Metz Connect has expanded its offering of M12 plug-connector offering by introducing a new version of the X-coded M12 plug connector for Gigabit Ethernet applications. The introduction follows that of the two-pair D-coded M12 plug connectors for industrial Ethernet, which occurred in 2010.
The company explains that the X-coded M12 plug connectors are Category 6A, 500-MHz rated for Gigabit-range transmission rates. "Due to mechanical and electrical strength, they are perfectly suited for harsh industrial environments," the company says. "When inserted they are dirt- and moisture-resistant in accordance with IP67."
Additionally, the 360-degree shielding ensures electromagnetic interference (EMI) immunity, Metz Connect says, as well as secure and reliable connections.
The Profinet User Organization has officially added the X-coded M12 plug connectors to its wiring manuals, Metz Connect says.