Data connectors – PLUSCON data

In line with the decentralization of complex production systems and the increasing need for quick information and data transfer, standardized data interfaces are being used in industrial applications.

Industrial ambient conditions place exacting demands on connectors, connection methods and cabling that are not comparable with the office environment. With PLUSCON data, Phoenix Contact offers industry-compatible components with the IP20 and IP67 degree of protection for classic communications interfaces.

Industrial Ethernet

Industrial Ethernet requires suitable installation systems for automation technology that meet the high requirements in an industrial environment. RJ45, M12 and SCRJ connectors provide users with complete cabling concepts for all industrial installation situations.

All RJ45 and M12 components for Ethernet correspond to CAT5 as per IEC 11801:2002. CAT6 compatible components are available for futuristic systems. The SCRJ FO connectors with fast connection technology are available for all customary fiber types.

Data connectors for Industrial Ethernet


Data connectors for PROFINET
The PROFIBUS user organization (PNO) has defined the RJ45 and M12 connectors with D-coding in combination with PROFINET cables (AWG 22) for PROFINET cabling. For fiber optics cabling, the SCRJ connector is used for the fiber types POF, HCS and glass fiber.

Phoenix Contact offers this connector with established quick connection methods and corresponding PROFINET cables. The VARIOSUB push-pull connector with the RJ45, SCRJ and Power (5-pos., 24 V) versions developed by Phoenix Contact was selected as the IP65/67 solution.

INTERBUS, PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet, AS-Interface

Versions are available with special characteristics adapted to the requirements of the fieldbus organizations, for the most common fieldbuses INTERBUS, PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet and ASi.

Control cabinet feed-throughs, equipment connections, couplings and distributors can be easily created with components from the M12 and D-SUB range. Special protection and terminating devices in accordance with the guidelines of the applicable fieldbus organization guarantee problem-free operation.

Data connectors for INTERBUS, PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet, AS-Interface

USB and FireWire

Data connectors for USB and FireWire
The USB and FireWire connectors have been specially developed for using the USB and FireWire interfaces on the machine and in the control cabinet. Assembled lines compliant with IP20 and IP67 degrees of protection, panel mounting frames and contact inserts are available for users.

Contact inserts with a rear flat-ribbon cable terminal strip is especially suitable for integration into IP67-protected devices; socket/socket version is suitable for control cabinet feed-throughs.

D-SUB based connector

VARIOSUB D-SUB is a product range that enables using D-SUB connectors in harsh environmental conditions. The rugged sleeve housings and panel mounting frames can be used with standard D-SUB contact inserts, which in turn opens up a wide area of applications. EMC inner sleeves can be additionally used in environments with strong EM fields.

Phoenix Contact offers an extensive product range for customary applications. This range contains housings and contact inserts. Contact inserts are available as signal, power and coaxial versions as well as combined versions.

D-SUB based connector

Service interfaces

Service interfaces
The new VARIOSUB service interface is designed for use in control cabinets and devices in a harsh industrial environment. Single and dual metal frames are equipped with a transparent, interlockable cover that complies with the IP67 degree of protection when closed.

In addition to contact inserts, completely assembled data front plates as well as unassembled plates are available for equipping the metal frames except for D-SUB-, Keystone and Freenet contact inserts. The D-SUB, RJ45, USB, FireWire and SCRJ interfaces can thus be combined as desired.

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