To learn more and discover solutions for driving industrial change, join HARTING for their Industrial Ethernet Week from the 8th – 10th February 2022.
Across three inspiring days, you’ll hear keynote speeches, expert talks and enjoy technical sessions with solution experts, thought leaders, IIoT pioneers, and representatives from a range of global brands.
HARTING solutions for the delivery of fast Ethernet include the ix Industrial®, a robust, space-saving connector to replace the traditional RJ45. It has a 70% smaller PCB jack and a high current-carrying capacity that supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. It complies with IEC 61076-3-124 and conforms to the shock and vibration resistance levels set out in EN 50155.
Experts have also suggested that Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) will be one of the technological cornerstones that helps to deliver high data streams amid increasing demand. Up until now, industrial Ethernet has come with restrictions as it has only been able to reach the control level before it needs to switch to BUS systems via gateways. SPE allows equipment to connect via end-to-end IP-based communications right up into the field level.
The T1 Industrial SPE connector from HARTING supplies both data and power via Power over Data Line (PoDL) across a single pair of wires in an IEC 63171-6 industrial interface. The compact size of the T1 means Ethernet interfaces can be designed onto simple sensors, cameras, reading/ID devices or similar miniaturised equipment.
There is immense potential in this new technology. As sensors, actuators, and network nodes can be networked and supplied with power via the T1, there are numerous applications in automation technology, robotics, machinery, and plant manufacturing, as well as in building automation and transportation markets. Other potential uses being explored include traffic control, intelligent lighting, smart farming, and mobile machinery.