On June 29, 2021, the PROFINET User Organization (PNO) published the PROFINET Cabling and Interconnection Technology – Guideline for PROFINET Version 5.0, a new set of rules for PROFINET-compliant cabling in industrial equipment, systems, and plants. The ix Industrial® mating face for Ethernet transmission represents a key new component in the SPC “Specific Passive Components” section.
Consequently, manufacturers of PROFINET-compliant devices are now able to develop more compact devices on a secure and reliable basis and thereby save valuable installation space in the control cabinet. Given the 70% smaller ix Industrial® device socket compared to known RJ45 connections, the number of ports can be doubled for the same device size or, conversely, a device can be designed that is significantly more compact.
In addition to the miniaturisation and space savings that will become increasingly vital in the future, the HARTING ix Industrial® interface offers device manufacturers and users one thing in particular: A high-performance, reliable, and industrial-grade connector paving the way to the future.
Depending on the application, users can choose between a straight or an angled cable outlet. This means that even tight spaces in control cabinets will not present any problems. Catering to demanding environments, the ix Industrial® interface will also be available in IP65/67 protected PushPull housings as from the autumn.
Measurement technology manufacturers established on the markets are reliably supporting the ix Industrial® standard with a wide range of measurement technology.
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