Belden Engineering Center is Ready to Thrive through Disruptions

March 2, 2021
How BEC-Shanghai is creating the advanced IT/OT solutions that provide Advanced Analytics and Asset Optimization, MES Optimization, Remote Management and Commissioning, and Sensor Fusion and Cooperative Automation.
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Embedded in Belden’s Suzhou, China plant, BEC-Shanghai plays a vital role in researching and developing mission-critical solutions for our customers. This facility is designed and built with world-class equipment to research, test, and verify multiple industry standards, including IEC, UL, VDE, and TUV. It is the world’s first VDE TDAP certified lab for Cable Drag Chain Testing.

“When we develop a cable for a specific robotic application, and we say that the cable will pass 50 million flex cycles, we mean it, because we have tested and developed the product in our laboratories,” says Fredric Frantz, Vice President Channel & Solution Selling, APAC,  highlighting the reliability of the facility, testing procedures and proof of concepts.

 BEC-Shanghai is part of Belden’s global R&D expansion plan. In addition to creating One Belden solutions, the BEC center has a goal to research and develop IT/OT convergence solutions, therefore creating an unmatched product portfolio. With that, customers will be seeing outcomes through cases like Advanced Analytics and Asset Optimization, MES Optimization, Remote Management and Commissioning, and Sensor Fusion and Cooperative Automation.

For more information on how Belden’s industry experts demonstrate research, development & technology innovation at BEC-Shanghai, watch the video below.

About Belden 

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc. 

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