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With Phoenix Contact, you can implement automation systems with VARAN technology. We offer passive VARAN components for this: connectors with a high degree of protection and cables in various versions and lengths.

Your advantages

  • Space-saving, thanks to the compact design
  • Easy assembly: connection without special tools
  • Safe use under harsh industrial conditions, thanks to the high degree of protection
  • Time saving, thanks to innovative and fast connection technologies
  • High degree of flexibility, thanks to customer-specific adaptations to products

VARAN technology

VARAN topology  

VARAN topology

Meet all the requirements of modern machine automation – with VARAN technology.

VARAN (Versatile Automation Random Access Network) is a bus system based on standard Ethernet technology. Since VARAN technology is available to everyone, you can use the system freely and develop your own interfaces.

The system offers the following features:

  • Hard real-time data transmission
  • Automatic addressing
  • High level of failsafe performance
  • Hot plug-in (system components and modules can be changed during system operation)

Phoenix Contact offers the following VARAN components:

  • M12 connectors for tree, line, and star topology
  • Cables for transmission speeds up to Gigabit Ethernet


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