Weidmuller offers connectors, adapters, couplers and cables as well as PCB connection components with M12, D-coded connection technology for Industrial Ethernet.
Generally speaking, M12 is the widely utilised connection technology at the field level in control engineering. Users are totally familiar with this connection technology, a point that also applies to the field of Ethernet solutions.
Weidmuller can rightly claim a comprehensive M12, D-coded IE portfolio. As well as embracing managed/unmanaged M12 switches, it also includes universal modules, M12 connecting cables, M12-RJ45 adapters available in two versions as electrical-cabinet interfaces, an M12-M12 coupler as well as PCB connection components (THT/THR) and also contains a variety of plug-in connectors for on-site termination.
The more essential characteristics of the M12, D-coded connection technology are: high protection class rating to EN 60529, four-core connection and compactly designed terminal dimensions.
Facilitating tool-free on-site termination of four-core Ethernet cables, Weidmuller’s M12 connectors have been designed to meet requirements in the field (IP67). Quick and easy to terminate, these connectors (Cat. 5) have an M12, D-coded mating face, and are available as both straight and angled types - in addition, they can also be ordered as pin or socket versions.
Weidmuller’s adapters and M12 coupler are also rated to protection class IP67 when connected. Adapters and M12 couplers are utilised when an M12 cable needs to be routed to the electrical cabinet or two M12 cables joined together.
Weidmuller’s M12 PCB connection components (THT/THR) to Cat. 5 specifications have been developed to support the installation of electrical devices in the field and facilitate connection of M12 connectors with a D-coded mating face. When not connected, the PCB connection components are rated to IP20.