Comprehensive range of cables and lines for networks and fieldbuses

Data cables for all common networks and fieldbuses

Transmit data safely and reliably at up to 40 Gbps for all common networks and bus systems using industrial-grade assembled data cables. Create consistent solutions with the wide range of designs, codings, and pin assignments. The portfolio ranges from M8, M12, and RJ45 to USB, HDMI, and D-SUB, up to coaxial and FO connections, as well as cabling for Single Pair Ethernet.

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Your advantages

  • Wide range of possible applications thanks to support for all networks and bus systems
  • Seamless communication with high-speed data transmission up to 40 Gbps
  • Advanced Shielding Technology provides protected and reliable shield connections for M8 and M12 cabling solutions, even under extreme environmental conditions
  • High reliability in industrial environments with robust connectors

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Tool-free connection of M8 connectors
Shielded M12 push-pull connectors
Shielded M12 push-pull device connectors
M12 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
Different M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

M8 connectors with Push-Lock connection

Tool-free and space-saving cabling

In increasingly networked systems, functions are decentralized and intelligent devices and sensors are miniaturized. Flexible and space-saving cabling is achieved with M8 connectors designed for assembly. The Push-Lock connection enables convenient wiring without tools.

Main features

  • Push-Lock connection technology
  • PROFINET CAT5 (100 Mbps)
  • D-coded, 4-pos., shielded
  • Connection cross-section: 0.14 mm² ... 0.75 mm²
  • Temperature range: -40°C ... +85°C

Your Advantages

  • Easy and time-saving installation: Push-Lock technology enables the tool-free connection of rigid and flexible conductors with and without ferrules
  • Intuitive and safe connection: precise conductor assignment with color coding and numerical coding in the connection area
  • Space-saving installation: one-third smaller than the M12 connector, the M8 Push-Lock connector offers significant space savings and reliable industrial properties

Shielded M12 push-pull connectors

Reliable signal and data transmission

M12 push-pull connectors latch into place by means of direct insertion and enable easy and secure connection for applications in confined spaces and with high cabling density. The new, shielded, A- and D-coded versions guarantee reliable signal and data transmission.

Main features

  • Push-pull internal and external locking
  • Standardized in accordance with IEC 61076-2-010
  • A- and D-coded
  • Advanced Shielding Technology
  • Conductor cross-section: 0.34 mm²
  • Degree of protection: IP65, IP67
  • PUR, halogen-free

Your Advantages

  • Plug-and-produce: quick and reliable connection even in confined spaces
  • Fast installation: time savings of 80% during installation compared to screw connection
  • Flying leads: connectors with internal and external locking
  • Totally protected: Advanced Shielding Technology provides a reliable shield connection, even under extreme environmental conditions
  • Highly future-proof: standardized product range for worldwide availability

Shielded M12 push-pull device connectors

Reliable signal and data transmission

The new SMD M12 device connectors with push-pull internal locking allow secure and tool-free device connection. The recessed M12 push-pull flush-type female connector closes out flush with the housing, thus enabling compact housing designs.

Main features

  • Push-pull internal locking
  • Standardized in accordance with IEC 61076-2-010
  • SMD housing screw connections
  • Raised and countersunk versions
  • SMD signal and data: A, B, D, X, and Y-coded
  • Degree of protection: IP65, IP67
  • DUO contour: compatible with full-thread M12

Your Advantages

  • Plug-and-produce: quick and reliable connection even in confined spaces
  • Greater flexibility: one M12 device connection for screw and push-pull connectors
  • Easy design-in: countersunk M12 ports for compact device concepts
  • Highly future-proof: standardized product range for worldwide availability

M12 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

Ethernet finally goes the distance

With Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), the established Ethernet protocol is advancing into the final automation levels and forms the basis for future-proof networking from the sensor to the cloud. Easy integration into your conventional sensors is made possible by the new SPE connectors in the ONEPAIR series in size M12.

Main features

  • Transmission standards: 10Base-T1, 100Base-T1, 1000Base-T1
  • Data rates up to 1 Gbps (up to 600 MHz)
  • Power over Data Line (PoDL) up to 60 W
  • Range of up to 1,000 m (10Base-T1L)
  • 360° shielded connectors
  • Cable structure: 1 x 2 x 22/7 AWG
  • Degree of protection: IP67

Your Advantages

  • Easily integrated: M12 male and female versions for established inductive sensors and flying leads
  • Cross-application: ranges of up to 1,000 m, data rates of up to 1 Gbps, and powers of up to 50 W
  • Totally protected: Advanced Shielding Technology provides a reliable shield connection for network cables, even under extreme environmental conditions
  • Future-proof: standardized connectors and cables in accordance with IEC 63171-5

M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

For high-performance IIoT devices

More power in one connector: the SPE M12 hybrid connector combines data and power for Single Pair Ethernet. With two circuits of two times 8 A, voltages up to 63 V, and the robust M12 design, this connector is ideally suited for use in harsh environments.

Main features

  • Manufacturer-independent IEC standard in accordance with IEC 63171-7 (coding 2)
  • Transmission standards: 10Base-T1, 100Base-T1, 1000Base-T1
  • Data rates up to 1 Gbps (up to 600 MHz)
  • Power transmission up to 2 x 8 A / 63 V DC
  • Degree of protection: IP65/IP67
  • Housing with DUO contour for screw and push-pull locking

Your Advantages

  • Powerful IIoT performance: the SPE M12 hybrid connector is also suitable for applications in the fields of drives, machine building, and robotics
  • Increased convenience and space savings: there is now a connector for Single Pair Ethernet that combines data and power transmission
  • Particularly robust: ideally suited for industrial applications, as well as for field use in harsh environments
  • Long-term usability: future-proof design-in of the M12 Hybrid portfolio with the cross-manufacturer international standard

Man configuring a data cable

Configure your personal data cable

Configure your copper- or FO-based data cable quickly and intuitively. In just a few steps, the configurator guides you to the desired solution.

FO data cables are available in lengths of up to 1,000 meters. You can choose between a free cable end and one with a male or female connector. In addition, you can choose from several connection types, degrees of protection, numbers of positions, and fiber types.

Copper-based data cables are available with multiple connections and in lengths of up to 100 meters. In addition, you can configure your solution based on different cable types, numbers of positions, transmission categories, and signal types.

Data transmission cabling solutions for IIoT communication

Copper-based data cables

Assembled copper cables

Copper cables in practice

Complex automation processes call for high volumes of data at ever-increasing transmission speeds. Benefit from high-performance preassembled cables. From solutions for small data rates over large distances to high-speed cabling with up to 10 Gbps, we provide you with flexible solutions for your automation network.

  • Future-proof data cabling with up to 10 Gbps

  • Consistent 360° shielding concepts for sockets, connectors, and patch cables

  • For all common networks and bus systems: EtherNet/IP™, Ethernet, VARAN, EtherCAT®, PROFINET, Sercos®, INTERBUS, PROFIBUS, CANopen®, DeviceNet™, CC-Link, Universal Serial Bus (USB)

  • Robust solutions for industrial use in IP20 up to IP69K environments

  • Can be combined with connectors designed for assembly in the field featuring spring, pierce, or IDC connection

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More details about copper-based data cabling

Whatever the field of application, whether infrastructure, buildings, or industry, the focus is on process automation. More devices are being integrated into networks all the time. Cabling is becoming more and more complex due to increasing data volumes and growing transmission speeds. Copper-based data cabling has proven itself here for decades.

FO-based data cables

Illustration showing various data cables with data connectors

FO cables in practice

High transmission speeds, low attenuation, resistance to electromagnetic interference: FO cables are a modern transmission medium for industrial systems and infrastructure applications. Whatever the interface, you can select the right fiber type for your application from our comprehensive portfolio:

  • Connector and patch cable solutions for IP20 and IP65/IP67

  • Wide range of FO connectors with the pin connector patterns ST, SC, SC-RJ, LC, F‑SMA, and M12

  • Fiber types POF, PCF, and GOF (multimode and singlemode)

  • Versions with PC and APC polishing

  • M17 MPO series FO data connectors for real-time data transmission in intelligent power grids

  • POF (polymer optical fiber) for short transmission distances up to 75 m and data rates up to max. 100 Mbps

  • PCF (polymer-clad fiber) for medium transmission distances up to 500 m and data rates up to max. 1 Gbps

  • GOF (glass optical fiber) multimode for long transmission distances up to 550 m at 10 Gbps

  • GOF singlemode for up to 50 km and data rates up to 40 Gbps

Fiber optics of fiber-optic cables

More details about FO technology

The optical transmission of data via fiber-optic cables enables data rates up to 40 Gbps over many kilometers. Get an overview of the features, advantages, and use of this technology.

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Our data connector portfolio for any interface: from RJ45 to USB, HDMI, and D-SUB, up to coaxial and FO connections as well as for Single Pair Ethernet.
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