Meet us from November 24 – 26 at the SPS Connect

HARTING at the SPS Connect

The current situation poses new challenges for the autumn trade fairs in 2020. Nevertheless, we can contact you digitally. Experience how strong connections make future technologies possible at HARTING.

Connectivity for future technologies

Globalisation, demographic change and climate issues – these mega-trends are having a significant impact on the industry. In the future, production must focus more on energy efficiency and sustainability. We deliver the connectivity to meet these challenges – connectivity for future technology!

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Interfaces for decentralised energy storage

In addition to the proven solution for "blind plugging" with the Han-Modular® docking frame in the rear area of the energy storage racks, HARTING is now also offering a solution for the front cabling of energy storage systems with the new Han® S. The new connector series offers users outstanding safety, since the design meets all technical requirements as well as the new UL 4128 standard for stationary energy storage systems. Thus, Han® S meets the highest standards that markets are demanding. Both the proven Han-Modular® solution and the Han® S can be supplied pre-assembled with cables, depending on customer specifications.

DC generation saves energy costs

Environmentally friendly e-mobility and renewable energy belong together. Much of renewable energy and storage technology is dominated by DC power. In conjunction with energy recovery measures, the growth in renewables is leading to an overall decrease in energy consumption from the AC grid. Industrial companies harnessing DC generation are saving energy costs and contributing to help meet CO2 emission targets.

Energy storage rack in an energy storage cabinet for charging e-scooter batteries.

Energy storage systems can also reduce peaks in power consumption, which in turn lowers costs. In parts of the world where power failures are more common, a DC infrastructure with energy storage devices also makes it possible to bridge over the outages. Consequently, HARTING is participating in the DC-INDUSTRY joint project, comprising some 40 industrial partners. The company focuses on the areas of overall design, energy management and protective measures. Concrete topics are interfaces for DC feeders, selectivity, insulation monitoring and the ageing behaviour of insulating materials. The key requirements for future interfaces will be derived from this work in the cooperative project.

Advanced Ethernet modularisation and miniaturisation as IIoT drivers

The transformation of industrial production is also being advanced by IIoT. At the field level of factory automation, analogue systems are rapidly being replaced by digital systems. Data is being generated in ever greater volumes and at increased frequency. But all this data is of little use if there is no suitable infrastructure in place to bring it to its destination. User demands are clear: connectors in devices and infrastructure must continue to contract, while becoming more powerful at the same time.

New paths must be taken here: The requirements for future developments within the framework of IIoT must be identified at an early stage. Expedient solutions must then be developed. HARTING took this path several years ago for Ethernet connectivity and created new connectors that went on to set the new standards for both PCB and device connectivity.

The new har-flex hybrid solutions for miniaturised transmission of power and data within the device

In the autumn of 2020, HARTING will be meeting these challenges with a strong partnership in the SPE Industrial Partner Network that advances a consistent SPE ecosystem and entirely new solutions for PCB applications. The flexible and self-configurable har-modular® board solution is setting new standards for miniaturized power and data transmission in the device – just like the new har-flex® hybrid solutions.

Fielding new products designed for the future, HARTING is solving the challenges of Advanced Ethernet modularisation and miniaturisation as the key IIoT drivers.

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