Belden has added has added new Gigabit Ethernet connectors to its Lumberg Automation product line. The new Gigabit Ethernet connectors support data rates up to 10Gbps. The company says the connectors' compact design features special shielding that covers the individual wire pairs ensures reliable data transmission even in the presence of strong electromagnetic fields.
The connectors support M12 or RJ45 connection technology and are available in both molded and self-assembly versions. Their robust design, IP67 ingress protection rating and wide temperature range (-30°C to +90°C) make them a good fit for harsh industrial environments. Applications include connecting IP cameras and 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). 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.