RS Components ships Harting’s compact industrial Ethernet interface

Robust for Ethernet devices, Harting has introduced the ix Industrial range. According to the company, the devices set a higher standard for Ethernet interfaces and respond to the future challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and the IoT (Internet of Things). The Harting interface is suitable for a variety of fields and applications including machinery and robotics, energy, automation, data networks and transportation.

Device interfaces and system cables need to be smaller, more powerful and more robust, says the company. Harting has worked in conjunction with Hirose to develop this new technology to deliver the robust ix Industrial miniature Ethernet interface, which has the potential to replace the conventional RJ45 connection.

The unit takes up 70 per cent less space than the RJ45 and is much safer because the two snap-in metal hooks ensure that the receptacle and connector are more securely connected. Data transmission is safe, even in EMC-critical applications, due to the continuous 360 degree shield design, which guarantees high immunity from interference.

The receptacle has five though-hole reflow shield contacts which permanently and securely affix the socket to a PCB to prevent damage to the conductor tracks caused by the exertion of high forces on the sockets. There is also a robust cable attachment, high resistance to shock and vibration, and ability to handle 5000 mating cycles. It is also designed to provide Cat 6A performance for 1/10Gbit/s Ethernet and is standardised to IEC/PAS 61076-3-124.

The Harting ix Industrial range is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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