Other features include a robust design, a wide operating temperature range of from 30° to +90°C and – for the M12 versions – industrial protection class IP67. The Gigabit Ethernet connectors thus facilitate highly available and cost-effective solutions for a host of applications, such as connecting IP cameras and infotainment systems in rail vehicles – approval under EN 50155 has been applied for – or wiring up complex machines and systems.
The self-assembly M12 versions, with eight-pole connectors and couplings with x-coding and screw connectors, have a threaded joint. Cables are made up either using cut and clamp or – for the flanged versions – via print contacts. The molded M12 connectors also have eight-pole x-coding and, like the corresponding RJ45 versions, are available with made-up cables on one or both ends. A version with an M12 and an RJ45 connector is also available.
The molded M12 connectors and the RJ45 versions have bodies 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 AWG 26 cores. This also applies to the cables for the molded connectors, which are offered in lengths of 2, 5 or 10 meters.
With the launch of these new screened Gigabit Ethernet connectors from Lumberg Automation™, Belden is now marketing a comprehensive product portfolio that offers ideal solutions for a variety of requirements. Product Manager Joachim Kiera says: "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."