PNO specifies HARTING ix Industrial® as new PROFINET interface

The new PNO guideline Profinet Cabling and Interconnection Technology - Guideline for PROFINET Version 5.0 specifies the ix Industrial® mating face as a new standard for Ethernet applications. The guideline was officially published on June 29, 2021, and provides PROFINET users with a reliable set of rules for industrial cabling. Thanks to the ix Industrial® PROFINET are benefitting from an Ethernet interface that is significantly more compact and more robust than previous RJ45 solutions - a path to the miniaturised future.

On June 29, 2021, the PROFINET User Organization (PNO) published the PROFINET Cabling and Interconnection Technology - Guideline for PROFINET Version 5.0 , a new set of rules for PROFINET-compliant cabling in industrial equipment, systems, and plants. The ix Industrial® mating face for Ethernet transmission represents a key new component in the SPC "Specific Passive Components" section. 

Consequently, manufacturers of PROFINET-compliant devices are now able to develop more compact devices on a secure and reliable basis and thereby save valuable installation space in the control cabinet. Given the 70% smaller ix Industrial® device socket compared to known RJ45 connections, the number of ports can be doubled for the same device size or, conversely, a device can be designed that is significantly more compact.

In addition to the miniaturisation and space savings that will become increasingly vital in the future, the HARTING ix Industrial® interface offers device manufacturers and users one thing in particular: A high-performance, reliable, and industrial-grade connector paving the way to the future.

ix Industrial® - 70% smaller in device. Certified according to the new PROFINET directive since June 29, 2021.

Core properties:

  • 5.000 mating cycles
  • Robust metallic lock
  • THR shield contacts
  • 360 degree shielding
  • Transmission up to 10Gbit/s
  • PoE/PoE+
  • 70% smaller device socket

Benefits for PROFINET users and manufacturers:

  • Reliable contact in case of shock and vibration
  • Fewer contact interruptions
  • Acoustic feedback during insertion signals secure locking
  • Simple, convenient handling excludes accidental loosening
  • New miniaturisation options
  • Secure transmission

Depending on the application, users can choose between a straight or an angled cable outlet. This means that even tight spaces in control cabinets will not present any problems. Catering to demanding environments, the ix Industrial® interface will also be available in IP65/67 protected PushPull housings as from the autumn.

Measurement technology manufacturers established on the markets are reliably supporting the ix Industrial® standard with a wide range of measurement technology.