In traditional office environments, Ethernet connections are typically made using the standard RJ45 connector. However, when Ethernet migrates to industrial environments, a wide range of contaminants come into play, making M12 connectors a more durable choice. Ethernet first came into use in computer networking technologies in the 1980s, providing communications on local and wide area Read More >>
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As rail operators encourage more people to consider public transportation, new connectivity technology is enhancing the customer experience. From personal internet access via smartphones to instant onboard entertainment options to up-to-date travel information, passenger demands on public transportation continue to increase. These offerings are no longer luxuries; they’re necessities to an industry that is Read More >>
The application possibilities of wireless technology in the railway industry are seemingly endless. An Industrial Ethernet network is inherently flexible and easily expandable, which makes it ideal for accommodating future trends in the transportation space. Customer demand for a safe, entertaining, and enjoyable travel experience is dramatically increasing. Rail travelers today, whether riding on Read More >>
When it comes to surviving in a hostile plant environment, few would argue against the superiority of the M12 connector system over the traditional RJ45 connector and socket, according to Dietmar Röring of Phoenix Contact. Ethernet has become a viable alternative to fieldbus systems in industrial networks. Ethernet can also be combined with existing Read More >>
The CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable offers a high-quality and robust connection for automated technology in an industrial environment. The CONEC M8 connector and patch cable for Industrial Ethernet and EtherCAT applications is the ideal solution for industrial automation applications. The connectors are assembled to a Cat5e 4 x AWG 22 trailing cable with PUR Read More >>
Is an extra layer of protection all you need to make an Ethernet cable industrial-ready? Here, Lu Li of Alpha Wire explains the requirements of Ethernet cable for industrial environments. Moving Ethernet from an office environment into the industrial world is not as easy as one might think. The office environment offers its cabling system Read More >>
The industrial automation market will be driven by high-level trends in energy efficiency, smart grid automation, EV rollout, sustainability, and environmental technologies. Bishop & Associates’ Arthur Visser explains the latest demands from the factory floor and how connector suppliers are meeting those needs.