Field components are connected in an electrical cabinet with their Ethernet cable fed via an installation flange sealed to IP 6X.
With the IE-XM-RJ45/RJ45-IP67 and IE-XM-RJ45/IDC-IP67 Weidmuller offers the appropriate installation flange in a light grey finish (RAL 7035).
When no Ethernet cable is connected, the installation flange, connection socket and cable coupler can be reliably protected by means of the permanently attached lid – this guarantees protection class IP 67.
Ethernet technology is still in its early stages in automation engineering and requires a broad spectrum of products to help it climb the ladder to success.
Weidmuller also offers product solutions for 'Converting', 'Managing, 'Installing' and 'Protecting'.
The corresponding accessories such as power supplies, cable entries for cables with assembled plugs as well as markers round off the extensive line of Weidmuller products for industrial Ethernet for conductors and cables.