ix Industrial® is the winner of the German Innovation Award

ix Industrial® already awarded for the third time

On May 29, 2019 HARTING received the coveted German Innovation Award 2019 in acknowledgement of the ix Industrial®. In the Excellence in Business to Business category, the innovative connector convinced the German Design Council. HARTING regards this as the renewed proof that the company is on the right course with ix Industrial® and the miniaturized Ethernet interfaces.

Across all sectors, the German Innovation Award acknowledges products and solutions that clearly set themselves off from conventional solutions thanks to their user focus and added value. This is an award that makes innovations visible – and HARTING‘s ix Industrial® is clearly one of them.

Maximilian Rohrer und Jonas Diekmann freuen sich über die Auszeichnung

And the winner is...

HARTING’s ix Industrial® stands for ruggedness, miniaturization and outstanding performance. Thanks to these attributes, and in view of increasingly miniaturized devices and sensors, today’s ix Industrial® Industrial is ideally suited for tomorrow’s solutions. Targeting the widespread RJ45 connector, the ix Industrial® opens up solutions for new industrial devices. A connector that is compact and robust, while ensuring Cat. 6A performance for 1/10 Gbit/s Ethernet on the control level at the same time, was long on the wish list of users, designers and developers. With the ix Industrial®, HARTING has met all of these demands with an expedient and consistent system.

In industrial Ethernet (Type A) the ix Industrial® interface excels in signal as well as in serial BUS systems.

German Innovation Award: Die Preisverleihung 2019
ix Industrial ist 70% kleiner als vergleichbare RJ45 Buchsen

The size of the sockets has been reduced by 70% in comparison with the RJ45, thereby enabling device manufacturers their deployment in considerably more compact devices. In order to ensure device integration a compact and robust socket with five THR shielding contacts for the highest stability on printed circuit boards. The ix connectors feature a stable clipping mechanism with two metal hooks. Together with the new socket this guarantees absolutely secure and vibration-free connections – from the cable through to the PCB. And for a minimum of 5,000 mating cycles.

The jury

The jury comprises independent, interdisciplinary experts from industry, science, various institutions and the financial arena. The assessment of the submissions is geared to the criteria of innovation levels, user benefits and economic efficiency. The innovation strategy factors in aspects such as social, ecological, economical sustainability, as well as the deployment of energy and resources.

The German Design Council – the awarding authority

Initiated by the German Bundestag and endowed by German industry, the German Design Council – as an independent and internationally operating institution – is committed to promoting the competitive strengths of companies. With its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications the German Design Council has been making decisive contributions to the knowledge transfer revolving around design topics since 1953.

Winning this prestigious accolade is clearly an indication of developments that are closely attuned to the pulse of the times and represent innovations that make life easier for users. Naturally, our colleagues Maximilian Rohrer and Jonas Diekmann from HARTING Electronics were delighted to receive the coveted award.

“In the meantime, this is the third award acknowledging ix Industrial®. I regard this as clear proof that we have clearly understood the signs of the times with our ix Industrial® and have created THE future miniaturized interface for Ethernet in the industrial area,“ as Jonas Diekmann, Technical Editor at HARTING Electronics commented.

Maximilian Rohrer went on to add: “For me as product manager for the ix Industrial® Series it is a very special honor to be receiving this award. While the product is still in its infancy, there are already a good many users – large and small – that are decidedly enthusiastic about the new possibilities that our solution is opening up. And this is just the beginning. In the next years we will be expanding the portfolio revolving around the ix. The award is a great motivation in charting this course.“

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