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HARTING ix Industrial® - Ethernet Interface

The HARTING ix Industrial® is our answer to the future challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and the IoT.

Electronic devices of all kinds are becoming ever smaller, with the result that device interfaces, as well as system cables, must shrink in size, become more powerful and simultaneously offer increased robustness – like little giants with superhero capabilities.


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These are the challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and the IoT. Our answer to this is a little giant, our superhero dubbed the HARTING ix Industrial®.

Standardised according to IEC 61076-3-124, this newly developed Ethernet interface sets a new standard in terms of robustness. As a result, the HARTING ix Industrial® has the potential to replace the RJ45 in use today since it represents a robust, miniaturised Ethernet interface.

Miniaturisation Really Big.

An overview of the Advantages:


Thinking for tomorrow – today

Cat. 6A performance means the ix Industrial® mating face is engineered future-proof for 1/10 Gbit/s Ethernet, while its high current-carrying capacity enables current and future PoE applications. This interface consequently combines data transmission and power supply in a single interface, thereby additionally reducing the installation space required for termination technology in your applications.

Standardised interface, and no “island“ solution

Working in tandem with its technology partner Hirose, HARTING has developed the little giant and standardised the ix Industrial® mating face according to IEC 61076-3-124. This standardisation gives users investment security and, thanks to a broad technological basis, consistently offers them the right contact point for future applications in the IoT.

Small yet maximum robustness for harsh industrial applications

The active locking of the socket and connector is achieved using two stable snap-in hooks made of metal, providing clear haptic feedback which confirms a secure connection. The connection between cable sheath and plug connection is engineered in the form of a robust crimp connection. This ensures a perfect and robust interface that even meets the high shock and vibration resistance established in EN 50155 railway specifications, guaranteeing a long service life that boasts 5,000 mating cycles.

70 % less space for connection technology

The ix Industrial® interface boasts 70 % less installation space compared to typical RJ45 sockets and makes it possible to significantly reduce the size of the full spectrum of device types.

Robust connection between printed circuit board and socket

HARTING‘s small giant guarantees that your devices will function reliably. This is ensured by five robust THR shield contacts which permanently and securely affix the socket to the printed circuit board, thereby preventing damage to the conductor tracks caused by the exertion of high forces on the sockets.

High EMC immunity

Your data transmission is safe, even in EMC-critical applications. This is ensured by the continuous 360° shield design of the ix Industrial® and guarantees high EMC immunity to interference.


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