The connectors support M12 or RJ45 connection technology and are available in both molded and self-assembly versions. Their robust design, ingress protection rating (IP67) and wide temperature range (-30°C to +90°C) make them an ideal product for harsh industrial environments. Applications include connecting IP cameras and infotainment systems in rail vehicles (EN 50155 approval pending) or connecting complex machines and systems.
The Gigabit Ethernet connectors are available in two versions: field attachable and pre-molded. The field attachable M12 version features eight-pins, couplings with X-coding, screw connectors and has a threaded joint. Cables are made up either using cut-clamp or via print contacts for the flange version. The molded M12 connectors also have eight-pins (X-coding) and, like the corresponding RJ45 versions, are available is single or double-ended cord sets. A hybrid version with an M12 and an RJ45 connector will be available in the third quarter of 2012.
The bodies of the molded M12 connectors and the RJ45 versions are made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), while the self-assembly connectors are of nickel-plated die-cast zinc or brass (flange version). The optionally attached cables are made of halogen-free polyurethane (PUR) with 26 gauge (AWG) cores. This also applies to the cables for the molded connectors, which are offered in standard lengths of 2-, 5- or 10-meters.
With the launch of the new Gigabit Ethernet connectors from Lumberg Automation, Belden now offers comprehensive solutions for a variety of markets.
"These connectors can turn your network into a veritable data freeway because they all ensure maximum bandwidth. Since they are also extremely robust, they can be used even under the most rugged environmental conditions," said Hiyam Wakeem, product manager.