LAPP enables simpler Industry 4.0 connections with expanded single-pair Ethernet range
“The new ETHERLINE® T1 Y Flex 1x2x22/7 AWG cables maintain the same high data rates as previous technology, while significantly reducing the setup required,” says Mr Pullinger, who explains that the new cables are ideal for a broad range of Industry 4.0 applications, including manufacturing, electrical connection, power generation and factory automation. “The UL-certified two-core cable for highspeed information exchange has a small bending radius and outer diameter, is exceptionally lightweight and is indispensable for connection at the field level.”
The new Power-Over-Data-Line compatible cable complies with IEEE 802.3bu and has been specially designed for transmitting digital signals in the frequency range up to 600 MHz over distances of up to 40m. It enables a simultaneous power and data supply to SPE terminals with low energy consumption (up to 50 W). The design of the SPE cable guarantees ideal protection against electromagnetic interference.
Thanks to an aluminium-laminated foil and copper braid screening with a high degree of coverage (SF/UTP), it is double shielded. In addition, the PVC outer sheath is resistant to acids and alkalis and is partially oil-resistant. UL/CSA certification enables the product to be used in North America. As a UL-listed Power Limited Tray Cable (PLTC), the new single-pair Ethernet cable can also be installed openly on cable trays.
The new ETHERLINE® T1 Y Flex 1x2x22/7 AWG opens up a host of futureproof possible
applications in automation technology, including:
- Flexible use in dry and damp rooms, as well as for medium mechanical stress
- For structured cabling in compliance with DIN EN 50173 and ISO/IEC 11801
- For single-pair Ethernet applications - 1000Base-T1 in compliance with IEEE 802.3bp and 100Base-T1 in compliance with IEEE 802.3bw.
The LAPP portfolio already includes single-pair Ethernet cables. The company has based the connector on the standardised connector face set out in IEC 63171-6. LAPP will provide the complete solution for single-pair Ethernet infrastructure in industry.
Two further cables will be available soon:
the ETHERLINE® T1 FD P, a shielded 26AWG cable for Gigabit Ethernet and use in cable chains, and the ETHERLINE® T1 P FLEX 18AWG for 10 Mbit/s and distances of 1,000m.