Controller-specific system cabling

Controller-specific system cabling

Our controller-specific system cabling was specially developed to allow quick, error-free connection to the I/O modules of a wide range of controllers. With the simple plug-in front adapters, system cables, and termination boards, especially the new VARIOFACE Front Connect generation, you can make time savings of up to 90% and space savings of up to 60% in comparison with conventional solutions. VARIOFACE system cabling is available for all common I/O systems.

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Your advantages

  • Fast, error-free coupling to the I/O modules of a wide range of automation devices, thanks to controller-specific system cabling
  • Wide range of different functions such as relay, solid-state relay, and feed-through connector
  • Individual design, thanks to interface modules in single-, double-, or three-conductor connection technology
  • Flexible – connect with Push-in, spring-cage, or screw connection technology
  • Simple planning using the configuration cross-reference list or online selector
  • System cabling is part of the COMPLETE line system

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Front adapters for Allen Bradley ControlLogix®

Front adapters for Allen Bradley ControlLogix®

With a unique look and feel

The front adapters for Allen Bradley ControlLogix® are available for 20- and 36-pos. I/O cards. The front adapters are specifically designed for direct connection between a variety of popular I/Os and the VIP Cabling portfolio.

Main features

  • Plug-in PT connections for the separate voltage supply
  • Shield connection for analog signals
  • Options for marking on the adapter
  • For modules up to 120 V AC/DC, 1 A

Your advantages

  • Unique look and feel compared to Allen Bradley OEM adapter products
  • Direct compatibility with the existing PLC Relay and VIP portfolio
  • Individual marking with standard marking material
  • Selection of four standard cable lengths for easy configuration
  • High quality with 100% testing
  • Convenient handling with tool-free unlocking system

VARIOFACE system cabling with plug-in components

VARIOFACE system cabling with plug-in components

Overview of controller-specific system cabling

The VARIOFACE controller-specific system cabling consists of the following components:

  1. Front adapters: the front adapter marshals the signals, eliminating the need for complex wiring with single-core wires. Simply plug the adapter into the correct input/output card of the controller. Solutions are available for the following controller manufacturers: ABB, Allen Bradley, Emerson, Honeywell, GE Fanuc, Phoenix Contact, Mitsubishi Electric, OMRON, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Yokogawa
  2. System cables: the signals are transmitted from the controller to the module via a pre-assembled system cable. Different versions are available, depending on length, number of positions, and shielding.
  3. Termination boards: the termination board transmits the control and field signals. You also benefit from our varied product range in this case. Termination boards are available in a wide range of connection technologies, overall widths, and different functions.
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VARIOFACE Front Connect

The new generation of ultra-compact termination boards is the perfect addition between the remote I/O system and the field level.An innovative design ensures fast and error-free wiring as well as space savings in the control cabinet.VARIOFACE Front Connect ideally supports decentral peripheral devices with high flexibility and a narrow design. 

VARIOFACE Front Connect

Video: VARIOFACE Front Connect
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Conventional cabling with single-core wires

Conventional cabling with single-core wires

Conventional wiring with single-core wires

Wiring the I/O devices with single-core wires is very time-consuming and prone to errors.
Features:

  • Time-consuming, because many work steps are necessary – such as cutting the wires to length, stripping, marking, crimping, and laying them
  • Each single-core wire connection is a possible error source
  • The arrangement of the cable bundles is confusing
  • Arduous troubleshooting
  • Maximum flexibility with single-core wires
VARIOFACE system cabling

VARIOFACE system cabling

VARIOFACE system cabling

The system cabling is a harmonized wiring concept that consists of a front adapter, system cable, and module.
Features:

  • Plug-in components allow fast and error-free connection
  • Time savings of 90% compared to conventional wiring with single-core wires
VARIOFACE system cabling and PLC relays

VARIOFACE system cabling and PLC relays

Configurator: System cabling for controllers

The VARIOFACE system cabling enables time-saving and error-free connection to I/O modules. Thanks to plug-in PLC front adapters, system cables, and signal termination boards, you can devise your wiring solution.

Modular relay system with system connection

Controller-specific system cabling with PLC-V8 adapter

The system cabling adapter allows fast and error-free connection of relay modules to the control level. This solution combines the product features of PLC-INTERFACE and VARIOFACE system cabling. The input and output block allows a channel-specific assembly depending on the switching requirements, thanks to the modular structure.

Remote I/O systems perfectly extended
VARIOFACE Front Connect
The new generation of ultra-compact termination boards is the perfect addition between the remote I/O system and the field level. An innovative design ensures fast and error-free wiring as well as space savings in the control cabinet. VARIOFACE Front Connect ideally supports decentral peripheral devices with a high degree of flexibility and a narrow design.
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Product photo VARIOFACE Front Connect and system cable product portfolio