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HARTING ix Industrial® Ethernet interface
Small size, outstanding robustness: The HARTING ix Industrial® is our answer to the future challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and IoT.
With the Captain ix, we've created a small giant with a clear mission: to revolutionise the world of industrial Ethernet and move away from old connections! This mission has been accomplished – the ix Industrial is now a well-known miniature alternative to the RJ45. So it’s not just another connector, but rather an industry standard in compliance with IEC 61076-3-124 and a reliable interface for device manufacturers. Congratulations for becoming the standard!
In the real world
Beckhoff XTS system with the HARTING ix Industrial® Ethernet interface
- Uniting two real innovations
- Four times more power using the miniaturised Ethernet interface from HARTING
- Find out more: PDF fact sheet and video available
Until now, the epitome for an Ethernet interface in an IP20 environment has been the RJ45 connector. This connector is the most widely used in the world and, thus, loved by its users. However, many users tend to have a love-hate relationship with the RJ45 because of its weak latching levers and occasional contact difficulties. As devices (including flat mobile devices, displays, smaller automation devices, cameras and sensors) become smaller, the size of the RJ45 limits the miniaturisation potential. Thus, a smaller and stronger connector is on the wish list of many users and developers. They are also looking for Cat. 6a performance for 1/10 Gbit/s Ethernet at the control level.
HARTING's ix Industrial® is an integrated system that meets all these requirements.
We are the proud winner of the BEST OF INDUSTRY AWARDS 2018 and winner in the automation category!
We would like to thank all participants in the vote for their trust and active participation. You've shown us that we are on the right track with the development of our new miniaturised ix Industrial interface.
To meet the challenges of Industry 4.0 and IoT – a small giant and our superhero: Captain ix. Captain ix represents the HARTING ix Industrial® Ethernet interface.
Standardised according to IEC 61076-3-124, this newly designed Ethernet interface sets a new standard for its robustness. Thus, the HARTING ix Industrial® has the potential to replace the RJ45 connections used today as the new robust, miniaturised Ethernet interface.
Really big miniaturisation – an overview of the advantages:
Thinking about tomorrow today
The ix Industrial® mating face, with its Cat. 6A performance, is ensured for the future to work with 1/10 Gb/s Ethernet. The high current-carrying capacity enables it to handle current and future PoE applications. This interface combines both data transmission and power supply, thus further reducing the installation space required for the connection technology in your applications.
Standardised interface – not an isolated solution
Together with our technology partner Hirose, HARTING has designed a small giant and standardised the ix Industrial® mating face according to IEC 61076-3-124. This standardisation provides users with a secure investment and, thanks to a broad technological base, the right solution for future IoT applications.
Small yet very robust for tough industrial applications
The active locking mechanism between the female and male connectors uses two stable latching hooks made of metal. This gives you clear haptic feedback that the connection has been safely established. A robust crimp connection is used to connect the cable sheath and the plug connection. This creates a perfectly robust interface that complies with the high shock and vibration resistance of the EN 50155 railway specifications. A long service life with 5,000 mating cycles is guaranteed.
70% less space for the termination technique
A robust connection between PCB and socket
Mini PushPull ix Industrial®
Robust for harsh environments
With the new Mini PushPull series, HARTING is now providing the ix Industrial® Ethernet interface for 10 Gbit Ethernet with Cat. 6A performance in a waterproof and dustproof version. Standardised according to IEC/PAS 61076-3-124, the ix Industrial® mating face in the Mini PushPull delivers absolutely reliable transmission performance and optional power supply via PoE/PoE+. With a 30 % shorter housing compared to the proven HARTING PushPull RJ45, users benefit from a miniaturised data interface for demanding applications. PushPull is the preferential device connection technology when it comes to outstanding rerobustness in combination with simple and process-safe operation in waterproof and dustproof design to IP 65 / IP 67.
All sockets are optionally available in the A and B codings for Ethernet and signals. The data contacts are designed as SMD contacts. This allows device manufacturers to process the PCB sockets according to the normal reflow soldering process. The Mini PushPull bulkhead mounted housing, which fits all matching sockets, is mounted in front of a rectangular panel cut out during the device installation. It connects the PCB sockets with IP 65 / IP 67 protection to the outside world.
The product portfolio includes PushPull panel feed throughs in A and B coding for integration in control cabinets and terminal boxes. These can be mounted quickly and easily in front of a rectangular panel cut out. They also meet protection class IP 65 / IP 67 thanks to the integrated seal. Matching protective caps seal the unused connectors and device interfaces securely.
Securely-contacted plug connections are the prerequisite for stable network systems.
In order to ensure proper connections under challenging conditions, the PushPull connectors are straight forward and easy to use. Secure locking is signalled by an audible click, and the connection is released by simply pulling on the ergonomically optimised housing. In order to prevent unintentional disconnection, the removal of the connector can be blocked by way of a security ring.
PushPull connectors are the ideal device connection technology for all industrial electronics devices, in protection classes IP 65 / IP 67, including sensors, controllers and industrial computers.
Resistant to shock and vibration
Waterproof and dustproof
Locking with acoustic feedback
High packing density
You can read the flyer and technical article about the ix Industrial® here.