SPE connectors from Harting are available from RS Components

Industrial automation is the intended target application for Harting’s single pair Ethernet (SPE) connectors which are now in stock at RS Components.

The T1 SPE connectors are described as ‘game changing’ by RS, because they steamline cabling in order to reduce weight and save space in industrial settings.

The connectors comply with the newly established IEC 63171-6 industry standard. The Tw1ster connector series addresses the needs within modern industrial settings for more compact, lightweight cabling, says the distributor. The cutting-edge interconnect components allow both data and power to be simultaneously transported, thereby reducing the cost and engineering effort in implementing industrial network infrastructure.

Tw1ster connectors support 1Gbits per second data rates. Covering a 1000m transmission range, they have power-over-data Line (PoDL) capabilities, providing up to 50W power. They are robust and have an operational temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees C and can cope with over 1000 mating cycles.

Suitable applications are factory automation and process control systems, industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and robotics; and any functions where communication from field-level device connection to the cloud without interruption or change of protocol is required.

Kristian Olsson, vice president of automation and control at RS Components, said: “By partnering with technology-driving manufacturers like Harting, we are helping to facilitate the roll-out of advanced industrial systems that will utilise less space and reduce overall complexity, while boosting productivity levels, raising operational efficiencies and ensuring greater safety too.”

The T1 single pair Ethernet (SPE) connectors from Harting are shipping now from the RS in the EMEA region.

RS Components is a partner for industrial customers and suppliers who are involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities. The distributor aims to offer an “unrivalled choice” of product technologies and solve problems with innovative solutions. It stocks more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers. The distributor operates in 32 countries, trading through multiple channels and shipping over 50,000 parcels a day.


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