Controller-specific system cabling

Controller-specific system cabling

Our control-specific system cabling was specially developed to allow quick, error-free connection to the I/O modules of a wide range of automation devices. Thanks to simple pluggable front adapter, system cable, and transition modules, you save up to 90% time in comparison to complex conventional wiring, which is also prone to error. VARIOFACE system cabling available for all conventional controller manufacturers.

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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
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.
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
VIP power cabling with connection to the field side of the terminal block range

VIP power cabling with connection to the field side of the terminal block range

Controller-specific system cabling for signal and power wiring

Use the VIP power cabling universal front adapters to couple all signal types to your SIMATIC S7-300 controller modules via Plug and Play. The adapter versions with COMBI connector or free cable end are suitable for signal and power wiring. Implement applications with different switching requirements safely and flexibly.

The connection to the CLIPLINE complete terminal block range on the field side means that you can also benefit from the full scope of functions of the terminal block.

Modular relay system with system connection

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.